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The Bay Area Radio Museum (BARM) presents archival broadcasts, historical documents, photos, music surveys and biographies that tell the stories of Bay Area Radio.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