Programs A-Z

  • The Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, leads a conversation about the state of our collective mental health and the ways in which our helping professions are either aiding or getting in the way of our cultural well-being. With so many...

  • If you've ever turned on the radio and said, "That ain't country," then "Across the Tracks" is for you. Where the roots of country music veer into bro country territory is where host Blair Gillespie gets out the pruning sheers.

    You'll...

  • In-depth reporting and transformed the way listeners understand current events and view the world. Every weekday, hear two hours of breaking news mixed with compelling analysis, insightful commentaries, interviews, and special - sometimes...

  • Nobody's really sure, but we think Jon Iverson started hosting this program, formerly called The Last Jazz Show, on Tuesday nights at KCBX sometime around 1980. A refugee from free-form FM rock radio, he quickly dove into the KCBX jazz library...

  • This award-winning 13-part series of half-hour shows features the “bioneers” – social and scientific innovators with breakthrough solutions for people and planet. Cutting edge – charismatic – provocative – hopeful. These are the ardent voices...

  • Janelle Younger features mostly acoustic, handmade, and homespun music. You’ll hear singer-songwriters, live music, local performers, and lots more. Tune in to check out the best new music, and get re-acquainted with some old favorites every...

  • KQED's statewide radio news program, providing daily coverage of issues, trends and public policy decisions affecting California and its diverse population.

  • The Friday afternoon edition of The California Report, a half-hour magazine, brings you in-depth analysis of the week's top news stories, sound-rich radio excursions and commentaries from voices around the state.

  • Casa Babylon is now Trotamundos

    Casa Babylon is an eclectic music program which aims to look at the various modern and traditional musical movements in the American continent and...

  • Central Coast AVA is variety show about the California Central Coast’s winemakers and wine lovers; profiling interesting people, visiting vineyards and wineries, exploring ideas and occasionally hitting the obscure wine trail.

  • Central Coast Voices addresses the many ramifications of change and how today's choices will affect tomorrow's community. This program is an extension and production of "Action for Healthy Communities" an organization committed to identifying...

  • Citizen Sound is a predominately indie and alternative music show featuring new releases, deep tracks, and a little of everything in between. Shawn Hafley is your guide through this musical voyage of artists found on the left of your dial. Tune...

  • Larry Rutter offers up a musical menu of bright and engaging selections from the pre-Baroque to contemporary periods, with instrumentation that ranges from solo guitar to a full symphony orchestra. Plus, there are occasional suggestions of...

  • Classical music from far and wide with your host Rob Kimball. Listen every Wednesday from 8:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

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  • Join John Pillow each week for chamber music from the Renaissance through the 20th Century, centered around the first Viennese school of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. The Final Vinyl Hour will on occasion feature vintage recordings...

  • Step into the Club every Friday evening for a sampling of music from "The Jazz Age" with Guy Rathbun. Across the spectrum of pop and jazz from the late teens to the early 1930s, this weekly series invites you the share in the talents and tales...

  • CounterSpin, a weekly radio show from FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting), provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what the mainstream media might have missed in their own coverage. Hosted by Janine...

  • A daily progressive, nonprofit, independently syndicated program of news, analysis, and opinion.

    Contact Democracy Now
    888-999-3877
    www.democracynow.org...

  • “Ears On Art” airs the first two Wednesdays of each month as a part of Issues & Ideas. It began in earnest on April 1, 1999 with a half hour a month broadcast. Things have changed...

  • Big Daddy Cain, Dee-troit Deb and Neal Losey alternate as hosts of a show that will send you into a groove with the best in acoustic and electric blues. Join us every Saturday night to celebrate the Blues.

  • Keep your Saturdays energized with mid-day jazz that embodies the spirit of freedom, the essence of jazz, and the joy of dance. Tune in for jazz tinged with world, funk, blues, r&b, fusion and even a little classical now and then.

  • Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Each week, nearly 5 million people listen to the show's intimate conversations broadcast.

  • Explore music from around the world every Sunday night from 7:00-9:00. Jim Dee and Andy Zink guide you on audio adventures to locales far and near, playing traditional and contemporary international music that is both compelling and tantalizing...

