KPCC opens up new $24.5-million studios in Pasadena
KPCC, the radio station in Pasadena that carries NPR programs to Southern California, celebrated the grand opening its new $24.5-million studios Saturday.
The grand opening represents a major expansion for the station, which is moving out of its cramped, single studio in Pasadena City College's library to a large facility boasting 13 studios and control rooms.
Saturday's opening of the Mohn Broadcast Center marks a significant turnaround for a station that a decade ago was a low-budget, student-staffed operation with fund-raising so anemic it was about to lose its Corporation for Public Broadcasting funding.
An open house will be held Sunday.
--- Steve Carney
KPCC-FM blog post: KPCC begins life at Mohn Broadcast Center
Photo: Larry Mantle, right, host of KPCC's popular "AirTalk" program, in one of the station's new studios that celebrated its grand opening Saturday. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times