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 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

KQED and CIR Receive National Murrow Award

Winning investigative story “Broken Shield” was also a finalist for The Center for Investigative Reporting in 2013 for the Pulitzer Prize, and won George Polk Award and IRE honors.

Jun 13, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED Announces Steven Cuevas and Scott Detrow as Los Angeles and Sacramento Bureau Chiefs

KQED Public Radio, the most listened-to public radio station in the nation, is proud to announce two award-winning and respected journalists as its Los Angeles and Sacramento bureau chiefs.

Feb 04, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED News, The Bay Citizen Collaborating For Open Newsroom Initiative

Award-winning news organizations invite Bay Area residents to share ideas with reporters at in-person meetups KQED News and The Bay Citizen, a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting, announce a unique partnership that will allow local residents to connect with reporters from award-winning news organizations. In May the two news outlets will hold a […]

May 02, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED Launches On the Rocks Series to Explore Planned CA State Parks Closing

The historic decision to be covered by KQED Public Radio and KQEDnews.org San Francisco, March 5, 2012 — Dozens of California State Parks may soon be closed to the public as a result of the state’s continued financial struggles. You can learn more about the possible impact of this historic decision in KQED’s On the […]

Mar 05, 2012 | 0 comments | View Post

KQED Launches Groundbreaking Partnership for News

– Country’s most-listened-to public radio station collaborating with several independent local news outlets – SAN FRANCISCO, August 12, 2011 - KQED has become the first public media organization in the country to join a groundbreaking national program that connects broadcast and print news outlets with local online-first news organizations. The innovative collaboration highlights both the increased importance […]

Aug 12, 2011 | 0 comments | View Post

Seismic Safety in California Public Schools is Subject of Radio Series and Television Documentary

San Francisco, April 8, 2011—KQED, the public media station serving Northern California, and the Center for Investigative Reporting’s California Watch announce a radio series and television special that examines seismic safety concerns in California’s public schools. More than a year in the making, the series will air on KQED 88.5FM and on stations statewide via […]

Apr 08, 2011 | 0 comments | View Post