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Bay Area Radio Museum of the C.H.R.S

94710 Berkeley, CA, United States of America (USA) (California)

Address 601 Ashby Ave. at Shellmound
Floor area only roughly guessed: 1 000 m² / 10 764 ft²   Area for radios (if not the same) 1 000 m² / 10 764 ft²
Museum typ Exhibition
Radio and Kommunication in general
  • TV and image recording
  • Tubes/Valves / Semiconductors
  • Wire- & tape recording
  • Record players with pick up
  • Radios (Broadcast receivers)
  • Transmitting and Studio technique
  • Movie recording and playback

Opening times
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Status from 02/2013
We don't know the fees.

Tel.:+1-415-821-9800  eMail:david.jackson  


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Location / Directions
N37.849171° W122.296650°N37°50.95026' W122°17.79900'N37°50'57.0156" W122°17'47.9400"

Enter at the gate on Shellmound Street near I-80 at Ashby -- look for the giant radio antenna at the south end of Berkeley's Aquatic Park.

0,7 Meiles north, 15 Minuten by food, from Amtrak Station - EMY, Horton Street, Emeryville, Kalifornien, USA

Description The historic KRE Radio Studios, built in 1937 and currently operated by the California Historical Radio Society, now houses a world-class museum celebrating Bay Area broadcasting history.

In addition to housing the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame, the museum features vintage radio and broadcast equipment, and its main studio -- which has been restored to its original configuration -- was used to film Wolfman Jack's scenes in American Graffiti.

CHRS has an agreement with Inner Cities Broadcasting Corporation to occupy and restore the historic KRE radio station building located at 601 Ashby Avenue in Berkeley, CA. Originally constructed in 1937, the KRE station was one of the first facilities built specifically for broadcasting and was also the venue for the famous scenes featuring “Wolfman Jack” and Richard Dreyfuss in the 1973 George Lucas film, “American Graffiti”. We are extremely fortunate to be in this historic building. We believe that CHRS is the only vintage radio society to have an historic radio station as its home. Almost all the work on this project is being done by a dedicated group of volunteers who give countless hours to CHRS.

The KRE site has been transmitting AM radio signals for over 70 years and still operates today as KVTO, making the KRE station an important landmark in S.F. Bay Area radio history. The restoration of the station and creation of a museum and educational center gives us an environment to share our knowledge and love of radio. It allows us to create a level of appreciation and understanding for a new generation of antique radio collectors and historians. presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.