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  • Sonoma County’s NPR Station Adding 104.9 FM

    Sonoma County’s NPR Station Adding 104.9 FM

    January 19, 2021 Northern California Public Media has agreed to buy a powerful local FM station to boost public broadcasting in Sonoma County. It has filed with the Federal Communications Commission to purchase KDHT-FM 104.9. Its signal reaches virtually all of Sonoma County plus northern Novato and western portions of Napa County. Northern California Public Media has operated KRCB-FM on 91.1 FM since 1993. Its signal is difficult to hear in much of the county and could not be improved. “We’re pleased to be able to serve all of Sonoma County,” said Darren LaShelle, the nonprofit organization’s president and CEO. Read More
  • Join Michelle Stewart for a Safe and Social, But Never Too Distant Mix of Musical Delights on Connections - Thursday at 7pm

    Join Michelle Stewart for a Safe and Social, But Never Too Distant Mix of Musical Delights on Connections - Thursday at 7pm

      Listen to Connections with Michelle Stewart Thursday nights, 7 pm - 9 pm. Michelle plays a wide variety of music spanning many decades and styles. It's not uncommon to hear Patsy Cline and Bruno Mars in the same show. Occasionally Connections follows a theme for two hours, and other times it's a fun surprise. Michelle Stewart started her radio career in Seattle in the year 2000. Her first job was at 103.7 The Mountain and she's worked at multiple stations in Sonoma County. Michelle's favorite artists are Tom Waits, Willie Nelson, and Nina Simone.   Listen to Connections with Michelle Read More
  • Join Ric on the Radio - Thursday at 9pm

    Join Ric on the Radio - Thursday at 9pm

      Eric Cullen, aka "Ric", is a musician and music lover who was raised on FM radio, Beethoven, the Carter Family, and Frank Zappa. Born in San Diego, he moved to Sonoma County in 1989 to attend Sonoma State University, earning his b.a. in music in 1991. Since then, he has played in many local bands: Freeloaders, the Vallejo Street Band, Joe Chaplain Band, among many others. He currently plays in Amphora, an all-instrumental smooth and Latin jazz combo. He has also recorded a dozen solo albums and owned or co-owned three independent record labels. His involvement at KRCB is Read More
  • Katie Anne Mitchell on Art of the Song – Thursday at 11pm

    Katie Anne Mitchell on Art of the Song – Thursday at 11pm

    This week our guest is Katie Anne Mitchell. From anthropology graduate student to actor to singer/songwriter and storyteller, Katie has settled on the term “creative universalist” to describe herself. She was a member of the Art of the Song team from  2013 to 2018. We spoke with Katie about her new EP, Alice’s Land. Art of the Song can be heard Thursday nights at 11:00 pm on KRCB FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play! Find our complete programming schedule here.  (Photo: Courtesy of the Read More
  • Biographers Peter Guralnick, Jonathan Eig, and Alex Haley on Fresh Air – Friday at 4pm

    Biographers Peter Guralnick, Jonathan Eig, and Alex Haley on Fresh Air – Friday at 4pm

    The new film, One Night in Miami, which is nominated for two Golden Globes, is about the 1964 meeting of Malcolm X, Muhammed Ali, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown.  On the next Fresh Air, our archives interviews with biographers of Cook, Ali and Malcolm X:  We’ll hear from Peter Guralnick, Jonathan Eig, and Alex Haley. Join us. Fresh Air can be heard weekdays at 4:00 pm on KRCB-FM (and again at 12:00 am Tuesday through Friday)! / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the FREE KRCB Mobile App which you can download for your favorite mobile device. Find our complete programming schedule here.  Read More
  • Chip in My Brain on This Week’s This American Life – Friday at 7pm & Saturday at 9am

    Chip in My Brain on This Week’s This American Life – Friday at 7pm & Saturday at 9am

    A boy who can’t dribble gets a coach, a new best friend, and something to believe in. This American Life is heard every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating every Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / Streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org /  On-demand with the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes App Store & Google Play!  Find our complete programming schedule here. (Photo: By Owen Freeman) Read More
  • George Benson, Ryley Walker, and More on Strange Currency – Friday at 8pm

    George Benson, Ryley Walker, and More on Strange Currency – Friday at 8pm

    Listen for selections from George Benson, Ryley Walker with Kikagaku Moyo, Return To Forever, Yasmin Williams and much more. Strange Currency with host Jedd Beaudoin can be heard Fridays at 8:00 pm on KRCB-FM / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the FREE KRCB Mobile App which you can download from the App Store & Google Play. Find our complete programming schedule here. (Photo: George Benson - Robbie Drexhage, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons) Read More
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  • Postcards
  • Join Us!
  • Talk To Me
  • SoCo Baby

Each week, our correspondents from all over Sonoma County chime in with their weekly "postcard" of what people are talking about in their area. Not exactly news, not exactly not, it's our way to help make sure we look beyond the great industrial complex of Santa Rosa-Petaluma-Sebastopol!

We play these pretty randomly throughout the week, but if you need to hear one right this second, here's your chance:
 
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AAANBR RebuildNorthbayFoundation pictureBrowse around our site and you'll see a few ways you can join in the effort to make KRCB 104.9 a great community radio station for Sonoma County. You can record a message that we play on-air, give us some new ideas, and keep abreast of what we're doing. New ways to engage with us our coming soon.
 
But there's an old fashioned one that's really important to us: become a member! We're making a big commitment to serving Sonoma County better, and while we really do want you to listen, and participate, helping pay for all of this would be really helpful too! Any amount helps, and we've got lots of cool gifts including some great CDs curated by our DJ Doug Jayne.
 
Click here to explore? https://donate.nprstations.org/krcb/support-krcb-radio   Thank you!
 

Be on KRCB 104.9...answer this month's "Talk to Me" question: What does Sonoma County need that it doesn't already have?

 
You can record your answer using the little web widget below. We're likely to play your answer on the air a few times during the month of April.  

You can do a recording right from your computer or smartphone, but please use an external microphone (ear buds are good enough). Don't worry, you can try as many times you like until you get a "good take." We won’t hear any of the bad ones. After you finish, the page will give you a chance to listen and decide if you like it. Once you get a good one, you'll be asked for your name and email address. Then hit "Send.” (Click "reset" if you would rather try again.)

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“Sonoma County Baby” began in 2013 as a way to connect new Sonoma County mothers with the history of the county. In cooperation with Sutter Health, a nice book was published that featured the stories of several dozen Sonoma County families, describing how they each came to Sonoma County. The book was given to new moms. The project’s website is here: http://sonomacountybaby.com/ .

Now, we want to put stories like this on KRCB-FM, Sonoma County’s NPR station. How and when did your family come to Sonoma County? Does your story include some old Sonoma County landmarks that some of us might remember? What was interesting about it? Finding the interesting part is important! These recording are all short, less than a minute or under 100 words. That’s not enough time to tell the whole story—just the highlights. Here's a sample script that’s about the right length.

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