The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Television In A Cab (In 1948)

This Guy Had a TV In His Taxi Before Most People Had One At Home
Remember the days when a television anywhere other than a living room or den was a big deal?  In 1948, having a television anywhere was a big deal.  This post on Paleofuture tells the story of a promotional stunt that put a television in Chicago taxicab.

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