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The Vinyl Revival
Vinyl recordsWe discuss the record resurgence. Over the decades, the venerable vinyl LP has been threatened by cassette and eight-track tapes. It was nearly killed off when compact discs crowded the music stores, and the mighty MP3 was supposed to deliver the definitive, digital blow. But, nothing has been able to stop this whirling wonder. Record sales have been going up over recent years, and it looks like the LP is here to stay. In this digital age, who can can resist the tactile pleasure of placing the needle on that first track? And the snap, crackle, and pop that comes with spinning a well-worn, deeply loved disc?

We want to hear from YOU, record lovers! Tweet us, or leave a comment on our Facebook page. What is your favorite record? Are you a member of the analog underground who prefers vinyl to digital recordings? Give a shout out to best and worst cover art.

GUESTS:
  Mike Wilkins, WGBH broadcast engineer, record aficionado
  John Damroth, owner of Planet Records in Cambridge
  Robert Hertig, senior at Northeastern University, winner of Northeastern's Prototype Grant for a low cost, high quality record player, founder of U-Turn Audio

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