I've written about my old blue transistor radio before, but it's been almost seven years so I thought I'd reminisce once more.
It was a Christmas gift in the mid-80s and I used to fall asleep listening to it. More often than not, I was listening to Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth call Blue Jays games, but when there wasn't a Jays game on, I liked to slowly surf the AM and FM bands.
During this crawl, I'd pick up stations from cities that felt awfully far away. One of those cities was Cleveland.
I remember it blowing my mind that I was lying in my bed in Toronto and hearing a radio station all the way in Cleveland, Ohio. Radio seemed almost magic. It was a transponder, letting me hear traffic reports for streets I didn't know and weather reports in Fahrenheit!
I loved my blue transistor radio.