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After the "Evening With Wallace and Ladmo" Meet and Greet is over on November 13 House of Broadcasting Museum will have to pack up and move. Our landlord has sold the historical Gilbert Ortega building on 5th Avenue.

If anyone has any ideas for sharing space in Scottsdale please e-mail Polly at or phone 602-944-1997.



The House of Broadcasting (HOBI) is proudly celebrating its 17th Anniversary this year. It began in 1997, with the help of the Phoenix Chapter of American Women in Radio and Television and the Arizona Broadcasters Association. The Museum has prospered and grown, thanks to the support of television and radio stations, personal and industry contributions. HOBI is Arizona’s premiere radio and television home, dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history, personalities and paraphernalia of the electronic media. The Museum is a 501C3 non-profit organization.

HOBI’s beginnings were modest, a limited exhibition display in the South Arcade at Phoenix Chris Town (now Spectrum Mall). Today, the Museum proudly occupies 2,000 square feet on the second floor of Silver Land at 7150 E. Fifth Avenue in Scottsdale, across from the Galleria on Scottsdale Road.

Visitors come from across the state, the nation and the globe to enjoy the treasures that fill the gallery rooms of the Museum. They delight in the one of a kind photographs, awards, cameras, editing and lighting equipment. Special favorites are costuming and classical memorabilia from Buck Owens, early news attire from Mary Jo West, the Marty Robbins’, Frank Pollack, Karl Eller, Tom Chauncey and the Ira Lavin collections. Recent acquisitions from the late C. E. Pep Cooney, equipment and photographs from Red Harkins, and special items from other Arizona broadcasters, add to the excitement.

Fans of recently departed country music legend Buck Owens can sing his hit Act Naturally while viewing some of his memorabilia at the museum. On exhibit are his red, white and blue guitar and flashy red rhinestone suit. The one-time Arizona resident and former KNIX-FM 102.5 owner had ties to Scottsdale in 1987. Owens served as Parada del Sol grand marshall. These are the only items of Buck's outside of his museum in Bakersfield, California.

The Museum is free to the public. It is supported by two annual events, the HOBI Celebrity Golf Tournament, which is held in September, and the HOBI Celebrity Toast. Special events and programs are featured at the Museum periodically, including book signings by broadcast veteran authors such as Hugh Downs, tributes to legendary broadcasters and live radio broadcasts on “Those were the Days” by Chicago radio host Chuck Schaden. Group tours are available by special arrangement and educational and community opportunities are encouraged.

The House of Broadcasting has been at its current location for seven years. A building fund-raising campaign is underway to secure a permanent home and building for the Museum and it gems.

HOBI Museum, 7150 East Fifth Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Hours: Monday-Saturday – 10AM-6PM
Sunday – Closed.
For further information call 602-944-1997.

The House of Broadcasting Story, a video produced by City of Scottsdale's Al Kane and Tim Delaney.

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Please send all correspondence and tax-deductible donations to:
Mary Morrison
7534 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85020

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