Radio News Magazine, May, 1948

The caption for this cover photo reads:

The girl on the cover is Diane VanDusen, one of the famous Aqua-maids of Florida Cypress Gardens. Her father is R. H. VanDusen, President of Southern Corporation, Morris F. Taylor Company's manufacturer's representatives in the southeastern states.

Portable radios got a lot more portable in the years following World War II, thanks to the availability of low-voltage, all-glass miniature tubes. The radio shown on the cover is quite a bit larger than the sets which started to appear from 1948 through the early 1950s.

Elsewhere in this issue is an ad for the new Westinghouse Model 185, a smaller burgundy-and-white plastic set similar to many of the Tube Portables shown in our gallery.

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