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The Producers Club is a diverse group of philanthropic individuals and families committed to sustaining KPBS' ability to reach beyond the status quo — on television, on radio, and online. Producers Club members share the distinction of being KPBS' most generous annual contributors, giving $1,200 or more each year to strengthen the impact of public broadcasting. More importantly, they are our counselors and ambassadors. They enable KPBS to expand its vision of excellence, to develop new programs, and to employ cutting-edge telecommunications technologies to find innovative ways of better serving San Diego residents.

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Producers Club Committee Members Kitty Wolcott, Patti Nussbaum, Kathy Bettles, and Julie Hatch

Producers Club Committee (pictured, from left): President Kitty Wolcott and members Julie Hatch, Kathy Bettles and Patti Nussbaum.

Producers Club members enjoy many special benefits, including By-Invitation-Only events with on air personalities, advance notice of upcoming projects and programs of special interest and more.

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Upcoming Events

RSVP is requested for all Producers Club events. For questions and information, please email Jennifer Majors or call (619) 594-6374.

SOLD OUT! --- Saturday, November 22 - Ira Glass LIVE at the Balboa Theatre, Matinee performance 2:30-4:00 p.m.; Cost varies based on membership level.

Wednesday, December 3 - KPBS Friends for Life Annual Appreciation Luncheon featuring Nan Sterman host of A Growing Passion at The University Club atop Symphony Towers, 12:00–2:00 p.m.; Free event exclusive to Friends for Life members.

Monday, December 8 - Brunch with PBS' Great Performances Executive Producer David Horn at The Westgate Hotel, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Free event exclusive to Gold, Platinum and Executive Level members only.

Monday, December 8 - Dessert Reception with PBS' Great Performances Executive Producer David Horn at the KPBS Shiley Studio, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $10 per person

December - KPBS Sneak Peek Preview Screening of Downton Abbey Season 5, Episode 1; Details to be sent in early December

Saturday, January 25 - Bites & Brew: Beer Making Class at Thorn Street Brewery, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.; $25 per person

Wednesday, January 28 - KPBS Producers Club New Member Reception at The Prado, 6:00–8:00 p.m.; Invitation-only event exclusive to new Producers Club members.

February - Private Reception and Viewing of The Discovery of King Tut at The San Diego Natural History Museum, Details TBD.

For more information on any of these events, please email Jennifer Majors or call (619) 594-6374.

Past Events

Past Producers Club events included a reception and talk with SDSU Men's Basketball Coach Steve Fisher, a Meet & Greet with "Making Stuff" host David Pogue and a breakfast with PBS Newshour host Gwen Ifill.

Masquerade de Venezia event photo
KPBS Celebrates Downton Abbey

KPBS Golf Classic event photo
2011 KPBS Golf Classic

Producers Club Levels

Silver Level ($1,200-2,499):

  • Chrome "Producers Club" license plate frame with "KPBS" in color.
  • Invitations to special KPBS events, including receptions, parties, screenings and exclusive Producers Club events with NPR, PBS, and KPBS personalities.
  • Discounted tickets to community and art events.
  • A private tour of KPBS Studios for you and your guests led by the General Manager.
  • Name recognition on the Producers Club recognition wall in the KPBS Copley Telecommunications Center and on
  • Advance notice of upcoming projects and programs of special interest.
  • Exclusive myKPBS Savers Club Card, which entitles you to discounts on fine dining and to arts and leisure activities.
  • 100% cotton polo shirt with embroidered KPBS Producers Club logo (available in men’s & women’s styles & various sizes).
  • An invitation to the New Members' Reception with On-Air personalities.

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Gold Level ($2,500-4,999):

  • All Silver Level benefits.
  • Exclusive invitations to exclusive Gold Level Producers Club member events, including special lunches and dinners with on-air personalities.
  • An invitation to the General Manager's briefing on upcoming programs, projects and new technologies.
  • Discounted and complimentary tickets to community and art events.

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Platinum Level ($5,000-9,999):

  • All Gold Level benefits.
  • Exclusive invitations to Platinum Level Producers Club member events, including special lunches and dinners with on-air personalities.
  • Program underwriting credit on
  • Opportunity to watch live radio and television broadcasts in our studios.
  • Opportunities to appear on KPBS Television and Radio during membership campaigns.

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Executive Producers Club ($10,000+):

  • All Platinum Level benefits.
  • Thank You - KPBS Executive Producers Club - "Together We Cover the World" paperweight engraved on a crystal base and Caribbean blue globe with semi-precious stones.
  • An exclusive dinner with the General Manager.
  • Complimentary tickets for special KPBS ticketed events of your choice.
  • Quarterly updates from the General Manager.
  • Invitations to exclusive KPBS Executive Producers Club member events, including special lunches and dinners with on-air personalities.
  • Opportunity to tape a personal testimonial on radio that identifies you and promotes Producers Club upcoming events.

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The Producers Club e-Newsletter

October/November 2014

August/September 2014

June/July 2014

April/May 2014

Federal Tax ID

KPBS is a not-for-profit organization under Internal Revenue Code section 501 C(3). San Diego State University Research Foundation Federal Tax ID Number: 956042721

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding your membership, contact Member Services by calling 619-594-6983 or send an email to

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