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
77 Pieces

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.

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  • 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: Donald Glover with Dan Wilcox
Actor Donald Glover says the secret to both comedy and songs is in the details. The star of NBC’s “Community” shares the song made him realize he c...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2012
  • Length: 10:33
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Caption: Raul Campos with Elon Musk
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk may be best known as an entrepreneur, but he is an engineer at heart and relies on music to remind him of beauty in the world.

  • Added: Feb 07, 2012
  • Length: 11:19
Caption: Grant Morrison and Eric J Lawrence
Grant Morrison is a renowned writer who explores the underbelly of pop culture and modern society through the prism of comic books and his music ta...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2012
  • Length: 10:46
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Caption: Jonathan Waxman
Chef Jonathan Waxman is one of the pioneers of California cuisine. He talks about songs that have touched his soul and inspired his career, from th...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2012
  • Length: 10:23
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Caption: Emma Forrest and DJ Anthony Valadez, Credit: Gregg Lewis
Author Emma Forrest got her start as a music journalist and last year published her memoir, a frank, and often funny, depiction of mental illness. ...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2012
  • Length: 09:38
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Caption: Mary Ellen Mark
Mary Ellen Mark is one of the most respected and influential photographers in the world and, when it comes to music, she’s a true romantic.

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2012
  • Length: 09:54
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Bret McKenzie is best known as one half of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords and he shares the songs that laid the groundwork for his ...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2012
  • Length: 11:02
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Caption: Anthony Valadez with Richard Montoya
Playwright Richard Montoya rose to fame as part of the acclaimed Chicano performance troupe Culture Clash. He shares the music that has inspired an...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2012
  • Length: 10:14
Caption: Busy Philipps
Actress Busy Philipps stars in the ABC comedy Cougar Town and shares the highlights of her life – from high school to becoming a mom – with the sen...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2012
  • Length: 11:09
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Caption: Mister Cartoon and Raul Campos
Graffiti and tattoo artist Mister Cartoon gives us a lesson in how the oldies have influenced the art of the hood. The LA native also shows his sen...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2012
  • Length: 11:45
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