Radio Renewal

Antique Radio Repair and Restoration
Mel Wattles

Radio Age is proud to offer professional antique radio restoration services from Mel Wattles, one of the finest craftsmen in the field of antique radios.

For information and quotes on your project, please e-mail Mel at


  • Cabinet repair
  • Refinishing
  • Painting
  • Wood replacement parts
  • Electronic repair
  • Wood, bakelite, plastic, and metal radios

Mel Wattles has a Master's degree in Industrial Technology and is currently in retirement after 35 years as an educator and instructor in woodworking and cabinet making.

In his own words: "There are two things I really love doing.... restoring these old radios and talking about them. I grew up in the Golden Age of Radios and saw the most collectible radios of today when they were new on the shelves. I love collecting and working with these products whose hallmark was outstanding design executed with precise craftsmanship. I am using my wood-working and electronic skills doing what I enjoy most and am offering the restoration services of Radio Renewal on a limited basis. I would be happy to give free estimates and advice on your antique radio restoration projects."

Some examples of Mel's work: