Each week, The Commonwealth Club's radio programs bring important and interesting speakers to audiences across the country. Our program is the oldest continuous radio program in the United States. You can hear the Club on more than 230 public and commercial stations throughout the country. Please bookmark this page and check back often; broadcast topics and dates may change.

Radio Stations: We would love to add you to our national network of stations. If you would like to air The Commonwealth Club radio program, please contact us.

The Club has four different radio program feeds:

  • KQED (88.5 FM in San Francisco) Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 a.m.

  • KALW (91.7 FM in San Francisco) Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

  • KLIV (1590 AM in San Jose) Mondays at 7 p.m.

  • KRCB (91 FM in Rohnert Park) Sundays at 9 p.m.


Radio Schedule for KQED 88.5 FM in San Francisco and the National Feed:

The content listed below airs on KQED Radio 88.5 FM in San Francisco as well as on more than 230 radio stations nationwide and via podcast and CD.

All Commonwealth Club broadcasts on KQED 88.5 FM air on Friday evenings at 8 p.m.

KQED Broadcast Date

Available for National Broadcast


Recording Date

Friday, March 30 Friday, April 6 Betty Reid Soskin: A Legacy of Service March 8, 2018
Friday, April 6 Friday, April 13 Dooley and Pelosi: Bridging Trump's Divide  March 1, 2018
Friday, April 13 Friday, April 20 Maria Shriver: Reflections on a Meaningful Life March 14, 2018
Friday, April 20 Friday, April 27 Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband April 9, 2018
Friday, April 27 Friday, May 4 Rick Steves: Travel as a Political Act February 17, 2018


Radio Schedule for KLIV 1590 AM in San Jose:

The content listed below airs on KLIV Radio 1590 AM in San Jose. Most of the programs we run on KLIV are produced by the Club's Silicon Valley office in San Jose.

All Commonwealth Club broadcasts on KLIV 1590 AM air on Mondays at 11 p.m.

Broadcast Date


Recording Date

Monday, March 26 Journalist Steve Coll: How America Became Ensnared in Afghanistan February 12, 2018
Monday, April 2 Ginger Lerner Wren and Dan Ashley: Stories from America's First Mental Health Court March 6, 2018
Monday, April 9 John Beyrle, Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia March 21, 2018
Monday, April 16 Arlie Hochschild: Anger and Mourning on the American Right March 5, 2018
Monday, April 23 Dr. Nadine Burke Harris: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity March 27, 2018
Monday, April 30 Maris Shriver: Reflections on a Meaningful Life March 14, 2018


Radio Schedule for KRCB 91-FM in Rohnert Park:

Content listed below airs on KRCB Radio 91 FM in Rohnert Park. KRCB airs Climate One programs only. Climate One is a division of The Commonwealth Club that focuses on climate change issues.

All Commonwealth Club broadcasts on KRCB 91 FM air Sunday evenings at 9 p.m.

Broadcast Date


Recording Date

Sunday, March 25 Jane Mayer and Vanessa Sutherland n/a
Sunday, April 1 Mindful Travel in the Age of Climate Change March 19, 2018
Sunday, April 8 Exposed: Dieselgate's Impact on the Auto Industry March 27, 2018
Sunday, April 15 Climate One at Duke: How Climate Change Will Change the Way We Eat March 22, 2018
Sunday, April 22 Carbon Disclosure Event April 11, 2018
Sunday, April 29 TBA  


Radio Schedule for KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco:

Content listed below airs on KALW Radio 91.7 FM in San Francisco. The Commonwealth Club's Inforum division broadcasts its events on KALW.

All Commonwealth Club broadcasts on KALW 91.7 FM air Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.; however, they do not air every single week. Refer to the dates listed below.

Broadcast Date


Recording Date

Tuesday, March 27 Crafting a Creative Life, with Brit Morin March 21, 2018
Tuesday, April 3 Heart Talk with Cleo Wade March 15, 2018
Tuesday, April 17 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: The Basics April 12, 2018
Tuesday, May 1 Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World April 2, 2018
Tuesday, May 26 Sally Kohn: The Opposite of Hate April 26, 2018