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We’re going to go behind the scenes of the news you hear on KCBX, and talk a bit about the craft of journalism.  In anticipation of the August 24th KCBX event at Cuesta College with NPR's Renee Montagne and Kelly McEvers, KCBX news director Greta Mart speaks with them about a specific approach in the profession called solutions journalism. According to the nonprofit Solutions Journalism Network, solutions journalism is rigorous reporting on responses to social problems. The SJN also says it involves “reporting on where and how people are doing better against a problem — removing excuses and setting a bar for what citizens should expect from institutions or governments.”  

Playing With Food: Journeys with Rachel

Apr 29, 2019
Rachel Duchak

Living in Los Osos has transformed the culinary endeavors of KCBX Morning Edition host Rachel Duchak, and it starts in her garden. Homegrown, carefully attended, and seasonally selected shape Rachel’s passion for plants. Visiting in her fog-kissed garden, we learn about her journey from the Midwest to California, and from English professor to radio host in this “Playing With Food.”

Our dear friend John Pillow, who has hosted The Classical World on KCBX every Monday night for the past 16 years is moving on. His last show will be Monday, August 27. John's departure has spurred quite a few programming adjustments on KCBX, both on Mondays and Saturdays, beginning on September 1.  Below you will find a program grid that shows the changes.

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California’s Department of Motor Vehicles announced this week new efforts to reduce wait times, such as a new text notification program, self-service kiosks and extended hours. On the Central Coast, part of that reprieve is new Saturday hours at the Salinas and San Luis Obispo offices. San Luis Obispo County specifically has seen a huge jump in wait times over the past year, almost doubling. They’re not the longest wait times in the state, but long enough to have customers lining up outside every morning.

John Sepulvado KQED California Report Host
KQED

KQED's California Report host John Sepulvado shares his passion for building relationships with NPR affiliate stations across the state. 

The panoramic vistas from atop the Hilton SF Union Square captures the diverse neighborhoods surrounding.
THOMAS WILMER

Frank Manchen, a member of the Board of Directors of the Tenderloin Community Benefit District in San Francisco, talks about the infusion of new businesses, nightclubs, and attractive rents that are attracting millennials with an adventurous spirit. 

The KCBX transmitter at 91.7 (KNBX) is off the air due to storm damage. Our engineer will work to fix the damage and bring the transmitter back on air as soon as he is able to access the site near San Ardo. Thank you for your patience.

There are some exciting programming changes coming to KCBX, starting Saturday, January 14th.  Details are below. To see the complete new schedule, click here.

Top KCBX News stories of 2016

Jan 2, 2017

As the new year gets underway, the KCBX newsroom takes pause to revisit the most-read and newsworthy stories of the past year. Here’s a sampling of 15 stories reflecting KCBX’s coverage of the Central Coast in 2016:

Get to know the new KCBX news director, Greta Mart

Nov 16, 2016
Bree Zender

KCBX's pioneering news director, Randol White, established the station's news department in 2014. He is now moving on to host All Things Considered for Capital Public Radio in Sacramento. KCBX Reporter Bree Zender spoke with Greta Mart, an accomplished radio journalist, who is replacing White as KCBX news director.

Central Coast Veterans Museum making changes to help attract new visitors

Nov 10, 2015
Aidan Mathews

Volunteers at the Central Coast Veterans Memorial Building feel many Central Coast residents are unaware of the history found within the war museum's walls.

Broadcast date: 10/07/2015

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