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A KCRW membership is a passport to a rich ecosystem of cultural experiences – important news, music, and culture. We are Southern California’s curators of music, film, food, art and pressing issues, and we want our members to be the first to know, to hear and to experience what’s next, to peek behind the curtain, to get the corner table on opening night.

Apogee Session with artist Courtney Barnett. Photo by Larry Hirshowitz

Apogee Session with artist Courtney Barnett. Photo by Larry Hirshowitz

Member Benefits

Members-only Q&As with KCRW Hosts and DJs Early access to shows, podcasts, and playlists Member Perks at KCRW events - VIP entry, exclusive bar access, food and beverage specials, and more Free film screenings, private concerts, panel discussions, and workshops Limited-edition merchandise and exclusive member pricing Discounts at 400+ restaurants, shops, and experiences Connections with the most thoughtful and creative community in Southern California and beyond

Why Support KCRW?

40 years.

KCRW, a charter member station of NPR, has served Southern California and beyond for more than 40 years through innovative news, music, arts and culture programming, on-air, online, and in-person.

Journalists you can trust.

KCRW is driven by a commitment to ethics and integrity, and our producers and journalists have received prestigious honors, including The George Foster Peabody Award, Edward R. Murrow Awards, and Corporation for Public Broadcasting Awards.

Hand-picked music.

KCRW DJs are given one directive: “play what you love.” Our independent music programming encourages true music discovery. KCRW has helped vault many artists into the mainstream — along the way inspiring those willing to explore music’s uncharted waters.

Eclectic.

KCRW originates and produces 100+ hours of weekly content. KCRW connects Los Angeles to the world and the world to Los Angeles through trusted and representative programming. Our content features varied perspectives to promote the exploration of the nuanced world around us.

For the curious.

We seek to inform, enlighten, and delight by serving the whole person and being human, credible, and striking in everything we do. KCRW creates inspired programming for curious locavores and passionate global citizens alike.

Champions of community.

We’re more than just a radio station, we are a community investigating, teaching, learning, and discovering for you and with you. We’re in your community opening doors to the worlds of art, literature, technology, architecture, food, entertainment, and storytelling.

Members make KCRW.

KCRW members are the largest, most reliable source of critical operating funds for KCRW, and those funds go directly to producing the programs you love.

Champion Chef’s Table event at Maude featuring chef Curtis Stone and Evan Kleiman, Host of Good Food. Photo by Gina Clyne. KCRW @ Home: Panel discussion on the current state of post-legalization of recreational use of marijuana: Take Me To Your Dealer Panel Discussion by Brian Feinzimer Bookworm Live featuring author Charles Yu at KCRW HQ. Photo by Gina Clyne.

Photo 1: Champion Chef’s Table event at Maude featuring chef Curtis Stone and Evan Kleiman, Host of Good Food. Photo by Gina Clyne.

Photo 2: KCRW @ Home: Panel discussion on the current state of post-legalization of recreational use of marijuana: Take Me To Your Dealer Panel Discussion by Brian Feinzimer.

Photo 3: Bookworm Live featuring author Charles Yu at KCRW HQ. Photo by Gina Clyne.

KCRW is my anchor to LA. I’ve traveled all over the world and have always been able to maintain my connection to home through KCRW. KCRW Member Dan (Carson, CA)

As big and significant an organization as you are, I'm always taken aback by your ability to create intimacy with your listeners and supporters. Thank you for all you do.Hugs, KCRW Member Walt (Durham, NC)

KCRW I really truly don't know where I'd be without ALL OF YOU that make this station what it is...a bastion of sanity, creative inspiration and reliable, fact-based news. You make LA feel like home. A home filled with passionate, dedicated and wonderful people. Thank you. I'm simply mad about you!KCRW Member Susan (Studio City, CA)

Thank you KCRW. You are the very backbone of Los Angeles culture and the heartbeat of numerous generations of Los Angelenos...KCRW Member Fay (Marina del Rey, CA)

Thank you guys for providing the grooves for the soundtrack of life and the information needed to navigate this wild wild world. Y'all are truly the best and we're lucky to have you.KCRW Member Ellieann (Los Angeles, CA)

The quality of your presenters and DJs, the breadth, depth, and relevance of the subjects and program choices, the amazing musical experiences...Any of these can and do give me chills, but taken together, KCRW is a daily onslaught of knowledge, fascination and delight. KCRW is that rare thing: a genuine treasure.KCRW Member Bob Flynn (Bloomington, IN)

I'm a Geography and Earth Science High School teacher in Santa Ana, CA. I listen to KCRW the whole way to school, and I frequently start my classes talking about something I heard. Thank you for teaching the teachers!!KCRW Member Blaine Jones (Lake Forest, CA)

About KCRW

KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration, and informed public affairs. KCRW is driven by the spirit of Los Angeles and delivers in innovative ways – on the radio, digitally and in person – to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world. A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, Berlin, Germany, via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

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Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament.
Photo by Brian Feinzimer

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Chinatown Summer Nights with KCRW DJ Jason Bentley.
Photo by Brian Feinzimer

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Good Food's Annual Pie Contest at UCLA.
Photo by Brian Feinzimer

LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers Live at KCRW HQ. Photo by Brian Feinzimer.

LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers Live at KCRW HQ. Photo by Brian Feinzimer.
Photo by Brian Feinzimer.

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Champion event featuring KCRW Program Director of Music Anne Litt in conversation with authors Lauri Kranz and Dean Kuipers about their book, A Garden Can Be Anywhere: Creating Bountiful and Beautiful Edible Gardens.
Photo by Gina Clyne

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Chinatown Summer Nights with KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad.
Photo by Brian Feinzimer

KCRW DJ Novena Carmel at KCRW HQ Summer Nights. Photo by Dustin Downing.

KCRW DJ Novena Carmel at KCRW HQ Summer Nights.
Photo by Dustin Downing.

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Good Food's Annual Pie Contest at UCLA.
Photo by Brian Feinzimer

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Gustavo’s Great Tortilla Tournament.
Photo by Dustin Downing