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KALW Program Changes for 2012


Dear KALW listeners:

After receiving feedback from more than 1,000 listeners about the proposed program changes for 2012, we now have a final schedule for the new year, which you can view here as a PDF document.

As you'll see, we've made some adjustments based on what we heard from you:  Whad'Ya Know will stay where it is on Saturday afternoons, and Your Call will continue to be rebroadcast, although at a later hour - 11pm, Monday through Thursday.

We didn't go into this process expecting consensus to emerge.  The people who value KALW are diverse and passionate, and so were the responses to the proposed changes.

However, after a month of reading survey comments, letters, and e-mails, I'm convinced that taking the time to hear from the broad range of people who depend on KALW isn't just the right thing to do - in both the short and long run, it will make the station stronger and better to listen to. 

Thank you for your engagement with Local Public Radio, and I encourage you to stay in touch as the new schedule goes into effect in January.

Matt Martin

General Manager

P.S. If you'd like to see a numerical breakdown of the responses to our on-line survey and a more detailed explanation of the final decisions, please click here.

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.