NORTHLAND ANTIQUE RADIO CLUB
in conjunction with
THE ANTIQUE WIRELESS ASSOCIATION
THE PAVEK MUSEUM of BROADCASTING
May 16 & 17, 1997
Best Western Golden Valley Inn
4820 Highway 55
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55422
RADIO DAZE '97
The Northland Antique Radio Club invites you to come to RADIO DAZE '97 in Golden Valley, Minnesota !
Radio collectors and enthusiasts from across the country will be coming to buy, sell, and swap radios, to participate in the Radio Contest, to
find some bargains at the radio auction, and to attend the outstanding programming RADIO DAZE has become known for.
Highlights of RADIO DAZE '97 will include:
* Two day outdoor SWAP MEET held in a large sellers-only area in the parking lot
* RADIO AUCTION Friday evening
* RADIO CONTEST Saturday morning
* PROGRAM, including a great presentation on RCA, door prizes, and contest awards
* Pavek Museum GARAGE SALE
Enjoy complimentary coffee, pop, and snacks in the Hospitality Room. This is a good place to socialize and also to view some very entertaining
radio-related video tapes (shown continuously).
Again this year, the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting, along with the Antique Wireless Association (AWA) are co-sponsors of this meet. The Pavek Museum is located just a few miles from the meet, in nearby St. Louis Park. The
museum contains a wonderful collection related to radios and radio broadcasting. Museum admission for RADIO DAZE participants is free May 16th and 17th.
See you at RADIO DAZE '97 !
- HOTEL INFORMATION -
Room rates at the Best Western Golden Valley Inn are $55 for a single
room or $59 for a double room Thursday through Sunday nights. Register by May 1st to assure room availability and mention Radio Daze to get these
low rates. Also, there is no elevator, so be sure to mention if you require a first floor room.
Note: There is a $50 deposit required for small pets.
Best Western Golden Valley Inn
4820 Highway 55
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55422
- AREA ATTRACTIONS -
Within a mile of the hotel is the Theodore Wirth Golf Course, the Eloise
Butler Wildlife Area, and a large bike path system. The Mall of America is the largest shopping mall in the USA and is less than 20 minutes away.
Hundreds of shops on four levels and Camp Snoopy, a large indoor amusement park, make this a favorite attraction. Other attractions within 30 minutes
include the Minnesota Zoo, Valley Fair Amusement Park, Mystic Lake Casino, and the downtown areas of both Minneapolis
and St. Paul.
- SCHEDULE -
Friday - May 16th
Noon - 5:00 pm Registration
Noon - Dusk Outdoor Swap Meet
Noon - 6:00 pm Hospitality Room
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Pavek Museum Open
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Auction Check-In
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Auction Preview
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Antique Radio Auction
Saturday - May 17th
Dawn - 5:00 pm Outdoor Swap Meet
6:00 am - Noon Hospitality Room
8:00 am - Noon Registration
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Pavek Museum Open
9:00 am - 10:00 am Contest Item Entry
10:00 am - 11:30 am Contest Judging
11:30 am - 12:30 pm View Contest Room
Noon - 12:45 pm Luncheon
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Program
- RULES -
* Registration is required to participate in RADIO DAZE events. Please wear your name tag at all times.
* Only Registered Sellers can park in the roped off swap meet area on the north side of the hotel.
* Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted.
* Trash should be disposed of in the receptacles provided. Junk radio parts must be taken home.
* Neither NARC, AWA, the Pavek Museum, nor any individual member or officer will be responsible for any injury to any person or for any loss, theft,
or damage of any property at this meet.
- REGISTRATION -
Registration is required for admittance to all indoor events, the Hospitality Room, the Pavek Museum, and to sell items in the parking lot. You can
Pre-register (and save $2.00) before May 9th. When you arrive, please go to the NARC
registration table in the Hospitality Room to get your name badge and other materials.
