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The Metropolitan Washington Old Time Radio Club was founded to collect and share old-time radio (OTR) audio tapes, records, books, scripts, magazines and related memorabilia.

Meetings

We meet at 7:30 PM on the second Friday of every month, except June, September and December. Click here for details and a map.


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We would love to have you as a member! Click here for a membership application and all the details.


Radio Recall

Radio Recall is our journal, available via email (PDF) or regular mail. Read sample articles here.



Upcoming Meetings

Our June program will be a our Summer Luncheon. Saturday, June 9 at the Jukebox Diner, 7039 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003. This is the same place where we held our holiday party last December and offers a complete menu that affords members the opportunity to choose what they please.

We can start arriving as early as 12:30 ( note the difference in time; the manager requests we not arrive any earlier) for informal dining alone or with small groups of friends in the general dining area.

At 1:30 we will move to the group meeting area in the back for our regular program: A radio quiz (those of you who thought the December quiz was too tough, quit whining and start studying); informal swap meet for those bringing usable broadcast-related items (quiz winners get first pick) and other things that may pop up between now and then.
(You don't have to be there at 12:30. Come later if you want - you can even order breakfast/lunch at 1:30 in the group meeting area. Whatever, please order something - we have a $350 threshold to meet. When paying, please show your receipt to the server so Joe the manager can keep track.) See you in June!

For our July program Rob Farr will present "The Other Side of the Pond" about the British Broadcasting Corporation.

For our August program, Brian Belanger, Curator of the National Capital Radio and Television Museum will present "The Murrow Boys" - about the outstanding team of reporters Murrow recruited to cover WWII and who moved on, with Murrow, to become an award-winning team in peacetime.

For our September 7 program (note change in date) - TBD - (Date moved up a week to avoid conflict with Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention).

September 15, (Saturday) will be our annual club presentation at Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention. Time, subject matter TBA

Our October program - TBD

For our November program - Sandra Pitts-Malone will give a presentation on Sheldon Leonard

Our December 8 (Saturday) meeting will be our Annual Holiday Party. Location TBA


Club Members Interviewed on Yesterday USA!

Recently two former officers of MWOTRC and our webmaster were interviewed by Walden Hughes and Larry Gassman on the internet program Yesterday U.S.A. (http://www.yesterdayusa.com/index.html).

Michael Hayde, Jack French and John Abbott discussed their years of OTR affiliations, their OTR books, and a host of other related matters. To listen to the interviews, click on INTERVIEWS (this will open in a new page/tab) and then click on the play button for the interview you want to listen to.


MWOTRC Holiday Luncheon

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor SNOW nor change of location stopped 34 MWOTRC members from coming to our Holiday Luncheon on December 9 The photos below are from our luncheon.

MWOTRC Slide show