Welcome to Garys Radios

R800Y_R285C.JPGYou have just found a resource for learning about Zenith radios, specifically their transistor radios that were produced in the USA (Chicago) between the years of 1955 and 1965.  If you have been here before, welcome back.  If this is your first visit, you might want to bookmark this page so you can stop back often to check out the latest changes to the site.

Perhaps you remember how your first transistor radio was your best companion.  It allowed you to listen to the ball games, catch the weather report, and brought the nation’s Top 40 songs to you each week.  Everyone had one, and I bet you don’t know where it is now.  Few of us could afford “The Royalty of Radio” back then, but now you can.  And when going back to relive the past, why not get the best.

Many of these Zeniths from the 50’s and early 60’s still work fine in their original condition, while some others need to have some simple electrical upgrades.  At times, you will be able to find some of these original and restored Zenith Royals available for sale here on this website.  Check the column on the right for the * For Sale * sections.

Thanks for visiting and Happy Collecting!  Gary

Now available:  Zenith Transistor Radio Collectors Guide

Guide    only $10 for visitors of Garysradios.com









This guide will help you with collecting Zenith transistor radios.  Whether you are a buyer or a seller or someone who is seeking to gain more knowledge about these wireless wonders, you will find the information in this guide is everything you need to be a more informed Zenith transistor radio collector.

Compiled and published by myself (with a lot of help from fellow collectors), this guide in CD format is the culmination of over 17 years of focusing on Zenith Royal radios.  It is filled with technical information gathered from Zenith authorized service manuals, Zenith sales and marketing materials, official Zenith dealer price sheets, and information gathered from other avid Zenith collectors. 

This ebook has over 120 pages of information and 240 color photos of the finest examples of Zenith pocket, portable, and Trans-Oceanic radios that I have been able to find and is downloadable to your iphone, ipad, Nook, or other notebook so you can have the information with you everywhere. 

Here is what you will get:

 Information on over 70 Zenith Royal models (Royal 10 thru 7000-2)        








  • The most up-to-date Price Guide for all Zenith transistor radio models

    • Complete listing of the current value of your radios
    • Sorted by Royal model number, color, chassis, and condition









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A total of 70 different Zenith Royal Models are detailed!

Knowledge is power.  You don’t have to learn the hard way (by making costly mistakes).  For just $10.00 (plus $3 postage), you can add this unique and up-to-date collector guide to your library and increase your collecting power.

Email me to order your copy now at ballgandc@hotmail.com


© Gary Ball, 2011. Except as provided by the Copyright Act, no part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher.                                                     





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