Radio Roundup at the Lanterman House on February 2

Join Lanterman House for vintage radio theater and a Radio Show and Tell on Sunday, February 2, 2020

Published : Monday, January 13, 2020 | 6:30 PM

Vintage Pioneer cabinet radio in collection of Lanterman House.

The rise in popularity of podcasts has seen renewed interest in an artform that once attracted huge audiences. Before the coming of television, families would tune into radio stations to catch the latest episodes of their favorite shows. To celebrate the Golden Era of radio, the Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation will host a Radio Roundup in the Lanterman House ballroom on Sunday, February 2, 2020. The event is free of charge and will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The historic Lanterman House ballroom will be the setting for three live performances of vintage radio shows, complete with live accompaniment, sound effects, commercials and lots of audience participation. The genres performed will include mystery, science fiction and comedy. The performances will be held at 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:15 p.m. Between performances, visitors can enjoy a one-day exhibition of vintage radios from the collectors of the Southern California Antique Radio Society.

“The Lanterman family were big fans of commercial radio broadcasting, and there are five of their old radios in the collection of the house, dating from the late 1920s through the 1960s,” said Laura Verlaque, Executive Director of the Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation.

Admission is free and no reservations are required. Docent-led tours of the historic Lanterman House will also be offered that day.






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