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) Thursdays at 10 p.m. and Fridays at 1 a.m.

  • KALW (91.7 FM in San Francisco) Tuesdays at 6 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.

All Commonwealth Club broadcasts on KQED 88.5 FM air on Thursday evenings at 10 p.m.

KQED Broadcast Date Available for National Broadcast Program Recording Date
Thursday, October 12
Friday, October 20
Jane Fonda: A Lifetime of Activism September 13, 2023
Thursday, October 19
Friday, October 27
Kashmir Hill: Clearview AI, Facial Recognition Technology, and Threats to Our Privacy October 3, 2023
Thursday, October 26
Friday, November 3
Empty Spaces and Hybrid Places: The Pandemic's Lasting Impact on Real Estate October 5, 2023
Thursday, November 2
Friday, November 10
Stuart Stevens: The Conspiracy to End America October 26, 2023
Thursday, November 9
Friday, November 17
Ken Burns, Rosalyn LaPier and The American Buffalo October 2, 2023
Thursday, November 16
Friday, November 24
Greg Lukianoff and Rikki Schlott: The Canceling of the American Mind November 2, 2023
Thursday, November 23
Friday, December 1
Heather Cox Richardson: Democracy Awakening November 6, 2023
Thursday, November 30
Friday, December 8
The Role of Higher Education in Preserving American Values November 8, 2023
Thursday, December 7
Friday, December 15
David Brooks: How to Know a Person November 16, 2023
Thursday, December 14
Friday, December 22
Joy Buolamwini and Sam Altman: Unmasking the Future of AI November 7, 2023
Thursday, December 21
Friday, December 29
Jonathan Karl: Donald Trump and the End of the GOP December 7, 2023
Thursday, December 28
Friday, January 5
Is U.S. National Security in Jeopardy? December 5, 2023
Thursday, January 4
Friday, January 12
Jason Rantz: What's Killing America October 30, 2023
Thursday, January 11
Friday, January 19
Kevin Adler: Ending Homelessness in America November 7, 2023


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 6 p.m.; however, they do not air every single week. Refer to the dates listed below.

Broadcast Date Program Recording Date
Tuesday, October 31
Amy Schneider: In the Form of a Question September 28, 2023
Tuesday, November 21
Kashmir Hill: Clearview AI, Facial Recognition Technology, and Threats to Our Privacy October 3, 2023
Tuesday, December 19
Joy Buolamwini and Sam Altman: Unmasking the Future of AI November 7, 2023
Tuesday, January 16
Celebrating 50 Years of Ms. Magazine November 27, 2023


Radio Program on KRCB 91-FM in Rohnert Park:

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 Climate One broadcasts on KRCB 91 FM air Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. The program also airs on select public radio stations across the country and internationally.

Visit the Climate One website for more information on its radio program.