Kirk Collection

The Man with The Heart of Radio

Dec 20, 2013

The Man with the Heart of Radio

“What an impact radio has made on my country and even the world.  As I compare it with TV, I still think it is the premier medium.  If you give people the facts, they can take it from there”

                                                                                                   Jim Kirk

The Kirk Collection

Dec 20, 2013

The 300-piece Kirk collection at WFSU includes radios from the turn of the century through the mid-50’s, televisions and musical instruments.  Kirk’s collection began when he thought he was buying an antique jewelry box, but it turned out to be a 1932 Emerson radio that was “falling apart”.  Once repaired, it became the first of hundreds of pieces crammed into a museum in the studios of WMOP-AM in Ocala, Florida which Kirk owned from 1963-93.