Radio Broadcasts

Most City Arts & Lectures programs can be heard in edited and delayed broadcasts in the San Francisco Bay Area on KQED-FM (88.5) on Sundays at 1 pm, Tuesday evenings at 8 pm, and Wednesday mornings at 2 am. These programs are also heard on over 170 public radio stations around the country (please contact your local affiliate for broadcast times). The radio broadcasts are hosted by Academy Award-winning actress Linda Hunt.

Our past 33 seasons of programming have been digitally archived at the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. Those wishing to hear the archived programs can make a personal visit to the library. A list of shows can be viewed on their website.

Air Date     Program (Original Event Date)

8/9/15          Summer of Comedy: Tina Fey (encore from 2011)

8/16/15        Summer of Comedy: Marc Maron (encore from 2013)

8/23/15        Summer of Comedy: Sarah Silverman (encore from 2010)

8/30/15        Summer of Comedy: Judd Apatow (encore from 2010)

9/6/15          Summer of Comedy: Alec Baldwin (encore from 2014)

9/13/15        Wendell Berry (encore from 2012)

New Season begins!

9/20/15         Salman Rushdie (9/9/15)

9/27/15         Miranda July & Sheila Heti (9/17/15)

10/4/15         Justice Stephen Breyer (9/25/15)

10/11/15        Richard Dawkins (10/5/15)

10/18/15        Frank Gehry and Paul Goldberger (10/6/15)

10/25/15        Paul Theroux (10/15/15)

11/1/15           Elvis Costello (10/22/15)

11/8/15           Sarah Vowell (10/26/15)

11/15/15         Ta-Nehisi Coates (10/27/15)

11/22/15         Yotam Ottolenghi & David Lebovitz (10/28/15)

11/29/15         Orhan Pamuk (11/2/15)

12/6/15           Robert Reich (11/3/15)

12/13/15          David Spade (11/4/15)

12/20/15         Isabel Allende (11/5/15)

12/27/15         Gloria Steinem (11/9/15)

1/3/16             Dan Savage (11/10/15)

1/10/16           Jesse Eisenberg (11/12/15)

1/17/16            W. Kamau Bell (11/16/15)

1/24/16           David Eagleman (11/23/15)

1/31/16           Adam Gopnik “The Driver’s Seat” (12/7/15)

2/7/16            Jonathan Franzen (12/8/15)

2/14/16          Mary-Louise Parker (12/15/15)

2/21/16          Karen Armstrong (10/13/15)

2/28/16          Joyce Carol Oates (1/26/16)