A reminder: Tomorrow (Saturday, July 21) the California Historical Radio Society will hold an open house from 10 to 2 at the newly restored KRE building at I-80 and Ashby Avenue in Berkeley. Admission is $5. The open house will include tours, live music and performances by the Bay Area’s own Broadcast Legends. Pat Craig of the Contra Costa Times wrote this story about the event with the headline “Welcome to radio heaven.” Craig notes:
- Perhaps the most famous occupant of the studio was the legendary disk jockey Wolfman Jack, who was sitting at the announcer’s desk in 1972 for the filming of “American Graffiti.” The scene was shot in the studio, and much of the equipment seen in the movie remains in the booth.
In the photo above is California Historical Radio Society President Steve Kushman during a tour of the KRE building. (Photo credit: Kristopher Skinner, Contra Costa Times. See series.) Here’s a link with a shot of the exterior of the building before restoration.