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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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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

Caption: Colin Hanks with Anne Litt
Actor Colin Hanks takes us through the tracks that have meant the most to him throughout his life – songs he uses when he needs inspiration or just...

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Oct 26, 2011
  • Length: 09:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Shannon Brownlee is the acting director of the New America Foundation’s Health Policy Initiative and the author of Overtreated: Why Too Much Medici...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2011
  • Length: 35:41
Caption: Dr. David Lawrence
A shortage of doctors and an aging population has put stress on our current healthcare system. Dr. David Lawrence, formerly of Kaiser, looks at the...

Bought by WNPR Connecticut

  • Added: Sep 26, 2011
  • Length: 33:54
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Michael Silverblatt, Credit: Marc Goldstein
When David Foster Wallace died, he left behind drafts of a novel called The Pale King.

  • Added: Apr 13, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: "The Treatment" host Elvis Mitchell, Credit: Marc Goldstein
Russell Brand

  • Added: Apr 12, 2011
  • Length: 28:29
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Kevin Smith

  • Added: Apr 07, 2011
  • Length: 28:29
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On Tuesday, June 26, 2007 many webcasters will turn off their music streams for a day, in protest of new high Internet Radio music royalty rates. K...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, KMUD, WJFF, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KUNM and more

  • Added: Jun 25, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Classic and contemporary noir detective stories, read by actors

Bought by KZYX, Indie3 Radio, WSLR, KUNM, KHNS and more

  • Added: Apr 14, 2006
  • Length: 06:10:21
  • Purchases: 9
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We celebrate Venice California's 100th Anniversary with a look at some historical highlights.

Bought by KAZU Seaside, Calif.

  • Added: Feb 25, 2005
  • Length: 28:14
  • Purchases: 1