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KALW's New Program Grid for 2012

Matt's pre-drive appeal

Dear KALW listeners:

After receiving feedback from more than 1,000 listeners about the proposed program changes for 2012, we now have a final schedule for the new year, which you can view here as a PDF document.


As you'll see, we've made some adjustments based on what we heard from you:  Whad'Ya Know will stay where it is on Saturday afternoons, and Your Call will continue to be rebroadcast, although at a later hour - 11pm, Monday through Thursday.

We didn't go into this process expecting consensus to emerge.  The people who value KALW are diverse and passionate, and so were the responses to the proposed changes. 


However, after a month of reading survey comments, letters, and e-mails, I'm convinced that taking the time to hear from the broad range of people who depend on KALW isn't just the right thing to do - in both the short and long run, it will make the station stronger and better to listen to.  


Thank you for your engagement with Local Public Radio, and I encourage you to stay in touch as the new schedule goes into effect in January.



Matt Martin

General Manager 


p.s. If you'd like to see a numerical breakdown of the responses to our on-line survey and a more detailed explanation of the final decisions, please click here


See you at MAPP on Saturday!
Join us for KALW's final 70th anniversary event, presented as part of the Mission Arts & Performance Project this Saturday, December 3rd from 6-9:30pm at the Polish Club, 3040 22nd Street between Folsom & Shotwell in San Francisco. 
It will be a night of storytelling, music, and radio featuring Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment, Nikki Silva of the Kitchen Sisters, John Reichmuth from the Kasper Hauser Comedy Troupe, writer Jon Mooallem, and a passel of great KALW producers and reporters. 
It's free and open to the public - click here for all the details.
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Ukelele master Jake Shimabukuro makes his KALW debut live in our studio this Saturday on Folk Music & Beyond.


This virtuoso has taken the humble ukelele to unexpected places - classical, jazz, funk, pop, rock & roll.  Jake has collaborated with the likes of Yo Yo Ma, Bela Fleck, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Koz, Bette Midler among others.  Tune in to find out why Jake has been called "the Jimi Hendrix of the ukekele".  Saturday from 3-5pm.

Free Tickets for "Digital Overload:  A Panel Discussion"
Cell phone pileDebate continues unabated over the extent to which connectivity is changing the quality of our relationships and reshaping our communities.  Now there are major concerns about how it's changing our brains. 
The San Francisco Jewish Community Center welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times tech reporter Matt Richtel, Wired's Steven Levy, and Rabbi Joshua Strulowitz, with moderator Jonathan Rosen (author of The Talmud and the Internet) to address pressing ethical questions of the Digital Age.
KALW is pleased to offer 10 pairs of tickets to our newsletter readers who send us an email (first come, first served) with "JCCSF tix" in the subject line.