Arts and Culture

A Wave At Radio’s History

Posted on: Mon 23 May 2022

While the exact beginnings of radio are somewhat debateable, it is widely believed to have emerged in the late 1800s. Since, radio has become largely entwined with events and mōrēs of the time – and for decades, the wireless radio remained a prized possession in many South Australian homes. Adjacent to this demand, SA has been prominent in fostering a large range of radio manufactures, many of which were based in the Adelaide CBD.

The Ellison “Pop-Up” Museum of Radio and Magnetic Recording showcases an extensive collection of radio’s history, from industry information through to vintage radios and audio recorders, which are now on display across three venues for history month.

Exhibition Curator and Vice President of Historical Radio Society of Australia, Keith Ellison spoke with Festival City’s Emma Wotzke about the inception of the original museum, the shift in radio over time and what exactly is contained within the current pop-up exhibition.

Produced by Emma Wotzke

Photo supplied by Keith Ellison

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