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.

  • 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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Tech entrepreneur Angelo Sotira takes us on a musical journey in his guest DJ set, from the trance classic that got him hooked on digital music to ...

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Caption: Zach Galifianakis
Zach Galifianakis may be one of the funniest guys around, but he takes music seriously. He shares his favorite fun-loving band, some poetic campfir...

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Caption: Anthony Valadez with Kristoffer Diaz
Award-winning playwright Kristoffer Diaz shares songs that celebrate his Nuyorican upbringing, sum up his place in the creative community, and keep...

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Caption: Liza Richardson with Sam Trammell
Sam Trammell is an accomplished New York stage actor, but it’s his role as Sam Merlotte on the HBO series True Blood that catapulted him to fame. H...

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Caption: Seth Meyers
Seth Meyers is the head writer for “Saturday Night Live” and anchor of “Weekend Update”. He claims you will know everything about him through his f...

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Caption: Liza Richardson and Stephanie Gilmore
Professional surfer Stephanie Gilmore is a four-time world champion and, for her Guest DJ set, she selected songs that bring back memories of her t...

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Caption: Mike O'Malley with Jason Bentley
Emmy-nominated “Glee” star Mike O’Malley opens up about his favorite music in his Guest DJ set, choosing songs that reflect the struggles of being ...

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Caption: Kyle Abraham
Choreographer Kyle Abraham is a rising star in the dance world, integrating elements from his experiences as a black gay male growing up in Pittsbu...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2011
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Caption: Cat Cora with Anne Litt
Celebrity chef Cat Cora's Guest DJ set is a love letter to her family. She also touches on her Greek heritage and the deep connection between food ...

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Caption: Colin Hanks with Anne Litt
Actor Colin Hanks takes us through the tracks that have meant the most to him throughout his life – songs he uses when he needs inspiration or just...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2011
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