KQED Radio News

It’s no secret that the media industry in the San Francisco Bay Area – and in every other part of the country – is in the midst of a massive transformation. Traditional broadcast networks are losing audience. People are forsaking newspapers. Shrinking revenues have forced media companies to consolidate and make deep cuts to their local news coverage.

At KQED we continue to believe that an informed electorate is one of the pillars of our democracy, and as other news organizations have shrunk we’ve expanded our efforts to cover the issues and events that are important to the Bay Area. KQED Radio News airs 16 local newscasts daily on KQED 88.5 FM beginning at 6am. Additional newscasts can be heard at 6:30am, 7am, 7:30am, 8am, 8:30am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 4pm, 4:30pm 5:04pm, 5:30pm and 6pm.

KQED Radio News also can be heard streaming live online at kqed.org/listen, and archived audio of the newscasts can be found at kqed.org/news/bayarea. To learn more about our news staff, click here.

Latest News

KQED News Series “Immigrant Shift” Explores the Changing California Workforce

One out of every three working people in California is an immigrant – and their share has grown in recent decades.

Jul 20, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED and Capital Public Radio Announce Live State of the State Special

Governor Jerry Brown’s inauguration and State of the State address will air on KQED Public Radio on Monday, January 5, at 10am.

Dec 29, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED Announces Queena Sook Kim as the Morning Host for The California Report

California native will start with KQED’s award–winning statewide news and public affairs program on January 12.

Dec 08, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED Announces New Friday Forum Host

Award–winning journalist Mina Kim to host the Friday broadcasts of Forum with Michael Krasny starting October 24.

Oct 21, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED Wins National Edward R. Murrow Award

KQED Science Reporter Lauren Sommer receives national recognition for best use of sound in “Elephant Seal Dating Scene.”

Jul 29, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

Rachael Myrow Announced As Lead Reporter For KQED’s New Silicon Valley News Desk

KQED Public Radio’s statewide news service The California Report will be looking for a new morning host.

Jun 18, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED Mourns the Death of Raul Ramirez

The award–winning journalist, teacher and mentor had served as executive director, news and public affairs, for KQED Public Radio since 1991.

Nov 15, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

Forum Launches New Series “Priced Out” Starting Tomorrow at 10am on KQED 88.5 FM

The ongoing series will cover issues related to the high cost of living in the Bay Area and includes content from all KQED News properties.

Oct 30, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

SPJ NorCal honors KQED Public Radio’s Raul Ramirez for “Distinguished Service to Journalism”

The Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter, has honored KQED News with four 2013 Excellence in Journalism Awards.

Oct 28, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED Releases Obamacare Explained: A Guide for Californians

The printable, embeddable, shareable guide is easy-to-use and mobile-friendly, and now is available in Spanish.

Sep 28, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post