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 radio broadcasting.

Distinguished broadcast journalism educator and 2011 inductee into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame, Gordon Greb, has died at the age of 95. In the 1950s Gordon “discovered” Charles Herrold. Professor Greb was a news reporter on several Bay Area radio stations before becoming a San Jose State University professor. Details to follow. Here is his story ⇒⇒⇒

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The Bay Area Radio Museum (BARM) presents archival broadcasts, historical documents, photos, music surveys and biographies that tell the stories of Bay Area Radio.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

John Patrick and Helen Troy "Cecil & Sally" Inducted 2006

Please Welcome

The BARHOF Class of 2016

The 2016 BARHOF Inductees were announced at Radio Day By The Bay 2016 on July 23rd by Ben Fong-Torres and Bonnie Simmons.


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


  • Master of Ceremonies – KCBS’ Stan Bunger
  • LIVE! Auction of beautiful vintage radios and more – with Guest Auctioneers Peter Finch & Renee Richardson
  • Enormous clearance sale of vintage electronics
  • Silent Auction for unique items and events
  • LIVE! radio play – “The Maltese Falcon” – Directed by Terry McGovern
  • LIVE! concert by the Golden Gate Radio Orchestra
  • 2016 Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame Class announced by Ben Fong-Torres & Bonnie Simmons
  • CHRS Doggie Diner – For all your eating and drinking needs
  • CHRS Museum tours
  • Discover ham radio with W6CF
  • $5 Donation at the Door (children under 12 free)

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.

SUPPORT CHRS & BARM – 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!

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