Kenwood Started back in 1946 under the name Kasuga Radio Co. Ltd importing small electronics into America for Radio Shack. Bill Kasuga connected with a company called Trio Corporation in the 60’s who also sold audio equipment parts to the US and wanted to go directly to the consumer. They partnered up and later created the Name Kenwood because Americans and the Japanese saw the name Ken as normal and wood came from Hollywood where much of their equipment was being used. Since them Kenwood Corporation has been creating all sorts of great electronics and selling them all over the world. Some of Kenwood’s firsts are big for example they built the first home theater receiver, the first anti-theft cassette deck, (Pull out if you remember those!) the first to use polypropylene speaker cones and finally one of the most widely used brands for amateur radio transition and broadcasting equipment.