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Cotati/Santa Rosa, California
City of license Cotati, California
Branding KRCB North Bay Public Media
Slogan News. Arts. Ideas. Where You Are.
Channels Digital: 22 (UHF)
  • .1: KRCB-DT
  • .2 KRCB-C
  • .3 NHKWORL[1]
Translators K27EE Ukiah
Owner Rural California Broadcasting Corporation
First air date December 2, 1983
Call letters' meaning
  • Rural
  • California
  • Broadcasting
Sister station(s) KRCB-FM
Former channel number(s) Analog:
22 (UHF, 1983-2009)
Transmitter power 105,000 watts
Height 630.4 meters
Facility ID 57945
Transmitter coordinates 38°20′54.4″N 122°34′41.4″W / 38.348444°N 122.578167°W / 38.348444; -122.578167Coordinates: 38°20′54.4″N 122°34′41.4″W / 38.348444°N 122.578167°W / 38.348444; -122.578167

KRCB is a public television station located in Sonoma County, broadcasting on UHF Channel 22, and public radio station, broadcasting at 91.1 MHz FM.


KRCB first went on the air December 2, 1983, with a broadcast of the PBS show NOVA. Conceived as "Public Television for the North Bay," KRCB now broadcasts to much of the San Francisco Bay Area through satellite and cable television carriage.

In one of the most crowded areas in the U.S. for PBS and public broadcasting, KRCB is notable for its coverage of local news and politics, and for the Emmy and Telly Award-winning, nationally distributed environmental series, Natural Heroes.

KRCB also engages the community through local initiatives like the NEA's Big Read, Tengo La Voz - I Have The Voice, and The Best Seat in the House Festival.

Much of the regular programming comes from PBS, American Public Television, and independent producers.

Overnight programming is shared with the national satellite station Link TV and includes shows such as Mosaic: World News from the Middle East, while Create is simulcasted on DT2.

KRCB's programming can also be seen on K27EE in Ukiah, California, owned by a local television association. [1]

Digital television[edit]

Channel Video Aspect Programming[1]
22.1 1080i / 480i 16:9 / 4:3 Main KRCB programming / PBS / Link TV 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.[2]
22.2 480i 4:3 Create
22.3 480i 4:3 NHK World


KRCB-FM went on the air in 1995, and broadcasts on 91.1 FM licensed to Windsor, California; and on 90.9 FM (K215CQ) licensed to Santa Rosa, California. In addition to over-the-air broadcast, which is limited to the Santa Rosa and northern Sonoma County area, KRCB-FM broadcasts over the Internet at, on Comcast cable channel 961 throughout most of the San Francisco Bay Area, and on the Secondary Audio Program (SAP) of KRCB-TV. KRCB-FM programming is also available via a free app for smart phones and mobile devices.

KRCB-FM is known as "Radio 91."

KRCB-FM is an NPR affiliate and programming includes NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; Fresh Air, This American Life and the TED Radio hour among other programs. The weekly program schedule can be found here. Programming also comes from PRX and many other sources.

KRCB-FM's music format covers AAA (Adult Album Alternative) music, rock, blues, Americana, folk, acoustic and electronic music. Nationally known music programs include World Cafe, American Routes, Beale Street Caravan, Folk Alley, The Art of the Song, eTown, UnderCurrents, Blue Dimensions, Music from the Hears of Space and Women in Music. Local music programs are hosted by passionate and knowledgeable volunteer radio programmers and include: "Your Average Abalone," "The Newtopian Dream," "Something Completely Different," "Lady Spins the Blues," "Connections," "Percussion Discussion," "Kaleidoscope," "Ric on the Radio," "Rhythm & Roots," "Beyond and Back," "Flashback," "Space/Time," "Our Roots Are Showing," "Jazz Connections," "New Orleans By the Bay," "Crossing Borders," "Open Space District," and "Eclectica."

Other local programming includes "Mouthful - The Wine Country's Most Delicious Hour," a James Beard-nominated food and wine show hosted by author Michele Anna Jordan; "Curtain Call" - a weekly interview show covering the arts scene in the North Bay hosted by Dr. Charles Sepos; "Outbeat Radio" - a program for, about, and produced by members of the Sonoma County LGBT Community; "Climate One" - produced by the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco and offers a forum for candid discussion among climate scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens; and literary shows "A Novel Idea" hosted by Suzanne Lang; "Word By Word" hosted by author Gil Mansergh; and "WordTemple" hosted by Sonoma County Poet Laureate Katherine Hastings.


  1. ^ a b "Digital TV Market Listing for KRCB". Rabbit Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Garofoli, Joe (April 18, 2007). "A new accent on the news". SF Gate. San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 

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