CHRS – Radio Day by the Bay – This Saturday – 7/22

Radio Day By The Bay 2023 – LIVE! In Alameda…Just the facts:

  • Celebrate the restoration of 2152 Central Ave.
  • Event to be Live streamed on YouTube (Stand by for URL)


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AUCTION NOTES: Some may have noticed that our traditional CHRS auction is changing. For years we would offer gear in almost any condition with lots of projects offered. But things are evolving. Our audience is changing. We have our collectors… not as many… and now we get more of the general public who want a beautiful working set for their homes. So we have have embraced the idea of offering only top quality radios in the auction. We have many desirable collectors sets and many sets with more general appeal. But every one of them has been evaluated, electrically and some cosmetically restored and some have been equipped with an aux input. All have been safety tested. So if there is any question about our start prices, remember much time, effort and materials went into the preparation of these radios and our prices reflect those facts. These are all ready to display, plug & play. Thanks to our fine auction crew, Kent Leech, (data entry & lists) & Walt Hayden, (photography). And a huge thank you to the crew who restored these sets.

 REMOTE BIDDING DETAILS: If you want to bid on items in our auction, but can’t be at Radio Central July 23rd, you can CLICK HERE FOR THE ON-LINE BIDDING FORM. Read the simple instructions and fill out all required fields. Be sure to include the Lot Numbers and the highest amount you are willing to bid for that lot. During the live auction, a proxy bidder will bid for you up to your maximum. You will be notified as to the results of your bids. If you are the winning bidder, you must pay by PayPal within 24 hours after the close of auction. If payment is not received within 24 hours, the sale is void. All items to be picked up at CHRS Radio Central in Alameda unless other arrangements are made for shipping at bidder’s expense.  THE FIRM CUT OFF TIME FOR  REGISTERING REMOTE BIDS IS 6PM JULY 21st

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The BIG Show Features:

Our Host:
Screen Shot 2023 05 23 At 11.45.31 AmTerry McGovern, BARHOF Class of 2008

Our Auctioneers:
Screen Shot 2023 05 21 At 1.50.59 PmDan Ashley, KGO-TV

Screen Shot 2023 05 21 At 1.53.33 PmRosie Lee Allen, BARHOF Class of 2008Screen Shot 2023 06 11 At 4.11.16 PmGreg Jarrett, BARHOF Class of 2020

2023 BARHOF Class Announced By:Screen Shot 2023 05 21 At 1.57.12 PmBen Fong Torres, BARHOF Class 0f 2010

Screen Shot 2023 05 23 At 11.36.26 AmLissa Kreisler, BARHOF Class of 2015

“A Date With Baby” Live Radio Play Director:Screen Shot 2023 05 21 At 1.59.47 PmPeter Finch, BARHOF Class of 2014

Tony Daysog1Alameda Vice – Mayor Tony Daysog

Radio Day Events:

Live Music:Screen Shot 2023 05 21 At 6.42.18 PmDon Neely’s  Royal Society Jazz Orchestra Img 0677

 Antique Radio Auction Screen Shot 2022 07 24 At 11.34.34 Am

For your pleasure we present at auction, a selection of lovingly restored antique radios. These radios have been given a second life and are ready to grace your home or radio collection with a fine, working antique. Some radios are equipped with the ability to play music from your phone or music player. Many were saved from the landfill.

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Well, you never know the way things will go. Our radio play is now… without change, will be from Campana’s ‘First Nighter’ series. It’s called, “A Date With Baby.” It’s a hoot. Presented in 1947 and glimpses into family life in simpler times. See what the wrong address can do. And don’t forget ‘The Magic Touch’. Our Radio Dog Theater is staffed by lots of your radio favorites. Don’t miss it. 

Surplus Electronics Sale 

Img 2153 Scaled E1688701196178It’s time to bring out the hundreds of electronic items we have rescued from the landfill. Who knows what will strike your fancy in this sea of surplus. But bring your truck and load it up. This helps everyone. Above is this year’s surplus. CLICK HERE FOR MORE  PHOTOS.

BARHOF Class Of 2023 Announced Barhof Logo Master

Friends of CHRS, Ben Fong-Torres and Lissa Kreisler, with the help of Len Shapiro, will announce the 2023 Class of the Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame. Will your favorites be voted in? Come to Radio Day to find out.  

2023 Volunteer Of The Year Named  Screen Shot 2022 07 24 At 11.32.48 Am

Each year we recognize a CHRS volunteer who exemplifies the true volunteer spirit. This person tirelessly gives of themselves for the betterment of CHRS. Pictured above is Keith Scott, 2022’s recipient.

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 Did you know that Alameda played an important part in Bay Area radio history? Charles D. ‘Doc’ Herrold Award recipient Bob Rydzewski Presents “Early Wireless in Alameda” 

Discover Amateur Radio With W6CF Img 0223

What’s Ham radio? Find out from our expert CHRS Amateur Radio operators. Discover the importance of Ham radio throughout our radio and communications history. Learn how W6CF will help Alameda durning emergency situations.

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CHRS Radio Central is unique. It is the only vintage communications and radio museum in the West. Be sure to get a tour. There are artifacts that fill this museum… that you have never seen before. We celebrate at least 100 years of wireless at CHRS. Be careful… you could become hooked on ancient technology and Radio History!



Darryl Compton

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