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RADIO DAZE 2005

Another Radio Daze meet is almost here!

Please plan to come to Radio Daze 2005 on May 20-21, 2005 - we promise you'll have a great time!

Radio Daze 2005, the Upper Midwest's ultimate radio collecting event, will be held again at the usual location, at the Comfort Inn of Plymouth, located at the northwest corner of I-494 and Hwy. 55 in Plymouth, Minnesota. Those who have attended Radio Daze for the past several years can attest to how well this facility has worked out. Room rates are $71.00 plus tax per night for either a single or a double room. The Comfort Inn's reservation phone number is (763)559-1222.

This is NARC's premier event. It is also co-sponsored by both the Antique Wireless Association (AWA) and the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting and offers a two day swap meet, radio contest, luncheon, program, and an awards presentation. It is an event which is well attended by prominent radio collectors from across the country. The radio contest is well represented with equipment displayed from the early 1920's to the 1960's. Flyers will be mailed in early April to all known radio collectors in the five state area.

Friday's activities start at dawn with the parking lot swap meet which will be open all day. (Please note that the permit from the City of Plymouth does not allow any selling prior to Friday morning.) The hospitality room will be open at 8:00 am with fresh coffee and rolls. Hot dogs with cookies and snacks will be available starting at 11:30am. The registration room, coordinated by Mary Farmer, opens at 10:00 am.

The auction, which is always a highlight of Radio Daze, will be held 7:30 Friday evening with merchandise check in beginning at 5:30 pm and viewing at 6:30 pm. As in past years, Ed Ripley be our auctioneer, with auction coordinator Don Hauff handling registration and check in.

Note: We are always looking for good items for the Radio Daze auction, so please let us know if you have any special radios you want to consign and want advertised!

A visit to the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting is always a highlight of 'Radio Daze'. The Pavek museum is located at 3515 Raleigh Avenue in St. Louis Park and will be open at 10:00 am sharp on Friday and again on Saturday for their annual garage sale. Make sure you are displaying your Radio Daze name tag for free admission.

Saturday begins with the parking lot swap meet, including a Silent Auction in the parking lot. There is no minimum value or fees associated with the silent auction, so you may want to consider this as another means to sell your radio equipment. Item check in for the old radio contest will run from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, with viewing from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. A couple new contest categories this year are: WCCO ITEMS, and MICROPHONES. A trip to the contest room always yields a surprise or two.

The Radio Daze luncheon is Saturday from noon to 12:45 pm, and the cost is $9.00 per person. The Saturday program begins at 1:00 pm and features WCCO Radio personality Charlie Boone. This promises to be a very interesting program, so be sure to plan for it.

Click here to see the Radio Daze 2005 flyer. Also, click here ( 2001 / 2002 ) to see pictures from previous years!

Registration is required for admittance to all indoor events, the Hospitality Room, the Pavek Museum, and to sell items in the parking lot. Registration is encouraged, but not required, for anyone just attending the auction or buying at the swap meet. You can pre-register (and save $3.00) by returning a registration form before May 13th. After you arrive, pick up your name badge and other materials in the Registration Room.



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