Lesson #4: Radio
Long before ipods, high speed internet and HDTV, the information technology of choice for readers of Boys' Life was radio. Why? Because information is power. A portable radio could save you from getting killed in an avalanche.
A short-wave radio meant you could save boatloads of sailors and earn the respect and gratitude of the police and coast guard.
And a buck twenty-five could get you all these cool certificates, booklets and a membership card in the Boy's Life Radio Club!
Yup, radio was such a status symbol it was even worth making your kid sister an "honorary member"... as long as she brought her G-E Tripmate portable radio.