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New exhibit teams old-time broadcasting with America's favorite pastime.

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The Baseball Heritage Museum makes room for a new stable of radio relics at today's opening of the permanent Baseball and Radio Broadcast Exhibit. And local on-air legends like Ted Alexander, John Webster, and John Gorman will be on hand to give you the lowdown on changes in electronic journalism. "It's long overdue for Cleveland, with all the great stations we had in town and Alan Freed coining rock and roll," says Scott Marshall, one of the exhibit's curators. "It was just a natural fit, and this idea has just exploded in the last two months."The collection of artifacts is set up in a series of mock radio booths, in which the pieces trace broadcasting's technological advances, from ham radios and cartridge players to a 1945 Teletype machine. Patrons can also relive baseball history by listening to a taped replay of Game 6 of the 1948 World Series, when announcer Mel Allen called the Tribe's 4-to-3 victory over the Boston Braves to clinch the title. Hear for yourself from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Baseball Heritage Museum, 530 Euclid Avenue. Admission is free. Call 216-978-5068 or visit www.baseballheritagemuseum.org.
Sat., June 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 2008

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