Voltaire’s Vault

Prince Voltaire was born and raised in the Motor City. The prince didn’t even have a transistor radio when he started listening to Detroit AM radio station WXYZ in the late 1950’s. He used a crystal radio which needed no batteries or  electric power. It consisted of a crystal diode roughly 2 or 3 inches long and about an inch in diameter, an earbud, and an antenna, which was simply a length of wire with an alligator clip at the end used to connect it to a piece of metal. Despite the poor fidelity he fell in love with the music that was soon to change the world.

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