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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7:02am

Sat September 6, 2014
SEPTEMBER MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN

Increase your public radio magnetism.

Make a gift of $91.70 or more to KALW, and you can add KALW's new 3-magnet set to your refrigerator along with any other thank you gift you choose

Your gift to KALW's September campaign will help us keep the drive short and the programming uninterrupted.  Thank you!

6:47am

Sat September 6, 2014
"GUT CHURN"

Support KALW. Meet Jad!

Thanks to Ashleyanne Krigbaum for going overboard with Photoshop on this one

Radiolab's Jad Abumrad comes to the Nourse Theatre in San Francisco on October 1st.  Get a pair of tickets, plus the chance to meet Jad at a pre-show reception for your contribution to

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6:41am

Fri September 5, 2014
Arts & Culture

99% Invisible: Thomassons

Gary Thomasson

Cities, like living things, evolve slowly over time. Buildings and structures get added and renovated and removed, and in this process, bits and pieces that get left behind.

99% Invisible.  Friday at 7:35am and 4:45pm, Saturday at 8:35am.

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10:56am

Thu September 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot 9.4.14 Prescription Drugs, Patti Smith, and How to Be a Girl

Patti Smith

This week on KALW's showcase for the best in public radio podcasts:

Youth Radio Podcast: “Prescription Drug Abuse In College”  Correspondent Cyrus Abusaba explores the lethal trend of recreational prescription pill usage among college students.

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3:16pm

Wed September 3, 2014
SEPTEMBER CAMPAIGN

Last day to give! 800-525-9917

It's the last day of KALW's September membership campaign, and we're trying to reach our goal by 6pm while keeping the pitch breaks short, and the programming uninterrupted.

Keep KALW independent and innovative:  Make an donation right now.

Thanks!

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