Ancel Radio TV Service operated on Broadway near Wilson in the mid-1970s in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Back in those days, many radios and TVs still used vacuum tubes which occasionally burned out. Televisions also used cathode ray tubes that required periodic repair. I bought my first color television set in 1976, the year I took this picture. It was a 21″ Sony Trinitron. Before then, I had a small 14 inch black and white TV, which was all I could afford. Color and cable TV were relatively new entities. As electronics became better, the need for shops like this disappeared. Clearly, Ancel Radio TV Service had seen better days. The repair shop needed repair.