Exploring Radio History at the Radio Preservation Task Force Conference

I had a wonderful time at the Library of Congress' Radio Preservation Task Force Conference. In addition to connecting with fellow radio historians, archivists and enthusiasts, I also took part of numerous radio station tours.

A highlight was a conference-organized tour of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpepper, Virginia. During the visit we learned about preservation efforts and were able to feast our eyes on plenty of vintage audio material, including cylinders, transcription discs, wire recordings, reel-to-reels and more. It was a radio geek's dream come true.

To hear my recap of the conference, listen to this week's Radio Survivor Podcast.

 Watching a cylinder being played at the Audio-Visual Conservation Center. Photo: J. Waits

Watching a cylinder being played at the Audio-Visual Conservation Center. Photo: J. Waits