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Crosley Radio

Louisville Life spotlights Crosley Radio, a company with Louisville roots that produces retro consumer electronics, including CD players that look like old-fashioned radios.

Their products are consumer favorites at stores like Target, Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware.

In 1920 Powel Crosley founded the company that pioneered radio broadcasting and mass market manufacturing around the world. Dismayed with the $130 price tag for the radio receiver he promised to buy for his son’s birthday, Crosley decided to make his own. Upon successfully building a working set for only $35, Crosley was quick to spot the mass market potential.

It was a simple idea that led Crosley Radio to become the world’s largest radio manufacturer, while Powel Crosley became known as ‘The Henry Ford of Radio.’ His relentless fascination with mechanical devices, coupled with his intense desire for success, sent Crosley’s career soaring. For more Crosley Radio history click here.

Program 225
HomeGrown radio host Bob Hill shares the real love of his life: his Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden in southern Indiana. We also tune you into Louisville-based Crosley Radio, and introduce you to the busy man behind Louisville favorite, mascot Buddy Bat. Pet expert Jackie Gulbe joins us in the studio to help celebrate National Pet Week - River City style! (#225)