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KPCC-FM’s AirTalk Broadcasts from Palm Desert Campus

KPCC-FM’s AirTalk to Broadcast from UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center

Community Forum to Focus on Coachella Valley Economy

(April 29, 2009)

PALM DESERT, Calif. ( – On Thursday, April 30, 89.3 KPCC-FM's AirTalk travels to the UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center for a community forum to examine the effects of the recession on the lives and livelihoods of Coachella Valley residents. AirTalk Host Larry Mantle will moderate a panel of civic leaders, including Riverside County Supervisor Roy Wilson; Yvonne Parks, mayor of Desert Hot Springs; and Kay Hazen, head of the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership.

The forum begins at 7 p.m. on April 30 and will be broadcast on Wednesday, May 4 at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend. RSVP at

KPCC is also heard on 90.3 KPCV-FM in the Coachella Valley and on 89.1 KUOR-FM in Riverside/San Bernardino.

89.3 KPCC-FM is Southern California’s only 24-hour public radio news station. The station produces two daily talk shows that take an in-depth look at significant issues affecting Southern California: Larry Mantle’s AirTalk (one of the longest running shows in LA radio, weekdays 10 AM-12 PM) and renowned columnist Patt Morrison, who hosts her own afternoon program (weekdays 1-3 PM).

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

A broadcast studio with fiber cable to the AT&T Hollywood hub is available for live or taped interviews. UCR also has ISDN for radio interviews. To learn more, call (951) UCR-NEWS.

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