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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! Work has begun on our new 12′ x 32′ accessory building in our back yard. This building will become our CHRS […]

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Maxwell Library Being Re-Shelved at RC… RADIO CENTRAL UPDATES – It’s been a bit over a year since CHRS took possession of 2152 Central Avenue. Through hard work and dedication CHRS is making great progress in our efforts to create the permanent West Coast Center for all things… Radio. As evidenced in the picture above, our projects are […]

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CHRS Auction Success & KPEN is 2015 Legendary Station


CHRS RAISES $13,000! AT  AUCTION & ELECTRONICS FLEA MARKET Thank you to all who helped prepare and to all who attended and supported CHRS at our event March 7th. It really paid off. After a few expenses CHRS netted over $13,000! Not bad far a day’s work. We don’t know of many non profit groups who […]

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2014 CHRS Wrap Up – President’s Message


  CHRS HOLIDAY SOCIAL & MEETING WRAP UP….. or CHRS VOLUNTEERS ROCK! Our first Holiday Social / General Meeting at Radio Central was quite successful. We improvised and held our events in the largest spaces we have available in the building at this time, the shop and next door future archive room. Keeping it simple; […]

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CHRS and Radio Central News & Information

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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 roof was repaired. Sumps cleaned, pumps tested and operational. All locks re-keyed. Old interior walls from church and school […]

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Radio Day By The Bay 2014 – LIVE! In Alameda… A Huge Success!

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Thank You – You made this event a success:  See the Photo record of Radio Day This year’s Radio Day By The Bay presented many challenges and obstacles to overcome. A new location in a residential neighborhood, a building stacked full of 1500 boxes and thousands of artifacts, and very little time to prepare. But, […]

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Central Front

On April 23rd 2014 CHRS took possession of this historic building.  2152 Central Avenue in Alameda CA, will be known as CHRS ‘Radio Central’ and is now the Permanent home of the California Historical Radio Society and its’ programs, the Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame and the Society Of Wireless Pioneers. CURRENT TOTAL BUILDING FUND DONATIONS: $1,053,700!  We now […]

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Over $1 Million Raised By CHRS! Fund Drive Continues For ‘Radio Central’


TODAY’S CASH TOTAL BUILDING FUND DONATIONS = $1,042,900! As of 4/15/2014 our Fund now stands at 435 donations  –  We have until April 23rd to be fully funded. WE ARE NOT DONE! –  CHRS has done something that most non-profits only dream about. We have raised enough money to buy a permanent home. But, we can not let up. A big push […]

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Radio Day By The Bay: LIVE! July 26, 2014, Alameda


We have moved to Radio Central in Alameda CA, and we are building our new facility. RADIO DAY BY THE BAY will continue this year at 2 locations on Central Ave. in Alameda. Flea Market all day at Radio Central, 2152 Central Ave, Auction and entertainment at Kofman Auditorium, a block away at Alameda High School. CLICK […]

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CHRS News You Can Use

VOLUNTEER DAY at KRE – Saturday, May 12th, 9 AM. Come on by. It’s Fun! De FOREST BOOK and BAY AREA RADIO BOOKS Available – Be sure to pick up your copies of Mike Adams’ new book, “Lee De Forest: King of Radio, TV and Film”, for $25 and John Schneider’s and CHRS’ new book, […]

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