What started as an idea finally came to fruition as Alameda Unified School District’s Encinal High School KJTZ Radio and Peralta Community Radio KGPC have teamed together to produce the KGPC Headline News. Now retired broadcast engineer for Peralta TV, Jim Stein thought the two entities should collaborate, but the Covid pandemic stalled previous efforts. Current KGPC manager, Dr. Felicia Bridges picked up the mantel and reached out to Alameda Unified School District’s CTE Pathway Specialist, Felicia Vargas, to discuss what a collaboration might look like.
The Peralta radio station (KGPC) is offering work opportunities to students. The District station is in search of a few enthusiastic students to support the production and broadcast of its daily schedule. Interns will assist with content creation, recording, and simple board operations of the Peralta Community College District radio station.
KGPC radio directly serves the Peralta Community College District's students, faculty and staff, East Bay cities and international audiences that listen to the streaming broadcast. It exists to serve Oakland and the Peralta Community Colleges with award-winning local programming that make it a treasure for PCCD. The station is a resource that allows individuals to get involved in local media production and add their voice to the airwaves. It is one of the few "LP-FM" stations to be licensed by the FCC, an act that the FCC may not do again, ever. Take a listen and hear the wave of the East Bay, KGPC.