ET Project  

Our museum houses several hundred of electrical transcriptions (also called “transcription discs”) of radio programs, now being encoded for our website visitors to enjoy.

UPDATED 8/31/14 – Another new show, and don’t forget you can help if you shop at Amazon.  Click here to find out more.

New BARM Web  

CHRS Web Creative, Max Elman, has just re-designed our BARM, Bay Area Radio Museum, and BARHOF, Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame Web site. BARM is the on-line archive of the work of legendary Bay Area broadcasters, air checks, jingles, photos, and is proudly a part of CHRS. Click here to go there

Radio Day By The Bay 2014 Alameda  

THANK YOU for making Radio Day By The Bay 2014 – LIVE! in Alameda a Giant Success. We held forth at Radio Central and Kofman Auditorium, featuring an auction, flea market, live music, Lone Ranger re-creation and more. CLICK HERE FOR THE PHOTO AND VIDEO RECORD

Welcome to the “Radio Central” Era  

Follow the restoration and construction of our Museum, Artifacts, Libraries, and Hall of Fame, now at our new permanent location, 2152 Central in Alameda CA. Click here for all the facts Right, Radio Central in 1900

About CHRS

The California Historical Radio Society (CHRS) is a non-profit corporation founded in 1974 to promote the restoration and preservation of early radio and broadcasting. We are currently raising funds for our new museum in Alameda.

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The Bay Area Radio Museum (BARM) is an online collection of audio recordings, documents and photographic images pertaining to the history and development of radio broadcasting in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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