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Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame

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barhof_logo_140pxIt’s time to voice your choice for 2018 Sherwood Awards! We’re looking for the people’s choice for induction into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018, along with honoring your favorite current personalities.

2018 Sherwood Award Ballot

Video: Ben Fong-Torres, author of many important books on music history, and writer of the Chronicle’s Radio Waves column. Ben is a member of the Bay Area Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010.

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Preserving and Honoring Radio Broadcasting in the San Francisco Bay Area

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The Bay Area Radio Museum

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The Bay Area Radio Museum (BARM) presents archival broadcasts, historical documents, photos, music surveys and biographies that tell the stories of Bay Area Radio.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

Introducing the 2018 “Legendary Station of the Year,”

Oakland’s KDIA Lucky 13


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Don Sherwood (Photo)
Don Sherwood in the KSFO Studio, circa 1960. (Tom Houghton photo)

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 this year’s Radio Day By The Bay event in Alameda on July 21, along with inductees in other categories, including Announcer, News, Management, Sports, Pioneer, and Specialty, which will be voted on by current members of the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame.

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  1. Is it possible you have an audio clip of this 1960s commercial jingle I grew up hearing on KSFO?

    “Bob Ostro, the maelstro of delicatessen
    land! His deli meats and other treats are
    always in demand! Bob Ostro the
    maestro of delicatessen land -A
    valuable lesson in delicatessen is ‘Buy
    Bob Ostro brand!”

    I could sing it for you! (In my sleep!)

    Marc L.
    Former contributor, happy to donate again!

    • “A valuable lesson in delicatessen is buy Bob Ostrow brand!”

      Haven’t heard that one in AGES, Marc! We’ll do some digging…