Radio Central Progress  

Follow the progress as our volunteers bring our building back to its 1900 glory. We are building a Radio History Museum 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.

W6CF – The Maxwell Station  

CHRS was bequeathed the ham station of  legendary operator Jim Maxwell. His W6CF is FCC-licensed to our museum. We also have the Maxwell Electronic Reference Library, now under construction, photo right.  The station trustee is John Staples, W6BM.

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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