Crosley History

America’s iconic brand, Crosley, has a long-standing history of innovation and quality. From our beginnings, with epic strides in electronics, to today with world-class appliances, we have always prided ourselves on bringing high-quality, value-priced products to market. We proudly provide our exclusively branded appliances through a group of independently owned distributors and retailers. By doing so, we ensure you will always receive superior service and exceptional value. 

  

THE CROSLEY LEGACY

1920

Crosley's first radio was a crystal radio named "HARKO". Introduced as a low priced radio at $20.00 retail. It was a roaring success and made radio available to the masses. This life changing innovation earned powell crosley the reputation as "The Henry Ford of Radio". 

1921

Crosley’s frist radio broadcast station was 8xy

 

1923

Crosley radio station reached 500,000 watts, the most powerful station in the world!

 

1929-1930

Crosley designed its own airplane called the "Moonbeam"and was the first to broadcast radio from a plane.


 

shelvador-1937-397x6001930

First car radio known as the Crosley "Roamio"

 

1933

Crosley introduced a patented shelvador “shelves in the door” refrigerator. Today almost all refrigerators use this feature.

 

1939

Crosley introduced the first car with disc brakes. Crosley started TV broadcasting


 


shelvador-mid-40s-wwii1940

Crosley introduced the first fax machine called the "Reado". 

 

1943

Crosley transmitter, during World War II, became the nations propaganda station with it’s 500,000 watts that could be heard in most parts of the world. 


1947

Crosley began regular television broadcasting, telecasting 20 hours a week. This includes broadcasting the world’s first baseball game! 


crosley-1949-fridge-ad1954

Crosley pioneered the first portable TV that became the best selling set in the industry. 

 

1957

Crosley WLW began telecasting color programs. Crosley's own Cincinnati Reds was the first sports program to be broadcast in color! 


1972

WLW-TV Crosley Broadcasting consists of 5 TV and 6 Radio stations  

 

And, our legacy continues to grow...

 


Today, we have over 3,000 independent dealers that are waiting to show you the latest Crosley products.