Longtime journalist and entertainer Nick Clooney will lead a fundraising gala this month for the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Twp.
A dinner and dance party is planned Sept. 23 at the museum, where the Voice of America’s Bethany Station once operated. The Bethany Station transmitted World War II news into Europe starting in 1944, and later into South America before it was decommissioned in 1994.
“We’re thrilled that Nick will be a part of the museum fundraising festivities,” said Jack Dominic, museum director, in a statement. “Nick is a voracious reader and writer, a student of history, and possesses a wealth of knowledge about the role broadcasting has taken in shaping our democratic way of life. The Voice of America is one of these iconic broadcast services.”
The Kentucky-born Clooney is the brother of the late singer Rosemary Clooney and father of actor George Clooney.
The museum is still being developed and is typically open to the public just once a month.
Carmon DeLeone and the New Studio Big Band will play music selections from the days of live radio broadcasting. The museum also plans to offer for bid some special “one-of-a-kind” items.
Other highlights include tours of the museum and the opening of an exhibit on radio entrepreneur Powel Crosley.
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