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Broadcasters hope to save KRE building

KRE Building

This year’s “Radio Day by the Bay” event, Saturday (July 21) at the art deco-style KRE Radio Building in Berkeley, is taking on special importance.

The California Historical Radio Society, which cleaned up the building and turned it into a home for the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame, is trying to raise $750,000 to purchase the building before a court-imposed deadline.

The site’s owner, Inner City Broadcasting, is in bankruptcy proceedings, and the society has to buy it now or lose the property. For more information, go to www.californiahistoricalradio.com.

Meanwhile, Radio Day is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The MC will be KCBS’s Stan Bunger. A “Fibber McGee & Molly” broadcast will be recreated by the Broadcast Legends, and there will be a live band. KRE is located at Ashby Avenue and Shellmound Street, near the Interstate 80-Ashby exit.

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