Summer of 2013
On the Air: Live from the Burnaby Village Museum
Visitors can experience the golden age of radio. The Museum will be broadcasting from our very own station to vintage radios located throughout the 10-acre heritage village.
Archival sound recordings ranging from advertising jingles to radio plays and news items will be broadcast, as well as live performances, on the spot interviews with Museum visitors, and guest appearances from a variety of local personalities. Hands-on displays and activities will provide opportunities to learn about early radio technology, including creating sound effects.
There will be days when the broadcasting booth will be recording and transmitting LIVE music and stories to Museum visitors. Otherwise, pre-recorded broadcasts will be heard in the various radios throughout the Village.
Wednesdays, starting July 3, 11am-4:30pm, in the Real Estate Office
Come experiment! The Quarter Century Wireless Association has set up amateur radio station right here in the Village. Visitors can talk live to ham radio operators around the world, and send Morse code signals by hand or computer. Quarter Century members and friends will be available to answer questions and to demonstrate radio equipment, ranging from simple crystal radios to digital radio modes. Watch ham radio repair and construction projects in action.
Radio BVM Live
Enjoy live show every Saturday 1-3pm. Click here [PDF - 1.6 MB] for poster of the schedule (includes bios and images).
|July 6||Jen Hodge & Bonnie Northgraves|
|July 13||The Squares|
|July 20||Ralph Shaw|
|July 27||Damien James|
|Aug 10||Red Beans & Rice|
|Aug 17||Wendy Biscuit & Her Dirty Swing Band|
|Aug 24||Harpdog Brown & Brandon Isaak|
Listen to our Radio BVM broadcasts
(posted on YouTube)
What's Playing on Radio BVM
Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: Tune in to a potpourri of news, music, and entertainment from the 1920s and 1930s. Don't miss the "looking back" story at 11:30 and 2:30, featuring contemporary speakers reflecting on the history of Burnaby.
Thursday: The Radio BVM host and producer are in the Stride Studios broadcast booth conducting interviews, playing music, and recreating a day in the life of a 1920s/1930s station. Check the schedule for special guest appearances every Thursday.
Friday: The Radio BVM host and producer are in the Stride Studios broadcast booth recreating a day in the life of a 1920s/1930s station. Every Friday from 2-3pm, the Radio Host will be out on site for our "In the Field" segment, interviewing visitors, staff and volunteers.
Saturday: The Radio BVM host and producer are in the Stride Studios broadcast booth recreating a day in the life of a 1920s/1930s station. Don't miss your opportunity to be a radio star! Be at the Stride Studios station at 12 or 2:30pm to participate in an interview, a news reading or a radio play, to be broadcast later on Radio BVM.
On-going radio-themed displays and activities
This summer we are celebrating the history of radio. Several of the homes and businesses in the Village feature a radio tuned in to "Radio BVM" - our very own station broadcasting the best of the 1920s and 1930s.
Our broadcasting booth and an exhibit about the history of radio and radio technology The Stride Studios.Radios at Work display at the Real Estate Office to learn about radio technology, from Morse Code to the Walkie Talkie.
At Interurban Tram Barn, take in our Radio on Rails display about the Canadian National Railway, Canada's first national broadcaster.
Try your hand at creating sound effects in the Foley Pit in the Multipurpose Room.
A 1938 film about radio sound effects at the Central Park Theatre.
Around the Village
The Jesse Love Farmhouse has original clothing from circa 1930, courtesy of the Canadiana Costume Society.
A display of miniatures, courtesy of the Miniature Club of British Columbia is in the Ice Cream Parlour.
Window displays include "Rogers Golden Syrup". A product introduced in 1913 by the BC Sugar Company.
This school building opened in Burnaby in 1922 with 20 students. It was located on the north side of Burnaby Lake at Government Street and Piper Avenue.
C.W. Parker Carousel
In the Carousel Pavilion, learn about the history of the C.W. Parker Carousel and see photographs of the factory where it was made. A new exhibit features touch screen computers where you can discover more information about your favorite horse. Also, try out the new postcard kiosk. Take a digital photograph of yourself to share with your friends by email or Facebook. And, don't forget to take a whirl on the carousel!
Interurban Tram 1223
Interuban 1223, the Museum's restored electric tram, was built 100 years ago in 1912. At the tram barn, visitors can tour the tram and see photographs of the construction of the century-old machine.
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