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KALX Evening News

KALX is proud to offer daily news coverage, from local issues to national and international news. Our newscasts also include sports, business, weather and traffic reports.

    * Mornings at 8:00 am 

    * Weeknights at 5:30 pm

Got an idea for a news piece? Contact us at 510-642-0993.

45 RPM

The Soundtrack to your life story, with a twist ending. From new wave to post-apocalypse, from garage punk to garage sale.

Next on air:
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm


Keeping it under eight tracks.


Queen of the Cowbell.

Next on air:
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Amazing Grace

All Sounds are created equal....but some are more amazingly so than others. Let Grace present all the best from here, there, and everywhere for all of you, all of the time.


Heavy metal, e-z listening, horror, disco, hardcore, jazz, harsh noise, pop, folk, new wave, industrial, etc.

Arts In Review

Covers the local arts community with interviews of actors, directors, and other performance artists; writers and visual artists; and others. Emphasis on the Bay Area's alternative, underexposed arts scene. Produced by Greg Scharpen and cohosted by Stefanie Kalem and Lisa Monhoff. Every Thursday from noon to 12:30 pm.

Next on air:
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

At War With Heaven

Head banging metal mayhem. Every other Thursday night / Friday morning from midnight to 1 am.

Next on air:
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00am to 1:00am


Next on air:
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 6:00am to 9:00am


KALX storytelling show, B-Side radio, airs episodes the first Monday of the month at 12 pm.

Bear Talk

The only call-in talk show devoted exclusively to Cal sports. During the show, call 510-642-0993. Every Wednesday during the school year from 9 pm to 9:30 pm.


Eclectic dishes of musical diversity served up on vinyl dishes with digital Cdware

Next on air:
Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Cal Football Game

Live play-by-play of all Cal Men's football games, both home and away.


Scandinavian folk classical ghost stories and cod surrealism. All Current music.

Cuppa Joe

Caffeine in hand. Accidental and adventurous. Unstaid and unsettled. Experimental and empirical. Occasionally flustered but always passin' muster. Dammit Jim, I'm a simple country DJ, not a miracle worker! Get your radio-fu here!

Deep Mission

Good morning Mr. Phelps. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to listen. From the deepest darkest heart of the mission come the throbbing beats of something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. All for you.

Next on air:
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Discourse on the 8th & 9th

Modern, avant-garde, esoteric and rare classical. Every other Monday night / Tuesday morning from midnight to 1 am.

Next on air:
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 12:00am to 1:00am

DJ Aahh

Tidbits - this and that, a little somethin' somethin'. Do that thing. U knowww.

Dumpster Baby

Next on air:
Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 6:00am to 9:00am


sickly heavy heart rock, lifted sugar eye pop, pins me to the ground wave, and mirror me your memories twee.

Film Close-Ups

Film Close-ups features a small group of film enthusiasts talking at sometimes disarming length about independent, foreign or mainstream films, local festivals and film-related events. In-depth interviews and unabashed reviews, all without commercials. Produced by Sonia Mistry. Hosted by Greg Scharpen, Sonia Mistry, and Chandler Bennett. Every Saturday from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Next on air:
Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Frying Flish

Next on air:
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 6:00am to 9:00am


A chili recipe of Dead Can Dance, Skinny Puppy, and Miles Davis with a dash of Middle Eastern spices.

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Helen Earth

Next on air:
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Information Overload

Difficult, experimental, avant-garde, industrial, noise, and adventurous music. Every Wednesday night / Thursday morning from midnight to 1 am.

Next on air:
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 12:00am to 1:00am

Jesse Luscious

What you hear is only most of what you get; requests, mostly of the rockin' kind, are incredibly welcome. It's opinion scattered among caffeinated punk, hip-hop, ska, country, rap, rockabilly and practically anything else thrown at the listeners like so much rotten, yet strange, fruit. Run-on sentences are a way of life!

KALX Live!

Live in the KALX studio, local musicians of varied styles perform at the beginning of the show (9 pm to approximately 10:30 pm). Then at around 10:30 pm there will be a live broadcast from a local club and/or rerun of a previously taped live performance from a local venue.

Next on air:
Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 9:00pm to 11:59pm

Kendra K

What Heino making love to a manatee would sound like, only better.  Unless she actually plays Heino in which case it sounds worse than a manatee making love to Heino.

Lady Shiv

Next on air:
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 6:00am to 9:00am

Lou Guru

Always some classical, a lot of punk, a mixture of anything else weird or funny or mood-of-the-day, plus a lot of very inane commentary. Usually there's something French too.

Majority Whip

"Radio has helped to make people fixated on one particular kind of a sound and one particular kind of a style. And, a lot of people today, since music education is virtually nonexistent in public schools, they don't even know what they've been missing in terms of music from other cultures, music from America from other periods, (and) different styles. You may not like it all, but if you don't even know that it exists, how are you going to make up your mind?" - Frank Zappa


Twang twang twang, bleep bleep bloop, ob la di, deedly boodly, raaaraaar, doo bee doo, scitchy scratch, bow chicka bow bow, bounce bounce bounce, la dee dah.


