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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

Caption: Marc Maron, Credit: Seth Olenick
Comedian Marc Maron is raw, honest and often angry and he explores comedy’s dark side on his twice-weekly WTF podcast. Music plays a critical role ...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2011
  • Length: 11:35
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Caption: Marion Hodges with Kunal Nayyar
Kunal Nayyar leads with his heart in his Guest DJ set, a rather interesting twist since his character, Raj, on the comedy The Big Bang Theory can't...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2011
  • Length: 11:00
Caption: Garth Trinidad with Rashida Jones
Actress Rashida Jones is best known for her comic touch on NBC sitcoms “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation,” but digging into her music tastes i...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2011
  • Length: 10:18
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Caption: Kerry Simon and Raul Campos
Chef Kerry Simon is a fan of bands that push boundaries and take risks, like he does with food. Simon chooses some rebellious rockers to lead his G...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2011
  • Length: 10:41
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Caption: Colleen Atwood
Academy Award-winning costume designer and frequent Tim Burton collaborator Colleen Atwood takes us from her first musical memory to the song that ...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2011
  • Length: 10:31
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Caption: Tony Alva with Liza Richardson
Skateboard legend Tony Alva, one of the original Z-Boys, created an entirely new way of skating that reflected his rebellious nature and his Guest ...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2011
  • Length: 09:43
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Caption: Dan Wilcox with Mike Birbiglia
Comedian and “This American Life” contributor Mike Birbiglia indulges us with some painfully honest and funny stories -- and the songs that go with...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2011
  • Length: 12:35
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Caption: Jeremy Sole and Annie Philbin
Hammer Museum Director Annie Philbin has an appreciation for emerging artists that goes beyond the art world. From a track that captures her feelin...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2011
  • Length: 11:08
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Caption: Raul Campos with Kirsten Dunst
Actress Kirsten Dunst reveals her romantic side in a list of songs about love and loss, from the simple pop of The Zombies to the epic orchestratio...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2011
  • Length: 09:44
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Caption: Liza Richardson with Ed Ruscha
Renowned artist Ed Ruscha shares his favorite rockabilly tune, a song that defined his early years in California, and an artist very close to his h...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2011
  • Length: 10:11
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