The Bay Area Radio Museum and the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame, now programs of CHRS, were created in 2006 by David Jackson. David built an on-line archive second to none featuring the people, audio clips and stations that have made Bay Area Radio great. David has stepped down as BARM and BARHOF's Executive Director and Curator as he wishes to spend more time with his family and his businesses. CHRS expresses its' thanks and will miss David’s wit and his encyclopedia-like knowledge of Bay Area radio. CHRS is now pleased to announce that the new Executive Director and Curator of BARM and BARHOF is Mr. Len Shapiro. Len has been Associate Director of BARM for 7 years. Len started in Bay Area radio in 1966 doing production and live remotes. He has worked for KGNU, KPEN, on the air on KLOK and has done PR for various sports teams and venues. A great researcher, Len is looking forward to carrying on BARM’s tradition of bringing fresh audio and material to the site. Contact Len at: firstname.lastname@example.org
sound of the city, the sounds that are
heard, in San Francisco..." These words begin
the most memorable radio station jingle of all
times — KSFO's signature "Sound Of The City"
theme song. Hear it — and the story behind its
creation — in a special extended presentation.
Visit our new 560/KSFO
Tribute on Facebook and share your
memories of The World's Greatest Radio Station!
of the fog]
the early 1970s, John Schneider began the
epic task of chronicling the history of radio in
the San Francisco Bay Area. The museum is proud
to announce that Mr. Schneider has allowed us to
present his monumental account of Bay Area
radio's colorful origins and development, Voices Out Of The Fog, filled with amazing stories and a
treasure-trove of rare photographs.
The CHRS Bay Area Radio Museum is a non-profit
corporation operated for the public's benefit.
Your membership assists us in allowing more
rare and memorable exhibits to be offered,
provides us with resources to help restore and
preserve archival recordings and photographs,
and helps to pay for the bandwidth, licensing
fees and operating expenses required to bring
these exhibits to you via the Internet.
If you enjoy
visiting the CHRS Bay Area Radio Museum &
Hall of Fame in Berkeley (that's the BARHOF
gallery in the inset photo), we hope
you'll become a member of CHRS today to help us continue to grow!
broadcasts, historical documents, photographs,
music surveys ... trace the history of radio in
the San Francisco Bay Area from its origins in
the early Twentieth Century through its
development into a network powerhouse in the
1930s and 1940s and a thriving source of
entertainment, news and sports today. The CHRS Bay
Area Radio Museum & Hall of Fame presents a rotating series of
features for your enjoyment.
Bay Area Radio Museum & Hall of Fame is now a proud part of
California Historical Radio Society!
Thanks to the efforts of CHRS, its
members and executive team, BARM and BARHOF will continue to grow and thrive, and
continue to bring the rich history of Bay
Area radio to visitors from around the
[CARTER B. SMITH]
one-and-only "Prince Trapped Inside The Body of a Disc Jockey," Carter B. Smith, passed away on
January 24, 2011, following a lengthy battle with a brain tumor. A native San Franciscan, Carter began his radio
career in the mid-1950s, and was a listener favorite on KRE, KSFO, KNBR, Magic 61 and KABL. Carter
was an avid supporter of CHRS and the radio museum, and shared his personal aircheck collection with us.
a Bye-Bye Baby Bonanza! The Bay Area Radio
Museum celebrates the World Series champion San Francisco Giants
with a retrospective on their great radio voices, from Russ
Hodges and Lon Simmons to Al
Michaels, Hank Greenwald and
Lindsey Nelson, through today with Jon
Miller and Dave Flemming. And yes, we've even got some vintage Giants baseball on the radio from
years past! [CLICK HERE]