Method To The Madness

Celebrating the innovative spirit of the Bay Area - we explore the people behind the ideas, the problems they are trying to solve, and what makes them tick. Hosted by producers Ali Nazar and Lisa Kiefer.

For podcasts of this show:

Next on air:
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Midnight Express

One hour of whatever the DJ wants to play. Hear their passion. Every Tuesday night / Wednesday morning from midnight to 1 am.

Next on air:
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:00am to 1:00am

North Gate Radio

News mazazine produced by students of the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Past episodes can be found HERE.

Penny Royal

Aborting boredom in the Bay Area and beyond, Penny Royal is keeping things loud and weird on the KALX airwaves. From avant-noise, free jazz, to punk rock, there's a little something for everyone when Penny Royal takes over. Tune in and turn on.

Next on air:
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 9:00pm to 11:59pm


Next on air:
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Radio Dunya

KALX's world music show, which dedicates each episode to a particular chapter in a country's musical history, every other Monday night / Tuesday morning from midnight to 1am.

Next on air:
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 12:00am to 1:00am

Round Midnight

All that Jazz...for one hour! Every Friday night / Saturday morning from midnight to 1 am.

Next on air:
Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 12:00am to 1:00am

Scratchy Vinyl

Presented in low-quality stereophonic sound, the Scratchy Vinyl show is the program on KALX where the music will go in one ear and out the other

Sex 14s

Wandering the foggy moors of dreamland with only a Victrola to light the way. Where songs about Jesus and Satan intermix with ditties about cheeses and seitan. Tipping sacred cows as we stumble towards a kind of Valhalla where Ish Kabibble shares a table with Subbulakshmi.


Music you can -- and cannot -- dance to. Jungle, techno, house, and other electronic music with beats (or not). Every other Sunday night / Monday morning from midnight to 1 am.

Next on air:
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 12:00am to 1:00am


popcore. dronewave. robot ragas. emotronica. vegetable punk. grime'n'bass. hindi-indie. smooth metal.

Soapbox Derby

Call in political talk show. Every Thursday from 9 pm to 9:30 pm.

Studio line: (510) 642-0993

Next on air:
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 9:00pm to 9:30pm


Spectrum is on INDEFINITE HIATUS until further notice, but podcasts of previous episodes are still available at

Spectrum is a thirty minute Science and Technology show. Spectrum explores scientific research and technology development through interviews with leading practitioners at UC Berkeley and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.



Next on air:
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm


Regular DJ to be announced

The Breeze

Next on air:
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

The Genderwave

Next on air:
Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 9:00pm to 11:59pm

The Graduates

The Graduates is the talk show where we interview UC Berkeley graduates students about their work here on campus. Hosted by graduate students Ashley Smiley, Andrew Saintsing, and others. The Graduates airs every other Tuesday from 9am-9:30am.

For podcasts of this show:


The Muse

When imagination blooms on the bowers of the Gods, the Muse provides the fruits--a la carte or full service. All genres considered (except Muzak).

The Next Big Thing

Showcase for demo and pre-released music. Features CD-Rs and cassette formats... no vinyl, no mass-produced CDs. Hosted by Marshall Stax. Every Monday night from 6 pm to 7 pm.

The Substitute

Next on air:
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Tiger Lily

A manic, sleep-deprived stew of '70s punk, glam, rockabilly, '50s rocknroll, doowop, '60s girl groups, pub rock, garage, punkrocknroll, and whatever else provokes riots on your own personal dance floor.

Transister Sistor

Glam-a-Rama Metallic Banana - Music for the Mosh Pits, Hootenanny's and Disco Ballrooms of life. Viva Eclectica!

Tumble Weed

Got'em, if you smoke'm. Pioneering the aural trail with the odd, indie and international to live layering bionic meltdowns. Spreading seeds of sound, far and near - everything you've never heard (or not heard quite like this)! Take the time to smell the weeds . . .

Velvet Einstein

From punk to classical, from Paris to Hong Kong, from noise to polyphony, from the islands of Cape Verde to the island of Alameda, all without leaving the comfort of your frequency.

Why Baby Why?

A comprehensive showcase of roots, country folk, bluegrass, and acoustic blues. New music and new reissues. Every other Thursday night / Friday morning from midnight to 1 am.

Next on air:
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 12:00am to 1:00am

Women Hold Up Half The Sky

Talk radio and music by and about women. Featuring weekly interviews with women involved in politics, health policy, gender issues, and technology, a women's events calendar, and analysis of world, national, and local news. Every Saturday from 11 am to noon.

Next on air:
Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Yo! KALX Raps

Underground hip-hop at its finest. Every other Sunday night / Monday morning from midnight to 1 am.

Next on air:
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 12:00am to 1:00am