KPBS Tours

Go behind the scenes at the KPBS Copley Telecommunications Center. Tour the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Newscenter, the TV and radio facilities, and meet members of the award-winning staff.

KPBS tours are offered four times per month on a first come, first serve basis. Tours are based around our production schedules as well as the best parking periods for both tour participants and our Volunteer Tour Guides. Tours are open to groups and individuals. The maximum number of tour participants is 16. Due to the limited availability of our tour guides and our busy production schedule, we are not able to offer tours outside of the dates and times listed. 

Tour Schedule

Tours for groups with 6-16 participants are available on:
First Tuesday of the Month at 9:00 a.m.
Second Tuesday of the Month at 2:00 p.m.
Third Wednesday of the Month at 2:00 p.m.

Tours for individuals and small groups (under six participants) are available on:
Fourth Thursday of the Month at 2:00 p.m.

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Wednesday, 1/16 at 2:00 p.m. Full
  • Thursday, 1/24 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 2/5 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 2/12 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 2/20 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 2/28 at 2:00 p.m. Full
  • Tuesday, 3/5 at 9:00 a.m. Full
  • Tuesday, 3/12 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 3/20 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 3/28 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 4/2 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, 4/9 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 4/17 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, 4/25 at 2:00 p.m.

Tour Requirements and Information:

  • Minimum eight days advance sign-up (to sign up, email
  • Minimum Age: 13 years old, no exceptions please.
  • Group Maximum:  16 people, including chaperones.
  • Schedule Changes:  Tour dates are occasionally taken off our calendar or moved to other days when our studios are closed for holiday periods, events, etc.
  • Tour Areas:  Newsroom, Radio studios, TV studios
  • Duration:  Approximately 45 min. - 1 hr.
  • Parking:  Parking is $3 per vehicle; carpooling, public transportation is encouraged.
  • Location: KPBS is located on the campus of San Diego State University (see map)


To register for a tour, please select your preferred date from the schedule above, and email

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