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California Public Radio Day Grows to 30 Stations Statewide in Second Year, Return of Celebration on August 26

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After a successful inaugural year, California Public Radio Day is returning with 30 stations coming together to commemorate the day. In the single day celebration aimed at creating awareness for the vital public service public radio brings to the community, stations across the state, from San Diego to Arcata, will collectively encourage listeners to support their local stations. This year California Public Radio Day will take place on August 26.

Last year, California Public Radio Day saw a great outpouring of support from the public both in the number of donors and the amount of dollars raised. Now with more stations participating, including digital-only stations, the expectation is for the momentum to continue.

In a joint statement, the participating organizations said: “This past year has underlined the importance of access to trustworthy public media for everyone in our communities. In the face of unprecedented challenges, public radio stations across the state stand together united for what connects us. We believe in public radio’s ability to uplift voices of the community, to entertain, educate, inform, and inspire, and so do our listeners. From timely and localized reporting on fires to shining a light on our communities, public radio is essential. But without the financial support of our listeners, we are at great risk of faltering on this mission. We are overjoyed to see our ranks grow in our second year proving that California Public Radio Day is here to stay as a day for us to celebrate our love for what we provide to our state.”

KPBS is participating in California Public Radio Day. Other participating public radio stations across California include: 88.5 FM (Northridge), Cap Radio (Sacramento), DubLab (Los Angeles), KALW (San Francisco), KAZU (Monterey Bay), KCBX (San Luis Obispo), KCHO North State Public Radio (Chico), KCLU (Santa Barbara), KCRW (Santa Monica), KDFC (San Francisco), KDVS (UC Davis), KFCF (Fresno), KISL (Avalon), KJCC (San Jose City College), KKJZ (Long Beach), KMUD (Redway), KPCC (Pasadena), KPFA (Berkeley), KPFK (Los Angeles), KQED (San Francisco), KRCB (Santa Rosa), KUSC (Los Angeles), KVCR (San Bernardino), KVPR (Fresno), KXLU (Loyola Marymount University), KX FM (Laguna Beach), KZSC (Santa Cruz), KZYX (Mendocino), UCLA Radio (UCLA).

Follow the campaign on social media with the hashtag #CaliforniaPublicRadioDay.

KPBS Media Contact

Heather Milne Barger, hmilne@kpbs.org