I've looked at the "news" stories on this (which are really basically reprints of the KPBS press release) and two things stick out: they seem to be reducing local daytime programming and they once again show that "PBS" stands for Presenting British Shows
(although they do have "an arts, culture and entertainment program from the CBC" for all you hosers who want some Canadian culture).
For those who will miss classical on KPBS, the point out it will be on their web stream and "KPBS will continue to feature Classical-24 on our HD2 station. HD radio is becoming increasingly popular and more affordable. "
"HD radio is becoming increasingly popular"
What world do they live in?
I have to say the shortening of their local programs now called These Days
and Editors Roundtable
is not really a loss as they often seemed to have to stretch to fill that time and, honestly, the monotones of the KPBS local staff make most things sound boring: you have to wonder if they ever listen to folks like Terry Gross, Robert Siegel and Kai Ryssdal who show that public radio news and information can be be both enlightening and entertaining. KPBS is still using the old BBC presenter model with that decidedly low key "just the facts, ma'am" presentation of the news.