Radar Love

As I steered my car around the backroad curves on my way home from Tallahassee to Doright Manor I found myself smiling. “Radar Love” was playing on the radio and I sang along while tapping out the rhythm on the wheel.

https://youtu.be/ckM51xoTC2U

After “Radar Love” the next couple of songs on the ’70’s channel were duds, so I switched to the Beatles channel and caught the beginning of “Drive My Car.”

https://youtu.be/kfSQkZuIx84

Perfect.

I began to wonder when cars were first equipped with radios. Thanks to Google I found this:

Although commercial car radios hit the market in the late 1920s, it wasn’t until Galvin Manufacturing Company (now known as Motorola) introduced the Motorola 5T71 radio that commercial car radios really became popular. (In fact, the name “Motorola” is a combination of the words “motor” and “Victrola.”)

Did you have any idea that “Motorola” was a combination of “motor” and “Victrola?” I certainly didn’t.

My first car, the ugly, flat green 1961 Ford Galaxie I called “Poopsie” had a working radio. It was AM only and barely picked up the local station. I’m surprised I was able to drive it at all without music pouring out of the speakers.

All of my subsequent cars had better radios; although, AM and FM both had their limits. Just as a groove got going I’d drive out of the station’s range and have to start the search for a new station all over again.

For over a decade now Studly Doright and I have subscribed to satellite radio, giving us a huge selection of music of all types. My favorite channels are the 60’s and 70’s stations along with The Beatles and Margaritaville. The best part of satellite radio? If life is a highway, I’m gonna ride it all night long, listening to the music I love. No interruptions

Peace and love, people.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

12 thoughts on “Radar Love”

  1. I almost can’t be in a car without music. I think I’d go into shock or something. My Hubby said he never turns his on when he is in the car. Apparently, MC seems to be following his lead. Pretty sure, BG will be taking after me once she gets her license, though.

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      1. If I’m in the car, the radio is on, no matter who is in the car with me or who is driving, so everyone has to listen. Good thing everyone mostly agrees with my choices, though I’ve been tempted to torture the kids especially with the old stuff I know they don’t like.

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      2. My parents controlled the radio when I was a child. We had to listen to that old twangy country stuff. I thought it was pure torture. Of course nowadays I impress folks with my knowledge of all those old lyrics. And I kind of like that music now. We used to let our kids pick the music for half the trip. Even if we were only going a couple of miles.

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      3. We usually all get along when it comes to music as long as it is current, though country isn’t allowed anywhere near me. Anything older than 10 or 15 years ago and my kids think it is horrible. lol!

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