KCRW

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KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is Southern California's leading National Public Radio affiliate, featuring an eclectic mix of music, news, information and cultural programming. The station boasts one of the nation's largest arrays of locally produced, nationally distributed talk program content. KCRW.com extends the station's profile globally, with three streams featuring web-exclusive content: all music, all news and the live station simulcast, as well as an extensive list of podcasts. The non-commercial broadcast signal reaches 550,000 listeners weekly and is supported by 55,000 member/subscribers.

The terrestrial station serves Los Angeles and Orange Counties at 89.9 FM, Ventura County at 89.1 FM on KCRU/Oxnard-Ventura, the greater Palm Springs area at 89.3 FM on KCRI/Indio-Palm Springs and Kern, and Northern LA Counties at 88.1 FM on KCRY/Mojave/Antelope Valley. KCRW can now be heard in Santa Barbara at 106.9. Other translators carry the signal to Borrego Springs, CA, at 92.9 and the Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley areas at 90.7 FM, Gorman at 89.7 FM, Banning at 90.9 FM, the Ridgecrest area at 101.1 FM, the Thousand Oaks and Conejo Valley areas at 102.3 FM, Ojai at 102.1 FM, and Lemon Grove/Spring Valley in San Diego County at 89.9 FM.

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KCRW partners with Zócalo Public Square on a series of talks about healthcare. Zócalo Public Square connects people to ideas and to each other in an open, accessible, non-partisan and broad-minded spirit.

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  • Updated: May 29, 2012
Caption: Raul Campos, Credit: Marc Goldstein
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Deep rhythms and urban soul with a Latin twist.

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  • Updated: Apr 05, 2011
Caption: Michael Silverblatt, Credit: Marc Goldstein
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A glorious half-hour for the serious reader!

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  • Updated: Apr 13, 2011
Caption: KCRW's Guest DJ Project
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KCRW's DJs invite an array of cultural personalities to share and discuss songs that have inspired and moved them.

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  • Updated: Nov 01, 2012
Caption: Harry Shearer, Credit: Marc Goldstein
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A weekly, hour-long romp of music and satire from Harry Shearer.

  • From: KCRW
  • Updated: Apr 05, 2011
Caption: Matt Miller, Arianna Huffington,<br/> Tony Blankley and Robert Scheer<br/>, Credit: Marc Goldstein
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Public radio's only political roundtable! This weekly "love-hate relationship of the air" features four of the most insightful news analysts anywhere: Matt Miller, Arianna Huffington, Tony Blankley and Robert Scheer.

  • From: KCRW
  • Updated: Apr 05, 2011
Caption: "The Treatment" host Elvis Mitchell, Credit: Marc Goldstein
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On "The Treatment," film critic Elvis Mitchell talks to the most influential and innovative forces creating movies and popular art and entertainment today.

  • From: KCRW
  • Updated: Apr 12, 2011
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Classic and contemporary detective noir fiction, read by actors

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  • Updated: Apr 13, 2006
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One-hour, weekday, fast-paced, news-based discussion program (ongoing)

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  • Updated: Jan 24, 2017
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UnFictional is a program of storytellers and documentaries that will suck you in and stick in your head like a memory.

  • From: KCRW
  • Updated: Nov 02, 2012

Latest Pieces

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Lakers forward Ron Artest shares his surprising pre-game soundtrack – soulful songs about love – and more in his Guest DJ set.

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  • Length: 11:33
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Caption: Cheryl Dunn
Photographer and documentary filmmaker Cheryl Dunn finds inspiration in street culture, as well as a wide variety of music she associates with peop...

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  • Length: 11:32
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Caption: Chris Hardwick and Dan Wilcox
Nerdist and Web Soup host Chris Hardwick tells us about the beginnings of his geekdom and gets serious about his favorite Radiohead song, as well a...

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  • Length: 11:48
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Caption: Will Wright
Video game designer Will Wright changed the entire landscape of gaming with his hit game SimCity, and follow-up The Sims and Spore. It’s clear he l...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2012
  • Length: 11:18
Caption: Blake Mycoskie with Eric J. Lawrence
Music has made a big impact on TOMS Shoes Founder Blake Mycoskie and he’s made a big impact on the world, with his entrepreneurial spirit. Blake fi...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2012
  • Length: 10:45
Caption: Dan Wilcox and Miranda July
Filmmaker Miranda July is a true original and she gives us a glimpse into her creative process in her Guest DJ set, including the song that inspire...

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2012
  • Length: 11:31
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Caption: David Chang
Chef David Chang is behind the acclaimed Momofuku group in New York. In his Guest DJ set, he reveals that he almost picked up a guitar instead of f...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2012
  • Length: 10:18
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Princeton sociologist Paul Starr discusses the history of the American fight over healthcare reform and the prospects of ever bringing it to an end.

  • Added: Dec 14, 2011
  • Length: 41:03
Caption: Matthew Weiner and Dan Wilcox
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner has a theme for his Guest DJ set -- anthems about staying true to yourself, made by artists who followed that creed,...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2011
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Caption: Mulleavy Sisters and Liza Richardson
In a Guest DJ Project first, we host a duo – designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sisters behind the fashion line Rodarte. When talking about the...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2011
  • Length: 10:30
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