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

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Diaries of a Divided Nation: 2020 is a people’s history of the United States recorded in real time.

Bought by KGOU, WLPR , Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, KUT, WFAE and more


  • Added: Sep 04, 2020
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 32
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Two Years: Diaries of a Divided Nation is a people’s history of the forty-fifth presidency, recorded in real time, over the first two years of the...

Bought by Boise State Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., American Voices, KALW, KUOW and more


  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 26
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Radio storyteller Joe Frank examines the very nature of reality...

Bought by KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KFCF FM, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., 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 KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., KMUN, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, XRAY.fm, and KOSU


  • Added: Jul 02, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5
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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 Cape & Islands, Mass., 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 WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., PRX Remix, WJFF, KFCF FM and more


  • Added: May 17, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 6
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Another new story from broadcasting legend Joe Frank.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KFCF FM, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KVNF and more


  • Added: May 17, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 10