KCRW

StationAccount image

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

Series image
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
0 Pieces

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
0 Pieces

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
0 Pieces

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
1 Piece

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
Series image
0 Pieces

Classic and contemporary detective noir fiction, read by actors

  • From: KCRW
  • Updated: Apr 13, 2006
Series image
0 Pieces

One-hour, weekday, fast-paced, news-based discussion program (ongoing)

  • From: KCRW
  • Updated: Jan 24, 2017
Series image
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

Piece image
Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio talks about pivotal moments of his life as a music listener. We hear how rock music has fueled his ascent to the ranks...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2012
  • Length: 09:04
Piece image
Best Screenplay Spirit Award Nominee Mike Mills tells about his life changing experience with music and it's influence in shaping him as a director.

  • Added: Jun 14, 2012
  • Length: 10:18
Piece image
For miserable health statistics, the Central Valley leads California—and even the nation. A panel of experts discusses what can be done to improve ...

  • Added: May 29, 2012
  • Length: 45:40
Caption: Dr. Eric Topol at Zocalo
A discussion of the ethical challenges involved in the coming digital revolution in healthcare.

Bought by WNPR


  • Added: May 29, 2012
  • Length: 32:53
  • Purchases: 1
Piece image
When it comes to crazy, immoral and stupid decisions, nothing can match a teenager looking for a good time. So it's lucky that a story about teenag...

Bought by XRAY.fm, KFAI, KOSU, Aspen Public Radio, WKMS and more


  • Added: Mar 15, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 6
Piece image
On this episode, a pair of car accidents are just the beginning for two stories about life, death and perception....

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


  • Added: Mar 15, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5
Piece image
On this episode... two surprising, funny and spellbinding stories on the subject of prison.

Bought by KUOW, Aspen Public Radio, KOSU, WKMS, Vocalo.org and more


  • Added: Mar 15, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 6
Piece image
It's a dreamlike visit to the U.S. Postal Service mail recovery center. Producer Samara Freemark finds her way there after she loses a package in t...

Bought by Vocalo.org and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 13, 2012
  • Length: 14:06
  • Purchases: 2
Piece image
A charity basketball game pitting a team of little people against a team of law enforcement officers goes very wrong.

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Mar 13, 2012
  • Length: 15:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dave White
After his mother has a massive stroke, writer Dave White describes the quick thinking and problem solving necessary for a simple trip to the movies.

Bought by XRAY.fm and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 13, 2012
  • Length: 10:49
  • Purchases: 2