KRE Transmitter Building
As It Looks Today

 KRE Building in 1999 Building under renovation by CHRS repainted studio building

The photo on the left was how the KRE Building appeared in November, 1999, as viewed from the Ashby Avenue freeway overpass. The building was unoccupied except for the AM transmitters. The cyclone fences had not stopped the graffiti artists from leaving their mark on this once proud building.

In 2003, an agreement was reached between Inner City Broadcasting, owners of the building, and the California Historical Radio Society (CHRS). The CHRS  occupied and restored the building, which it now maintains as its headquarters and radio museum. The second photo was taken in April, 2004, and shows CHRS members repainting the building. The third photo was taken in 2006 and shows the finished paint job. The KRE building is once more a proud icon of radio broadcasting in the Bay Area.

In 2014, the CHRS was obliged to move out of the KRE building because of a change of ownership of the station.  The CHRS now operates from its own building, "Radio Central", in Alameda.

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John F. Schneider & Associates, LLC