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, February 22
Friday, March 1
2024 Economic Forecast: Inflation, Election Bonanza, and the Global Economy February 8, 2024
Thursday, February 29
Friday, March 8
Michael Gerhardt: The Law of Presidential Impeachment February 5, 2024
Thursday, March 14
Friday, March 22
Barbara McQuade with Joyce Vance: How Disinformation Is Sabotaging America March 4, 2024
Thursday, March 21
Friday, March 29
Kumi Naidoo: How Activism Can Win Bigger and Faster February 27, 2024
Thursday, March 28
Friday, April 5
Jerry Kaplan: What You Need to Know About Generative AI March 6, 2024
Thursday, April 4
Friday, April 12
Jonna Mendez: Unmasking My Life in the CIA March 18, 2024
Thursday, April 11
Friday, April 19
Annie Jacobsen: Nuclear War March 26, 2024
Thursday, April 18
Friday, April 26
Fareed Zakaria: Age of Revolutions April 8, 2024
Thursday, April 25
Friday, May 3
Jonathan Haidt with Tristan Harris: The Anxious Generation and the Epidemic of Childhood Mental Illness April 1, 2024
Thursday, May 2
Friday, May 10
Justice Stephen Breyer: Reading the Constitution April 3, 2024


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, March 5
Dylan Penningroth: The Hidden History of Black Civil Rights February 22, 2024
Tuesday, April 2
Kara Swisher with Reid Hoffman: Silicon Valley's Burn Book March 7, 2024
Tuesday, April 30
Excessive Punishment: How the Justice System Creates Mass Incarceration April 3, 2024


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.