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California Public Radio Day is August 27!


UPDATE: Thank you for making the first-ever California Public Radio Day a success! We received 34 donations--from new members--and our stalwart supporters. We are stronger as a system knowing you are there for us!  

For the first time in California’s history, public radio stations up and down the state are uniting for one special day of support on August 27, 2020 for the inaugural California Public Radio Day. The one-day fundraising initiative will serve to build awareness of the vital public service offered by these nonprofits and encourage listeners from Mendocino to San Diego to support their local stations. 


In a joint statement, the participating organizations said: “For millions of listeners, California's network of public radio stations is a daily source for fact-based news and information; a means of discovering their next favorite artist; a consistent melody of voices and music to underscore daily activities; and most importantly, a community they can trust. Public radio is not beholden to stockholders or corporate interests; it is accountable to the people. But without the support of our listeners, we could be at great risk. We hope Californians will join together with us to help boost this critical service and share their love for public radio.” 


At KALW, we have doubled our efforts to bring you the news and entertainment you love, even as the pandemic has stretched our resources very thin. We are proud to participate in this day of celebration for the kind of media we believe is critical for a healthy, community-oriented, and humane society. Please join us online with a tweet or post about your love for KALW -- and send us a donation, which will keep us going strong this year, and into 2021! We would LOVE to see your sustaining membership, which allows us to plan our budget more efficiently and with greater confidence. Knowing you are there for us makes all the difference in the world.


Participating public radio stations across California include: KPCC-FM (Pasadena), KALW-FM (San Francisco), KQED-FM (San Francisco), KCRW-FM (Santa Monica); KPBS-FM (San Diego), KAZU-FM (Monterey Bay), KZYX-FM (Philo / Mendocino), KRCB-FM (Santa Rosa), KCBX-FM (San Luis Obispo), KVPR-FM (Fresno), KCLU-FM (Thousand Oaks), 88.5 FM (Northridge), KPFK-FM (Pacifica), and KKJZ-FM (Long Beach), as well as dozens of repeater signals. 


Follow the campaign state-wide on social media with the hashtags #IlovePublicMedia and #CaliforniaPublicRadioDay.