BiState Vintage Radio Repair, LLC, has its roots at a work bench in a shed and then a dedicated space in a basement and has grown to its present location at 300 N. High Street in Belleville, Illinois. A steady stream of new and repeat customers has helped this growth. BiState Vintage Radio Repair, LLC, is a small business in the mom-and-pop-tradition of America. We are dedicated to honesty and integrity and treating the customer right.
Tuesday through Friday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM noon
Closed Sunday and Monday
In celebration of Thanksgiving, we will be closed Wednesday, November 22 through Saturday, November 25, 2017. We will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.
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Gary Streeter, FCC-Licensed Technician
Gary built his first crystal radio at age 7. Seven years later, he sought a repairman for his first ham radio in 1974. Instead of merely repairing Gary's radio, Mr. Webb taught Gary to make the repairs on it and other vintage radios. Gary completed correspondence courses teaching radio frequency (RF) circuitry while completing his high school homework. Gary later worked repairing televisions and radios for a local repair shop and then repairing guitar amplifiers for a local music studio until joining the South Carolina National Guard where he repaired field radios. He has taken many courses and exams, including those offered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which issued Gary's license as a radio repair technician and also his General Radio Telephone Operator License (GROL).
Gary is a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association, an exclusive organization for people who have been amateur radio (ham) operators for 25 years or more. Gary is proud to also be a member of the Radio Club of America, the oldest, most prestigious group of wireless communications professionals in the world. Its members are dedicated to the wireless art and science for the betterment of society and must be elected and vetted to be granted membership.
Gary has the training and experience you're looking for. Trust him to take care of all your antique electronics!
Diane Earhart, Office Manager
Diane's extensive background as a secretary, administrative assistant, event coordinator, and more makes her a perfect choice to manage the administrative duties of BiState Vintage Radio Repair, LLC. She is likely to be the first voice you hear on the telephone or the first face you see when you walk through the door. Come by and say hello!
Steve King, Assistant
Steve is our graphic designer, muscle to help carry heavy radios and equipment, and general support staff. Steve was trained as a drafter doing technical drawing in his native England and worked as a computer aided drafter for many years. He is an award-winning painter of miniature gaming figures in 15mm. He is also Diane's husband. As a talented artist and painter, Steve helps in the restoration of knobs, dials, and other accessories, as well as creating our logo. Steve would be happy to share a spot of tea with you!
Radiola 17, Vice President of Cute
After a day of rescuing radios from destruction, Radiola was rescued from a busy street and now spends her days helping Gary on the workbench or helping Diane at her desk. She is named after the Radiola Model 17 (as this is her birth year). Her job is to make everyone smile with her cuteness. Come in and give her a belly rub!