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Records On The Turntables
Lou Roberts Collection
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Vinyl Records That Would Play In Cars

The other day Richie Phillips and I both did a story about National Eight Track Tape Day, which was April 11th. I mentioned about how we could play music from the eight track tape cartridges in our cars, but we couldn’t play records. One of our WGNA Facebook fans, Steve Ryan, told me that there was a car record player.

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L-Kens
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Five Albany Area Places To Eat That Lou Misses [LIST]

We’ve all seen places come and go around the Albany area, the place that most of us call home. Some of the places that I used to go to may have been torn down, or they’ve been turned into another business.

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West Albany Bridge
Lou Roberts Collection
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A Bridge That Used To Connect Albany And Colonie

I have lived in the Albany area my whole life, and there have been plenty of changes. Even if you haven’t lived in the area for long, I’m sure you’ve seen a good amount of changes. As I was driving into Albany the other day, I started to think about one particular area.

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This Day in History for February 20 – USPS Established and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1792 – The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington (More info)

1872 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City (More info)

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TV Set
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Lou’s All Time Favorite TV Shows [VIDEOS]

Everyone has their favorite television shows. Mine all happen to be almost older sitcoms.

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This Day in History for July 5 – Hormel Introduces SPAM and More

Hereís a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 ñ The Salvation Army is founded in London, England (More info)

1937 ñ The luncheon meat SPAM is introduced by the Hormel Foods Corporation (More info)

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Staples Begins Recyling Electronics To Tackle "E-Waste"
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Old Radio Shack Cell Phone Commercial [VIDEO]

I absolutely, positively LOVE the cell phone that I have right now.  This is not a commercial endorsement, by the way, although we do talk about the phone all the time on the air.  I'll leave it at that.  But no matter what brand you happen to own, you'll thank you're lucky stars that technology has progressed after seeing this old commercial...

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George Marks, Retrofile, Getty Images
George Marks, Retrofile, Getty Images
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Was Life Better 50 Years Ago

I'll be honest, I get as nostalgic as anyone.  I often like to think about how much easier things seemed back in the "good ole days".  Maybe in many ways it was easier, but not so much in the ways that people think...

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Mistletoe Kiss
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My First Kiss

I was reading today about a woman that wrote a book about kissing.  "The science of kissing: what our lips are telling us" by Sheril Kirshenbaum.  OF course, my first thought was "I should have so written a book about kissing."  But she does bring up a really interesting fact in her book.

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So This Is College
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Technology Will Save Us All

I remember when I was younger. There were always those "old people" going on and on about how much simpler life used to be. They had no use for the new fangled technology of the day.

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Technology Mash
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Life Without Windows or Apples

What did we do, in a not so distant past, without the technology that we have today?

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