Our Radio Museum
….leads you back to the nostalgic times of the 1920ies, in fact back to the roots of modern communications technology.
In our throwaway society we would like to show one way of preserving a contemporary witness of old radio technology.
Already as a child in 1955 my interest in radios was awoken with the purchase of a new radio for our family. My interest was so big that I made it to my profession: I became a radio and TV technician and later even electronics development engineer.
Over the years my collection of radios became so big that I wanted to present my – with great commitment - collected exhibits to the public and thus give a new aspect to the technical culture in the Tyrol.
This I realized together with my dear wife Doris, when on 19th October, 2005 our “Radio World” was officially opened by our Mayor Mrs. Hilde Zach.
About 1500 radios are altogether in my collection of which only 450 are shown in the museum. The exhibits are dating from th 1920ies up to now, thus showing a history of 80 years of radio.
Visitors also find a library of radio literature and diagrams to their disposal.
To one of the most frequently asked questions when actually radion transmission was born, you’ll find the following answer at the museum:
On Christmas Evening in 1906 the canadian technician Reginald Aubrey Fessenden succeeded as the first to transmit the wireless tansmission of the human voice.
Radio operators on their ships near the coast of Newfoundland received instead of morse Händels “Largo” and a Christmas speech. The sender of this transmission asked possible receivers for information about quality of the radion reception.
This is the official hour of birth of the radio.
Nostalgia shows that within the past lies future…..
Peter Roggenhofer and the specialist book author Günter F. Abele, to the creator of the chronicle "radio-nostalgia and historical radios in five volumes"
Doris Roggenhofer and Günter F. Abele