- HOSPITALITY -
The Hospitality Room is located in a room adjoining the parking lot swap meet area. Stop in to register and for complimentary coffee, pop,
and snacks. Radio related video tapes will be shown continuously.
- AUCTION -
Don't miss this! NARC will hold an antique radio auction at the hotel on Friday at 7:30 pm. A nominal sellers fee of 5% on items sold (2% on
items bought back) will be charged along with a $1 charge for a bidding number. Items must have a value of at least $25 (minimum bid). To allow
everyone the opportunity to consign items, we are requesting a limit of 10 lots per person consigned the day of the auction. If you have more than
10 items, please contact Don Hauff prior to May 9th.
- LUNCHEON -
Plan on joining us for a hot buffet lunch on Saturday. This is a very good lunch and the cost is still only $6.00.
- PROGRAM -
- President's Address
- Contest Awards: "Best of Show" and "People's Choice"
- RCA, by Danny Gustafson
- Door Prizes
- DANNY GUSTAFSON -
RCA collector Danny Gustafson is coming from Illinois to be the featured speaker at the program. Danny has one of the premier radio and television
collections in the U.S. and is especially focused on the Radio Corporation of America. His two hour presentation will feature RCA and its products,
including a selection of rare items from Danny's collection.
- CONTEST AWARDS -
BEST OF SHOW - Trophy awarded to the best overall contest entry as determined by the contest judges.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE - Trophy awarded to the entry receiving the most show attendee votes.
GENERAL AWARDS - First, second, and third place ribbons within each contest category will be awarded by the contest judges. More than one ribbon may
be awarded if there is a tie.
- CONTEST CATEGORIES -
WARNING: The contest will be on the 2nd floor of the hotel and there is no elevator!
CRYSTAL RECEIVERS - Any radio with a crystal detector, including those with vacuum tube amplification.
PRE-1928 BATTERY SETS - Any 1928 or older battery operated radio receiver.
CATHEDRAL RADIOS - Any radio with a cabinet having the 'cathedral', or sometimes called 'beehive', style.
ART-DECO RADIOS - Any radio with an art-deco styled cabinet.
TRANSISTOR RADIOS - Any radio that uses a transistor in its circuit.
RCA - Any item made by or for RCA, or relating to RCA products.
RADIO RESTORATION - Quality of radio restoration, electrical and/or cosmetic.
SPEAKERS - Any speaker.
VACUUM TUBES - Any electron vacuum tube.
ADVERTISING - Any material that advertises radios, televisions, or related parts or accessories.
RADIO ACCESSORIES - Any radio accessory, such as headphones, antennas, shortwave converters, remote control units, FM tuners, etc.
FAMILY FAVORITES - A fun category for entering your spouse's, children's, parents', or your whole family's favorite radio!
- CONTEST RULES -
1. Items which have previously won an award in a Radio Daze contest may not be entered.
2. Contestants may have ONE entry per category. Entries containing more
than one item must be documented to explain the significance of the entry.
3. Items must be entered in the most appropriate category. The judges reserve
the right to move an item to the most appropriate category if necessary.
4. The judging committee will give significant consideration to rarity,
historical significance, collector appeal, documentation, and condition.
- DISPLAY TABLE -
There will also be a table for items that you do not wish to enter in
the contest, but would like to share with other collectors. We encourage
you to bring any unusual RCA items and Danny Gustafson will talk about
them during the program!
- PAVEK MUSEUM -
The Pavek Museum, located at 3515 Raleigh Avenue in St. Louis Park Minnesota,
is open Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The
museum contains one of the world's largest collections of early radios,
televisions, tubes, broadcast equipment, and other radio related artifacts.
Be sure to stop in at the Pavek Museum's Annual Garage Sale, being held
Friday and Saturday! Wear your Radio Daze name tag for free admission!
Here is a mapto the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting.
This page last revised on 4/15/97 by Greg Farmer.
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