Ken Ackerman (Photo)

Ken Ackerman, Original Radio Legend (1922-2017)

28 May 2017 BARHOF 0

Ken Ackerman, an inaugural member of the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame and co-founder of the Broadcast Legends organization, died on May 28, 2017, at 95 of natural causes. Ackerman’s radio career began in his native Sacramento, where he “got the radio bug” while attending Grant Union [Read more…]

Radio Day by the Bay 2017 Live in Alameda

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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, [Read more…]

“SHEILA RENE BACKSTAGE” ARCHIVES

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SHEILA RENE – A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY Sheila Rene was Born March 14, 1939 in Trinity, Texas. Moved to San Francisco in the 1960s  where she fell in love with the SF Music Scene and started interviewing musicians. Sheila had no problem getting back stage since she was a “big [Read more…]

Help CHRS Fund “KSAN Jive 95: The Movie”

28 October 2015 BARHOF 1

Our CHRS Radio Dog Production, “KSAN Jive 95: The Movie,” continues in production. But making a feature length documentary is costly. We are seeking to raise $150,000. The KSAN Jive 95 story is important for CHRS to tell and immortalize in film. KSAN during the period from 1968-1980 was pivotal in the [Read more…]

ET Project

25 August 2014 BARHOF 0

Our museum houses several hundred electrical transcriptions (also called “transcription discs”) of radio programs, now being encoded for our website for visitors to enjoy. The audio transcription disc collection of The California Historical Radio Society is being made available in encoded format. These 16″ discs represent audio history [Read more…]

From KPEN to KOFY: James Gabbert’s Scrapbook

20 August 2014 BARHOF 0

James Gabbert, a member of the BARHOF Class of 2006 and a true Bay Area radio icon, has shared an extensive collection of newspaper articles, correspondence and advertising chronicling his extensive career in Bay Area Broadcasting. James Jeffrey Gabbert was born in Chico, Calif., in 1936. The son [Read more…]