My TV repair business

Roy’s TV repair shop, Duane Ausherman


Roy’s TV Service

by Duane Ausherman

My middle name is Leroy.   I shortened it to Roy for use on ham radio because Duane was confusing on Morse code and Roy is shorter too.   Besides, Duane has 106 ways to spell it.   I decided to shorten Leroy and use Roy for my business too.   That was when I was a senior in high school.  

I have only one artifact that my mother saved for me.   It is a leaflet that I paid the neighbor kids one cent to deliver them to each house.  That was my only advertising.   It worked and I was able to support myself well enough to go to college while working.

Times and prices were different then.   My shop was in the basement of our home in Wichita, Kansas.   I graduated from Goddard High School in 1959.   This brochure was handed out during my last semester of high school.   I wasn’t 18 until the 13th of June in 59.