New Agreement Gives KALW Nonprofit More Control of Station

Public Media Company is pleased to have helped KALW with business modeling and guidance as it enters this new chapter.


The San Francisco Unified School District has agreed to relinquish some operational control of public radio station KALW to a nonprofit formed last year by the station’s management.

The school district’s board approved a public service operating agreement Dec. 8 with the nonprofit KALW Public Media. Under the agreement, the school district will continue to hold the station’s broadcast license, while KALW Public Media will take over some operations, including programming and staffing. The agreement also allows KPM to independently fundraise for the station.

The agreement allows KALW to be more “nimble” and is an important step toward reaching goals around diversity, equity and inclusion, said GM Tina Pamintuan.