New Georgia Radio Hall Of Fame Opens
May 27, 2014 at 3:36 AM (PT)
The new GEORGIA RADIO MUSEUM AND HALL OF FAME was officially dedicated and opened to the public SATURDAY, MAY 24th. ST. MARYS Mayor JOHN MORRISEY read an official proclamation making the day "GEORGIA RADIO MUSEUM AND HALL OF FAME Day". GRHoF Co Founder/Pres. JOHN LONG resides in ST. MARYS.
Approximately 30 Charter Patrons traveled to ST. MARYS for the event then enjoyed lunch on the waterfront in historic downtown ST. MARYS. Over 100 members of the organization contributed over $13,000.00 for the museum construction. LONG will act as curator and museum manager. The museum houses GEORGIA radio history, a typical 40's living room display featuring a 1939 PHILCO console radio as the centerpiece, a portion of the organization's antique radio collection, the worlds largest radio tube, an AP teletype, an authentic 50's radio control room re-creation, the Wall of Fame (interactive display of over 100 inductees into the GEORGIA RADIO HALL OF FAME and a flashing radio tower beacon dedicated to board member and inductee HERB EMORY. There is also a Featured Display which will change quarterly. The initial Feature Display honors GEORGIA radio pioneer ELMO ELLIS.
The organization partnered with the ST. MARYS CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU AUTHORITY for space in their visitors center at 400 Osborne Street. Admission to the museum is free and it will be open MONDAY through FRIDAY 9a-5p and SUNDAY, Noon-5p. For more information go to www.grhof.com and www.visitstmarys.com.