NSPR 50th Anniversary

This April, 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. Please celebrate this joyous occasion with us.


Many voices have been carried over these airwaves during the last five decades -- and we'll be planning to celebrate them all. To help, we're asking for you to give us a call and leave a message highlighting your favorite hosts and programs. The number is 715-0233.


And if you really want to share in the festivities, on Saturday, April 20 NSPR will have a party full of food, live music and yours of the station. We hope to see you there.


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.