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KPBS Explore Winners Announced

Oct. 7, 2013
By KPBS Staff

The winners of the 2014 KPBS Explore project will showcase local animals and images when the TV programs debut in 2014.

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KPBS Gala Returns To Downton Abbey

Oct. 3, 2013
By KPBS Staff

On the heels of Downton Abbey’s season 4 debut, the KPBS Celebrates! event will transport guests to 1920s England and the age of jazz. Among the planned festivities: an exclusive musical tribute to the acclaimed series.

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Peg + Cat Joins the KPBS Kids Lineup

Sept. 26, 2013
By KPBS Staff

PBS KIDS’ newest animated preschool series PEG + CAT is coming to KPBS-TV this fall.

KPBS' Roundtable To Air On TV

June 17, 2013
By KPBS Staff

KPBS will bring the popular Roundtable radio discussion heard on KPBS Midday Edition to a television audience. The move adds a 6th day of local TV news programming to the KPBS TV schedule and brings the show to a larger and more diverse audience than radio alone. The first TV broadcast airs Friday, June 28th at 8:30 p.m.

San Diegans Can Now Access KPBS Content Via Roku

May 9, 2013
By KPBS Staff

New PBS and PBS Kids Channels on Roku Offer Hundreds of Videos On-Demand, including NOVA, MASTERPIECE, FRONTLINE, SUPER WHY!, CURIOUS GEORGE and local favorites such as KPBS EVENING EDITION and KEN KRAMER’S ABOUT SAN DIEGO.

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KPBS Mourns Loss of California Treasure Huell Howser

Jan. 7, 2013
By KPBS Staff

KPBS staff are mourning the death of California public television icon Huell Howser. The sad news comes less than two months after learning of his retirement.

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KPBS Bids Farewell to Fundraising Powerhouse

Dec. 3, 2012
By KPBS Staff

Associate General Manager Stephanie Bergsma will retire from KPBS on December 10. Bergsma has been with KPBS for 30 years having spearheaded the station’s first development department and since then led all major funding initiatives that have helped lift KPBS into the national public media spotlight.

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KPBS Hosts First Ever Convergence Boot Camp

Nov. 29, 2012
By KPBS Staff

KPBS announced plans to hold a two-day conference for public media stations looking to converge their organization and content to reach a wider audience. The Convergence Boot Camp will be held at KPBS in San Diego on February 7 and 8, 2013. Station leadership, management, and staff are invited to attend and learn how to implement similar strategies as KPBS -- with the goal of creating a successful and efficient organization.

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KPBS GALA TAKES INSPIRATION FROM DOWNTON ABBEY

Nov. 8, 2012
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is pleased to announce that audience favorite Downton Abbey is the theme for this year’s gala. The KPBS Celebrates Gala inspired by Downton Abbey will be held at the historic US Grant on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The event will also honor the 2012 KPBS Hall of Fame inductees Audrey Geisel, Conrad Prebys, and Brad Warner.

Belly Up Announces 'Live at the Belly Up' TV Show

Nov. 1, 2012
By KPBS Staff

San Diego County’s premier live music venue, The Belly Up in Solana Beach, is proud to announce a series of shows in November that will be filmed in conjunction with KPBS and San Diego State University School of Theatre, Television, and Film, set to air on KPBS in starting January 4, 2013.

KPBS Announces Winners of the Explore San Diego Project

Oct. 29, 2012
By KPBS Staff

KPBS is pleased to announce two new local television programs: Savor San Diego and A Growing Passion. Both feature local experts in their field and are a recognizable part of the community. KPBS received 52 submissions for the Explore San Diego Project.

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KPBS Legend Gloria Penner Dies

Oct. 6, 2012
By KPBS Staff

Legendary journalist and longtime KPBS personality Gloria Penner passed away today after a two-year battle with cancer. Penner, KPBS’ Senior Political Correspondent, held many different positions during her 43 year career at the public media organization. She was best known as a tough journalist unafraid of tackling and helping the audience make sense of the difficult issues – namely politics and elections.

PBS Responds To Gov. Romney's Attack In Presidential Debate

Oct. 4, 2012
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More than two-thirds of American voters (69%) oppose proposals to eliminate government funding of public broadcasting, with Americans across the political spectrum against such a cut. This is according to a national survey by the bipartisan research firms of Hart Research and American Viewpoint in 2011.

KPBS 89.5FM Grows in San Diego County

Oct. 4, 2012
By KPBS Staff

With the flip of a switch, the KPBS 89.5FM transmitter is now broadcasting from Mt. Soledad in La Jolla. The move allows the station to boost its power, increasing the strength of the radio signal. As a result, most listeners will be able to receive a stronger, clearer signal at 89.5 FM.

Weekends on KPBS Radio Get a Makeover

Sept. 28, 2012
By KPBS Staff

KPBS 89.5 FM has added five new programs to the weekend schedule and is reshuffling existing programs to make room for these fresh new offerings from NPR, the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), and others.