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California Radio Stations Unite For The Second State-Wide Public Media Campaign On August 26

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A Grassroots Movement California Public Radio Day Raises Awareness and Financial Support for Nonprofit Radio.

August 18, 2021 — After a successful inaugural year California Public Radio Day is returning with 30 stations coming together to commemorate the day. In the single day celebration aimed at creating awareness for the vital public service public radio brings to the community, stations across the state, from San Diego to Arcata, will collectively encourage listeners to support their local stations. This year California Public Radio Day will take place on August 26.

Last year, California Public Radio Day saw a great outpouring of support from the public both in the number of donors and the amount of dollars raised. Now with more stations participating, including digital-only stations, the expectation is for the momentum to continue.

In a joint statement, the participating organizations said: “This past year has underlined the importance of access to trustworthy public media for everyone in our communities. In the midst of unprecedented challenges, California public radio stations across the state stand together united for what connects us. Whether it’s the importance of information, or the power of music, we believe in public radio’s ability to uplift voices of the community, to entertain, educate, inform, and inspire, and so do our listeners. From timely and localized reporting on fires to shining a light on our communities, public radio is essential. But without the financial support of our listeners, we are at great risk of faltering on this mission. We are overjoyed to see our ranks grow in our second year proving that California Public Radio Day is here to stay as a day for us to celebrate our love for what we provide to our state.”

Participating public radio stations across California include: 88.5 FM (Northridge), Cap Radio (Sacramento), DubLab (Los Angeles), KALW (San Francisco), KAZU (Monterey Bay), KCBX (San Luis Obispo), KCHO North State Public Radio (Chico), KCLU (Santa Barbara), KCRW (Santa Monica), KDFC (San Francisco), KDVS (UC Davis), KFCF (Fresno), KISL (Avalon), KJCC (San Jose City College), KKJZ (Long Beach), KMUD (Redway), KPBS (San Diego), KPCC (Pasadena), KPFA (Berkeley), KPFK (Los Angeles), KQED (San Francisco), KRCB (Santa Rosa), KUSC (Los Angeles), KVCR (San Bernardino), KVPR (Fresno), KXLU (Loyola Marymount University), KX FM (Laguna Beach), KZSC (Santa Cruz), KZYX (Mendocino), UCLA Radio (UCLA).

Follow the campaign on social media with the hashtag #CaliforniaPublicRadioDay

Monterey Bay Area locals can support their local public radio station today at kazu.org/donate.

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