oh man, you brought back memories.
my dad was fighting cancer (terminal) when i was 15. stressful times. my neighbour started me on this path. went out and bought my first technics receiver and dad picked me up so i could bring it home. was using homemade speakers for the first month or two till i could afford the speakers, then the turntable.
i would come home from school and dad would be listening to the stereo. one day i was sitting there with my cousin playing with it and at the bottom of the fm band we picked up a tv station playing a looney tunes cartoon. into the family room we went, turned on the tv and the three of us sat there laughing at wile coyote while the sound came through my stereo. it just balooned from there.