KQED’s ‘California Report’ crosses border

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For the first time, KQED’s The California Report will air regularly on a station outside the state.

The San Francisco station announced Thursday that KUNR in Reno, Nev., has picked up the morning news program hosted by John Sepulvado.

The California Report offers an informative and engaging connection for so many of our listeners and supporters with California roots or interests, and for those living in the important California communities KUNR serves,” said KUNR GM David Stipech, in a press release. “… KUNR is continuing to grow our news presence and impact in the region, and The California Report adds a new and welcome dimension to start off each weekday morning.” KUNR’s signal reaches communities in northeast California.

The 10-minute weekday program began in 1995 and now airs on 45 stations throughout California, with an average weekly audience of 700,000 listeners, according to KQED. The station also produces a half-hour weekend version of the show.

“We aspire to serve Californians, but also listeners elsewhere who we know are looking towards California in these times as it responds to issues on a national level, including immigration, housing, the environment and education,” said Holly Kernan, KQED’s VP of news, in the release.

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