Willowdale Hall of Fame item: Radio Shack. This store was the gateway to so many things. This is where you came for your first transitor radio which allowed you to tune into the greatest AM radio in the region. With that purchase, you’d also enroll yourself in the infamous “Radio Shack Battery Club”. As life moved forward, so did the Hi Fi wants/needs, which meant your first pair of foam front Realistic speakers… and so begins the stereo build, thank you Radio Shack.