THE MUSEUM’S OWN ED WALKER TO BE FETED
The Big Broadcast Celebrates 50 Years
Sunday, November 2, 2014 @3:00pm
As the host of WAMU 88.5′s beloved “Big Broadcast,” Ed Walker introduced a new generation to the golden age of radio.
You are invited to join the 50th Anniversary Celebration of “The Big Broadcast” with longtime host Ed Walker.
The event will feature both a classic and an original old-time radio show performed by the Metropolitan Washington Old Time Radio Club. The actors also will give a special demonstration on how sound effects are performed.
Rob Bamberger, host of WAMU’s “Hot Jazz Saturday Night,” will interview Ed about the history of “The Big Broadcast” and give attendees a behind-the-scenes look of the historic show.
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014
Lisner Auditorium, The George Washington University
730 21st Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20052
$15 12 and Under
To purchase tickets, visit:
or call the box office at: (202) 994-6800
Got tickets? Excited about the show? Use the hashtag #bigb50 on social media!
MUSEUM CONTINUES TO BE LISTED AS A CHARITY FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGNS
We are delighted to announce that both the Chesapeake Region and the National Capital Region have included the National Capital Radio & Television Museum in their Combined Federal Campaign. Known as the Federal United Way, this annual fundraising opportunity is an important addition to our funding streams.
If you are a Federal employee, please consider selecting the Museum as part of your annual giving.
Our CFC Number is 87245.
If you have any questions, please contact your Agency’s CFC team.
October is Ventriloquists, Puppets and Children’s Shows Month!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
At the Museum
Oct. 3-5 Kukla, Fran and Ollie, unknown date. Fran Allison was the star of this long-running children’s program that featured puppets such as Ollie, Kukla, Fletcher Rabbit and Buelah Witch. The show first appeared in 1948 and lasted until 1957.
Oct. 10-12 The Muppet Show, Guest Tony Randall. Jim Henson’s hand puppets (e.g., Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and Gonzo) were cute, loveable creatures. Their fame grew when they began to appear on Sesame Street. This syndicated show was produced between 1976 and 1981.
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The Museum has recently become a non-profit member of the local Chesapeake Charities to better position itself to raise money for its programs. One of the benefits of this partnership is the ability to raise funds through the Web. If you’d like to make a donation to the Museum, please click the donate now button to go to PayPal. All donated funds will come to the Museum.