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 the entire radio broadcasting industry. CLICK HERE FOR BARHOF

We present the Class of 2015 Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. Watch the video presentation, an hour and a half of great entertainment and information from The California Historical Radio Society and its Bay Area Radio Museum and Hall of Fame. 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The Bay Area Radio Museum (BARM) presents archival broadcasts, historical documents, photos, music surveys and biographies that tell the stories of Bay Area Radio.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.

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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The ranks of BARHOF grew by nine as Mike Colgan, Elma Greer, Gil Haar, Lissa Kreisler, John Madden, Ken Nielsen, Peter Scott, Harvey Stone and Dusty Street took their place among the firmament of Bay Area radio’s greatest stars in the Bay Area Hall Of Fame. SEE THE 2015 CLASS The lunchtime celebration for the tenth BARHOF class was hosted by the Broadcast Legends and featured Terry McGovern, (BARHOF Class of 2008), as master of ceremonies. Watch the video, above, right.


The first 6 programs of this 30 program set will be posted soon. 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 will soon be posted as exhibits on the KSJO page. Check back soon.

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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