The California Historical Radio Society has been restoring the KRE buiding at I-80 and Ashby Avenue in Berkeley and plans to hold an open house on Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5.

The picture here shows the building before the restoration effort began. David F. Jackson’s Bay Area Radio Blog says the building “has been lovingly restored by the volunteer members of CHRS and converted into a world-class museum of radio and television, including vintage broadcast and production studios, displays of classic radios and television sets, a research library, a working ham radio shack (W6CF), electronic theory school and repair shop, plus a museum store and archival audio transfer and restoration service.”

Jackson says the open house will include tours of the facility, live music, and performances by the Bay Area’s own Broadcast Legends, as well as an auction of rare and unusual radios to help raise funds for CHRS’ continuing effort to preserve the history of broadcasting in the region. (Photo credit: Annie Rowe, Daily Cal)

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