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1958 Motorola Portable Radio. This was the first time radios where small enough to take with you. It was absolutely revolutionary. People could not believe it, and EVERYONE had to have one to take to picnics or the beach etc. The technology became available because of the space race, and knowing they had to have small transmitters for the space capsules. Biddy Craft

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Jensen Portable Bluetooth Music System with CD Player - Silver (CD-555A)

For B: Doesn't have to be this exact one, but this one is good. Want small/compact CD & radio player with plug-in to iphone ability. Clock would be bonus, this one doesn't have. Don't want anything too expensive. Jensen Portable Bluetooth Music System with CD Player - Silver (CD-555A)

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A transistor radio is a small portable radio receiver that uses transistor-based circuitry. Following their development in 1954 they became the most popular electronic communication device in history, with billions manufactured during the 1960s and 1970s. Their pocket size sparked a change in popular music listening habits, allowing people to listen to music anywhere they went.