The evening will also include the unveiling of a Powel Crosley exhibit supported by The Smith Family Foundation.
Crosley, an early 20th century inventor, radio entrepreneur and industrialist, developed groundbreaking technology for the VOA Relay Station. His cadre of engineers and machinists crafted six of the most powerful shortwave radio transmitters in the world at the onset of World War II—and they accomplished it in one year.
For 50 years, the VOA-Bethany Station transmitted Voice of America broadcasts to countries worldwide that lacked a free press, first in Europe during World War II and to South America during the Cold War. It was decommissioned by the federal government in 1994.
The iconic art deco building has been developed into the National VOA Museum of Broadcasting with the help of the entire community, mostly with volunteer labor. Contributions and grants have been secured from local, regional and national companies and foundations.
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The museum is open the third Saturday of the month from 1 to 4 p.m. until late September, when it will be open weekends. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children. The museum is located at 8070 Tylersville Road. The museum is still taking applications for docent volunteers.
For more information about gala tickets and sponsorships, email email@example.com, call 513-777-0027, or go to www.voamuseum.org.