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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4:09pm

Mon May 26, 2014
Arts & Culture

Shake it . . . Memorial Day at 7pm

On Memorial Day, tune in for Shake it, a new documentary that takes a tender look at two modern photo technologies - Polaroid and digital photography - and the human and visual connections we make with them.

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10:33am

Wed May 21, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot 5.22.14 The Necessity Defense + Singing for Stutterers

The crew of The Mignonette on their dinghy

Life of the Law: The Necessity Defense  Cannibals, cannabis-growers, Vietnam War protesters, and prison escapees all have something in common: The necessity defense. We explore the origins and uses of this rare long-shot defense argument, which says in essence, “Yes, I’m guilty of committing a crime...."

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2:05pm

Sat May 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

Natalia M. King . . . featured on tonight's Tangents

Natalia King

 

Tonight on Tangents, Dore Stein's Tangential mix will include the sounds of Natalia M. King's new album SoulBlazz.

 

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1:49pm

Sat May 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

Undercover Presents: Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Sly Stone, & The Velvet Underground

Undercover Presents is a Bay Area project brings together an eclectic mix of local musicians to reinterpret classic albums from start to finish, in the studio and in live performance.  They've taken on influential records from Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, and Sly & The Family Stone --

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1:29pm

Sat May 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

25 Years of Folk Music & Beyond!

In celebration of 25 years on "Folk Music & Beyond" on KALW, JoAnn Mar and Bob Campbell have put together a brand new "Best-Of" collection, featuring highlights of live performances recorded in the KALW studios.

 

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