Radio Shack to lose the Radio?

This article contains unofficial information.
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


FEATURED VIDEO

7 Comments

1. noahbf

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 28, 2009

lame

2. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

6. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

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

3. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

And we care because....?

4. xmguy

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

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

5. ccarrier012

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 24, 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?

7. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

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

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.