Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame

barhof_logo_140pxBARHOF was founded in 2006. Here you will find all the personalities and stations that have made Bay Area radio great. These people and stations are to be congratulated for the tremendous impact they have had on Bay Area radio. Sherwood voting is now underway. Click here to vote | Click here to learn about the 2017 Legendary Station, KLIV

KCBS Morning Personality Stan Bunger tells all about the 2017 Sherwood Awards. The Don Sherwood Page now lists the nominated air-personalities and tells how to vote for your choices. 

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The Bay Area Radio Museum (BARM) presents archival broadcasts, historical documents, photos, music surveys and biographies that tell the stories of Bay Area Radio.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


Vote for the 2017 Don Sherwood Awards

BARHOF Class of 2016 | 2017 Legendary Station KLIV

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.

Below, Bay Area Hall of Fame Director Len Shapiro presents to CHRS President Steve Kushman the “Legend of the Year” award from the Bay Area Broadcast Legends.



Latest News & Features

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San Jose’s KLIV Honored As 2017 Legendary Station

San Jose’s KLIV (1590 AM) has been honored with the 2017 Legendary Station Award by the Bay Area Radio Museum and Hall of Fame. Founded in late 1946 as KSJO, the station began its life as a thousand-watt, daytime-only outlet located in an orchard in then rural San Jose.

Fifty years ago, Robert S. Kieve and a partner purchased KLIV for $974,000; to this day, Mr. Kieve continues to operate KLIV as one of the dwindling few independent major-market radio station owners in the United States. More about KLIV

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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