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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6 Pieces

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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Bobbito Garcia is a legendary street ball player and New York radio DJ. He stays connected to his Puerto Rican roots through music and also puts a ...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 09:32
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Designer Jonathan Adler reflects on the songs that opened up his world and inspired both his creativity and his philosophies on the creative process.

  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 10:48
Caption: KCRW's Guest DJ Project
Filmmaker Emmett Malloy had made his mark with a wide variety of projects, from surf films to music videos and incredible documentaries on bands li...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 10:59
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A guest DJ set from Dan Piraro, the cartoonist behind the award-winning, syndicated comic strip Bizarro.

  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 10:22
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Actress Elizabeth Banks is a self-proclaimed goofball but her Guest DJ set is smart, sincere and quite sexy.

  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 09:49
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Dock Ellis is one of the most memorable characters to ever play baseball. He challenged the baseball establishment, but always had impeccable stye.

Bought by KMUN, KMXT, Louisville Public Media, KOSU, Aspen Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 04, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 6
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Two stories about healers and teachers who do not have the best interests of their students in mind.

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


  • Added: Aug 04, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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On this episode there are mysteries to solve, sudden appearances and unexpected disappearances. Two stories about searching for something that does...

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


  • Added: Aug 03, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Luis is an undocumented teenager living in Los Angeles. With the Mexican election looming, he decided to find out why he should care. He turns to ...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2012
  • Length: 07:43
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Three stories about young people let in on the secrets of selling, both good and bad.

Bought by XRAY.fm, KUOW, Aspen Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 27, 2012
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 4