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Did You Ever Record Songs Off the Radio?


Recently I asked you if you used to listen to Casey Kasem's radio shows and several commenters reminded me of a bygone practice in which I, too, took part: recording songs off the radio. Back in the cassette tape's heyday, I would try to obtain my favorite songs on the radio by pressing the "Record" button on my radio/cassette player as close to the beginning of the song as possible. Timing was everything with this, since you didn't want all the DJ chatter on the tape, and having clean transitions from recorded song to recorded song was the ultimate goal. Thank goodness iTunes eventually came along. Recording songs off the radio now seems frustrating and ridiculous!

I know many of you still own cassette players — are these the same ones that you used to record songs off the radio, perhaps? Or did you never do this back in the day?

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