Vision, Mission, & Programs


The National Capital Radio & Television Museum seeks to foster the public’s understanding of the impact of electronic media.


The National Capital Radio & Television Museum collects, preserves, and interprets artifacts, programming, and publications to educate the public about the development and impact of electronic media.


  • Maintain museum displays at multiple sites
  • Preserve and research radio and TV artifacts
  • Publish the newsletter Dials & Channels and monographs on radio/TV history; and reprint out-of-print documents of historical significance
  • Maintain a research library
  • Maintain a ham station with vintage equipment
  • Present talks, seminars, and classes on radio/TV history
  • K-6 tours for school groups and boys and girls’ organizations
  • Weekend screenings of classic television programs

Partner with other organizations such as, but not limited to: