Regular listeners have already surmised this, so I’ll just acknowledge it directly: I am older than dirt. So old, I remember when transistor radios were first introduced. All of a sudden, you could carry tunes in a pocket! It was absolutely amazing!
Now don’t get me wrong. At the time, there were plenty of radios small enough to carry, and a lot of people had them, but the world was still solidly in the era when a good proportion of home electronics were actually pieces of furniture. Most radios and all television sets were still found in massive wooden cabinets.