Carolyn Keddy and Ellie Stokes are DJs at KXSF 102.5 FM in San Francisco.

KXSF Audience Grows During Pandemic

When you tune your radio to 102.5 FM in San Francisco, depending on the time of day, you might hear public radio style talk programming, or you might hear music from local artists. That’s because two radio stations share the frequency — KSFP, from the San Francisco Public Press, and KXSF, a project of San Francisco Community Radio.  Read more
In Love and Warcraft

Theatrical Romantic Comedy Explores Love in Digital Spaces With Virtual Show

As events that would draw crowds under normal circumstances go virtual, an upcoming performance from American Conservatory Theater centers on building connections in digital spaces as a central theme. “In Love and Warcraft,” a play by Madhuri Shekar, is a romantic comedy about a young woman’s exploration of her identity in an online role-playing game and expressing it in the real world.  Read more

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Goes Virtual

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus has been an institution within the LGBTQ community since 1978. Now, like many organizations, it’s scrambling to shift its focus to virtual events.  Every year, the chorus holds a fundraising gala called Crescendo to support the group’s mission of music and activism.  Read more
Jelani Memory and Khalia Davis

Kids’ Play Calls Out Racism

Editor’s Note: A version of this article is published by Palabra, a news site covering the Latino community that is a project of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. When actor and director Khalia Davis was growing up in the 1990s, children’s entertainment rarely addressed racism.  Read more
Graphic courtesy of the San Francisco Mime Troupe

Political Theater Troupe Goes on Air With New Radio Serial

The San Francisco Mime Troupe’s annual free performances in the park skewering political figures with satirical musical theater have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the troupe will continue to perform on the radio. In its first ever serialized radio play, “Tales of the Resistance,” the Mime Troupe will try out a new medium in nine parts across four genres: noir, sci-fi, horror and adventure.  Read more

With Film Festivals Canceled, Bay Area Filmmakers Contemplate How to Reach Audiences

The Bay Area is the third largest economy for film and entertainment in the U.S. after New York and Los Angeles, and is home to more documentary filmmakers per capita than any other region. With film festivals canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, independent filmmakers are being forced to rethink how to launch and promote their work.  Read more