RadioShack 2011 – #WhatAYear!

It’s almost that time again—time to say “so long” to the year and ring in a new one, with lots of opportunities to capture and share moments of celebration, or just moments to use later against your buddies. Just kidding. In all seriousness though, when we look back on #WhatAYear 2011 has been, it’s great to see all of the moments we were able to share with you—new and seasoned RadioShack fans alike—on Facebook, on Twitter and in person.

You were with us inside the adrenaline-filled Team RadioShack races, helping us #BackTheShack in Cali and following the race with Jordan and Steve #WhenInFrance, winning amazing prize packs along the way. Off the bikes, you have helped us raise millions of dollars for LIVESTRONG. #WhatAYear.

In Chicago, you did a #Holla4Lolla when Mike, Adrian and I were hanging out at Lollapalooza, and a few of you even got VIP access just for being great fans. Heading down south, you joined Paige and Breanne at Austin City Limits, where they brought you highlights from some of the hottest new bands and your all-time favorites. #WhatAYear.

This year, our D.I.Y.ers got a new platform for showing off their great creations at The Great Create. We got in on the action at Dorkbot Austin at SXSW and created a build-off between two presenters. We were even able to catch up with some of our biggest D.I.Y.ers at Maker Faire in NYC where we saw the coolest new gadgets and projects you are building. Most importantly, we listened to you—Arduino products are now available at RadioShack! #WhatAYear.

Not only did we take you behind the scenes of some of the greatest events of 2011, we were the first to give you a peek at some of the greatest mobile devices of 2011. From the Consumer Electronics Show and CTIA, we brought you updates about the newest mobile devices. You played #ISpy with us and lots of you won gift cards and brand new, RadioShack-exclusive EVO 3D White phones. We gave you an exclusive preview of the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. And when we welcomed Verizon to the RadioShack family, your tweets won many of you some very big prizes. It was definitely #KindOfABigDeal! Oh, #WhatAYear.

But that’s not all, folks. We’ve got one more trick up our sleeves before the year is done. If you didn’t already catch it, we’re celebrating #WhatAYear it has been with one more giant giveaway on Twitter! Believe us, you don’t want to miss this one. So join us now and maybe you can bid farewell to 2011 with a brand new …

You can also leave a comment below to let us know your favorite memory with RadioShack this year! We’ll pick a few commenters to get something special for helping make 2011 #WhatAYear with RadioShack.

UPDATE: Thanks so much for all the responses! We are actually going to send something special to everyone who left a comment on this post! Be on the lookout for an email from RadioShack!


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  • Thomas Fuhrman

    My favorite Radio Shack 2011 moment was when I purchased the pieces for making my infrared light wand at my local Radio Shack store.

  • Natalie J Vandenberghe

    I enjoyed the #SoRightChat every time I participated and I especially liked #SoRightLive

  • Andrea Marino

    MY favorite memory: Off the bikes, you have helped us raise millions of dollars for LIVESTRONG. #WhatAYear.

  • Lewis F

    What a year of the Tablet. Who knew how popular tablet computing would become?

  • Lisa Titus

    Upgraded to a smart phone for the first time this year. Who knew that mom would move into the latest technology? What a year!

  • Lisa s

    I loved when you made the table vibrate prizes off! Great idea!!!
    Lots of hands on interaction!

  • Shari Alligood

    I completely enjoyed the Tablet sensation of 2011 & can’t wait to enjoy all the new tech sensations that @Radioshack will be giving us previews into #whatayear !

  • Jen M.

    The #SoRight dance contest! Now I know what I look like dancing around the house w/ my head phones on!

  • Lynn

    The #ISpy game on Twitter! Love how you guys interact with your Twitter followers. I had a blast following @Radioshack this year and will continue to follow you guys in 2012 :)

  • Michael Diaz

    My favorite #WhatAYear moment was picking up my Motorola Triumph from RadioShack in 2011

  • Kellie Kluger

    I loved the game where we all tweeted to shake the table, although I didn’t win it was a blast trying.

  • Leslie Leone

    I just want to say that JOSHUA at the Destin store is the shizzzznit….He deserves a raise….vacation….BOTH.
    I spend tons in Radio Shack….and had problem with my phone (which i had to buy at the mary esther store cause the destin store was out) anyway, went back to mary esther store to resolve problem…they were unprofessional, rude, and unfamiliar with store policy) JOSHUA, AND HIS STAFF handled my issue the next day after the MARY ESTHER store clusterfu#%#!

