Local broadcast legends honored in Scottsdale

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By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Tucked away in Downtown Scottsdale, the House of Broadcast Museum honors local broadcast and radio legends.

The museum is located at Fifth Avenue and Scottsdale Road on the second floor of Silver Land and is free to the public.

"We've been in business 17 years," Mary Morrison, one of the 20 museum volunteers, said. "We started at Christown shopping mall."

The House of Broadcast began in 1997 with the help of the Phoenix Chapter of American Women in Radio and Television and the Arizona Broadcasters Association.

The museum is dedicated to celebrating and preserving history, memorabilia, and personalities in the media world.

Memorabilia includes everything from photos to country singer Buck Owens' red, white and blue guitar to a costume worn by Mary Jo West, Phoenix's first woman TV-news anchor.

"Many tourists come up here too and some of them are affiliated with radio and TV," Morrison said. "They say they've never seen anything like this."

The non-profit holds a banquet every other year honoring a media mogul to raise money. They also rely on donations and funds from selling cookbooks with recipes from local broadcasters.

For more information, visit www.houseofbroadcasting.com