I came to KCRW in 1983. I know, it sounds like a thousand years ago, but let me tell you, it doesn't feel like that at all. Back then, no one knew what the word "eclectic" meant. They'd say electric or look at me funny, and I'd have to explain that the music mix heard on our radio station defied traditional formats, and we played what our ears and hearts dictated, which was and continues to be the best music out there, no matter the genre.
That ethos continues today, whether listening to Novena Carmel and Anthony Valadez on weekday mornings or chilling out with Travis Holcombe at night. No matter what I'm doing or where I am, KCRW is my soundtrack, it connects me to the world, and keeps me aware of what's happening around town.
I don't know of another entity that defines and unites Los Angeles like KCRW.
Executive Producer, Music Dept. and Curator, Today's Top Tune
P.S. If we raise $25,000 by Wednesday at midnight, we’ll unlock an additional $25,000 thanks to a generous commitment from KCRW Champion-level donors Janette and Patrick Nulty. "KCRW is part of our family, we listen to the news every morning and music every night. Going to a KCRW event is always a wonderful experience, like visiting old friends. We are proud supporters of the station," they say.