  • Michelle Small

    Love attending fun twitter chats…only wish I had more time to join them all. @rsj2000mrs

  • DawnM

    Enjoyed the #soright chats this year. Learned a lot about @RadioShack and what they carry. My grandfather was an electronics junkie and went to Radio Shack for everything. This year I hope to get some kind of tablet from Radio Shack so my 2012 can be #whatayear

  • Carolina Dhabolt

    You guys have made us say #WHATAYEAR everyday, let’s say #WHATADAY! I’ve loved your fast service, I bought the Nintendo DSi I am giving my 5 yr old for Xmas on your site months ago. I cannot wait to give it to him, he is going to be so excited, thank you for everything, can’t wait for another #WHATAYEAR thanks to you! Merry Xmas! ♥

  • Jess

    Sigh. It has been a wonderful 2011, Radioshack. My favorite memory was when I went to Radioshack to buy something for my mom for her birthday. One of your employees was so kind and helpful that he talked about how I should gift my mom an iPod! It was a fantastic suggestion. The iPod Touch was a tad too expensive for my liking, but the iPod Nano was perfect! Her face lit up at the multi-touch when she started to use it! It was her first time experiencing a touch screen and it blew her socks off! She absolutely loves it and shh, I’m hoping to get her a tablet for 2012. ;) #WhatAYear

  • Patricia C

    I really loved Steve and Jordan #WhenInFrance, the flashmob, one word- awesome!

  • Ann a

    #Whatayear with radio shack with all of their great tips and great giveaways! Esp. with the introduction of the Razr android.

  • Anne

    Well, it certainly doesn’t do a consumer any good to shop early at Radio Shack. I was in the store in September to purchase a power converter for my trip to Ireland. While browsing around the the store, I decided to get my mom a digital camera for Christmas. I travel a lot, and thought, while I am here, I will just buy it. I gave it to my mom for Christmas and she didn’t like/want it (call her old fashion, she likes the disposable ones). With the receipt in hand and the camera still in the orginal packaging (never opened), I walked into the store on 12/27 and was told “your return date has passed” . My bad for not reading the receipt clearly, but their bad for circling the section of the receipt that directs me to their website so that I can make good comments, but didn’t acknowledge (or stress) the stringent return policy. Ironically, I have a camera that neither I or Radio Shack want.

  • Deborah Curran

    I know that the “contest” is over but wanted to say a thank you to you, RadioShack, for all the love you pour out via twitter and facebook. It has been an interesting year – first time in my life I’ve been in a house while it got struck with lightening. It was VERY loud and quite scary! Many small appliances needed to be replaced and your stores came thru for me with great products (office phones, personal answering machine, tv for the bedroom) and some good advice on how to check to make sure my outlets were safe (ground not fried). I wish you all a very Happy New Year

  • Martina

    Just wanted to say that I think you guys are one of the best on twitter! The parties I have attended with you this year were so much fun. I especially loved the one where everyone was trying to shake things off the table! Hope that you have a very happy new year, and can’t wait to see what is in store.

  • April Johnson

    I also want to say thank you to Radio Shack. They started carrying Arduino this year which is really awesome. I am starting my first DIY electronics project in 2012 and I know I will be shopping at the shack for all my electronics needs. Thanks!

  • Stacy Thrun

    #whatayear! Just stopped by to thank you for the generous gift of a Logitech Harmony 1 remote. We just happen to have this exact remote at home and love it! It has a crack in the screen and I have now replaced it thanks to you. Funny how things work out :) Thank you again and here’s to a positive outlook for 2012 for all!

  • Andrea Marino

    Dear Radioshack, I can’t believe your generosity that “something” is a white iphone 4!!! I am so happy, still can’t believe that I am an iphone owner! #WhatAYear
    Thanks so much!!!!

  • Sandra

    Radio Shack has excellent customer service. Way to go! Have a wonderful 2012.

  • Jen M.

    I’m still bouncing off walls over here!!! I cannot believe the something special was an iPad!!! I can’t thank you enough – but I will try -THANK YOU!!!

    #whatayear 2011 was indeed!

    I wish everyone a very happy and healthy 2012!

  • Judith

    I love Radio Shack. I was just into and your staff are so courteous.

  • Patricia C

    Thank you so much!! I was totally in shock, I love my new iPhone 4S. Wishing you the best year ever!!!

  • Andie

    Thanks for all of the fun over the past year….#WhatAYear indeed! Only got to play a bit on twitter as I was super busy but enjoyed following along when I got the chance. You guys really do rock…I know you’ve made many, many people super happy over the holidays. Kudos to you. Have a great 2012!! Keep on doin’ what you do!

  • Angel Wendt

    Love radio shack! Have a Happy New Year!

  • Yen Nguyen

    My favorite memory with RadioShack this year has been picking out christmas gifts there. :)