KALW-FM 91.7, a non commercial station owned by the San Francisco Unified School District, is launching a 30-minute local newscast that will air at 5 p.m., according to the station's Web site. The pilot editions of the program will air next week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The program will launch in August.
"The half-hour show will feature in-depth reporting on public policy, as well as the voices of the newsmakers, artists, and everyday people who make the Bay Area remarkable," KAWL says. The station is also asking listeners to e-mail them with feedback in order to make the new program as valuable and compelling as possible.