My first purchase with paper route money was a 3 band Sony radio. It had really good sound for a mono one speaker radio. The third band was weather and police frequencies, and that’s when I first started to listen to the police radio. Also on this band was the radio telephones. You picked up the phone and an operator answered and patched your call into the land line phone grid. I listened in on the phone calls and mostly laughed at how pompously rich sounding some of the callers were. I still have the Sony, I don’t think I’ll ever toss it.