Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame

Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame LogoThe 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.

KSAN Jive 95 Movie TitleJive 95′ KSAN is the BARHOF 2014 Legendary Station. “KSAN Jive 95: The Movie” is the definitive story of how 10 years of radio changed our culture forever. It’s told through the eyes of the people who lived the Jive 95 experience. Learn More by watching this video from the producers. KSAN, The Movie is a RadioDog Production from CHRS. But Wait! The KPEN Story, a new book by Gary Gielow, available soon. See the video, right.

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The Bay Area Radio Museum (BARM) presents archival broadcasts, historical documents, photos, music surveys and biographies that tell the stories of Bay Area Radio.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

Latest News & Features

NEWSFLASH!… The BARHOF Class of 2014 Induction Luncheon held 9/20/2014 at Spenger’s is online! CLICK HERE TO VIEW |  PHOTOS

Welcome to the BARM and BARHOF’s new site. We hope you enjoy  your trip through Bay Area radio history. The large video box above is linked to the CHRS YouTube Channel and features all our latest uploads. All your favorite exhibits are still here. New exhibits will be added on a more regular basis. Please check back often. 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.

JUST ADDED! Chris Edwards had a love for radio at an early age. CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Become a Member and Support our Museum

BARHOF GalleryThe 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.

If you enjoy visiting the CHRS Bay Area Radio Museum & Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame online, we hope you’ll BECOME A MEMBER OF CHRS TODAY to help us continue to grow. We need your support!

Please also consider a donation to assist our efforts in preserving Bay Area radio for generations to come. All contributions are tax deductible and help us to continue bringing great radio to you. PLEASE DONATE NOW!

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