Capital PuCap Radio blic Radio has been broadcasting from the Sacramento State University campus for the past forty years, but not for much longer. A few weeks ago it announced a $10 million plan to relocate to downtown Sacramento and double its staff. KRCB’s Steve Mencher asked Cap Radio’s president and general manager Rick Eytcheson how the changes will help bring the station closer to the community.

(A rendering of the new CapRadio facility. Credit: Capital Public Radio)

Sutter Health is donating $2.25 million to CapRadio to help construct the center and acquire its naming rights, according to [GM Rick] Eytcheson. The facility, which could seat up to 220 guests, will host performances, live radio events and musical concerts.

“Their footprint is very similar to ours,” he said. “They have a commitment to community health that includes … the cultural parts of what makes a community healthy.”

“We are proud to invest in this landmark project and provide the community with greater access to education, collaboration and community empowerment — important facets of a healthy community,” Sutter Health President and CEO Sarah Krevans wrote in a statement.

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