Radio Central Progress  

Follow the progress as our volunteers bring our building back to its 1900 glory. We are building a Radio History Museum and Research Center at 2152 Central in Alameda. Click here for updates

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 10/14/14 – Another new show.  Click here to find out more.

Annual Meeting Photos  

The CHRS Annual Meeting and Holiday Social was held for the first time at Radio Central. Participants could view our construction progress, hear a talk on KPEN and eat, drink and be merry. See the Photos

Books by CHRS Authors  

The latest book by a CHRS author is the KPEN Story written by Bay Area broadcaster Gary Gielow, and it is available from CHRS. We also have a number of other titles. Click here to see the CHRS Bookstore

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 and Radio Central News & Information

    Since our official ownership date of April 23rd, a lot has happened at CHRS Radio Central. Check out this progress: A new sewer lateral was installed. Asbestos was removed from the great telephone / church room. […]



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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