Pacific Time (radio show)

Pacific Time was a weekly radio program that covered a wide range of Asian American, East Asian and Southeast Asian issues, including economics, language, politics, public policy, business, the arts and sports. With news bureaus in Bangkok, Beijing, and Tokyo,[1] it was the only public radio program devoted to Asian-American issues.[2]

Pacific Time
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Running timeca. 29 min.
Country of originUnited States
Language(s)English
Home stationKQED
Hosted byOanh Ha
Created byNguyen Qui Duc
George Lewinski
Nina Thorsen
Written byOanh Ha
Directed byNina Thorsen
Produced byNina Thorsen
Executive producer(s)Raul Ramirez
Recording studioSan Francisco, California
Original releaseNovember 16, 2000 – October 11, 2007
Audio formatStereophonic
WebsiteOfficial website

Produced by KQED in San Francisco, California, the show was syndicated by as many as 37 other public radio stations in markets around the United States.[1] The show premiered in 2000 and was hosted by Nguyen Qui Duc until September, 2006, when Nguyen returned to Vietnam.[3] After Nguyen's departure it was hosted by K. Oanh Ha. Citing financial difficulties, KQED cancelled the show and its last broadcast was October 11, 2007.[4] At the time it was cancelled the program cost $500,000 per year to produce and had a weekly audience of 190,000.[2]

StationsEdit

Stations carrying Pacific Time:

  • KQED, San Francisco (producer)
  • KAZU, Monterey, California
  • KHSR, Crescent City, California
  • KHSU, Arcata, California
  • KIDE, Hoopa, California
  • KIPO, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • KPBS, San Diego, California
  • KQEI-FM, Sacramento, California
  • KQVO, Calexico, California
  • KUOW-FM, Seattle, Washington
  • WBAA, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • WETA, Washington, D.C.
  • WGMS, Hagerstown, Maryland
  • WILL, Urbana, Illinois
  • WNYC, New York City, New York
  • Hong Kong Radio Television 3, Hong Kong

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Sam Chu Lin (August 3, 2001). "Pacific Time". Asian Week. Archived from the original on August 12, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Megan Kung (October 4, 2007). "Time's Up For 'Pacific Time'". Asian Week. Archived from the original on November 24, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Vanessa Hua (August 15, 2006). "Good morning, Vietnam: decades after he fled, a radio host is going home". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2007-11-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Joe Garofoli (September 26, 2007). "Citing finances, KQED cancels 'Pacific Time'". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2007-11-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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