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Historic radio day is Saturday in Berkeley

Join the California Historical Radio Society at the KRE radio building on Saturday (July 17) for a day of fun, music, food and entertainment under the radio tower on Ashby Avenue (at I-80) in Berkeley.

The event includes a live radio play, “The Romance of Helen Trent,” performed by The Broadcast Legends. There will also be music by Frankye Kelly and The Radio Daze Band and an auction of vintage radios, phonographs, test equipment and amateur gear.

Carter B. Smith (formerly of KSFO, KNBR, KABL) will host the annual fundraiser for the historical radio society.

Tour the refurbished KRE Radio building, which has been converted into a world-class museum. For more information, go to www.californiahistoricalradio.com/KRELive2010.html. The gate opens at 9 a.m., and the events take place from 10 to 2 p.m. Cost: $5 donation.

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