KALX 90.7 FM is proud to announce its 60th anniversary celebration!
It all started back in 1962 when KALX, originally Radio KAL, began broadcasts out of a simple cigar box heard only on the UC Berkeley campus. Fifty years later, KALX is a well-respected radio station heard over the air at 90.7FM in the SF Bay Area and on the web at kalx.berkeley.edu.
Renowned for its eclectic and adventurous programming, KALX was recently voted Best Radio Station by the East Bay Express in 2011, 2013 and 2018 . Few stations in the nation can boast that members of Green Day crashed on their couches, Frank Black strummed Beach Boys songs in their studios, or John Lennon chatted with their news crew about the riots in People’s Park. For a more in-depth look at KALX's journey, check out the Full and Unabridged History.
Please stay tuned for 60th Anniversary news, events, and special programming updates.
Below is an archive our special program events from celebrating our 50th Anniversary in 2012.
In the fall of 2012, KALX put on a series of commemorative events celebrating its first 50 years!
Friday, September 7 - Friday, September 28, 2012
The 50th anniversary celebration kicked off with an exhibit at Oakland's Rock Paper Scissors Collective showcasing 50 years of select KALX artifacts and ephemera.
Three-Part Concert Series
KALX also curated a music series this fall at L@TE: Friday Nights at BAM/PFA, which featured three unique Bay Area bands that reflected the diverse sounds of the station.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The Dodos Acclaimed indie rock duo influenced by bluegrass, metal, and gamelan recently released their 4th nationally praised album.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Shotgun Wedding Quintet A four-piece ensemble of multi instrumentalists blending hip hop and jazz to make a big funky sound.
The festivities continued onto the airwaves!
Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 28
KALX’s Annual On-Air Fundraiser In honor of its 50th anniversary, KALX featured special historical programming leading up to the fundraiser, along with its regular award-winning shows, and offered special thank you items to donors. The yearly Fall Fundraiser remains a critical part of the station’s livelihood.