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The Radio by the Bay

History of Bay Area radio soon to be available from Arcadia Publishing

Arcadia Publishing is set to release “Bay Area Radio,” detailing the key events and history of radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The book is another in the “Images of America” series of books covering the history of radio in a particular geographic region, like the recently released “Hartford Radio.”

Bay Area Radio highlights some of the area’s early events, including Charles “Doc” Herrold’s broadcasts from his radio school in San Jose in 1909 to a young NBC settling its West Coast headquarters in 1926.

The area played an important role during World War II, with San Francisco acting as the repository of news and bulletins from the Pacific war front, relaying them to the rest of the nation.

“Bay Area Radio” was written by noted radio historian John F. Schneider along with the California Historical Radio Society and the Bay Area Radio Museum.

“Bay Area Radio” goes on sale March 5.