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Radio Day

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Spring Mountain Ranch State Park and the Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club will be celebrating Radio Day in honor of Chester “Chet” Lauck, on Sunday February 12, 2023.

Throughout the late morning and early afternoon of February 12th, members of the Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club will be exhibiting and demonstrating current radio technology, showing how radio is used today at the Visitors Center (Ranch House) parking lot. 

Chet Lauck (February 9, 1902 – February 21, 1980) was a comic actor who played the character of Lum Edwards on the classic American radio comedy Lum and Abner. The Lum and Abner network radio comedy program was aired from 1931 to 1954. Chet owned Spring Mountain Ranch from 1948 to 1955 when it was known as the Bar Nothing Ranch. He built the large Ranch House, now the Visitor Center of the State Park, in 1948 as a vacation home for his family. It later became the main residence for future owners.

This event is included in your entrance fee to the park on February 12th, so pack that picnic, put on your hiking boots, and enjoy a day at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, discover what Radio is doing today and celebrate the life of one of the Ranch’s previous owners

WHAT: Radio Day

WHEN: Sunday February 12, 2023

WHERE: 6375 NV-159, Blue Diamond, Nev. Follow Charleston Blvd west to Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. Turn in is on the right about 3 miles past Red Rock Canyon. Or follow Blue Diamond Road west, turn right on Hwy 159, State Park is on the left about 2 miles past Blue Diamond.

WHO: The event is open to the public.

COST: Park entrance fee is $10.00 for Nevada residents and $15.00 for non-residents.    

CONTACT: Kate Bloomfield, 702-875-4141

MORE: This event is in collaboration with the Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club.

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