What we envision would be an historical journey through time,
having an emphasis on LOCAL radio extending into early television,
but which would also include other areas and even foreign countries.
This would be a work in progress, with no limit as to what might be
covered as the project grows. This would let new generations explore
a unique art form that is rare and view a technology that is generally
no longer used. It would also show them that radio has been a medium
which exercised the imagination. Radio can be much more of an
entertainment medium and help when catastrophe strikes, than it has
There would be displays of old radio sets, turntables, tape
machines. microphones, teletypes, control boards and various other
broadcast equipment, some in working condition and some just for
display. Scripts and sound bites from old shows, news reports, and
commercials as well as complete shows will be available in public
As the museum grows, facilities will include a control room and
studio to seat 100 people for viewing "live" or "recorded for broadcast"
shows. A gift shop will be a major fund-raising source, offering
various items for sale such as cassettes and CDs and books on broadcast
history, collection and restoration. Tours can be conducted for a small
fee and donations will always be welcomed.
Future plans would include state of the art equipment, special
galleries and exhibition rooms, and a research center tied in (by
Internet) with similar museums and collections.
Such a broadcast museum, with many interactive exhibits, should
attract a diverse group of visitors, ranging from students doing
research to senior citizens reminiscing about great moments in their
lives which may have been influenced by the broadcast media.
Areas will be set aside to honor well known broadcasting personalities and those who have contributed to the medium.
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