A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 10, 2012
RadioSlack or Radio Slack (RadioShack or Radio Shack nickname)

RadioShack consumer electronics retail store began in 1921 as “Radio Shack” and adopted “RadioShack” in 1995. The RadioShack nickname of “Radio Slack” has been cited in print since at least 1986.

Another RadioShack nickname is RadioShaft.


Wikipedia: RadioShack
RadioShack Corporation (formerly Tandy Corporation) (NYSE: RSH) is an American franchise of electronics retail stores in the United States, as well as parts of Europe, South America and Africa. As of 2008, RadioShack reported net sales and operating revenues of $4.81 billion. The headquarters of RadioShack is located in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas. RadioShack is also a sponsor for the Samsung/RadioShack 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. On July 21, 2009, RadioShack announced a partnership with T-Mobile USA, and started offering the service in August 2009. The T-Mobile partnership ended on September 15, 2011, when Verizon Wireless launched in over 4,000 of the retail stores nationwide.

RadioShack’s current proprietary brands include RadioShack branded products (parts, adapters, telephones and other legacy/classic products), AntennaCraft (outdoor antennas and amplifiers), Auvio (audio/video cables, LCD TV’s, headphones, premium surge protectors and speakers), Enercell (batteries and power), Gigaware (computer, GPS and iPod accessories, mp3 players and accessories, as well as digital cameras, digital camera accessories and digital picture frames) and PointMobl (Wireless Phone Accessories).

Urban Dictionary
Radio Slack
An alternative name for Radio Shack.
I gotta go to Radio Slack to buy some LED’s.
by Skumpdalump May 1, 2006

Google Groups: net.micro.6809
ca...@garfield.UUCP
5/6/86
(...)
I don’t have os9 2.0.0 yet due to a severe lack of interest on behalf of the local Radio Slack store, however, the problem you describe sounds like a problem that’s been with us from the days of os9 1.0.0!

Google Groups: rec.ham-radio
Mike Hoenig
5/31/90
(...)
I have a Radio Slack fringe-area TV antenna just above roof-level at my house and the Canadian signal was interfering with the signals from Channels 2 and 4 here in the Metromess.

Google Groups: alt.slack
Radio Slack
Who Is John Galt?
12/3/90
(...)
I always knew it was Radio SLack, not SHack.

Google Groups: alt.guitar
Timothy J. Stanley
4/20/92
(...)
I don’t want to get into a pissing contest about how close it sounds compared to a tubed Mesa Boogie/Marshall/Fender, but, I will tell you, it is a nice WAY-cheap fuzz box (also right out of Radio Slack).

Google Groups: rec.audio
Radio Slack not all bad…
Nicholas E. Damato
1/3/93
Radio Shack products are basically low to mid-end products and they are generally pretty good compared to other products of that type, however what they are is over-priced.

Google Groups: comp.sys.mac.misc
Anthony...@dbug.org
11/2/93
There is a program for the MAC...in fact it was out long before Windoze.  I believe it still exists, but I would venture to say that you will have to contact RadioSlack or the Mfr of the X10 modules for the name.

Google Groups: alt.paranormal
an9...@anon.penet.fi
5/1/94
(...)
Due to variety of troubles ahead of time, I ended up going to RadioSlack and buying a 12vDC-to-120vAC inverter and an “Illuma Storm Jr”.

ACCBoards Community Forums
The Bomber
05-29-2008, 03:59 PM
Radio Slack......er Shack
I decided to buy another 8 Gig flash drive today so I went to Best Buy where I bought my last SanDisk Cruzer Micro for 59.95 on sale. They had raised the price to $80 so I figured I’d go next door to the Radio Shack to compare prices.

Quotidiana
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
Radio Slack
The laser printer in the office at the store has been jamming with increasing frequency.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, December 10, 2012 • Permalink