Tina Pamintuan | KALW

Tina Pamintuan

General Manager

Tina Pamintuan got her start in radio as a college DJ working the early morning shift, and came to journalism through an internship at National Public Radio (NPR). Over the next six years, she continued to work at NPR in editorial and production positions for Morning Edition’s Radio Expeditions and NPR’s cultural desk. In that time, she founded Xtreme Youth Zone Media, a training program for Washington, DC, teenagers. She also served as Editor at Open City Magazine, a publication covering Asian American immigrant neighborhoods in New York City.


Before coming to KALW in 2018, Tina Pamintuan created and founded the Audio Journalism program at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism , where she worked for 12 years.

Ways to Connect

Twelve candidates take the stage for October's Democratic primary debate, which begins at 5 p.m P.T.

KALW will air the debate live and NPR reporters are posting context and analysis in real time.


Programming Changes

Sep 26, 2019

Can you feel fall in the air? We can! Please join us as we welcome new shows and bid adieu to old favorites.

KALW is poised for amazing growth and we're looking for just the right professional to fit with KALW’s open and kind culture. AND — help take us to new heights through new revenue streams, including a a robust and carefully planned underwriting program and deep work in the areas of major gifts and planned giving. This person would work with KALW's general manager and membership manager. We’ll also provide training to the successful candidate. 

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September's Democratic presidential debate has been narrowed to one night only, as more candidates have called it quits altogether.

Ten candidates are on stage for three-hour event hosted by ABC News and Univision, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. It's the third debate of the campaign and the first time that former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are all together.

President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron are holding a press conference from the G-7 summit of world economic leaders in France. He had meetings with multiple heads of state over the weekend. The summit comes ahead of a looming recession and amid an ongoing trade war with China.

Wednesday, July 24, 5:30 a.m.

Former special counsel Robert Mueller is appearing in two separate hearings before the House judiciary and intelligence committees. Though Mueller has said his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election is his testimony, lawmakers have insisted that he testify in person. Watch the proceedings live.

KALW is a proud media sponsor for Be Besharam: A Weekend of Women living their best lives, hosted by Chef Heena Patel, owner of Besharam at the Minnesota Street Project in the Dogpatch, and artist Maria Qamar known as Hatecopy. The weekend kicks off with a free event on Thursday, July 11.

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Every Saturday at 1 p.m., KALW Presents...airs an eclectic mix of historical, seasonal, and timely specials with voices you might not hear anywhere else in the Bay Area.

June 8: Nancy: A Different Kind of Coming Out 

Courtesy of the Weill-Lenya Research Center, Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, New York.

 UPDATE: If you missed our recent broadcasts, you can listen on the ConcertZender website here: Part 1 and Part 2. Enjoy!   Broadcast times:  Part one, Saturday, May 25, 1 p.m. 

Part two, Saturday, June 1, 1 p.m.


Dear Listeners,

KALW is proud to bring *new* shows to the Bay Area this spring! 

Saturday March 9th at 1 p.m.

Here's a link to the audio in case you missed it! 

Beat Latino explores the past, present, and future of Latinx music, curating an hour-long selection of songs in celebration of International Women's Day. 

Tune in Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m. for a BBC special celebrating the musicianship and songs of Van Morrison.

With a music career spanning over 50 years and now on his 40th studio album - The Prophet Speaks - Van Morrison is as prolific as ever.  

From his days in the Belfast band Them, to his classic solo albums Astral Weeks and Moondance, Van Morrison has consistently pushed boundaries and broken new ground.


He joins Cerys Matthews to talk about his inspirations, influential career and future plans in music.

Advance tickets are sold out. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door.

Iconic feminist leader Gloria Steinem will speak at the Castro Theater in San Francisco on Thursday, February 21. In collaboration with the Bay Area Book Festival Women Lit series, Lauren Schiller, host of KALW’s Inflection Point, interviews Steinem along with activist and artist Favianna Rodriguez.

We're airing a special lineup of documentaries as we close out 2018 and transition into the new year. It's just a taste of what's to come in 2019 as we invest more airtime and support for independent radio makers and podcasters in the Bay Area and beyond.

Thanks to YOU, our listeners and supporters, we met our first-ever year-end match TWO DAYS EARLY! We are grateful to our anonymous donor, Donna A., for making the end of 2018 a little sweeter, and the beginning of 2019 a whole lot brighter.  Of course, we ALWAYS welcome late comers and stragglers...To help kick off our 2019 fundraising, or top off a recent donation, click here!

Celebrate the season with KALW! Our regularly scheduled programming resumes in the new year.

Saturday, December 8, 1-2 p.m.

Winding Up For Chanukah: Tune in to the next "Sounds Jewish" for the Chanukah playlist you know you need

Sunday, December 9, 6-7 p.m.

Hanukkah Lights 2018: Family, community, faith and strength. For 28 years, NPR's Hanukkah Lights has celebrated the Festival of Lights with seasonal stories of magic and meaning.

Monday, December 10, 9-10 p.m.