The 2018 Sherwood Awards

It’s time to vote for your favorite Bay Area radio personalities in the 2018 Sherwood Awards! Named for the World’s Greatest Disc Jockey, Don Sherwood (BARHOF 2006), the awards are the “people’s choice” for most popular active personalities in the music and news/talk categories, and for induction into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame in the Legends/Lifetime Achievement category. Public voting in these categories will continue through June 1, 2018, and the Sherwood Award winners will be announced at… Read the full post

Radio Icon Ed McLaughlin Dies

San Francisco born-and-bred Ed McLaughlin, who rose from a part-time program host to become one of the titans of broadcasting, died on January 18, 2018. He was 91 years old. Mr. McLaughlin joined the Army fresh out of high school in 1943 near the end of World War II, then was recalled to duty in England during the Korean War to arrange entertainment for the troops. He graduated from San Francisco State on the GI Bill, with a degree in Broadcasting. His first… Read the full post

Andy is Saving our Radio History

NEW AUDIO POSTED! Volunteer Andrew Welburn has finished digitizing hundreds of hours of newly-discovered Bay Area radio programming. Soon we will add many of these shows to this site under the station categories, along with dates and information about their airing. Most of these rare audio archives have been buried in garages and attics and file cabinets, many of them airchecks saved on obsolete formats, like analogue open reel. At CHRS we have an audio dubbing and transfer facility that… Read the full post

Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame: The Class of 2017

The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame‘s Class of 2017 were introduced and inducted on September 23, 2017 The BARHOF Class of 2017 includes Peter Cleaveland (News), Dan Ethen (Engineer), Ron Fell (Management), John Mack Flanagan (Program Host), Richard Gossett (Program Host), Lee Jones (Specialty), Michael Krasny (Talk Show Host), Dan Sorkin (Program Host), Doug Sovern (News), Tony Tremayne (Pioneer; née Mel Fritze) and Rich Walcoff (Sports). In addition, Chris Jackson of 98.5 KFOX was honored as the recipient of the first Don Sherwood Award as the most popular radio personality in the Bay Area, as selected by the public. John Mack Flanagan, longtime personality on KFRC, KRQR,… Read the full post

Ken Ackerman, Original Radio Legend

Ken Ackerman, an inaugural member of the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame and co-founder of the Broadcast Legends organization, has died at 95 of natural causes. Ackerman’s radio career began in his native Sacramento, where he “got the radio bug” while attending Grant Union High School. In 1942, he landed a job at KQW. At the time, the station was still licensed to San Jose, requiring some programming to originate there. Ackerman spent time in the San Jose studios… Read the full post

Radio Day by the Bay 2017 Live in Alameda

Radio Day By The Bay — A Big Success!!! See all the photos and videos of this event by clicking the link below. It was our annual radio flea market, auction, and your chance to see CHRS museum under construction at our headquarters, 2152 Central Ave, “Radio Central.” Our auction, live music, live radio play and the announcement of the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017 were part of the event program. This is a yearly event, a chance to… Read the full post

San Jose’s KLIV Honored As 2017 Legendary Station

San Jose’s venerable KLIV (1590 AM) has been honored with the 2017 Legendary Station Award by the Bay Area Radio Museum and Hall of Fame, in recognition of its seven decades of service to listeners in the South Bay Area. Founded in late 1946 as KSJO, the station began its life as a thousand-watt, daytime-only outlet located in an orchard at the corner of Story Road and Lucretia Avenue in still-rural San Jose, then watched as the city grew up… Read the full post

Don Sherwood Awards 2017

The Bay Area Radio Museum and Hall of Fame is proud to announce the first recipients of the Don Sherwood Award, signifying the “people’s choice” for the favorite Bay Area radio personality from “back in the day,” and the most popular Bay Area radio personality currently on the air. In the Sherwood Award Legends category, John Mack Flanagan was selected for induction into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame by the public’s vote. John, whose stellar career here included stints at… Read the full post

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