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Curator Tour with Amber Lloydlangston

Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm to 3:00pm

Cost: Free

Join our Curator of History, Amber Lloydlangston, for a guided a tour through her exhibition Air Waves: TV and Radio in London.

About the exhibition

Did you listen to Steve Garrison on CJBK or the “Tall One” on CFPL? Did you meet Romper Room’s “Miss Dorothy?” Did you deliver a little fund of hard-earned pennies to Bill Brady

for the “Bunny Bundle” or laugh at his antics on “Act Fast?” Did CFPL and CKSL help you cope with the blizzards of 1971and 1978? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you know that both radio and television broadcasting have helped shape the lives and experiences of those living in London and the wider region of southwestern Ontario.

Indeed, for almost 100 years, first radio and then television has kept the community abreast of local, national and international news and events, showcased local talent, and provided entertainment and companionship. And as if that was not enough, radio and television personalities have also devoted time and energy to better the community they serve.

Air Waves: Radio and TV in London explores this history using a combination of artifacts, images and audiovisual components. You will see ephemera that will help you recall radio stations that once served London and the region. You will see the first television camera used at CFPL at its launch in November 1953. You will meet the puppet, “Tyrone Shoelaces,” of “Sunshine School” fame. And you will be introduced to some of the musicians and entertainers who once performed live on radio and television in the city. As well, you will have the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a news anchor in our reproduction television studio.



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