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.

  • 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.

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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

  • 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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Stories of the unwanted: a teenager, unwanted by those closest to him, visits his troubled past. Plus, the people who take your burdensome possessi...

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


  • Added: Dec 19, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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A young boy escapes to a foreign country by himself, on foot, with no money or passport. When he grows up, he sets himself on fire, and lives to te...

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


  • Added: Nov 16, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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On this episode... two stories about crime hitting close to home. A man's evil plan takes an ironic turn and a Brooklyn dad hits the streets and la...

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


  • Added: Nov 16, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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What does an ancient African deity have to do with a Reese's cup? Meet Elegba, trickster spirit of chaos.

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


  • Added: Nov 16, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Memories of the death house, from a man who sat with 95 condemned men on their last day on earth.

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, KMUZ, Louisville Public Media, Aspen Public Radio, and KFAI


  • Added: Nov 02, 2012
  • Length: 25:02
  • Purchases: 5
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Actress Milla Jovovich is a force to be reckoned with as the star of the Resident Evil franchise and has also found success as a model and fashion ...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2012
  • Length: 10:27
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Rob Delaney has been called the funniest person on Twitter and counts This American Life host Ira Glass among his fans.

  • Added: Nov 01, 2012
  • Length: 10:27
From: KCRW
Series: UnFictional
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On a summer night in the early 1990s a small group of friends gather for a dinner party in Los Angeles. Just for fun, someone suggests having a séa...

Bought by WMPG, KBUT, WPSU, KALW, Marfa Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 12, 2012
  • Length: 19:06
  • Purchases: 15
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Wayne White helped create the surrealistic world of PeeWee’s Playhouse and is one of the most exciting contemporary artists working today. From cou...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 11:05
Caption: KCRW's Guest DJ Project
In a rare Guest DJ duo, husband and wife directorial team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris team up to talk music.

  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 12:20