What’s New At The Museum

Welcome to the Modesto Radio Museum.   We have a brand new logo:

It’s the Logo with a Mystery:   In the center of the microphone is our version of “the secret handshake.” Guess all you want.  The logo salutes The Modesto City Arch.  Also displayed is either a long-play record, or the concentric circles of a time machine.   Just so you know, the microphone is the  classic RCA77.   It’s our logo and we’re sticking to it.  Our thanks to artist and designer, Derek Waring Jr.

Also Brand New is something beautiful, a pictorial story on the famed Fillmore Auditorium’s  psychedelic posters.  The music was groovy, but it was the posters that endured to define the Sixties.  Radio Museum member, Kathy Hansen, shares from her personal collection.

A transistor radio can take you anywhere in the world.  Ask  Richard Strauss.  We recommend this classic:   Radio Director at the White House.

We thank  Al Golub, former photographer with the Modesto Bee, for this story.    In 1968, Al followed KBEE newscaster, Dick Boynton, and captured “A Day In the Life of a Newscaster.”

The Museum has podcasts!   Ken Levine has allowed us to share his interviews with  several of  the nation’s leading radio personalities.  What was it like being on the radio?    The F.A.M.E. of Radio is where you can  HEAR all about it.

AirChecks continues to be a fan favorite!!   Derek Waring is our “Raider of The Lost Archives.”    He has edited and digitized disc jockey shows giving us  a glimpse of radio’s magic.    We now have Sixteen AirChecks for you.  Air checks allowed disc jockeys to listen to their work, have others critique their work, and were  part of their resumes when applying for jobs.   It’s always a good time to check out AirChecks.

How about something from 1933?   Listen to the theme song of Bill Bates, the owner and morning show host of KTRB.  For thirty-six years, here’s how thousands of Central Californians started their day.   This song is The Original Oldie But Goodie:

   Remember:  Any Menu Category will take you backstage to Modesto’s “Theatre of the Mind.”