Museum of Radio and Technology

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The Museum of Radio and Technology, located on the western fringes of Ritter Park in Huntington, West Virginia, offers numerous displays and exhibits. It is the only such museum of its type within the state. The major highlights include:[1]

Areas of Interest[edit]

  • 1920s-1930s radio shop: This part of the tour includes vintage radios from that era, and includes a working "crystal radio" and a rotary spark gap demonstrator.
  • 1940s-1950s show room: This includes a typical radio and television show room of the era. It includes numerous radios, television sets, and wire recorders.
  • Computer display: Contains numerous computer-related components, including a 5 megabyte hard-drive, a Lisa, and numerous older computers.
  • Gift shop and library: There are numerous vintage books and magazines available for browsing, along with new books and gifts available for purchase.
  • Ham and short wave radios: Numerous amateur and short-wave listening radios are on display.
  • Military communication display: Contains various military radio and communication gear.
  • Modern ham radios: An amateur radio station for ham and emergency use.
  • Radio classroom demonstrations: This is a radio that teaches schematic symbols and basic operating principles, and includes equipment and radio-related displays among working demonstrations.
  • Vintage Hi-Fi room: This is where tube-based audio equipment, such as amplifiers, tuners, turntables and more can be seen.
  • Western Electric transmitter: A 1930s vintage AM transmitter is available for browsing.
  • West Virginia Broadcasting Hall of Fame: A display about key figures in the history of broadcasting.

The museum is located at 1640 Florence Avenenue in Huntington, West Virginia and is one of the largest of its kind in the eastern United States with over 10,000 square feet of space. [2]

West Virginia Broadcasting Hall of Fame[edit]

One major section of the Museum of Radio and Technology is dedicated to the West Virginia Broadcasting Hall of Fame. West Virginia boasts a large number of persons who were instrumental in the iniitial days of broadcasting history. Pictures, a story book, and a wall of names provide an interesting area of the West Virginia Radio and Technology Museum for visitors.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Museum of Radio and Technology official website. 26 September 2006.
  2. ^ Lawson, Cheri. (2011) "A Post Card from the Museum of Radio and Technology" WNKU. Huntington,West Virginia. May. 08.

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Coordinates: 38°24′04″N 82°28′23″W / 38.401163°N 82.473086°W / 38.401163; -82.473086