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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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: 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
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Bobbito Garcia is a legendary street ball player and New York radio DJ. He stays connected to his Puerto Rican roots through music and also puts a ...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 09:32
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Designer Jonathan Adler reflects on the songs that opened up his world and inspired both his creativity and his philosophies on the creative process.

  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 10:48
Caption: KCRW's Guest DJ Project
Filmmaker Emmett Malloy had made his mark with a wide variety of projects, from surf films to music videos and incredible documentaries on bands li...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 10:59
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A guest DJ set from Dan Piraro, the cartoonist behind the award-winning, syndicated comic strip Bizarro.

  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 10:22
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Actress Elizabeth Banks is a self-proclaimed goofball but her Guest DJ set is smart, sincere and quite sexy.

  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 09:49
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Dock Ellis is one of the most memorable characters to ever play baseball. He challenged the baseball establishment, but always had impeccable stye.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KMUN, KMXT, Louisville Public Media, KOSU and more


  • Added: Aug 04, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 7
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Two stories about healers and teachers who do not have the best interests of their students in mind.

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


  • Added: Aug 04, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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On this episode there are mysteries to solve, sudden appearances and unexpected disappearances. Two stories about searching for something that does...

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


  • Added: Aug 03, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Luis is an undocumented teenager living in Los Angeles. With the Mexican election looming, he decided to find out why he should care. He turns to ...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2012
  • Length: 07:43