Matt Martin

General Manager

Matt Martin grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, where he listened to Bob Edwards on Morning Edition while walking his newspaper route.

After earning a Master’s Degree in U.S. History at the University of Minnesota, Matt came to the Bay Area in 1997. He got his start in radio at KPFA in Berkeley, where he participated in the station’s news training program and went on to report, produce, and serve as a programming coordinator for the station, as well as getting arrested during the 1999 Pacifica lockout. 

In November of 2001, Matt came to KALW as a producer for Working Assets Radio – the program now known as Your Call.  In five years with the show, Matt worked with a great group of hosts, including Laura Flanders, Farai Chideya, and Rebecca Roberts.  In 2006, Matt took the reins as General Manager from his mentor Nicole Sawaya, and continued her emphasis on the development of high-quality, innovative local programming, in tandem with the best from global public broadcasters.

“Public radio has played an important role in my life – as a source of information and community, a place where I’ve discovered ideas and music, and am regularly reminded of the things in life that matter.  I want to make sure this resource keeps evolving to serve future generations of listeners.  And I can’t imagine a better place to tap its potential for crossing boundaries and opening minds than right here in the San Francisco Bay Area.”

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7:23am

Tue October 21, 2014
SNAP JUDGMENT LIVE 10/25 8pm

Snap Judgment LIVE - Saturday Night in SF

NPR's hit show Snap Judgment is back to electrify the Nourse Theater in San Francisco.  It's an ALL-NEW special performance created in association with the Bay Area Science Festival.  Led by Snap's Glynn Washington, the world's top storytellers are coming to rock the Snap stage with brand new stories on moments of discovery.

It's "Storytelling, with a beat...." LIVE! Come be part of an amazing performance filmed for Snap Judgment and recorded for broadcast on NPR. 

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2:14pm

Tue October 14, 2014
OPPORTUNITIES AT KALW

KALW Seeks Two Part-Time Announcers

 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

91.7 KALW-FM, San Francisco seeks candidates for two part-time announcer-operator positions:

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12:01pm

Thu October 9, 2014
Politics

Your Food, Your Vote: A Candidate Forum

Supervisors David Campos & David Chiu

CUESA, the Urban Agriculture Alliance and the SF-Marin Food Bank recently hosted Your Food, Your Vote, a food-focused forum with State Assembly District 17 candidates David Chiu and David Campos.

 

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11:29am

Thu October 2, 2014

1:02pm

Fri September 26, 2014
10/17 THE MOTH LIVE

The Moth Mainstage is coming to Stanford!

The Stanford Storytelling Project and KALW are proud to present The Moth: True Stories Told Live at the Dinkelspiel Auditorium on the Stanford campus on Friday, October 17th at 7:30pm.

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