This article in my local newspaper brought back memories of my transistor radio days of the past.
A few transistor radio commercials and ads of the past.
My first radio dxing was with a transistor radio tuning in distance stations from Canada on cold winter nights in my bedroom. Every now and then I still try and see what I can pick up across the radio dial in the car while waiting for the kids.
The Playboy centerfold of radios!
So break out that beat up AM radio from the basement, put in a fresh 9V, extend the antenna, and you might surprise yourself with a powerhouse station or two from nice distance away. Just don't skip over those far away weak stations, you never know.