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KPBS Press Releases

San Diegans Can Now Access KPBS Content Via Roku

May 9, 2013
By KPBS

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.

KPBS Mourns Loss of California Treasure Huell Howser

KPBS Mourns Loss of California Treasure Huell Howser

Jan. 7, 2013
By KPBS

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.

KPBS Bids Farewell to Fundraising Powerhouse

KPBS Bids Farewell to Fundraising Powerhouse

Dec. 3, 2012
By KPBS

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.

KPBS Hosts First Ever Convergence Boot Camp

KPBS Hosts First Ever Convergence Boot Camp

Nov. 29, 2012
By KPBS

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.

KPBS GALA TAKES INSPIRATION FROM DOWNTON ABBEY

KPBS GALA TAKES INSPIRATION FROM DOWNTON ABBEY

Nov. 8, 2012
By KPBS

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

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

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.

KPBS Legend Gloria Penner Dies

KPBS Legend Gloria Penner Dies

Oct. 6, 2012
By KPBS

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
PBS

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

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

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.

KPBS General Manager Elected to National PBS Board

KPBS General Manager Elected to National PBS Board

Sept. 13, 2012
By KPBS

KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo has been elected to the 2012/2013 PBS Board of Directors.

Peggy Pico to Host KPBS Evening Edition

Peggy Pico to Host KPBS Evening Edition

June 25, 2012
By KPBS

KPBS is pleased to announce Peggy Pico as the new host of KPBS Evening Edition. Pico, who was the station’s Science and Technology Reporter, will officially begin hosting the evening news program beginning July 2.

KPBS and Investigative Newsource Expand Partnership

April 20, 2012
By KPBS

KPBS is increasing its commitment to investigative reporting with added staffing and a deepening partnership with Investigative Newsource, a journalism nonprofit embedded within the KPBS newsroom.

San Diego Philanthropist Conrad Prebys Shares Love for Masterpiece

April 11, 2012

San Diego developer and philanthropist Conrad Prebys has joined the KPBS and MASTERPIECE families with a gift of $500,000. Mr. Prebys’ gift to The MASTERPIECE Trust will benefit both MASTERPIECE and KPBS.