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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 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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To our Producers Club Family,
We are here for you, and want to thank you for your support of KPBS.

In the past few months, KPBS has seen a monumental increase in viewership as communities all over San Diego County rely on us for continued updates on the coronavirus pandemic. This has prompted us to expand our news coverage to seven days a week from five days a week. Offering this extended, vital coverage wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of you, our most loyal members.

You are the glue that holds our station together, and you’re the reason KPBS is one of the highest-rated public media stations in the country. Through these unprecedented times, we want to assure you that KPBS will continue to share stories, and invite conversation that builds on our sense of community, and delivers the facts. We hope that you’ll continue to agree that KPBS is where story matters.

Lastly, we’d like to leave you with some words of wisdom from our dear friend and neighbor, Fred Rogers:

"We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say, 'It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.' Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes."

Thank you for supporting San Diego’s need for quality journalism. Please contact us at and let us know how we can help you during this time. Stay safe, everyone, and remember: We’re all in this together!


June 2020

Wednesday, June 3rd | Producers Club Virtual Event with Stephanie Ayanian. 1:00pm - 1:45pm. KPBS’ General Manager, Tom Karlo, will be in conversation with Stephanie Ayanian, Director and Producer of, "What Will Become of Us," a documentary that follows six Armenian Americans as they navigate through the American landscape while grappling with their identities and the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. We invite you to watch the documentary when it airs on KPBS-TV on Tuesday, June 2nd at 9 p.m on your own, then join our virtual event with Stephanie on Wednesday, June 3rd to ask her any questions you might have about the film. Please note: This event will be held through Crowdcast instead of Zoom. There is no cost to attend this event. Space is limited and RSVP is required. RSVP NOW.

Friday, June 19th | Producers Club Virtual Event with Executive Producer of NATURE, Fred Kaufman. 12:30pm - 1:30pm. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look into the hit PBS show, NATURE, and get an exclusive opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with Executive Producer, Fred Kaufman. There is no cost to attend this event. Space is limited and RSVP is required. Additional details to be determined.

Important Event Information

KPBS is committed to keeping our community and general public informed around the public health concerns associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our newsroom is following this story closely at the local level and NPR and PBS are providing coverage on national and international basis.

The health risk from COVID-19 to the general public is a quickly evolving situation. Just as with other infectious diseases, not all parts of our state are affected equally at the same time. Like many non-profit organizations, we have several events planned and scheduled. In order ensure the health and safety of our event attendees, guests, and staff, we are following recommended protocol from city, county and state officials, the CDC, and San Diego State University (of which KPBS is a part of) to prevent further spread of the virus.

KPBS is assessing all scheduled events including public tours, donor receptions, luncheons, and screenings. Should we determine that a cancellation or postponement of an event is necessary, we will notify all registered participants via email and post the update on the event registration page(s). If you have registered for an event and receive such a notification, please forward that communication to your guests as KPBS may or may not have everyone’s email on file.

RSVP is requested for all Producers Club events. For more information, please contact us at

*A KPBS-sponsored or co-sponsored community event, not Producers Club exclusive.

As a Producers Club member your gift supports the station and its mission. A benefit of supporting at the PC level is receiving several exclusive invitations throughout the year to attend educational, arts, and culture events, much like the ones you see here! Any ticket prices are offered at a reduced cost and are being subsidized by KPBS and our underwriting partners.


Past events include Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show, Books & Brews, Meet the General Manager Event, New Member Reception, and the Exhibition & Reception at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

BIG San Diego Christmas Show
Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show

Books and Brews
Books & Brews

Meet the General Manager Event
Meet the General Manager Event

New Member Reception
New Member Reception

CCFAE reception
Exhibition & Reception at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Producers Club Levels

  • Silver Level Annual Courtesies ($1,200-2,499)

      Thank You Gifts
    • A chrome Producers Club license plate frame with the KPBS logo in color.
    • A 100% cotton polo shirt with embroidered KPBS logo (available in men’s & women’s styles & sizes).
    • Your choice of thank you gifts valued at up to ten percent of your donation (gifts can include concert tickets, DVDs, KPBS swag, etc.)
    • Recognition
    • Name recognition on the Producers Club website.
    • Name recognition in the KPBS Producers Club Post (for new members only).
    • Exclusive Opportunities
    • A Producers Club group tour of the KPBS Studios for you and your guests led by the General Manager or a senior staff member.
    • Invitations to special KPBS events, including receptions, parties, screenings, and exclusive Producers Club events with NPR, PBS, and KPBS Personalities.
    • An invitation to a New Members Reception with KPBS On-Air Personalities.
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  • Gold Level Annual Courtesies ($2,500-4,999)

      Gold Level members enjoy all Silver Level courtesies, plus:

      Additional Thank You Gifts
    • Two complimentary tickets/admission to a KPBS Producers Club Theatre event.
    • *NEW Additional Recognition
    • On-Air thank you during a KPBS radio pledge drive.
    • Additional Exclusive Opportunities
    • A private tour of the KPBS Studios and lunch for you and your guests led by the General Manager or a senior staff member.
    • An invitation to the General Manager’s Annual Breakfast. *NEW
    • Complimentary tickets to community and arts events (when available) - past events included Art Alive at the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Bay Food & Wine Festival, San Diego County Fair Tickets, Mainly Mozart, and many others.
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  • Platinum Level Annual Courtesies ($5,000-9,999)

      Platinum Level members enjoy all Gold Level courtesies, plus:

      Additional Thank You Gifts
    • Two complimentary tickets/admissions for KPBS Producers Club events (limit two events). *NEW
    • Additional Recognition
    • Opportunities to have your gift used as a Producers Club Match during on-air campaigns.
    • Additional Exclusive Opportunities
    • Dinner with the General Manager.
    • Invitation to a Platinum Level Appreciation Event which can include breakfast, lunch or dinner with on-air personalities
    • Opportunity to watch live television broadcasts or pledge tapings in our studios.
    • Quarterly messages from the General Manager.
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  • Executive Level Annual Courtesies ($10,000+)

      Executive Level enjoy all Platinum Level courtesies, plus:

      Additional Thank You Gifts
    • Two complimentary tickets/admissions to all KPBS Producers Club events. *NEW
    • Additional Recognition
    • Prominent recognition on the Producers Club website.
    • Additional Exclusive Opportunities
    • Invitation to an Executive Level Salon event.
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  • Major Donor Partners Annual Courtesies ($25,000+)

      Producers Club Major Donor Partners enjoy all Executive Level courtesies, plus:

      Additional Thank You Gifts
    • Your choice of thank you gifts.
    • Two free tickets to concerts offered during membership campaigns.
    • Additional Recognition
    • Gift recognition on Radio, TV or Web.
    • Additional Exclusive Opportunities
    • Invitation to NPR Weekend in Washington or the PBS Annual Conference.
    • Exclusive invitations to Major Donor only intimate events.
    • Choose to designate your gift for a special initiative.
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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 Producers Club membership, please contact Niru Ramachandran at (619) 594-2028 or by email