I’ve collected old radios for years and one of my little games is to spot and identify old radios in movies and TV shows. But Quantum Leap gave me an excuse to bring my insanity to a new level.
Since Quantum Leap is a time travel show, not only do I look for old radios, but I check to see if they’re appropriate to the year Sam has Leapt into. So if an old radio shows up somewhere on screen, I’m going to identify it here, determine if it even existed in the year in which Sam finds himself, and render my verdict on whether or not it’s anachronistic to the time period.
Starting with the third season opener, “The Leap Home Pt. 1,” these Quantum Leap Radio Sightings became a feature on the Quantum Leap Podcast (in addition to my usual segment). Click on the MP3 player below the graphic to hear these segments and learn more about the radio(s). Happy listening!
(NOTE: This page is a work in progress, complete to the current episode of the Quantum Leap Podcast. More sightings will be added with each new podcast. Also, despite extensive searching, some of these radios remain unknown. If you recognize any of these mystery makes and models, please let me know!)
Quantum Leap Radio Sightings: Miss Deep South.mp3
Quantum Leap Radio Sightings: One Strobe Over The Line.mp3
Quantum Leap Radio Sightings: The Leap Home Pt.1.mp3
Quantum Leap Radio Sightings: Star-Crossed.mp3
Quantum Leap Radio Sightings: Genesis.mp3
Quantum Leap Radio Sightings: Genesis Redux.mp3