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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9:39pm

Thu January 5, 2012
FEATURED PROGRAM

Bullseye: Episode 1

Jesse Thorn's talk show featuring "all that's good in popular culture" returns to KALW in 2012 with a new name and a new time. Formerly known as The Sound of Young America, it's now called Bullseye and you can hear it on Sundays at 4pm on 91.7FM.

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3:01pm

Mon December 5, 2011
Program Changes

KALW Program Changes for 2012

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.

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3:09pm

Wed November 16, 2011
Moth Radio Hour

Moth Intensive Week

Can't get enough of The Moth Radio Hour?  Well, next week's your chance to be drawn in, as we'll have an "intensive listening week"Monday through Friday at 2 & 8pm.  Enjoy these eclectic stories from real people, told in front of an audience without notes, props, or gimmicks.

 

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3:08pm

Wed November 16, 2011
Moth Radio Hour

Moth Intensive Week

Can't get enough of The Moth Radio Hour?  Well, next week's your chance to be drawn in, as we'll have an "intensive listening week"Monday through Friday at 2 & 8pm.  Enjoy these eclectic stories from real people, told in front of an audience without notes, props, or gimmicks.

 

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3:04pm

Wed November 16, 2011
Pilot Program

New Pilot Program on Fridays

Day 6 from the CBC may join our "week in review" programs on Fridays.  Host Brent Bambury gives listeners a blend of the best of the week’s news, current affairs, pop culture, the net, lifestyle, and leisure. (Your comments about the show are welcome, send us an email!) Fridays at 6pm.

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