I have a Lafayette Gaurdian Multiband radio that my parents bought for me when I was a Jr. in High School in 1973.
This radio has been in constant use since the day I took it out of the box. It has a few s***and the dial has faded a bit. But it still plays as clearly as it did back in 1973. All functions work, even the dial light. Very sensitive, and the clearest tone of any radio I'v ever owned since.
Does anyone know who made these for Lafayette? Very few markings on the components.
Its an early intergrated circut radio. Other than De-Oxit the switches, and replace the FM-Shorwave antenna, I've done nothing to it but play it.
I listened to the Watergate hearings on it.
If a radio is in constant use does it last longer?
Ok, who cares.