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Proudly Announces


in conjunction with


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Friday & Saturday
May 19 & 20, 2017

Comfort Inn Plymouth
3000 Harbor Lane
Plymouth, Minnesota 55447


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The Northland Antique Radio Club invites you to RADIO DAZE 2017 at the Comfort Inn Plymouth - in Plymouth, Minnesota, for our 31st year!

Radio Daze is THE destination for radio collectors from across the country who regularly come 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 programs that RADIO DAZE is known for.

Highlights of RADIO DAZE 2017 will include:
  • RADIO AUCTION Friday evening May 19
  • Outdoor SWAP MEET Saturday morning held in a huge sellers-only area in the parking lot
  • RADIO CONTEST featuring early radios, etc., on Saturday afternoon
  • PROGRAM: Door prizes, contest awards, and a presentation by the Pavek Museum
  • Pavek Museum GARAGE SALE
Enjoy coffee, pop, and snacks in the Hospitality Room.

The Pavek Museum and the Antique Wireless Association (AWA) are supporting sponsors of this meet. The museum is located just a few miles from the meet, in nearby St. Louis Park, and contains a wonderful collection related to radios and radio broadcasting. Museum admission for RADIO DAZE participants is free May 19th and 20th.

Don't miss RADIO DAZE 2017 !



Friday - May 19th

Saturday - May 20th
10:00 am - 5:00 pmPavek Museum Sale Dawn - 2:00 pmOutdoor Swap Meet
3:00 pm - 6:00 pmAuction Item Check-in 7:00 am - 2:00 pmHospitality Room
5:00 pm- 7:00 pmEvent Registration 8:00 am - 2:00 pmEvent Registration
6:00 pm - 7:00 pmAuction Preview 10:00 am - 5:00 pmPavek Museum Sale
7:00 pm - 10:00 pmAntique Radio Auction 11:00 am - 11:45 amContest Item Entry
Noon - 1:00 pmContest Judging
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmView Contest Room
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmProgram & Drawing



Everyone is encouraged to support this, and future NARC events, by registering! Registration is required to sell items in the parking lot, and for admittance to the Hospitality Room, the Pavek Museum, and for all indoor events except the auction.

Registration is not actually required to buy or sell at the auction, or to buy at the outdoor swap meet, but we do encourage everyone to register since your support is needed to continue holding these events in the future. All who register will be put on the NARC mailing list and may receive emails when we learn of other area auctions, sales, etc., that would be of interest to radio collectors.

You can pre-register (and save $4.00) by returning the enclosed registration form before May 12th to: NARC, PO Box 18362, Minneapolis, MN 55418.

After you arrive, please pick up your name badge and other materials in the Registration Room.


The meet kicks off with a large antique radio auction in the hotel main ballroom at 7:00 p.m. Friday! You do not need to be registered for Radio Daze to buy or sell at this auction. Consign any radio items you want to sell by bringing them to the auction between 3 - 6 p.m.
  • Bid numbers $1 if registered, otherwise they are $8.
  • Limit of 10 lots will be accepted from each seller.
  • Entry fee is $5 per lot, payable by seller at check-in.
  • Seller may add any reserve to their lot for $2 fee.
  • ZERO sellers or buyers fee on sale price!
  • Lots that don't get an opening bid of at least $10 will not be sold.
  • Disclaimer: Buyers are responsible for examining items prior to bidding. NARC assumes no liability or responsibility to buyers or sellers for auction results.
  • All items must be paid for, and THEN REMOVED on Friday evening.
Contact Kip Wallace with questions about selling your items at the auction.


Visit the Hospitality Room next to the Registration Room for coffee, pop, and snacks!


A light lunch will be available in the hospitality room on Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm. Some other choices are Lucky's 13 Pub within the hotel and other restaurants nearby, including Perkins, Jake’s Sports Bar, and several fast food establishments


- PROGRAM at 2:00 pm-
  • Opening Comments
  • Contest Awards: "Best of Show", "People's Choice"
  • Featured speaker: PAVEK MUSEUM
  • Door Prizes


Outgoing NARC president Steve Raymer has put together a multi-media presentation on the history of broadcasting in Minnesota. Steve promises to use all the material available at the Pavek Museum to put together an interesting program filled with audio and video clips depicting the earliest days of wireless to the classic era of broadcasting to the golden years of rock ‘n’ roll, to the explosion of sports announcing and television that we enjoy today.



Please bring your favorite old radio and enter it in one of the following categories in the radio contest!


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.


MINNESOTA RADIO & TELEVISION STATION ARTIFACTS & MEMORABILIA - Anything related to any station located in Minnesota.

CRYSTAL RADIOS - Any radio, from any time period, that uses a crystal detector.

PRE-1930 RADIOS - Any battery or AC powered radio made before 1930.

1930s AND 40s RADIOS - Any battery or AC powered radio made during the 1930s or 1940s.

BAKELITE / PLASTIC TUBE RADIOS - Any radio using tubes that has a cabinet made of any type of Bakelite or plastic material.

HOME BREW RADIOS - Any homemade radio not factory assembled.

KIT RADIOS - Any radio, assembled or unassembled, that was originally sold as a kit.

TRANSISTOR RADIOS - Any radio that uses a transistor in its circuit.

RADIOS IN ORIGINAL BOXES - Any radio displayed with the box it originally came in from the factory.

MISCELLANEOUS RADIOS - Any radio not included in the other contest categories.

SPEAKERS - Any speaker made before 1930.

RADIO ADVERTISING - Any item that advertises anything related to radio.

OPEN - Any radio-related item not included in the other contest categories.

  • Items that have previously won an award in a Radio Daze contest may not be entered.
  • Contestants may only have ONE entry per category. Any single entry having more than one item must be documented to explain the significance of the items.
  • 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.
  • Judging is based on rarity, historical significance, collector appeal, documentation, presentation, and condition.



Wear your Radio Daze name tag for free admission to the Pavek Museum on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Located at 3517 Raleigh Avenue in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, 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 museum's Annual Garage Sale, being held Friday and Saturday!



This will be our 20th year at the same location! The hotel is giving Radio Raze attendees a special rate of only $79 for either Double or King rooms, Thursday through Saturday nights. Please reserve by May 5th to assure room availability. For discounted rate, please mention you are with the Northland Antique Radio Club and are attending the radio meet.

Comfort Inn Plymouth
3000 Harbor Lane
Plymouth Minnesota 55447

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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 a large indoor amusement park make this a favorite attraction.

Or, take in a Minnesota Twins game at Target Field! They are playing the Kansas City Royals this weekend.

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.


    We do not have permission at this location to display anything for sale except on Saturday.
    This rule WILL be enforced!
  • Registration is required to participate in RADIO DAZE events. Wear your name tag at all times.
  • Only Registered Sellers can park in the roped off swap meet area on the west 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 held in indemnity, or be liable for any injury to any person or for any loss, theft, or damage of any property at this meet.
See you at RADIO DAZE 2017 !

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