Gary Avey has well over a half a century of radio experience. We are very fortunate to have him as a contributor to the Modesto Radio Museum. Gary is the museum’s “Microphone Man.” He says that for some reason as a kid he became nuts over microphones and other sound equipment. If it’s microphones you want to know about Gary’s your guy. He has the details and stories behind some of his favorite mics.

The Microphone Man, Gary Avey.

Gary grew up in Los Angeles, CA. listening to the radio stations in that area with their wide array of programming formats. He attended Don Martin School of Radio and Television Arts and Sciences in Hollywood.

We could go on writing about Gary’s broadcasting experience and his interest in microphones but we’ll let him tell you about it himself…


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Microphone Man Index

Introduction\ RCA model 44 Microphone RCA Model 74 Ribbon Microphones
RCA 77 Series Microphones RCA Uniaxial BK-5 Microphone
First Dynamic Microphones Western Electric 630 The Eight Ball Microphone
The “Birdcage” Microphone Western Electric 633A Saltshaker Microphone
RCA 88A and BK-1A Microphones Shure Unidyne Microphone
Electro Voice Slim Dynamics Microphones Electro Voice Dynamic Cardioid Microphones
Shure Models SM-5 and SM-7 Microphones American Microphone Company
Turner Microphones Shure Model 708a Stratoliner Microphone
Neumann U47 Microphone Shure Unidyne Model 55, 75th Anniversary
Sennheiser MD 421 Microphone