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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 be filed!

John Staples, Cynthia Edwards and Dave Harris Re-shelve The Maxwell Library


Work has begun on our new 12′ x 32′ accessory building in our back yard. This building will become our CHRS carpentry shop. It is a very large Erector Set!

Lou Rinaldi and Larry Drees Start Assembly

Testing Engineer Shana Applies Torque To Our Anchor Bolts

Cliff Farwell, Larry Drees and Elmo Giovanetti Erect The First Uprights


Our Compact Mobile Storage System installation has begun! It is the solution to organizing Radio Central.

Richard Watts, Larry Drees, John Staples and Elmo Giovanetti Prepare The Floor

Kevin Payne Installs The Lighting With Help From Zoey

The CMS System Is Delivered – Another Erector Set

The Installation Crew Test Fits Some Components

With Help From Zoey

Robert Swart and Walt Hayden Coat The Concrete Floor

Compact Mobile Storage Area – Ready For Decking and Carriages


Mike Adams shot a video update around Radio Central on our 1st Anniversary day. Please enjoy the video and still photos. CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUR PROGRESS

Our goal is to have 3 more big projects finished by Radio Day. The Maxwell Library, the compact mobile storage unit and our new accessory building should be complete. We really hope people who have not been to Radio Central since last July will see dramatic progress.


CHRS IN THE PAPER – 
Angela Hill is a newspaper lifestyle reporter and a neighbor of CHRS at Radio Central in Alameda. She wrote a nice article about CHRS. It appeared in the San Jose Mercury News. Thank you Angela!  CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE


Spotted Recently at Radio Central…

Ken Ackerman Watches His CHRS Living History Interview at RC – Click Image To View

 


BAY AREA RADIO MUSEUM NEEDS YOUR HELP – 
We are looking for volunteers to help get our Bay Area Radio Museum on-line, back on track. Our site was very old and has been updated. Part of the update is an effort to repair many broken links to audio exhibits and standardizing our audio clips to MP3. We need some dedicated volunteers who can devote some computer time to fixing these problems. We will set up a class to teach the  procedures necessary to solve these problems. Our BARM site is very popular and we really want to insure visitors a fulfilling experience by having all our exhibits and links working.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO HELP


CHRS SWAP MEET AT RADIO CENTRAL – 

  • Saturday, June 6th
  • 8 AM set up
  • 9 AM start time
  • No Sellers Fee
  • Membership Must Be Current to Sell
  • Membership Not Required for One Time Sellers

IS THE BARHOF LEGENDARY STATION

FOR 2015

INDUCTION LUNCHEON TO BE HELD

JUNE 16th

On Tuesday, June 16th, at 11:30 am, CHRS and the Bay Area Broadcast Legends will feature the induction of KPEN into BARHOF as the Legendary Station for 2015. Come join the celebration as KPEN founders James Gabbert and Gary Gielow take the stage. Ben Fong-Torres will moderate a discussion about this historical station by the men who created it. The stories Gary and Jim have to tell will be fascinating. Plus we will present many rare audio clips from KPEN. Join the Legends as they host the BARHOF Legendary Station induction as part of their Spring Luncheon at the DoubleTree Hotel Berkeley Marina,  200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94710. Tickets are $47.25 for a great lunch and event. For tickets visit: http://www.broadcastlegends.comFor more information and audio clips from KPEN please visit our Bay Area Radio Museum, (BARM), site at http://bayarearadio.org/site/audio/kpen/. Historic KPEN 101.3 FM proudly joins, KSAN Jive 95, KCBS, KGO, KFRC, KNBR and KSFO as the newest BARHOF Legendary Station.

SPECIAL OFFER ON KPEN BOOK!

The new book, “The Story of KPEN” has been donated to CHRS. “The Story of KPEN” is the definitive book about the history of this pioneering station. Proceeds from “The Story of KPEN” will go to the California Historical Radio Society and its Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame and Bay Area Radio Museum on-line.
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Noted author Ben Fong-Torres says:
“For fans of radio history, it’s a welcome chronicle of one of the most important stations in the Bay Area, a pioneer in FM broadcasting in introducing stereo (in fall 1961) and programming innovations.”
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On Special from now until June 16th… Purchase the Story of KPEN for only $20 including shipping! To order visit:   http://www.californiahistoricalradio.com/kpen-story-order/  $20.00 includes shipping. The book is also available at Radio Central and will be available at the induction luncheon June 16th.

JOIN THE NEW CHRS MEMBER PROFILES PAGE – 
This new Member’s Only feature, our Member Profile page is now active. Here is where you will be able to list your contact information, your radio interests and repair or restoration services you can offer. Just go to our great CHRS web site and use the MEMBER PROFILES pull down tab under CONTACT. This will take you to a Password Protected sign in page. Just type in your Password and you are in. Only CURRENT CHRS Members will receive the password. If your CHRS Membership is up to date, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO OBTAIN THE PASSWORD. The listing process in not totally automatic. So, check back later to view your profile. We hope this new service will be useful.

NEW CHRS JOURNAL IS THE BEST

From Director Jaime Arbona:
“I’d vote this as the best Journal yet.”

Didn’t get one? Inside are articles by Mike Adams on Reading Communication Themed Juvenile Fiction, 1900–1930, by Tom Albrect onVoltage-Dependent Capacitance in Ceramic Disk Capacitors, Bart Leefeatures “The Wireless News”, Len Shapiro introduces the BARHOF Class of 2014 and More! These fine Journals have all been mailed out along with Membership Directories and 2015 Schedules to paid up members. If you would like one, click the links below.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP ON-LINE
CLICK HERE TO DONATE
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE MEMBERSHIP FORM and snail mail it to us.


VOTE NOW FOR THE
BARHOF CLASS OF 2015

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

It’s that time again to support Bay Area Broadcasting by casting your ballot for the 2015 Class of the Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame. Your favorites are all here with some new additions this year. So please vote and encourage your friends and relatives to vote. Please remember Harvey Stone. He gave CHRS a home for 10 years which directly contributed to our current success.

The voting ends on July 10th and the Class of 2015 Inductees will be announced at CHRS Radio Day By The Bay 2015 on July 25th at Radio Central in Alameda. One vote per device please.


IT’S COMING… Save The Date!

AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED NOW! – Now is the time to donate or consign good auction-able items to CHRS and donate items for the CHRS Electronics Flea Market.

Radio Day By The Bay 2015 – LIVE! in Alameda. CHRS’ terrific yearly fund raising event. Your  Master of Ceremonies will be KCBS’s Morning News Anchor, Stan Bunger, BARHOF Class of 2010. Guest Auctioneers will bePeter Finch, BARHOF Class of 2014 and just added, KFOG Morning Show Host Renee Richardson. Also back by popular demand will be The Golden Gate Radio Orchestra. Announcement of the BARHOF Class of 2015. Our Live Radio Play, giant antique radio auction and electronics flea market will also be back. More details to follow.

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