The Walkman is back — Sony reboots its famous music player

The q This music panel discusses the Sony Walkman on its 40th anniversary and its impact on portable music.
A 1980 Sony Walkman Stowaway TPS-L2 is pictured during a press preview for the Victoria and Albert Museum's new Toshiba Gallery of Japanese Art on Nov. 2, 2015 in London, England. (Getty Images)

Every Friday, the q This panel looks at the biggest stories in music news. Today, CBC arts reporter Lisa Christiansen and music journalist A. Harmony join host Tom Power to take a look at the Sony Walkman on its 40th anniversary. Sony announced this week that it will commemorate the Walkman with a brand new Walkman — but not as you know it. The new Walkman will function like a touch screen MP3 player and will not play cassettes. The q This panel breaks down the impact the original Walkman had on portable music.

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