Radio Central First Anniversary  

One year ago, April 2014, the California Historical Radio Society closed escrow on our million dollar purchase of 2152 Central Ave on Alameda Island in the San Francisco Bay. Click Here for video and photos of our progress

Radio Central First Anniversary

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 4/6/15 – Another new show. Click here to find out more.

ET Project

New KPEN Book Available Now!  

CHRS is the sole distributer of this book and 100% of monies raised are being donated to CHRS.

The “Story Of KPEN” by Gary M. Gielow. CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW. Only $23.95 including shipping.

New KPEN Book Available Now!

2015 BARHOF Voting Now Open  

It’s time to support Bay Area Broadcasting by casting your ballot for the 2015 Class of the Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame. The voting ends on July 10th. One vote per device please.  CLICK HERE TO VOTE

2015 BARHOF Voting Now Open

Radio Day By the Bay, Alameda, 2015  

Radio Day by the Bay, Alameda, 2015. It’s our annual Bay Area tribute to radio with a giant auction, a flea market, the Broadcast Legends, the Golden Gate Radio Orchestra and more. It’s Saturday, July 25th, 2152 Central Ave. in Alameda.

Radio Day By the Bay, Alameda, 2015

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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Latest Update

  • CHRS LATEST & KPEN LUNCHEON

    RADIO CENTRAL UPDATES – The James A. Maxwell Communications Research Library is filling up with material as our volunteers continue the process of re-shelving ourextensive library. There are over 500 boxes of material that needs to […]

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About BARM / BARHOF

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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