1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Main Office: 310-450-5183
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 100.1 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. KCRW can be found online at www.kcrw.com.
KCRW is a recognized tastemaker for new music from around the world, with trendsetting hosts such as Music Director Jason Bentley, who features live in-studio sessions and interviews with established and emerging artists on Morning Becomes Eclectic; indie and alternative rock with music supervisor Gary Calamar (Six Feet Under); nu-soul and funk with Garth Trinidad; Raul Campos features dance rhythms and Latin beats; Chris Douridas spotlights the latest singer-songwriters and music in all genres; and more.
KCRW has produced nine CDs, unique collections of live in-studio musical performances, including Sounds Eclectic: The Covers Project which features cover songs by a wide array of artists. "KCRW Presents" and "KCRW.com Presents" promote live performances by bands the station champions in Southern California, San Francisco, New York, and Washington, DC.
KCRW's Eclectic24 is the station's Internet radio station featuring original programming by the station's top DJs, in a 24/7 back-to-back line-up, plus a 24-hour-only downloadable song, "Today's Top Tune."
KCRW airs NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition and American Public Media's daily news program, Marketplace. Plus, the station's own locally produced interview, talk & public affairs shows including Which Way, L.A.?, and the national programs, To the Point with Warren Olney (a co-production with PRI) and the political week in review show, Left, Right & Center with Robert Scheer and Matt Miller.
Nationally syndicated weekly broadcasts of Michael Silverblatt's in-depth author interviews on Bookworm, The Business with Kim Masters, and Elvis Mitchell's The Treatment. Local programs include DnA: Design and Architecture, Good Food with restaurateur and cookbook author Evan Kleiman, as well as the unique story-telling found on KCRW's UnFictional. A line up of weekly commentaries ranges from Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal critic Joe Morgenstern's film reviews, veteran theater producer and director Anthony Byrnes' reviews on Opening the Curtain and longtime TV writer/producer Rob Long's Martini Shot among others.
The George Foster Peabody Award, Radio & Television News Directors Association Awards, Corporation for Public Broadcasting Awards, L.A. Press Club‚s Southern California Journalism Awards and many others. Named "Best Bit of Everything" radio station by Details Magazine and "trendsetting radio station" by The New York Times.
89.9 FM KCRW:
LA, Orange Counties
89.1 FM KCRU:
89.3 FM KCRI:
Greater Palm Springs area
88.1 FM KCRY:
Kern, Northern LA Counties
Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley
Santa Paula, Moorpark, Fillmore
Lemon Grove, Spring Valley