Secret Radio Decoder Rings

Back in November and December of 2000, we hosted a contest asking listeners to decode secret messages delivered during four episodes. These mysterious messages were announced by Fred Foy, of The Lone Ranger fame, and could be decoded using a decoder ring designed by Chris Ware and developed especially for the contest.

This spring, WBEZ found a box of those twelve-year-old decoders in storage ...

So happy holidays! From December 2nd until January 1st or until supplies run out, we'll be sending one free decoder ring with every order we ship from our store. Free! No matter what you order, if we're shipping you an item or twenty, you'll also receive a decoder ring. (While supplies last. Offer does not apply to download-only orders.)

Once you get the decoder, you can unravel the the top secret messages here: