Radio History Resonates Here!

PARS Publications range from fanciful radio fction inspired by the era when radio was a romantic mystery to serious bibliographic compilations designed for reference by researchers of early radio and its’ inventors. Our publications are widely varied in size and scope and are ALL the original work of PARS members. Topics were dictated by the members’ interests. Themes range from radio history to radio personalities. Emphasis has evolved into local radio history and early Pittsburgh radio personalities.

Purchasing PARS Publications

Over its’ 30 years of historic research and preservation, PARS members have published many original works under the auspices of the club. These are offered for sale through an onlie site specializing in on-demand printing and publications. The site is Details are at the bottom of each publ;ication entry displayed below. Profits from publication sales directly  benefit PARS.

Publications of the Pittsburgh Antique Radio Society

3. A New Fessenden Bibliography

3. A New Fessenden Bibliography

3rd edition, 2014 Provides lists of . . . Articles by Fessenden Articles about Fessenden Other biographical sources Fessenden in The New York Times Fessenden in the London Times Books by and about Fessenden This bibliography expands and updates the one which appeared...

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1. A Bibliography of Frank Conrad

1. A Bibliography of Frank Conrad

David W. Kraeuter 3rd edition, 2014 Westinghouse employee Frank Conrad was making radio broadcasts from his home in Wilkinsburg, Pa. in 1919 and earlier. His work led to the founding of radio station KDKA in 1920.This comprehensive bibliography lists his 177 U.S....

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2. The U.S. Patents of Reginald A. Fessenden

2. The U.S. Patents of Reginald A. Fessenden

2nd edition, 2007 From 1893 to 1900 Fessenden was the first chairman of the newly-created department of electrical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He went on to invent the heterodyne method of radio transmission. Among his many other inventions is the...

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PARS Meetings

Most meetings are held at the Brentwood Presbyterian Church basement hall located at 3725 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh 15227. Check the NEWS  & EVENTS page on this site for the current meeting schedule.

PARS Special Events

Two of our annual events do not happen at the Church. The Tri-State Radio Fest, PARS' biggest event of the year, is held each April at the Center Stage Banquest Hall at  1495 Old Brodhead Rd, MonacaPennsylvania 15061. The PARS Annual Radio Picnic is held each July in North Park, generally at the Roosevelt Pavilion if we can get it. These two events plus our annual holiday luncheon at the church are PARS' best-attended events of the year. Please see the NEWS & EVENTS page for this year's specific details.

PARS Officers & Board Members

Bob Knowlton, President - [email protected]

Vice-President (OPEN)

Jeff Pleva, Treasurer - [email protected]

Chris Wells, Secretary - [email protected]

Andy Manko, Board - [email protected]

Ed Kaczkowski, Board - [email protected]

John Busalaachi, Board - [email protected]

Joe Patrick W3KWZ, Editor of The Pittsburgh Oscillator (PARS Quarterly Newsletter) - [email protected]

Rex Kraeuter, Club Historian & Publications Manager- [email protected]

James Stevens, Webmaster - [email protected]







PARS Volunteers

As with most hobby clubs, PARS is entirely staffed by volunteer Officers, Comittee Chairmen and Board Members. New volunteers for these positions are always welcome. To contact any of the current slate of officers and Board members, please see the ABOUT PARS page elsewhere on this web site.

NOTICE: This web page and this entire web site including all photographs, text and content is copyright 2019-2024 by The Pittsburgh Antique Radio Society, Nothing on this web site or in our newsletter The Pittsburgh Oscillator may be republished in any form without the express written consent of a PARS Officer or Board member. Permission must be sought and granted in advance of publication and proper attribution to PARS must appear on the same page, on the same screen or video segment in such a way that it occupies the same space as the republished PARS  information. See the  ABOUT PARS page for PARS contact information.