World War II greatly influenced the lifestyle we lived in the early to mid 1940's. Radio became a lifeline for most Americans, providing news, music and entertainment. It was not uncommon for life to come to a screeching halt as literally hours were spent huddling in front of the 'humming box' in the corner of the living room. And leave it to Crosley to bring back a little nostalgia with the Bandmaster Stack-O-Matic Entertainment Center. The Bandmaster features Crosley's very own Stack-O-Matic? technology allowing you to stack up to six records and drop them automatically for continuous play. The analog AM/FM radio is handsomely showcased with an illuminated dial wile a dose of modern-day technology includes a programmable CD player with a 20-track memory.