Radio Shack was founded in 1921 by Theodore and Milton Deutschmann. The brothers opened a ham radio shop in downtown Boston.
In 1939, the company issued their first catalog and entered the hi-fi audio market.
In 1954, the company began selling its own products under the Realist brand.
In 1962, after nearly going bankrupt, Radio Shack was purchased by the Tandy Corporation. The company was renamed to Tandy Radio Shack & Leather.
In 1977, the company introduced the TRS-80 personal computer. The product was a huge success.
In 1994, the company introduced a repair shop into their stores.
In 2000, the company dropped Tandy from its name and became just RadioShack.
Today, the company operates over 7000 retails locations worldwide.