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 2
Friday, February 10
Carter Center’s Alexander and Packard’s Lindborg: Combating Threats to Democracy January 12, 2023
Thursday, February 9
Friday, February 17
Saket Soni on the People Who Make Disaster Recovery Possible January 19, 2023
Thursday, February 16
Friday, February 24
Navigating a Turbulent Economy: Annual Economic Forecast 2023 February 2, 2023
Thursday, February 23
Friday, March 3
Open and Accessible: Taking Stock of the Vatican's Holocaust-Era Archives February 7, 2023
Thursday, March 2
Friday, March 10
Katherine Corcoran: A Murder, a Coverup, and the True Cost of Silencing the Press November 14, 2022
Thursday, March 9
Friday, March 17
Philip Taubman on George P. Shultz: The Life and Legacy of a Great Statesman January 31, 2023
Thursday, March 16
Friday, March 24
Sathnam Sanghera with John Oliver: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain March 6, 2023
Thursday, March 23
Friday, March 31
MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan: The Art of Debating March 6, 2023
Thursday, March 30
Friday, April 7
Shannon O’Neil on the Future of U.S. Competitiveness February 22, 2023
Thursday, April 6
Friday, April 14
Our Fusion Future—Lawrence Livermore Director Kim Budil March 27, 2023
Thursday, April 13
Friday, April 21
Princess Mabel van Oranje Is on a Mission to End Child Marriage March 22, 2023
Thursday, April 20
Friday, April 28
White House National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi (124325) March 15, 2023
Thursday, April 27
Friday, May 5
Beyond ChatGPT: Stuart Russell on the Risks and Rewards of A.I. April 3, 2023
Thursday, May 4
Friday, May 12
Michael Milken: Faster Cures and The Future of Health April 14, 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
Monday, January 30
W. Kamau Bell and Kate Schatz: Do the Work! An Antiracist Guide November 30, 2022
Tuesday, February 7
Addressing Youth Mental Health: An Equitable Path Forward December 9, 2022
Tuesday, February 21
Ben Jealous: Healing America's Divides January 17, 2023
Tuesday, March 7
Bozoma Saint John: My Story of Love, Loss, and Survival February 23, 2023
Tuesday, March 21
Danny Glover and Gus Newport: Why We Aspire to the Beloved Community February 13, 2023
Tuesday, April 4
MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan: The Art of Debating March 6, 2023
Tuesday, April 18
Transforming the Arts: What's New in the Bay Area March 23, 2023
Tuesday, May 2
Morra Aarons-Mele with Jose Antonio Vargas: How to Thrive as an Anxious Achiever April 12, 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.