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KSPB adds “A Way with Words” to its weekend schedule

Tune in to KSPB on Saturdays at 12 noon for “A Way with Words,” a weekly, hour-long, national, caller-based program about language. An encore airs Sundays at 6pm.

Author Martha Barnette and lexicographer Grant Barrett take calls about slang, grammar, linguistic heirlooms, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. Funny, informative, and fast-paced, each hour-long episode includes a word puzzle and slang quiz. Read more about the show here.

Ask your language questions: (877) 929-9673 or by email.

Live broadcast of Calif. State of the State address (Feb. 12)

KSPB will carry California Governor Gavin Newsom’s first State of the State address live on Tuesday, February 12, starting at 11am.  KQED and Capital Public Radio are providing live coverage of the speech. KQED’s Scott Shafer will host the broadcast, which will feature analysis from Capital Public Radio’s Ben Adler, and KQED’s Marisa Lagos and Katie Orr.

Power Outage Feb. 2

One of the “features” of being located in an urban forest is that significant rain and wind can take down branches or entire trees and, with them, nearby utility lines. We are having another one of those days so KSPB may experience occasional outages in our broadcast signal and livestream.

Audio dropouts on Jan. 29

KSPB is experiencing audio dropouts in our studio to transmitter link this morning. The dropouts affect the over-the-air signal on 91.9 FM, not the livestream here on kspb.org. We are working on the problem and apologize for the inconvenience.

Descriptions of program episodes

You can find descriptions of upcoming and past episodes of our public affairs programs by clicking on the show’s name in the sidebar to the right or in any of the schedule lists. Look for the Playlists heading on the show’s page. We post episode descriptions for Climate One, Big Picture Science, New Letters on the Air, and With Good Reason.

Power Outage Jan. 17

Power outages affecting Pebble Beach continued into January 17. We were able to restore power to our satellite receiver via a generator around 11am local time. (The satellite is how we receive the BBC World Service.) Utility power to the transmitter was restored at 1pm.

Power Outage Jan. 16

Rain and high winds have disrupted power in sections of Pebble Beach, including the locations of our transmitter and satellite dish. Our studio is on generator power so our live stream on this site continues while the transmitter is off the air. Unfortunately, due to the length of the power outage, the battery backup for our satellite dish ran out so we are unable to receive the BBC World Service. In its place we are streaming encores of Climate One, Big Picture Science, With Good Reason, and other programs, as well as music.