HISTORIC EVENT: Antique radios will be on display at the Asbury United Methodist Church June 13 courtesy of the Broken Arrow Antique Radio Club.
John Anderson, vice president of the Broken Arrow Antique Radio Club, announces the club’s annual event, The Summer Sizzler, will be held at the Asbury United Methodist Church Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The one-day event is open to the public. Participants can bring a radio to display or just come to look at others. Those that have an old radio can bring it and can find someone who may be able to get it working.
The room to be used at the church will be filled with restored radios from the 1920s through the 1960s. These radios can be shown for fun or be judged for ribbons. There will be donuts and coffee and at lunchtime hot dogs will be for sale for a donation.
The event is basically all for free, unless participants want to participate in a Sell Table in the church to sell radios, etc.
At the end of day, items that are not sold will be auctioned. Proceeds will be given to the club.
The study of antique radios gives us a fine view of the history and economics of technological innovation. There is also an appreciation of artistic design: some old radios are ornate or elegantly simple, and some are excessively garnished. The latter are sometimes in the greatest demand.
The Asbury United Methodist Church is located at 6767 S. Mingo Rd. in Tulsa.