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About VOA, Powel Crosley, Jr., WLW Radio, Early Radio,
Ham Radio, and Wireless Innovations.

Cincinnati Museums and Historical Societies

As a public service the VOA Museum produces a directory for the Museums and Historical Societies of Greater Cincinnati.
Prior to visiting first check their website for hours of operation.

Download Museums and Historical Societies of Greater Cincinnati Directory


National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting on Ham Talk Live Audio Only  Sept.. 2016  44:59
(Jay Adrick K8CJY, Joe Gruber WD8AZQ  and Gary West K8DEV)

USCGC Courier and the VOA on Ham Talk Live Audio Only (Lee Hite) Sept. 13, 2018   46:14

75th Anniversary on Ham Talk Live, Audio only, Melinda Zemper, Jocelyn Brault, Lee Hite, April 11, 2019, 50:42

VOA Bethany Final Crosley Transmitter Broadcast   (November 1, 1989) 622 Meg, WAV



America’s Voice  17:18

Radio Proximity Fuze

Rusty McClure on Powel Crosley and WWII

Part 1 of 5 Tour of Voice of America Transmitter Plant, Greenville, NC, YouTube  Nov. 2009  8:48

USCGC Courier VOA News Reel 1953 narrated by Gregory Peck during the filming of The Guns of Navarone   YouTube 16:42

VOA Legacy – An Era Begin  9:56
Narrated by Dave Snyder (last Bethany Plant Manager), Charles Stinger (former Bethany Plant Manger) and Paul Wiseman ( Bethany Maintenance Supervisor)

Voice of America Bethany (Mason) Ohio Relay Station tour by station manager  (David Sites, KC4QG)   April 24, 1992  21:41

Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting  By Jim Hawkins   August 28, 2012; 39:30

Voice of America Museum Special tour, July 31, 2013 by Amateur Featuring (Dave Snyder) 45:08

Voice of America by Mr. Audio Sound Images 2:09 

Welcome to Bethany Relay Station  by: Dave Snyder  Part 1 & 2  16:08

A Look Back at the Radio Newspaper of the Air 350 kB, PDF

Boombox by Powel Crosley Jr.  500 kB, PDF

Cincinnati Goes To War,  5 meg, PDF

Cincinnati’s Powel Crosley by J. M. Rice   55.5 Meg, PDF

Powel Crosley, Jr. – Seagate Estate Video

Crosley Story by Don Bedwell, 25 Meg, PDF

Crosley Story by Jack Gray 14.5 Meg, PDF

Crosley Innovations List  30 kB, PDF

Crosley Long Term Employees  700 kB, PDF

Crosley 30 Years – Feb 1952  800 kB, PDF

Crosley’s Other Products  Radio Age, November 1980, 8 meg, PDF

Crosley Interview – Sept 1960  by: the Post & Times-Star, Cincinnati, 1.7 Meg, PDF

Crosley Radio Apparatus  14 Meg, PDF, by: 

Crosley Radio List 110 k, PDF

Everybody’s Farm – Yes it Was, 5 Meg, PDF by: Lois Cockerham, Community Press, December 22, 1993

How the Icyball Refrigerator Worked, 320 kB, PDF

How the Icyball Refrigerator worked (Video) 3:52, By: St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency

Icyball Refrigerator Instructions 250 kB, PDF

Interview with Lewis Crosley, 60 KB, PDF, Recorded April 18, 1975 by Mrs. Elva R. Adams, Museum Director, Warren County Historical Society Museum.

Merle Antony Tuve Discovered the ionosphere and worked on the Proximity Fuze

Radio and How it Works by Lew Currier 1945 For the Crosley Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) 6.8 Meg, PDF

Simplicity of Radio by Powel Crosley, Jr.  The Blue Book of Radio, 2 Meg, PDF

This is the Crosley Broadcasting Corp 11.5 Meg, PDF

THE EMINENT YEARS OF POWEL CROSLEY JR., 1921-1940, by: Charles J. Stinger

Video WLW Super-Power Transmitter Tour from 1985 Recorded on December 9, 1985 by Art Vuolo, Jr. and  Randy Michaels

Video Video History of the Magnetic Tape Recorder  YouTube

Video WLW’s 500,000 watt Transmitter tour by Jay Adrick K8CJY and Geoff Mendenhall – W8GNM thru Randy Hall, K7AGE, YouTube  31:43

Video WLW AM Transmitter Tour 1997, by Jim Hawkins – WA2WHV Chief Engineer: Paul Jellison

PIGS Aloft Kite Club- (People Interested in Getting Stuff Aloft)   Monthly kite flying On the Green at the VOA Museum    Second Sunday, Noon – 4 PM On the Green at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting


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