Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame

Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame LogoThe Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame (BARHOF) celebrates and recognizes the men, women and legendary stations that have made Bay Area Radio so special and important to the development of our society and culture.

Every July CHRS and the Bay Area Radio Museum present the Bay Area Broadcast Legends performing old radio as it was in the 1930s and 1940s. Here, our yearly musical tribute to the way it was. This is the Golden Gate Radio Orchestra based in San Mateo. They show us what the live studio orchestra meant in early radio. See the video, right.

Preserving and Honoring Radio Broadcasting in the San Francisco Bay Area

The Bay Area Radio Museum

The Bay Area Radio Museum (BARM) presents archival broadcasts, historical documents, photos, music surveys and biographies that tell the stories of Bay Area Radio. Trace the history of radio in the San Francisco Bay Area from its origins in the early 20th Century through its development into a network powerhouse in the 1930s and 1940s and a thriving source of entertainment, news and sports today.

BARM and BARHOF are programs of the California Historical Radio Society. Thanks to the efforts of CHRS, its members and executive team, BARM and BARHOF continue to grow and thrive, and continue to bring the rich history of Bay Area radio to visitors from around the world. Visit CHRS to learn more about radio preservation and our efforts to create ‘CHRS Radio Central’ in Alameda, CA.

Welcome to the BARM and BARHOF’s new site. If you find a broken link, trouble viewing or listening to an exhibit, we encourage you use our SEARCH and SITEMAP. If you still have a problem, click here to tell us about it and we will try to fix it.

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“KSAN Jive 95: The Movie” is the definitive film documentary on the San Francisco progressive rock, free form radio station that changed the world! Help CHRS produce this important documentary which chronicles the Jive 95 Era of KSAN from 1968 – ’78. We need your support! CLICK HERE TO DONATE ON KICKSTARTER. Great premiums are available. The campaign ends February 28th. CHRS is a 501(c)(3) eduational non profit corporation founded in 1974.

Become a Member and Support our Museum

BARHOF GalleryThe 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 & Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame online, we hope you’ll BECOME A MEMBER OF CHRS TODAY to help us continue to grow. We need your support!

Please also consider a donation to assist our efforts in preserving Bay Area radio for generations to come. All contributions are tax deductible and help us to continue bringing great radio to you. PLEASE DONATE NOW!

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