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 IT’S COMING!… Get Ready!

Radio Day By The Bay 2015 – LIVE! in Alameda. CHRS’ terrific yearly fund raising event is coming up. This is our main source of income for the year so we really need your support.

  • Master of Ceremonies – KCBS Morning News anchor Stan Bunger
  • LIVE Auction – Featuring beautiful antique radios, vintage hi-fi gear, ham gear & other vintage electronics. Our guest auctioneers are Renee Richardson, KFOG Morning Show and Peter Finch.
  • LIVE Studio Orchestra – The Golden Gate Radio Orchestra is a 19-piece re-creation of the versatile radio station or network ‘house orchestra’, featuring radio favorites and standards from the 1920s -1950s.
  • LIVE Radio Play – The CHRS Radio Dog Theater presents “War of the Worlds” LIVE on stage. This 2015 work is based on the 1964 KPEN version. Directed by Terry McGovern with Michael Bennett, Stan Bunger, James Gabbert, Gary Gielow, Steve Kushman, Monterey Morrissey, Celeste Perry, Kevin Radich and Kim Wonderley. Sound by Dan Healy. Don’t miss this!
  • Huge Electronics Flea Market  Treasures abound! The CHRS Flea Market is legendary for its size and scope of merchandise. Parts, speakers, tubes, complete radios, test gear, books and lots more.This year we will open 1 hour earlier at 8 AM. There is something for everyone! Have stuff to donate? Bring it by Radio Central any Saturday before July 25th.
  • Silent Auction – We will also be featuring a silent auction. We have tickets to sporting events, theater tickets, weekend getaways, wine tasting tours and more. Silent Auction held at the Kofman Auditorium.
  • BARHOF Class of 2015 Announced – KOSF’s Celeste Perry & Terry McGovern will announce this year’s class entering the Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame
  • CHRS Volunteer of the Year Announced – Who will it Be? Stay Tuned!
  • CHRS Doggie Diner & CHRS Bake Sale – Hungry? As usual CHRS will offer good food and beverages at the CHRS Doggie Diner. And, great treats from our bake sale. So, love to bake? Get ready to “bake one for the Nipper” and help support CHRS.

RADIO DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! – You all know it takes a small army of volunteers to pull off our events so smoothly. Volunteering is a long day’s work, but very satisfying. Volunteers get preferred parking, free lunch and beverages. Having two venues creates more need for help. If you would like to help PLEASE CLICK HERE. In addition if you volunteered last year we may reach out to you.

AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED NOW! – Now is the time to donate or consign good auction-able items to CHRS and donate items for our Electronics Flea Market. Remember that Radio Day is our main fund raising activity for the year so it’s important to support CHRS on this day with nice auction items for 50/50 consignment or donation. CLICK HERE TO DONATE GEAR  This year we will also be holding a Silent Auction and we could use your donations. CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE SILENT AUCTION


8:00 – 10:00 AM – Radio Central Auction Preview

8:00  3:00 PM – Radio Central – Flea Market, Food, Bake Sale,

9:00 AM – Kofman Auditorium Doors Open – Silent Auction closes at 2 PM

10:00 AM – Welcome Announcements – Auction Segs. 1 & 2

11:45 AM – Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2015

12:00 PM – Golden Gate Radio Orchestra

12:45 PM – Volunteer of the Year

12:50 PM  War of the Worlds

1:30 PM – Auction Segs. 3 & 4

3:00 PM – Good Bye!

The Faces of Radio Day 2015

Master of Ceremonies Stan Bunger

Guest Auctioneer Renee Richardson

Guest Auctioneer Peter Finch

BARHOF Announcement by Celeste Perry

“War of the Worlds” Director Terry McGovern

The Golden Gate Radio Orchestra

War of the Worlds  flyer


The exterior of our new 12′ x 32′ accessory building is Complete! Final inspection has been scheduled. Our volunteers have been working tirelessly on this giant Erector Set. Thank You to Robert Swart, Walt Hayden, Cliff Farwell, Larry Drees, Lou Rinaldi and others who worked on the project. This building will become our CHRS carpentry and woodworking shop.
Our Back Yard In Early February

And Today With Our New Fence And Completed Building
Another View

Robert Swart Reminds Walt Hayden of How He Keeps The Crew in Line!
Denny Monticelli Shows Larry Drees the New Flooring for the Building
Our Compact Mobile Storage System installation is complete! And accepting new residents! Only a few details remain. CHRS will lay down new floor covering in the area. Other than that, we have started filing the thousands of items that will live in this new system. Our most sincere thanks go out to Jon Winchell, Tom Bonomo, Tom Nelson, Scott Robinson, Dave Sauer and Bart Lee & Judy Mears for financing this project. This is the solution to organizing Radio Central.
The CHRS Collection is Rediscovered After Being Boxed Up for More Than a Year
It’s Great To See Old Friends Again

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.

This Post Has 3 Comments
  1. I am interested in obtaining recordings of Tales of San Francisco, read by Bud Heyde. These broadcasts were part of my childhood and as a write this, the entry music is playing in my mind.
    Are recordings or CD’s available?

  2. I have an old radio that I would like to possibly sell at a Radio Day flea market such as you had in July, or it may be best to donate it. Condition is excellent at the moment…

    Please advise.

    Jon Rairigh

    925-200-9054 cell

  3. I thoroughly enjoyed your updated version of War of the Worlds but I am slightly perplexed!, you have the lead actor named as Michael Bennett when I am totally convinced that it is the Great English character actor Donald Moffat,would someone like to elucidate on this please! Many thanks

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