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, July 27
Friday, August 4
Senator Amy Klobuchar: The Joy of Politics June 20, 2023
Thursday, August 3
Friday, August 11
Michael Waldman: How the Supreme Court Divided America July 11, 2023
Thursday, August 10
Friday, August 18
Aomawa Shields: Life on Other Planets July 24, 2023
Thursday, August 17
Friday, August 25
Thomas Byrne Edsall: American Democracy at the Crossroads July 13, 2023
Thursday, August 24
Friday, September 1
Ivy Ross and Susan Magsamen: Your Brain on Art July 31, 2023
Thursday, August 31
Friday, September 8
CNN's Jake Tapper: All the Demons Are Here July 19, 2023
Thursday, September 7
Friday, September 15
JB Straubel on Tesla, Redwood Materials and Building a Better Battery Supply Chain July 17, 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, August 15
UCSF's Monica Gandhi: Navigating a Post-Pandemic World October 16, 2023
Tuesday, September 5
Aomawa Shields: Life on Other Planets July 24, 2023
Tuesday, October 3
Ivy Ross and Susan Magsamen: Your Brain on Art July 31, 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.