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ve1arn
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PostSubject: Looking for radio and station info on this item...   July 16th 2018, 4:01 pm

Not a repair yet, so I'm posting this here. I have a Canadian General Electric AM/FM tube radio that I believe was a promo item for radio station CHFI in Toronto.

I contacted the station to see if they could provide any info on it, and came up empty. No one knew anything about it, so, I'm wondering if anyone here might have any history on this set.

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I would like to have a bit of the history behind this radio to put on display with it after I get it working again.
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for radio and station info on this item...   July 18th 2018, 5:38 am

I have a radio like that.  Not Canadian that I am aware of.  It is a pretty good radio with a weird tube complement.  The only gripe I have is the AM-FM selector slide switch is really cheap quality and gets dirty and intermittent on mine.  Mine is a decent performer for what it is.

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for radio and station info on this item...   July 18th 2018, 3:08 pm

When I see something like this, I do a quick search on Ebay to see what turns up.  Guess what came up?

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for radio and station info on this item...   July 18th 2018, 3:15 pm

WOW! Shocked 

Different radio but the same station. That is cool! I actually never thought about Ebay for this.

Thanks a bunch! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for radio and station info on this item...   July 18th 2018, 3:29 pm

I wonder if they were giveaways for advertising clients so they could hear how their ads were going over?

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for radio and station info on this item...   July 18th 2018, 3:33 pm

I wondered about that too. Or maybe even contest giveaways. Maybe both and more? I really thought the station would have some history about these too.

I am sure someone, even a retiree from the station would have an idea about these. Oh well, it doesn't hurt to keep looking. I like adventures anyway. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for radio and station info on this item...   July 18th 2018, 3:42 pm

There may be some broadcasters associations that have old timers in their membership that has an idea.

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PostSubject: Re: Looking for radio and station info on this item...   July 18th 2018, 3:46 pm

Hmmm.... maybe a phone chat with our local one here might help. Kinda busy this week, but I can see a call, or even maybe a visit to the station might be in order. Thanks again for the tip. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Looking for radio and station info on this item...   July 18th 2018, 4:04 pm

No porblem.  Good luck!

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