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radio, the phonograph industry was particularly hard hit by the Depression, and record sales plummeted. Fewer people could afford rec- ords for home use, so public listening became more widespread. This public listening was centered on the jukebox: “Recorded sound weath- ered the Depression of the 1930s with the help of coin-slot players in public places.” In fact, “by 1936 over half of all record production in the United States was destined for [jukeboxes].” Jukeboxes at the time were often found in bars and taverns: “the repeal of prohibition in 1933 brought about a