"Happy Days are Here Again" went the most popular tune of 1930, but for most
Depression-era Americans, the sentiment amounted to wishful thinking. In 1932,
Herbert Hoover was defeated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt by a landslide. It
quickly became apparent after this runaway victory that FDR embodied and
indomitable optimism and a speaking voice which seemed tailor-made for the
medium of radio. He began delivering regular radio addresses to the nation known
as "fireside chats." And FDR wasn't the only thing Americans were listening to.
Now with unemployment at an all-time high, more Americans than ever were relying
upon radio for their evening entertainment. Hard to believe maybe, but radio
performances truly struck a deep chord with the American public. And all such
tunes and talk were most magnificently enjoyed on radio sets just like this
Cathedral-Style Radio, a brand new reproduction from Crosley. Careful attention to detail makes this mini, yet magnificent,
Cathedral-style radio as authentic as the 1930's original.