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The Class of 2015 was announced at Radio Day By The Bay on July 25th. CLICK HERE to meet them. Attend the September 19th Award Luncheon: Click for the details

CHRS LIVING HISTORY SERIES – The Hall of Fame  The Class of 2015 of the Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame is announced at the CHRS Radio Day by the Bay in Alameda. Watch the presentation, made this year by Radio Legends Terry McGovern and Celeste Perry.  Video by Dave Billeci of CHRS.

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The Bay Area Radio Museum (BARM) presents archival broadcasts, historical documents, photos, music surveys and biographies that tell the stories of Bay Area Radio.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

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BARHOF CLASS OF 2015 ANNOUNCED                                                  INDUCTION LUNCHEON SEPTEMBER 19TH

The ranks of BARHOF will grow by nine as Mike Colgan, Elma Greer, Gil Haar, Lissa Kreisler, John Madden, Ken Nielsen, Peter Scott, Harvey Stone and Dusty Street take their place among the firmament of Bay Area radio’s greatest stars. SEE THE 2015 CLASS The lunchtime celebration for the tenth BARHOF class, hosted by the Broadcast Legends, will feature Terry McGovern, (BARHOF Class of 2008), as master of ceremonies. 

The celebration will get underway on Saturday, September 19, at 11 AM with a gala reception (no-host bar), while the Class of 2015 receives its honors following a sumptuous noontime lunch served by the Basque Cultural Center’s renowned staff, with prime rib and grilled salmon among the entrée selections. For reservations, please visit Advance reservations are required, as no walk-up guests will be permitted at this event due to time and space limitations.

10th BARHOF Induction Luncheon
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Basque Cultural Center
599 Railroad Avenue
South San Francisco, CA  94080

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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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