Informational Programs

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.

Art Crush

Jozefien Buydens and Svea Vikander host KALX's newest public affairs show, a bi-weekly exploration of artists' lives and workspaces. Each episode, they take you onsite to meet a Bay Area artist whose choices, workspace, and unique challenges make them a fascinating, crush-worthy subject. 

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 Jozefien Buydens, Stefanie Kalem, and Svea Vikander. Every Thursday from noon to 12:30 pm.

Next on air:
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm


Vintage KALX storytelling show, B-Side radio, is back after more than a decade. Episodes air the second Monday of the month at 12 pm.

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, September 21, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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.  If you would like to contact the show, please feel free to email: //


Next on air:
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

North Gate Radio

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

Past episodes can be found HERE.

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, September 19, 2019 - 9:00pm to 9:30pm


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

Spectrum is a thirty minute Science and Technology show airing at noon on alternating Fridays. Spectrum explores scientific research and technology development through interviews with leading practitioners at UC Berkeley and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. A calendar of local events and noteworthy news items are presented as part of each show. 

Listen to podcasts here.

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.


Next on air:
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 9:00am to 9:30am

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, September 21, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm