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 three 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.

  • 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, January 4 Friday, January 11 Jose Antonio Vargas: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen November 11, 2018
Friday, January 11 Friday, January 18 For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics December 12, 2018
Friday, January 18 Friday, January 25 Gen. Stanley McChrystal: The Value of Leaders November 16, 2018
Friday, January 25 Friday, February 1 Shane Bauer: The Business of Prison October 8, 2018
Friday, February 1 Friday, February 8 For the Bay’s Future: New Solutions to the Housing Crisis January 24, 2019
Friday, February 8 Friday, February 15 Brad DeLong and Stephen Moore: Bank of America/Merrill Lynch  January 25, 2019
Friday, February 15 Friday, February 22 Gov. Chris Christie: President Trump and Power Politics February 6, 2019
Friday, February 22 Friday, March 1 The Eighth Annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate  January 22, 2019
Friday, March 1 Friday, March 8 Jason Rezaian: Imprisoned in Iran  January 30, 2019
Friday, March 8 Friday, March 15 Roger McNamee: Inside the Facebook Catastrophe  February 12, 2019
Friday, March 15 Friday, March 22 Howard Schultz: Starbucks Chairman and CEO  February 19, 2019
Friday, March 22 Friday, March 29 Andrew McCabe, Former Deputy Director of the FBI March 13, 2019
Wednesday, March 27 * KQED Special Only Going Carbon Negative  December 6, 2018
Friday, March 29 Friday, April 5 Emily Chang's Brotopia: One Year Later  March 14, 2019


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 at The Commonwealth Club is a thriving leadership dialogue on energy, the environment and the economy. It brings together top thinkers and doers from business, government, academia and advocacy groups to advance the discussion about a clean energy future.

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

Broadcast Date


Recording Date

Sunday, January 6 The Paris Agreement at Three: Floundering or Flourishing? Various
Sunday, January 13 The Hidden Health Hazards of Climate Change [Rerun] May 11, 2018
Sunday, January 20 We're Doomed Now What? [Rerun] July 10, 2018
Sunday, January 27 Cool Clean Tech [Rerun] May 14, 2018
Sunday, February 3 How Some Countries Are Solving Climate Change January 17, 2019
Sunday, February 10 The Eighth Annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication January 22, 2019
Sunday, February 17 Can California Go Carbon Neutral? January 31, 2019
Sunday, February 24 Donor Power: The Influence of Climate Philanthropy  
Sunday, March 3 Weathering the Storm: Mayors of Houston, Miami and Columbia {Rerun] February 7, 2018
Sunday, March 10 If Global Warming Exists, Why is it So Cold Outside? February 26, 2019
Sunday, March 17 EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler February 4, 2019
Sunday, March 24 Naturally Wired: Getting Outside in the Digital Age March 5, 2019
Sunday, March 31 Insane Mode: Tesla’s Wild Ride  March 12, 2019


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.

The INFORUM division of The Commonwealth Club produces Bay Area events where attendees meet thought leaders in entertainment, tech, food, design, pop culture and politics, and where the audience is often just as inspiring as the thought leaders. INFORUM produces individually curated events designed to provide attendees with cutting-edge content and a hands-on educational experience.

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, January 1 For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics  November 11, 2018
Tuesday, January 8 Shane Bauer: The Business of Prison October 8, 2018
Tuesday, January 22 High Performance: The State of the Art Sector in the Fast-Changing Bay Area  December 5, 2018
Tuesday, February 19 Modern Love: Valentine's Day with INFORUM February 14, 2019
Tuesday, March 5 Republicans in California: Can the GOP Survive? February 5, 2019
Tuesday, March 19 San Francisco Mayor London Breed  March 7, 2019
Tuesday, March 26 Brave, Not Perfect with Reshma Saujani  February 27, 2019