Monday, July 2, 2018

Episode 24

These are the show notes for Episode 24 of TRS-80 Trash Talk

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Show Title

Episode 24 -  Summer 2018 and Ken Brookner


In this episode, Trash Talkers Peter Cetinski and Ian Mavric welcome the Summer of 2018 (at least in the North) with a bunch of TRS-80 news and current events updates.  We discuss the upcoming Tandy Assembly 2018, a new TRS-80 Model I diagnostics cartridge and do some eBay shopping.  Then, we interview former Tandy Radio Shack employee Ken Brookner.  Ken served in many roles at Tandy Radio Shack in Fort Worth, as he climbed the ladder in technical support, starting as a phone rep and ending up as director of the department.

Trash Talkers
  • Peter Cetinski
  • Ian Mavric
    Retro Commercials
    • Mike Rowen

    News and Current Events

    • Tandy Assembly 2018
    • Charles Tandy's Birthday
    • Frank Durda IV Estate
    • M.A.D Software
    • Recent Acquisitions
    • Model I ICE (In Circuit Emulator) Cartridge
    • Retrostore
    • Feedback
    • Ebay Shopping

    Main Segment

    • Interview with Tandy Radio Shack's Ken Brookner


    Tandy Assembly

    Charles Tandy

    M.A.D Software

    Model I ICE (In Circuit Emulator) Cartridge


    Home computers: their time is coming
    By Mike Pontillo

    Model I system with monitor dated December 1983

    Unusual Printer Switch

    Line Printer I in Melbourne, Australia

    Unused Model I?

    TRS-80 Model 16A for $300

    Tandy 6000 with 3.5" Drives