MUSEUM MOURNS LOSS OF ED WALKER
The National Capital Radio & Television Museum (NCRTV) is deeply saddened by the death of Ed Walker.
Ed played an important role in the founding of the Radio History Society which was established in 1993 to create a local museum of radio and television history. Ed served as its first President. In recent years Ed served on the board of that organization and continued on the board of its successor National Capital Radio & Television Museum.
David Wolf, Chairman of the Board, stated, “Ed was integral to the creation of our institution. The Museum would not be where it is today without his leadership and ongoing support.”
At its recent September 12 Fundraiser, the Museum honored Ed for a lifetime in broadcasting. Ed, fortunately well enough to attend the event, stated that it was the most important award he had ever received.
We join the broadcasting community and Ed’s family in mourning his passing.
RARE ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY–WE DID IT!!
The Museum maintains a “Desired Acquisition” list—historical artifacts that we are particularly eager to acquire for the Museum’s permanent collections. At the top of the list WAS a pre-WWII electronic (CRT-type) television set. Wioth your help we were able to purchase the 1940 RCA-Victor mirror-in-the-lid TV Model TRK-120 shown here.
THANK YOU! to everyone who made a donation in support of this purchase!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
At the Museum
January is Bonanza! month
TV Guide lists Bonanza among the top TV shows of all time. NBC aired this popular Western launched in 1959 and broadcast in color. Viewers became deeply engaged with the continuing story of the Cartwright family of Virginia City, Nevada, and its characters, such as Ben Cartwright (Lorne Green) and Little Joe (Michael Landon).
February is Burns and Allen month
George Burns and Gracie Allen first appeared on radio around 1930, and during the 1940s, their weekly radio show was popular with listeners. Then in 1950 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show began its eight year run on television. In person Gracie was a highly intelligent woman, but on the show she played a zany, hair-brained, yet loveable character.
WANT TO SUPPORT THE MUSEUM? YOU CAN DONATE NOW!
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 the “donate now” button to go to PayPal. All donated funds are held for the Museum by Chesapeake Charities. PLEASE NOTE: The “Make a Donation” button 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. Thanks!