  • This weekly show, produced and hosted by Guy Rathbun, is devoted to political, social, economic, ecological, philosophical and religious ideas.

    The series has been broadcast on KCBX, and podcast on NPR.org for the past 10 years. It has...

  • Issues and Ideas is a show that features a wide variety of voices sharing their thoughts and perspectives about local people, issues and events on the Central Coast. You might hear a policy maker discussing new regulation, an artist sharing his...

  • Since 1980, Fred Friedman has enjoyed playing a wide variety of jazz from the '50s all the way up to the present, even playing a little blues, r&b, pop or other styles every now and then. He loves to hear from his listeners and playing...

  • Jazz Overnight features a selection of tunes hand-picked from the KCBX library by our music director, Neal Losey. New and old vocals and instrumentals, from the classics to the obscure, keep you grooving though the wee hours every night of the...

  • The days of walking in to your favorite diner or cocktail lounge and plugging quarters in the jukebox to put together the perfect set of music for the occasion are fading fast. What fun it was to mix and match a country hit of the day with an...

  • Craig Russell and Bettina Swigger host a weekly glimpse into the recording archives of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Monterey County performing arts organizations. In addition to outstanding moments from concerts past, we’ll learn about...

  • The award-winning KCBX Newsroom works to bring you local stories that represent our Central Coast listeners and supporters.

    KCBX News began covering stories in February, 2014. The first on-air newscast happened during

  • A weekly, hour-long romp through the worlds of media, politics, sports and show business, leavened with an eclectic mix of mysterious music.

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    Harry Shearer
    119 Ocean Park Blvd....

  • National Radio Project produces Making Contact, an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Ireland.

    Making Contact is committed to...

  • Marketplace, hosted by Kai Ryssdal, is the only national daily business news program originating from the West Coast. Marketplace is noted for its timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business, economics and personal finance. The 30...

  • The Morning Cup is a program that is about good music. Good music of all types. You will hear some of the rising new artists from today as well as legends from the past. Join Neal Losey each weekday morning as he plays jazz, soul, blues,...

  • Take a ride on the Night Train every Saturday night with host Neal Losey, as he gives you the best sounds of soul, funk, and R&B. The show will focus mainly on American Black pop music from the 1950s to the 1980s, as well as any new artists...

  • Described as a cultural "phenomenon" by the New York Times, On Being with Krista Tippett is a Peabody and Webby Award-winning weekly program that engages listeners across the spectrum of belief and non-belief in conversation about life’s...

  • Greg Perry and Judy Philbin host Pacific Standard Time. You’ll hear songs from The Great American Songbook written for the musical stage and Hollywood screen by songwriters like Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and...

  • Join "Little Robbie" Kimball for a little bit of country, alternative folk, and other eclectic picks from Rob's own collection. If your tastes in music just can't be pigeonholed, you'll love these two hours of surprising musical diversity every...

  • A semi-regular piece on unique was of looking at everyday foods on the Central Coast.

  • A Prairie Home Companion is a two-hour weekly variety show offering a blend of music, comedy, and spoken word. Musical guests range from legends like Paul Simon to young lions like Jack White and regulars Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan. The...

  • Radiolab explores big ideas in science (and beyond) through conversation, storytelling and sound. Radiolab is an investigation. Each episode is a patchwork of people, sounds, stories and experiences...

  • The mission of The Center for Investigative Reporting is to engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling in order to spark action, improve lives and protect our democracy.

    CIR is among...

  • Early Jazz, New Orleans, Chicago, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie, Western Swing, Rockabilly & more....

    Carl Sonny Leyland was born & raised on the South Coast of England, growing up close to the city of Southampton. As a child he...

  • RITMO Y SABOR! ... Join Steve "Gato" Montes for the rhythmic sounds of Latin jazz and salsa every Friday, from 10:00 PM until midnight.  

  • Join host Tom di Santo for Speak Low, a musical journey every Sunday night from 9:00 to 11:00. Speak Low, will help you conjure April in Paris year 'round with a mélange of...

  • Classical music host Ilona Stone brings you an afternoon of beautiful music from across the centuries.

    Join Ilona every Sunday from 2 pm until 4 pm.

  • An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. Welcome to TED Radio Hour – a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create.

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