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Maureen Bunyan, WJLA/Channel 7 news anchor, has been named the first recipient of the Ed Walker Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting award. The National Capital Radio & Television (NCRTV) award will be presented at Turn Your Television On,the Museum’s annual fall fundraiser, Saturday, September 10, 2016, 6:30 pm, at the Comfort Inn Ballroom in Bowie, MD.

Upon learning of her selection, Ms. Bunyan wrote, “I humbly accept the recognition from the Museum of this award named in honor of the beloved broadcast icon Ed Walker.”

Ms. Bunyan is known as a leader in the newsroom and an advocate for women and minorities in journalism. She is a founder of the International Women’s Media Foundation which serves women in the media in 100 countries. She is also a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) where she was inducted into the NABJ Hall of Fame in January of 2014.

Named for the late Ed Walker, who received the award in 2015, the Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting award recognizes the impact local radio and television broadcasters have had on the local citizens. TV personality Arch Campbell will be Master of Ceremonies for the event.

Online event registration is closed. You may purchase a ticket at the door, $75 members, $80 non-members.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
2:00 p.m.
At the Museum

July is  Red Skelton month

First aired in 1951, Red Skelton’s TV show was so successful that it continued for twenty years. Skelton created delightful characters such as “The Mean Widdle Kid,” “Willie Lump-Lump,” “Clem Kadiddlehopper,” and “Sheriff Deadeye.” Skelton usually had other celebrities as guests on the program.

If you wish to make a financial donation to the Museum, you have two options. The Museum has recently become a non-profit member of the local community foundation 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 an online donation to the Museum, please click here. Or:

All donated funds are held for the Museum by Chesapeake Charities.

If you would prefer to send us a check, checks should be made payable and sent to: NCRTV Museum PO Box 1809 Bowie, MD 20717. Credit cards also may be used. Please call the office at 301-390-1020 during regular business hours to consult with staff regarding such payments.

PLEASE NOTE: Chesapeake Charities should NOT be used for payments for goods or services (e.g., tubes, SAMs, or photocopies). If you wish to use PayPal to pay for those items, let us know and we will invoice you.


RCA 6J6 tube and boxLOOKING FOR OLD TUBES for your radio? Check out our online store and tubes available for purchase!

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DOCENTS WANTED! The Museum is looking for volunteers to serve as docents–people willing to take visitors on tours of the Museum. It is fun and rewarding! The Museum (which has been called “one of the 10 best museums in the State of Maryland”) will provide training. You’ll become an expert on the history of radio & TV. Docents are asked to agree to be on duty at least one day per month. To find out more, email Director Brian Belanger or call the museum at 301-390-1020.

THE NATIONAL CAPITAL RADIO & TELEVISION MUSEUM in Bowie, Maryland, opened its doors to the public in 1999, and since then has continued to grow in stature. Located just thirty minutes from the U.S. Capitol, the National Capital Radio & Television Museum has an extensive collection of old radio and TV literature and radio and television artifacts and working displays. The National Capital Radio & Television Museum is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation of radio and television history.

Things To Do

  • Take a tour and see the evolution of radio & television
    • Review a fabulous collection of vintage receivers and related memorabilia
    • Listen to radio broadcasts on early radio receivers
    • Watch early television shows on vintage sets

Things To See

  • 40 lb. “portable” radio
    • Reado “radio” that prints out the newspaper
  • Philco “Mystery” remote control
  • Radio that takes pictures
  • TV set showcased at the 1939 World’s Fair

Museum Hours: Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Other times by appointment

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We are a recognized Federal Charity for the Combined Federal Campaign: Our CFC Number is 87245.

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