November 5 IARCHS Meeting

Iowa Antique Radio Club & Historical Society

The next Iowa Antique Radio Club & Historical Society meeting is coming up in just one WEEK.  Check your dates and see if you can make it, we would love to see you there.

 Fall IARCHS Meeting; Nov 5th 2016

Tom Zenisek
1610 Litchfield Dr.
Hiawatha, IA 52233
(319) 362-1541
tomjonzee@aol.com

10AM Business meeting, repair session to follow. Let Tom know if you are coming.

New IARCHS Newsletter format coming soon

New IARCHS Newsletter format coming soon

IARCHS-Summer-NewsletterNew IARCHS Newsletter format will appear here soon. Articles will be posted online for members to see and use. Your input is welcome, as we are continually trying to improve our member resources.  If you haven’t registered as a website user yet, it is free for everyone (subject to approval).  We don’t want you to miss any of the new IARCHS newsletter stuff when it starts appearing on the members only portion of this site.

 

Need Iowa Manufactured Radio Pictures

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Shenandoah Super Six Radio Console, located at the Shenandoah IA historical museum, home of Radio Station KMA.

We would like to illuminate our encyclopedia of Iowa radio manufacturers with pictures for all the different radio brands. If you have one of these radios and would like to help, please send us a nice picture to add to this website. Make sure you include the Model name and year of manufacture so we can include it in the description. We will identify you as the picture source on the site as well unless you specify otherwise. If you know of any other Iowa manufacturers that we don’t already have shown please let us know so we can add them.

You can send them to our webmaster, David, using the Club email Radio-Pictures@radio-collector.com.

Free Membership Drive

Iowa Antique Radio Club & Historical Society

IARCHS-black-logoIf you like old radios, and specially if you are an Iowan, or live in one of our border states (Nebraska, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, or Wisconsin), we would like you to consider joining our Radio Club. We support Iowa manufactured radios with website information, and best of all try to connect collectors from everywhere. Membership is free, and the member experience is priceless. Consider joining today.

Auction Time This SATURDAY

Auction Time This Saturday!

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Radios-from-South-Dakota

I helped setup at the auction site today. Looks to be a great auction for Radio Buffs again this year, everything from tubes, transformers, battery sets, table radios, consoles and even a few modern Retro look radios still new in the box. With so many to pick from it is hard to wrap my head around which ones I want to take home with me this year. We even have a batch of radios brought here from South Dakota for even more variety. AUCTION DETAILS HERE.

Less than 1 Week Till our Antique Radio Auction

Crosley-PUP-Complete-Wire-TagsMark your calendars, empty out the car or truck and prepare yourself for another one of our Club’s unforgettable Collectable Radios, Parts, Tubes and Accessories Auctions. If you haven’t been to one yet, here is your chance, you can even stay overnight in one of Cedar Rapids Great Motels and be very rested for the festivities. Keep looking through our collection of pre-auction pictures, we might just have that radio that you have always wanted. Brent Wears and his staff is once again conducting our auctionKennedy-Model-V, and we have figured out how to handle all the cool stuff even quicker. Bring a pocket full of money and take home a load of radio goodies. Hope to see you there! New pictures added 5/02/2016. 2016 AUCTION EVENT Link

KMA Iowa Pioneer Radio Award Presentation

KMA-Pioneer-Radio-Station-AwardHere is a link to the KMA Award broadcast

Anton and Bob arrived for their visit to KMA around 11:00 am on April 5, 2016. After introducing ourselves we were given a tour of KMA’s impressive newly remodeled studios. We gathered around the microphones with Chuck Morris, KMA-Radio-ComponentsDigital Manager and Ed May Jr., owner and grandson of KMA founder, Earl May, to record about a 9 minute segment for their Friday, April 8th morning broadcast.  Anton and Bob fielded questions from Chuck Morris about the club activities and its members. Chuck and Ed talked about KMA’s colorful history sharing some historical high notes. Bob read the IARCHS certificate and presented the recognition plaque to Ed May. After the radio interview we talked for awhile with staff and did a little more touring of the station. Chuck Morris and retired KMA broadcaster, Tom Beavers, then invited us to lunch at a local restaurant called the Sanctuary Radios-in-Shenandoah-Museum-Near-KMARestaurant. The restaurant is a church converted to an eating establishment evidently popular among the residents of Shenandoah as the place was full. After lunch Tom Beavers gave us the grand tour of the Shenandoah Historical Museum which was opened just for us. We were impressed with the displays and items in the museum. There are quite a few Earl May/KMA installations of interest in the museum including several old radios from the the 1920s and many things relating to the Everly Brothers who were residents of Shenandoah. After the museum tour we returned to the station and said goodby to Chuck Morris and thanked him and Tom for their gracious hospitality. Anton and I then drove back to Osceola where we had met for the carpool to Shenandoah and parted ways for our trip back home. It was a pleasant day for a road trip and Anton and I kept up lively conversation which made the trip very enjoyable.
Bob Elbert, for IARCHS

KMA-Shenandoah-Super-Six-RadioKMA-Shenandoah-Super-Six-Radio-ConsolePictures of a Radio Build in Shenandoah and used to listen to KMA back in the 1920s.