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.

  • From: KCRW
  • Updated: Apr 05, 2011
Caption: Michael Silverblatt, Credit: Marc Goldstein
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A glorious half-hour for the serious reader!

  • From: KCRW
  • 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.

  • 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

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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: KCRW's Guest DJ Project
Before his career as a comedian, Fred Armisen was a musician. He selects some of the bands that have changed his life for his Guest DJ set, from hi...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2012
  • Length: 10:27
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Caption: Jason Segel and KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox, Credit: Bil Zelman
Actor Jason Segel stars in the long running CBS series "How I Met Your Mother". In his Guest DJ set, he shares the inspirational musical number he ...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2012
  • Length: 10:57
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Caption: Mae Whitman and Eric J Lawrence
Mae Whitman plays a rebellious teenager on NBC’s TV series Parenthood, but the actress is thoughtful, sentimental and surprisingly nostalgic in her...

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2012
  • Length: 10:39
  • Purchases: 1
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A roundtable of experts discuss how suffering through a traumatic childhood doesn’t just leave emotional marks. It can also leads to physical ailme...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2012
  • Length: 38:56
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Caption: Eric J. Lawrence with Huell Howser
Huell Howser is a beloved television personality who explores the natural wonders and people of our fine state as the host of “California’s Gold”. ...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2012
  • Length: 11:50
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Caption: Eric J. Lawrence with Michelle Forbes
Actress Michelle Forbes's Guest DJ set has a punk edge with a focus on her youth, as part of the so-called Blank Generation, as well as her guilty ...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2012
  • Length: 10:04
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Caption: Eric Garcetti and Jason Bentley
Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti is a lifelong Angeleno and his love for the city is clear in his Guest DJ set – which includes bot...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2012
  • Length: 12:22
Caption: Adam Richman
Adam Richman has accomplished some incredible culinary feats across the country on his show Man v. Food, but it’s his Brooklyn roots that inspire h...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2012
  • Length: 12:57
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Caption: Ani Phyo with Eric J. Lawrence
Chef and cookbook author Ani Phyo has been called the “goddess of raw foods” and takes us through her life’s journey – from working in underground ...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2012
  • Length: 10:27
Caption: Dita Von Teese with Liza Richardson
Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese exposes her raver roots, picks the perfect striptease song and gives us a new appreciation for Brigitte Bardot i...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2012
  • Length: 10:35