Tickets on sale for KPBS gala


San Diego’s public broadcasting station KPBS will mark its 50-year anniversary with a gala to raise funds to support its mission of providing informative and educational content.

“KPBS Celebrates the Sixties,” will be held 6 p.m. Oct. 9 at The Lodge at Torrey Pines.

“In our 50 years, we’ve accomplished a lot thanks to this great community,” said General Manager Tom Karlo. “This special night is dedicated to those who have made a difference in our past and whose continued support shapes our future.”

In partnership with the Lodge and with early support from Sony Inc, “KPBS Celebrates the Sixties” will “transport” guests back to the year 1960. Caroline Nierenberg, who previously served as chair for the Jewel Ball and the Burnham Institute, is this year’s KPBS gala chair. She will be aided by committee members Kathy Bettles, Linda Dicker, Julie Hatch, Lydia McNeil and Kitty Wolcott. Costumed greeters, retro decor, and a tribute to the legendary Supremes are among the fun planned.

KPBS donors Donald and Darlene Shiley will serve as honorary chairs. Hosted by emcee Ken Kramer, the gala will also feature key public radio/TV personalities.

Tickets are $500 per person through Claudine Casillas at or (619) 594-4266.