Below is a “Tina Delgado Is Alive!” button. It measures appx 1" in diameter.
The meaning of "Tina Delgado is alive" back in the days was kept a mystery because it was something so amazing that was to be revealed by Steele, personally on the radio to the first person that would question this. It was supposed to have had shocking results. Trouble was, it was never questioned by ANYONE! at the time it was heard by anyone. So the secret died with him. It had something to do with a girl he knew personally, and what this had in common with radio and the whole show in general.
I called the radio station and was told by the producer that nobody knew who she was and the Real Don Steele wasn't saying....
When I was a kid in the 1960's, my father showed me an article in the LA times about a teenaged girl who was walking on the railroad tracks in Pomona. She was supposedly listening to her transistor radio with the earplug in , and didn't hear the approaching train. She was tragically struck by the train and killed. When her broken radio was found it's primitive analog dial was frozen on the station of "The real Don Steele". The yelling "Tina Delgado is alive" was a tribute to her , as she lived on as each hit of the day was played in her honor.I don't know if the article is retrievable on micro film or something, does anyone remember?
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