CHRS LIVING HISTORY SERIES – KEN ACKERMAN The first person in the modern era of the Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame is Ken Ackerman, number one in the Class of 2006. Ken’s illustrious career is recounted here by one of the most beloved radio personalities in the Bay Area. This interview, done May 25, 2010, had been lost, but now has been found for all to enjoy. See the video ⇒ ⇒ ⇒
Preserving and Honoring Radio Broadcasting in the San Francisco Bay Area
Our museum houses several hundred electrical transcriptions (also called “transcription discs”) of radio programs, now being encoded for our website for visitors to enjoy. The audio transcription disc collection of The California Historical Radio Society is being made available in encoded format. These 16″ discs represent audio history of events and people of Berkeley, the San Francisco Bay area, and the United States. The facilities, volunteers and donors of The Society made this project possible. Please consider a donation to… Read the full post
James Gabbert, BARHOF Class of 2006, a true Bay Area radio icon has shared an extensive collection of newspaper articles, correspondence and advertising chronicling his extensive career in Bay Area Broadcasting. James Jeffrey Gabbert was born in Chico, Calif., in 1936. The son of a diplomat, Jim grew up in El Salvador, Paraguay, Argentina, and finally Costa Rica where he finished high school. At 17, Jim was ready to return to the U.S. and begin college. During his interviews at… Read the full post
Recently held on July 26th 2014, Radio Day By The Bay is the main yearly fundraising event for the California Historical Radio Society and its’ programs, the Bay Area Radio Museum on-line, the Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame and the Society Of Wireless Pioneers. This year presented many obstacles for a successful Radio Day. We usually start planning in February, but we were in the midst of trying to buy a building near downtown Alameda and moving the contents… Read the full post
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The Bay Area Radio Museum (BARM) presents archival broadcasts, historical documents, photos, music surveys and biographies that tell the stories of Bay Area Radio.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.
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Voting now open for the 2015 Class of the Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame
“The Story Of KPEN” by Gary M. Gielow. CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW. Only $20 including shipping. CHRS is the sole distributer of this book. 100% of funds raised are being donated to CHRS.
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