Northern California Public Media Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_California_Public_Media

Northern California Public Media (formerly Rural California Broadcasting Corporation) is a non-profit public media outlet based in Rohnert Park, California, United States, that serves the San Francisco Bay Area. The organization owns PBS and independent television stations and NPR member radio stations. Its president and CEO is Nancy Dobbs.[1]


Rural California Broadcasting Corporation began broadcasting on KRCB on December 2, 1984, and on KRCB-FM on September 5, 1994. It received non-profit status on January 17, 1981.[1] On September 7, 2017, RCBC announced that it would acquire KCSM-TV for $12 million. Upon acquiring the station on July 31, 2018, RCBC rebranded as Northern California Public Media.[2]

In 2019, the Kincade Fire destroyed KRCB-FM's transmitter tower. To obtain a full-powered signal in the Santa Rosa area, Northern California Public Media acquired KDHT in 2021 and moved KRCB-FM to its 104.9 MHz frequency and transmission facility. The former KRCB-FM became KRCG-FM.[3]


Northern California Public Broadcasting owns the following noncommercial stations:


  1. ^ a b "KRCB FAQ's". Northern California Public Media. Retrieved May 12, 2020.
  2. ^ Johnson, Julie (September 7, 2017). "KRCB TV to acquire a South Bay station, expand its reach across the Bay Area". Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  3. ^ Hagar Rush, Laura (May 16, 2021). "KRCB expands its reach with 104.9 FM". Sonoma West. Retrieved May 23, 2021.

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