Jasper has over 10,000 radios, a selection of which are on display in his Cherokee Steet shop in south St. Louis. He used to live in an apartment on the second floor but filled it with radios and had to move out. Radios are his passion and he prefers collecting them to selling them. Instead, he sells tropical fruit gift baskets. Facilitator Rani Shankar eyes an array of tabletop radios.
Jasper says that every radio has a story. Here, he adjusts an old breadboard set playing through a horn speaker.
This was our second trip to the Museum in as many days. Despite a professed sadness over parting with his radios, Jasper was kind enough to give Facilitator Nick Yulman and MobileBooth Operations Manager Matt Ozug a good deal on a couple of bakelite beauties.