Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame

Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame LogoThe Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame (BARHOF)

Class of 2015 was announced at Radio Day By The Bay on July 25th. CLICK HERE to meet the newest Radio Hall Of Fame Class.

CHRS LIVING HISTORY SERIES – Legendary Station KPEN  On the video is the event honoring KPEN as the Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame Legendary Station of the Year. Ben Fong-Torres interviews Gary Gielow and Jim Gabbert, founders of KPEN, at the June 16, 2015 luncheon. Watch the entire event, 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The Bay Area Radio Museum (BARM) presents archival broadcasts, historical documents, photos, music surveys and biographies that tell the stories of Bay Area Radio.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.

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.


Latest News & Features

Voting closed for the 2015 Class of the Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame 

Voting Is Over – results announced at CHRS Radio Day By The Bay on July 25th, Kofman Auditorium, (Alameda High School)


KPEN Founders James Gabbert & Gary Gielow Receive the Legendary Station Plaque From BARHOF Executive Director Len Shapiro on June 16th


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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