Frequently Asked Questions

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General Questions

You can call our main office number at (510) 642-1111 during normal weekday business hours or you can send us e-mail. For specific staff office hours and / or e-mail addresses, check out our Contact page.

If you're a local artist, you may request to be featured on our local showcase, KALX Live! on Saturday nights. Please contact kalxlive@kalx.berkeley.edu for requests.  If you are a touring artist, please contact our Music Interview Coordinator at kalxinterviews@gmail.com.

Berkeley's community and student radio station, licensed to the University of California at Berkeley, and proudly broadcasting at 90.7 FM in stereo with over 500 Watts of power.
As a non-profit, non-commercial radio station, KALX always appreciates sponsorships. As a thank you, we will announce your business on the air at designated times. For more information on underwriting opportunitites, please contact the Operations Coordinator at 510-642-1111 during business hours, Monday-Friday from 10a-5p.

Our terrestrial broadcast range covers most of the San Francisco Bay Area, from as far south as Fremont and Redwood City, to San Rafael and Petaluma in the north, and Oakland, Berkeley, and parts of San Francisco (damn, those hills) in-between.

You can also listen to KALX via live streaming over the web, or you can take your favorite campus radio station with you via our iPhone app. The app lets you listen to live streaming and view up-to-date playlists.

Our Services

Email the pertinent information to campus@kalx.berkeley.edu, 2-3 weeks in advance, and we'll try and get it on the air (everyday at 1:15 PM and 8:15 PM)

There are few ways you can submit your requests!

In order for us to consider your submission, you must give us at least four weeks advance notice.

At a minimum we will need the following info:

1) Name of organization

2) Contact name and contact information (one we can release to the public - office number, website, etc.)

3) Information for the PSA (2-3 sentences about your organization, including types of services and the best way for KALX listeners to get involved or use your service.)

Note that PSA's are for 501(c)3 organizations only!

The KALX Entertainment Calendar is a list read daily on the air of live music events and films going on in both the East Bay and San Francisco.

To submit an upcoming event, please contact us AT LEAST THREE WEEKS in advance by sending an email to kalxentcal@gmail.com.

If your event is happening at any of our regularly listed venues, it is highly likely that it will appear. Here are venues we regularly stay in touch with:

  • East Bay Venues
    • 1-2-3-4 Go! Records
    • 924 Gilman
    • Ashkenaz
    • California Jazz Conservatory
    • Eli's Mile High Club
    • Fox Theater
    • Freight & Salvage
    • Golden Bull
    • Ivy Room
    • La Pena
    • The New Parish
    • The Night Light
    • Oakland Metro Operahouse
    • Octopus Literary Salon
    • Starline Social Club
    • Starry Plough
    • Stork Club
    • UC Theatre
    • Uptown Nightclub
    • Yoshi's
  • San Francisco Venues
    • 1015 Folsom
    • Amnesia
    • Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
    • Bimbo's 365
    • Boom Boom Room
    • Bottom of the Hill
    • Brick & Mortar Music Hall
    • Center For New Music
    • The Chapel
    • DNA Lounge
    • El Rio
    • The Fillmore
    • Great American Music Hall
    • Hemlock Tavern
    • Hotel Utah
    • The Independent
    • Knockout
    • Make-Out Room
    • Mezzanine
    • Milk Bar
    • Neck of the Woods
    • Regency Ballroom
    • Rickshaw Stop
    • Slim's
    • Swedish American Hall
    • Thee Parkside
    • The Warfield

Programming

Walk (don't run) to your nearest telephone and call the DJ at (510) 642-5259 and ask them. The DJs are very friendly and would love to hear from you, and they don't usually bite.

Also, we post playlists of songs we've broadcast recently. You'll find these under Playlists in the Programming menu. You can also look up playlists by DJ.

Some DJs can be reached by email as well. You'll find these under Our DJs in the Programming menu.

Sending Music

Send that beautifully crafted musical piece of art and pathos to:

The Next Big Thing
University of California, Berkeley
KALX
26 Barrows Hall # 5650
Berkeley, CA 94720-5650

Send your LPs, CDs, and 7"s to:

Music Director
University of California, Berkeley
KALX
26 Barrows Hall # 5650
Berkeley, CA 94720-5650

However, DO NOT email MP3 or other attachments to our wonderful Music Directors. Their email account has a very limited disk quota.

Please DO NOT send CD singles.

Thanks!