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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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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Radio storyteller Joe Frank examines the very nature of reality...

Bought by KBUT, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KFCF FM, WCAI / WNAN, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jul 02, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5
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The story of an 11-year-old boy, the only survivor of a plane crash, who has to make his way down a mountain to find rescue.

Bought by KMUN, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, XRAY.fm, and KOSU


  • Added: Jul 02, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Some call him the Chicano Bigfoot; Little Julian Herrera was a star of the 50s East LA music scene, until one day he just disappeared. Is he still ...

Bought by KMUN and Prairie Public


  • Added: Jun 21, 2013
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 2
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Joe Frank returns with an improbable story that begins in Hollywood and inexplicably ends at Auschwitz.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KVNF, KSFR, KFCF FM, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 17, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Joe Frank presents a sweeping philosophical inquiry into the nature of God, morality, love, human suffering and restaurant tipping.

Bought by WJFF and KFCF FM


  • Added: May 17, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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A new program created for UnFictional by radio storyteller Joe Frank.

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WJFF, and KFCF FM


  • Added: May 17, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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A story from legendary radio storyteller, Joe Frank

Bought by KBUT, PRX Remix, WJFF, KFCF FM, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: May 17, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Another new story from broadcasting legend Joe Frank.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KFCF FM, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KVNF, WJFF and more


  • Added: May 17, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 9
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In the 1970's, Minneapolis was Funky Town. One night, Joanna's mom met a disco guy with a body-sized freezer who took her on the worst date she eve...

Bought by XRAY.fm, KOSU, WFMU, and Louisville Public Media


  • Added: May 16, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Imagine having all the power and moral authority of the Catholic Church focused on one person… you.

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


  • Added: May 02, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5