TTri-State Radio Fest 2016
For Immediate Release
Vintage radios and early audio equipment will be on exhibit, with many pieces offered to buyers, at the Tri-State Radio Fest Sunday, April 17.
Sponsored by the Pittsburgh Antique Radio Society (PARS) and the Buckeye Antique Radio and Phonograph Club of Akron, the event will be held at the Center Stage Banquet Hall, Center Square Shopping Center,1495 Old Brodhead Road, Monaca PA 15061 (Beaver County).
The Golden Age of Radio (1920s to 1950s) featured works by noted industrial designers of the period. Many beautiful cabinet styles -- cathedral, tombstone, cube and table top -- were produced for living rooms of the day, and serve as accent pieces and conversational items in many homes today.
Crosley Corp. of Cincinnati manufactured automobiles, refrigerators, small appliances... and RADIOS! Some of the most striking designs bore the Crosley nameplate. These radios will be the centerpieces of this year's contest. Radio Fest goers will vote for their favorite Crosleys.
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for the flea market where fine radios and related pieces will be for sale. Giveaways and door prizes (including several restored vintage radios) will be awarded throughout the morning. An extensive radio estate auction will follow at noon.
The Tri-State Radio Fest is a family-friendly event. Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are free. Food is available on site.
Come by and check out dozens of museum quality pieces from the past.
The sponsoring clubs are dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of historic communications equipment, early electronic entertainment media and related materials with emphasis on this region. Members are encouraged to acquire, restore and replicate historic items and collect publications and materials related to the history of communications and broadcasting.
For complete information and directions go to www.pittantiqueradios.org.
(PARS president Chris Wells is available to interview. Contact him at 724-942-1113)