NSPR Celebrates 50 Years

Apr 14, 2019

North State Public Radio celebrates 50 years of informing and enriching the Northern California area. For the last five decades, NSPR has provided news, information and cultural programming of the highest quality to serve our community.


Many voices have been carried over these airwaves during the last five decades -- and we'll be planning to celebrate them all.


Spring Drive 2019 Is Underway

Apr 8, 2019

Our Spring fundraiser starts today! Your contribution right now helps ensure the future of NSPR. We pride ourselves on providing fact-based journalism and inspiring storytelling. Please consider pledging your support today. 

NSPR Jazz Archives Unearthed

Mar 8, 2019
Mondo Del Gusto / Flickr Creative Commons

While researching audio archives as part of NSPR's 50th anniversary celebration, we stumbled across this webpage that archived audio from our jazz programming in 1987. Take a minute and walk down memory lane with use, for great jazz, some old and familiar voices, and Steve Allen!


Listen here: https://bit.ly/2ETqRJG




NSPR 50th Anniversary Timeline

Feb 4, 2019
North State Public Radio

April 22 1969 | KCHO goes on the air. Almost named KPOW, it was a 10-watt FM broadcast over a 10-mile radius. With a $2000 annual budget, KCHO became a training lab for communication majors. The voice of the college to the community was located in Ayres Hall with the antenna atop the Chico State College auditorium.


April 1969 | Kaleidoscope was the first KCHO radio program. It featured music, news, community notes, weather and sports.