Just after the final issue of Jukebox Collector Magazine was sent out to its readership in February, publishers Rick and Barbara Botts hit the road for a well-earned vacation. The trip eventually landed the couple in Torrance, CA, on March 10th when they came by for a surprise visit to the Rock-Ola factory.
For over 22 years, Rick published Jukebox Collector magazine, one of the largest jukebox enthusiast publications reaching thousands of subscribers per issue. Including feature stories, articles by fellow collectors, restoration and repair tips and always plenty of display and classified ads of interest to jukebox collectors world-wide, each issue of Jukebox Collector served the community of afficianados with a cornucopia of vintage jukebox images and subtly seasoned with Rick's Iowan wit. Rock-Ola is proud to have consistently run full-color back cover display ads for many years and Jukebox Collector has been a perennial supporter and friend of the Rock-Ola Manufacturing Company.
Rick & Barbara Botts with Glenn Streeter and some of the Rock-Ola collection
Rick's retirement from publishing leaves the jukebox collector world with but one collector's monthly, Always Jukin', out of California. Those with current Jukebox Collector subscriptions will have the remainder of their subscriptions filled by Always Jukin' issues, and readers will be able to follow Dan Colabuno's popular columns in that fine magazine.
For the Botts', Rock-Ola extends thanks for all the years worked together and best wishes for all the years to come!