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Georgia Radio Museum Celebrates Broadcasting

Nov 18, 2014 02:00AM
The fourth quarter “Feature Display” of the Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame is on showcase in downtown St. Marys, GA. View a large collection of transistor models covering 1957 through 2003. Most items were donated to the museum, including from the estates of prominent Georgia radio notables Elmo Ellis and Paul Drew, but the display also features an extensive collection on loan from collector Ray Weavers of Columbus, GA.

The Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame celebrates the rich history of radio in Georgia. Visitors will see displays of antique radios, a radio studio as it might have looked in the 1950s, artifacts and memorabilia from Georgia radio stations, and a 1940 living room display with an antique cathedral radio as the centerpiece. The Georgia Radio Wall of Fame features an interactive kiosk allowing visitors to see pictures and brief bios of inductees and honorees by the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated to help maintain the museum. The museum was made possible by monetary contributions by its membership in Georgia, the United States and Canada. The Georgia Radio Museum is the only museum in the United States operated by a state radio hall of fame. The museum is located at 400 Osborne Street. They are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information call (912) 882-4000 or visit them on the web at www.grhof.com.