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Radio Shack to lose the Radio?

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Radio Shack to lose the Radio?
A long time American retailing icon is about to undergo a change. According to Engadget, a tipster has informed them that starting this week, Radio Shack will start taking the "Radio" off of its' name and the stores will be known as The Shack. Storefront signs will start to get changed later this year. The old name harkens back to an earlier time when Americans got most of their news, sports and weather from the radio. Now, the store sells phones that give you the same information over a mobile browser. In fact, T-Mobile will be joining The Shack on August 19th as we have reported.

To celebrate the name change, The Shack is holding a coast to coat party between New York's Time Square and San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza. 14 foot high laptops, one at each location, will show streaming video from their webcams, back and forth between the two cities. Admission is free and the festivities take place from August 6th through August 8th. The event is being called The Shack Summer Netogether. For more info on the party, check out the link source.

source: RadioShack via Engadget
Not this Shaq!

Not this Shaq!



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. noahbf (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Apr 2009)


lame

posted on 03 Aug 2009, 23:14

2. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Yeah, cuz that's where I want to go to buy electronics...The "Shack"...the name just exudes quality. //end sarcasm.

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 14:53

6. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


VEY TRUE......why the hell would u change the name????

posted on 04 Aug 2009, 06:57

3. BigRed83 (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 May 2008)


And we care because....?

posted on 04 Aug 2009, 10:07

4. xmguy (Posts: 38; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)


Tweeterman267 on YouTube/Twitter said that it's just a new advertising campaign. No name change will occur. It works at Radio Shack.

posted on 04 Aug 2009, 12:21

5. ccarrier012 (Posts: 24; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)


"The Shack is holding a coast to coat party between New York's Time Square and San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza." So now I'm wondering what a "coast to coat party is". Anyone wanna help me on this one?

posted on 05 Aug 2009, 14:54

7. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


its one simple letter. BOTH THE WORDS ARE THE SAME "coast to coaSt party."

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