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.

Radio Central Progress  

We are building a Radio History Museum at 2152 Central in Alameda. Our volunteers are now in the process of returning our historical building to its original state. Click here for updates

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

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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