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Friday, February 6, 2015

Farewell to Radio Shack: 1939 to 2015!

How It All Began:
Although The Radio Shack, "New England's Oldest Amateur Distributor", had been in business since 1921, they did not release their first catalog until 1939. This wholesale distributor catalog contained radio & electronic equipment, amateur radio & communication supplies, sound systems and service parts. RadioShack filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Thursday, February 6, 2015. SOME KEY DATES FOR RADIO SHACK:
1960: Tandy Corporation is established and begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
1963: Tandy buys the RadioShack chain.
1977: RadioShack begins selling Tandy personal computers.
1985: Scott-McDuff and Video Concepts Electronics stores are acquired.
1988: GRiD Systems Corporation is acquired.
1991: Computer City chain is launched. 1992: Incredible Universe retail concept debuts.
1993: RadioShack sells most of its manufacturing operations.
1995: Video Concepts is closed down.
1997: McDuff's and Incredible Universe chains are closed; RadioShack forms alliance with Sprint. 1998: Computer City chain is sold to CompUSA; RadioShack forms alliance with Compaq.
1999: RadioShack forms alliances with Thomson Multimedia/RCA and Microsoft.
2000: Tandy Corporation changes its name to RadioShack Corporation.

Info courtesy:  http://www.radioshackcatalogs.com/

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