Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame

Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame LogoBARHOF was founded in 2006. Here you will find all the personalities, and Legendary stations that have made Bay Area radio so great. These people and stations are to be congratulated for the tremendous impact they have had on Bay Area radio and radio broadcasting. CLICK HERE FOR BARHOF | CLICK HERE FOR RADIO DAY 2016

Watch the video of the Al Hart memorial event. Al was a well-regarded KCBS morning performer. The video is right next door. ⇒⇒⇒

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The Bay Area Radio Museum (BARM) presents archival broadcasts, historical documents, photos, music surveys and biographies that tell the stories of Bay Area Radio.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.

John Patrick and Helen Troy "Cecil & Sally" Inducted 2006

Voting Now Open For

The BARHOF Class of 2016

Don’t delay, vote for the 2016 Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame Class now. We encourage you to select your favorite and deserving radio people for induction into BARHOF. This year the final selection of our 2016 Class will be based on a combination of the popular public vote and consideration of our new BARHOF Veterans Committee. Voting will close on July 4th, with the 2016 inductees being announced at Radio Day By The Bay 2016 on July 23rd. A reminder, only one vote per device please.




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.


Latest News & Features


“The Boss of the Bay” KYA 1260 AM


The Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame, (BARHOF), a program of the California Historical Radio Society, is proud to announce the selection of KYA 1260 AM, San Francisco, as BARHOF Legendary Station for 2016. Even though KYA has been gone from the Bay Area’s airwaves since 1983, it can rightfully claim its heritage as the Bay Area’s longest-running Top 40 station, having begun its 25-year tenure in 1958. (By contrast, KYA’s chief competitor, the original Big 610, KFRC, lasted twenty years, from 1966 through 1986.) READ MORE…

It’s Coming….Radio Day By The Bay 2016 RADIO base



Listen to Program #7 for the Paul Kantner interview not heard since 1981. The first 7 programs of this 30 program set is now posted. They feature backstage in depth interviews with the top musical acts and musicians of the early 1980s. Sheila Rene was given unlimited access by Bill Graham to interview many of the popular bands of the day. The programs were heard only once originally on KSJO and are posted as exhibits on the KSJO page. Check back soon for new programs. CLICK HERE

New KPEN Book Now Available – Support CHRS & BARM

KPEN Book Cover“The Story Of KPEN” by Gary M. Gielow. CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW. Only $23.95 including shipping. CHRS is the sole distributer of this book. 100% of funds raised are being donated to CHRS.

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