Jukeboxes started with the name Automatic coin-operated Phonographs. Two men by the name of Louis Grass and William S. Arnold came up with a neat way to listen to music. Thus the Jukebox was born. San Francisco was the first city to experience such a unique way to listen to music. The name of the place that first received the Jukebox was the Palais Royale Saloon. Six months after the Jukebox had been bringing joy and fun to others lives. A profit of $1,000+ was brought in by this jazzy machine. From 1889 until the 1930's Juke had seen it's fare share of ups and down's . Finally in 1930 is when the Southerners decided to rename Automatic Coin-Operated Phonographs to Jukebox. Jukebox is a more catchy name. While Automatic Coin-Operated Phonographs is too boring and technical. It's alright to go technical, but sometimes too boring and too technical. To view more about Juke Boxes go to About.com and put the history of jukeboxes in the search engine.