KQED Airs Live Statewide Radio Broadcast of Governor's Debate at Dominican

KQED, one of the most-listened-to public radio stations in the nation and its statewide news program, “The California Report,” distributed the live NBC broadcast of the California Governor’s Debate to public radio stations for broadcast throughout California. Tom Brokaw of NBC News moderated the Tuesday, October 12th one-hour debate between Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman at Dominican’s Angelico Hall.

The debate was televised live throughout California on NBC Bay Area, NBC Los Angeles, NBC San Diego, KCRA in Sacramento, KSBW Salinas/Monterey and NBC Local Media.  The television and radio broadcast began at 6:30 p.m. 

“KQED joins Dominican University of California and NBC in ensuring that a large audience has access to this important debate,” said Jo Anne Wallace, Vice President and KQED Public Radio General Manager.  “KQED and California Report listeners look to us for this kind of coverage, and we are pleased to present the radio broadcast just weeks before the State’s general election.”

For more information about the October 12 gubernatorial debate at Dominican, visit www.CaGovDebate.com.

About KQED

KQED Public Radio, in collaboration with public radio stations throughout California, launched “The California Report,” a statewide radio news program, in 1995. “The California Report” provides daily coverage of issues, trends, and public policy decisions affecting California and its diverse population. It is carried by 26 public radio stations that operate more than 70 broadcast transmitters in cities and towns from Yreka to San Diego. KQEDnews.org informs, educates, and entertains listeners throughout the Bay Area, the state, and beyond with a wide variety of news, public affairs, and cultural affairs programming.

About Dominican University of California:
Dominican University of California is an independent university located 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, California. Founded in 1890, Dominican enjoys a century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and community outreach. Dominican’s 2,200 students come from across the United States primarily from Northern California as well as more than 30 foreign countries. Almost half of Dominican’s undergraduate students are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, and one-quarter of its undergraduates are the first generation in their family to attend college. The University educates and prepares students to be ethical leaders and socially responsible global citizens. Dominican’s athletics program recently transitioned from NAIA to NCAA Division II status in the Pacific West Conference. Dr. Joseph Fink serves as the University’s President. For more information, please visit: www.dominican.edu.

About NBC Universal and Hearst Television:

NBC Universal’s Local Media companies in California include NBC Bay Area, NBC LA and NBC San Diego. NBC affiliated stations KCRA in Sacramento and KSBW in Salinas/Monterey are owned by Hearst Television Inc. The three network NBC-owned stations and two Hearst affiliates reach 83% of California’s viewers. NBC U.S. Local Media Division comprises 10 NBC owned-and-operated television stations reaching 27% of U.S. TV households. For more information please visit: www.nbcuni.com and www.hearsttelevision.com.