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Monthly online meetings of the Early Television Museum community

March 20 at 8:00 PM EDT. Zoom and YouTube instructions are here.

Our February meeting will feature three segments: first, Steve McVoy will update news of the Early Television Foundation, followed by a look an interesting item at the Museum. Then we will have a topic discussion. followed by a tour of the Texas Museum of Broadcast and CommunIcations with Chuck Conrad.

Here is Chuck's bio:

Chuck has been a life-long fan of the art and business of broadcasting and entertainment.  His experience in the field includes, TV production, TV news, and AM and FM commercial and non-commercial radio as well as live sound and event production.  Currently, he is the owner and general manager of local radio stations KZQX (QX-FM) and KDOK.  He's also the founder and Executive Director of the Texas Museum of Broadcasting & Communications, located in downtown Kilgore, Texas.


Comments from the February Online Meeting of the Early Television Foundation Society

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The Early Television Museum is proud to announce our “COVID Pivot.” We were all disappointed that the in-person 2020 Early Television Convention at the Museum in Hilliard was postponed and then canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. To help lessen the sting of the missing convention, starting this month, we’ll be hosting an online monthly meeting. 

Besides offering a chance for the Early Television community to continue the momentum of our Convention gathering, we hope that these monthly meetings will also allow the Early Television Foundation to function more like a club and that regular get-togethers will allow the collecting community to build and maintain ties even better than our once-a-year get-togethers allowed. 

We hope to leverage the benefits of the virtual meetings craze and continue gathering online every month even after we’re able to return to having our annual in-person convention. 

Our plan for these events is to highlight members’ collections and to offer technical presentations and television history lectures. We plan to meet on the third Saturday of each month. Things could change as our experience evolves in hosting these online meetings, but that’s the plan at present. The information for joining the meeting will be posted on the Early Television Museum’s website. The interactive Zoom meeting will be limited to the first 100 people but if we have more attendees than that, we’ll have an ‘overflow’ room with the live presentation streaming simultaneously on YouTube.

You do not need to be a member of the Early Television Foundation to attend, but your membership helps support the Museum's efforts (and we'd love to have you as a member!)