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 8 p.m. and Fridays at 1 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.

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

KQED Broadcast Date Available for National Broadcast Program Recording Date
Thursday, April 22
Friday, April 30
Radio Program: Jamal Greene and Ian Millhiser March 7, 2021
Thursday, April 29
Friday, May 7
Radio Program: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein and Michio Kaku March 7, 2021
Thursday, May 6
Friday, May 14
Former U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner April 20, 2021
Thursday, May 13
Friday, May 21
Radio Program: Brooke Baldwin and Julie Lythcott-Haims April 25, 2021
Thursday, May 20
Friday, May 28
Radio Program: Distorted Democracy and the Zero-Sum Game April 2, 2021
Thursday, May 27
Friday, June 4
A Conversation with Cindy McCain May 5, 2021
Thursday, June 3
Friday, June 11
Katy Milkman with Charles Duhigg: The Science of Change May 11, 2021
Thursday, June 10
Friday, June 18
President George W. Bush: Out of Many, One Portraits of America’s Immigrants April 26, 2021
Thursday, June 17
Friday, June 25
Clint Smith with Brittany Packnett Cunningham: Reckoning with Slavery's History June 3, 2021
Thursday, June 24
Friday, July 2
A Conversation with Jake Tapper June 10, 2021


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 Program Recording Date
Tuesday, May 4
Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein: The Disordered Cosmos April 6, 2021
Sunday, May 16
Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, with Julie Lythcott-Haims April 20, 2021
Tuesday, June 1
Beyond the Screen: Race and Diversity in Hollywood May 4, 2021
Tuesday, June 15
Let's Talk About Hard Things with Anna Sale May 5, 2021
Tuesday, June 29
Clint Smith with Brittany Packnett Cunningham: Reckoning with Slavery's History June 3, 2021


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.