April 30 and, May 1, 2005 Centennial, CO
Ever wonder what radios were like when Calvin Coolidge made the first Presidential radio broadcast in 1924? Do you know what kind of radios your grandparents were listening to when "The Shadow" and "The Lone Ranger" plied the airwaves? You can find out all this and more when you visit the "Antique Radio Show" at the Southglenn Mall. The Colorado Radio Collectors Antique Radio Club (CRC) held their annual Antique Radio Show at the Southglenn Mall on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2005 in the old Payless Shoes space near Dillard's. The CRC is the only antique radio club in the Rocky Mountain region, and includes members from all over Colorado and adjoining states. The show will feature some of the finest pieces from the CRC member's private collections. This will include radios and other artifacts that span nine decades of production - essentially the entire history of commercial radio. The highlight of the show will be a contest that will judge the best of the best in the various categories of radio types. The judging will be held at 10:30am Saturday, April 30 and the results will be available by noon. The show will also have a display of what a typical radio repair shop workbench might have looked like fifty years ago, along with a customer's radio being serviced. It's hard for the current generation to understand just how important radio became by the time the first commercial radio station (KDKA) started transmitting in Pittsburgh in 1921. Imagine how revolutionary it was to have instantaneous news and entertainment sent right to your home - and without wires! Now, even the most remote farms and villages could be connected to the world. When you come to the show look for the folks wearing the CRC badge. They will be more than happy to explain all that you see and answer all of your questions. So, while you are shopping stop by and take a step back in time!