KSPB has added Planetary Radio to its weekly line up. It’s the only long form public radio program devoted to the final frontier. Along with top-flight production quality, every episode relies on the deep expertise of the Planetary Society, founded by Carl Sagan, Lou Friedman and Bruce Murray, and now run by CEO Bill Nye the Science Guy! Bill has a weekly segment on the show. Each week, Planetary Radio’s Mat Kaplan visits with a scientist, engineer, project manager, astronaut, advocate, or writer who provides a unique and exciting perspective on the exploration of our solar system and beyond. It also showcases regular features that raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. It airs Thursdays at 4pm.
Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969, and astronauts landed on the moon on July 20. For this 50th anniversary KSPB is airing a series of space-related specials. Read more about them here.
KSPB will be off the air at 91.9 FM on Tuesday, June 4, starting around 8:30 a.m. while the electrical service at our transmitter site is upgraded. We anticipate the work taking only a few hours. In the meantime, you can listen to programming here on the website by clicking the Listen Live link.
As part of Stevenson School’s Reunion Weekend, KSPB welcomes some alumni DJs back to the airwaves! Half-hour long alumni shows will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019.
The public affairs program Climate One, which normally airs on Saturday at 10:00 a.m., will run at 9:00 a.m. A Way with Words will run at 7:00 a.m. Big Picture Science will run at 8:00 a.m. The encore airings on Sunday, June 2 will run at their usual times.
Most KSPB-originated programs will be on hiatus from April 18–22 during Stevenson’s spring long weekend.
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.
Most KSPB-originated programs will be on hiatus from February 23 through March 10 during the break between Stevenson’s winter and spring trimesters.
Another storm system, another power outage. KSPB is experiencing intermittent outages due to downed trees affecting utility lines.
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.
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.