Visit our recreation of a 1940's broadcast studio built with a grant from the DeGeorge Foundation, and step into a room where such "theater of the mind" radio shows such as Suspense, Lux Radio Theater and War of the Words might have been produced. Handle some of the gadgets used to create sound effects such as thunder, rain, horses hooves and fire that made these shows sound so real. Groups such as The Radio Workshop Players have performed at the museum.
While the style is vintage, the control room represents all popular recording formats, but is based on current analog/digital technology, and the studio is available to rent for voice and music recording. Mastering is on 1/4" tape with duplication at 3-3/4, 7-1/2 and 15 ips, plus CD; stereo as well as mono.
Engineer Dan Thomas prepares a record while performers Peter Knight and Mary Beaulieu rehearse in the museum's replica of a 1940s broadcast studio. Although vintage in appearance, the studio is fully functional, recording in all current audio formats.
For more details and prices for these services, please call the museum at 860-683-2903 and leave a message for Dan Thomas, or email Dan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Radio Workshop Players
Do you have old recordings that you want to convert to CD or MP3?
The Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut can help.
Working with the equipment in the Lawrence J. and Florence A. DeGeorge Memorial Studio, we can convert virtually any type of recording to a modern format. This includes:
Edison "canister" records
78rpm records including Edison, steel needle, Recordio, and transcription discs
45 and 33 rpm records
Reel to Reel Tape in virtually all speeds
Wire Recordings such as old Webcor reels
The Lawrence J. and Florence A. DeGeorge Memorial Recording Studio
The cost of conversions varies depending on the length and format of the original recording. We can also use our technology to "clean up" old recordings as best as possible to help you enjoy listening to them.