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.

Series

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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.

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

  • From: KCRW
  • Updated: Apr 05, 2011
Caption: Michael Silverblatt, Credit: Marc Goldstein
1 Piece

A glorious half-hour for the serious reader!

  • From: KCRW
  • Updated: Apr 13, 2011
Caption: KCRW's Guest DJ Project
77 Pieces

KCRW's DJs invite an array of cultural personalities to share and discuss songs that have inspired and moved them.

  • From: KCRW
  • 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

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

  • From: KCRW
  • Updated: Jan 24, 2017
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33 Pieces

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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Imagine having all the power and moral authority of the Catholic Church focused on one person… you.

Bought by XRAY.fm, KOSU, Louisville Public Media, Aspen Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 02, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5
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While one guy tries make his mark as a man, another tries to erase the mark that represents a life of mistakes and regret, most of it spent in prison.

Bought by KOSU, Aspen Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 06, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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A woman arms herself before leaving for work; an 18 year old girl spends three months in an Alaskan cannery; and that woman on the phone is not who...

Bought by XRAY.fm, KOSU, WCAI / WNAN, Aspen Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 04, 2013
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 5
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Two stories about people looking for love using modern day strategies.

Bought by Louisville Public Media, Aspen Public Radio, KOSU, and KUOW


  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Richard Nixon, Sonny West, Jerry Schilling and Elvis Presley, Credit: Photo courtesy of Jerry Schilling
The story of Elvis Presley's visit to the Nixon White House in 1970, told by a man who was there, Elvis' confidante Jerry Schilling.

Bought by PRX Remix, XRAY.fm, KMUZ, and KFAI


  • Added: Feb 21, 2013
  • Length: 16:15
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: KCRW's Guest DJ Project
Actor Nick Offerman has created an iconic character with Ron Swanson, the no-nonsense public servant he plays on NBC’s “Parks And Recreation.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and WABE


  • Added: Dec 26, 2012
  • Length: 11:06
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: KCRW's Guest DJ Project
From Broadway to Hollywood and her work behind the scenes as a producer, Rita Wilson has made her mark all over the entertainment business.

  • Added: Dec 26, 2012
  • Length: 11:09
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Chef Michael Voltaggio is known for pushing boundaries with his cooking, which helped him win Season 6 of Top Chef.

  • Added: Dec 26, 2012
  • Length: 10:58
Caption: KCRW's Guest DJ Project
Hear what music has influenced French ballet dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, who starred in the movie Black Swan and founded the LA Da...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2012
  • Length: 10:01
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Learning to navigate through the dark. Much like a radio listener, a blind person has to rely a lot on their sense of hearing. But once you learn t...

Bought by KMUN, Louisville Public Media, KOSU, PRX Remix, and Aspen Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 19, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5