Each week, The Commonwealth Club's radio programs bring important and interesting speakers to audiences across the country. Our program is the oldest continuous radio program in the United States. You can hear the Club on more than 230 public and commercial stations throughout the country. Please bookmark this page and check back often; broadcast topics and dates may change.

Radio Stations: We would love to add you to our national network of stations. If you would like to air The Commonwealth Club radio program, please contact us.

The Club has four different radio program feeds:

  • KQED (88.5 FM in San Francisco) Thursdays at 10 p.m. and Fridays at 1 a.m.
  • KALW (91.7 FM in San Francisco) Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
  • KRCB (91 FM in Rohnert Park) Sundays at 9 p.m.
  • KQED for "On Shifting Ground with Ray Suarez" (88.5 FM in San Francisco) Mondays at 10 p.m.


Radio Schedule for KQED 88.5 FM in San Francisco and the National Feed:

The content listed below airs on KQED Radio 88.5 FM in San Francisco as well as on more than 230 radio stations nationwide and via podcast.

All Commonwealth Club broadcasts on KQED 88.5 FM air on Thursday evenings at 10 p.m.

KQED Broadcast Date Available for National Broadcast Program Recording Date
Thursday, March 21
Friday, March 29
Kumi Naidoo: How Activism Can Win Bigger and Faster February 27, 2024
Thursday, March 28
Friday, April 5
Jerry Kaplan: What You Need to Know About Generative AI March 6, 2024
Thursday, April 4
Friday, April 12
Jonna Mendez: Unmasking My Life in the CIA March 18, 2024
Thursday, April 11
Friday, April 19
Annie Jacobsen: Nuclear War March 26, 2024
Thursday, April 18
Friday, April 26
Fareed Zakaria: Age of Revolutions April 8, 2024
Thursday, April 25
Friday, May 3
Jonathan Haidt with Tristan Harris: The Anxious Generation and the Epidemic of Childhood Mental Illness April 1, 2024
Thursday, May 2
Friday, May 10
Justice Stephen Breyer: Reading the Constitution April 3, 2024
Thursday, May 9
Friday, May 17
David Sanger: China's Rise, Russia's Invasion and America's Struggle to Defend the West April 22, 2024
Thursday, May 16
Friday, May 24
Artificial Intelligence, Real Climate Impacts April 12, 2024
Thursday, May 23
Friday, May 31
Batya Ungar-Sargon: Politics, the Working Class and the American Dream May 13, 2024
Thursday, May 30
Friday, June 7
Jen Psaki with Dan Pfeiffer: Lessons from the White House May 17, 2024
Thursday, June 6
Friday, June 14
Sal Khan: How AI Will Revolutionize Education May 21, 2024


Radio Schedule for KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco:

Content listed below airs on KALW Radio 91.7 FM in San Francisco. The Commonwealth Club's Inforum division broadcasts its events on KALW; select Climate One programs also air in this spot.

The Inforum division of Commonwealth Club World Affairs produces Bay Area events where attendees meet thought leaders in entertainment, tech, food, design, pop culture and politics, and where the audience is often just as inspiring as the thought leaders. Inforum produces individually curated events designed to provide attendees with cutting-edge content and a hands-on educational experience.

All Commonwealth Club broadcasts on KALW 91.7 FM air Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m.; however, they do not air every single week. Refer to the dates listed below.


Climate One Radio Program on KRCB 91-FM in Rohnert Park:

All Climate One broadcasts on KRCB 91 FM air Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. The program also airs on select public radio stations across the country and internationally.

Visit the Climate One website for more information on its radio program.


"On Shifting Ground with Ray Suarez"

"On Shifting Ground with Ray Suarez" broadcasts on KQED 88.5 FM air Monday evenings at 10 p.m. It also airs on select public radio stations across the country.

Visit the "On Shifting Ground" page for more information.