Informational Programs

KALX Evening News

KALX is proud to offer daily news coverage, from local issues to national and international news. Our newscasts also include sports, business, weather and traffic reports.

    * Mornings at 8:00 am 

    * Weeknights at 5:30 pm

Got an idea for a news piece? Contact us at 510-642-0993.

Arts In Review

Covers the local arts community with interviews of actors, directors and other performance artists. Emphasis on the Bay Area's alternative, underexposed arts scene. Produced by Greg Scharpen. Every Thursday from noon to 12:30 pm.

Next on air:
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Film Close-ups

Film Close-ups features a small group of film enthusiasts talking at sometimes disarming length about independent, foreign or mainstream films, local festivals and film-related events. In-depth interviews and unabashed reviews, all without commercials. Produced by Sonia Mistry. Hosted by Greg Scharpen, Sonia Mistry, and Chandler Bennett. Every Saturday from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Next on air:
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Method To The Madness

Celebrating the innovative spirit of the Bay Area - we explore the people behind the ideas, what makes them tick, and why so many of them have come out of our beautiful area. Hosted by Ali Nazar and Lisa Kiefer.  If you would like to contact the show, please feel free to email at / or phone at 415.323.DOPE.

Past episodes can be found here.

Next on air:
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm

Soapbox Derby

Call in political talk show. Every Thursday from 9 pm to 9:30 pm.

Studio line: (510) 642-0993

Next on air:
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 9:00pm to 9:30pm


Spectrum is on INDEFINITE HIATUS until further notice, but podcasts of previous episodes are still available!

Spectrum is a thirty minute Science and Technology show airing at noon on alternating Fridays. Spectrum explores scientific research and technology development through interviews with leading practitioners at UC Berkeley and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. A calendar of local events and noteworthy news items are presented as part of each show. 

Listen to podcasts here.

The Graduates

The Graduates is the talk show where we interview UC Berkeley graduates students about their work here on campus. Hosted by KALX DJ and graduate student Tesla Monson, The Graduates airs every other Tuesday from 9am-9:30am.

Listen to podcasts of past episodes here.

Next on air:
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 9:00am to 9:30am

Women Hold Up Half The Sky

Talk radio and music by and about women. Featuring weekly interviews with women involved in politics, health policy, gender issues, and technology, a women's events calendar, and analysis of world, national, and local news. Every Saturday from 11 am to noon.

Next on air:
Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm