About Pledge Drives


KCRW Is: NPR’s flagship station for Southern California, representing cutting edge radio with an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. The terrestrial signal serves counties from Los Angeles to San Diego, Palm Springs to Santa Barbara. KCRW broadcasts internationally renowned programming available worldwide via KCRW.com, streaming three channels with live performance audio, video, archives, podcasts and more. 

Affiliation: National Public Radio’s flagship station for Southern California. 

Music: KCRW is an internationally-renowned music tastemaker, with trendsetting DJs, including Music Director Jason Bentley, Henry Rollins, Nic Harcourt and Anne Litt, among many others. Music programming includes live in-studio sessions and interviews with established and emerging artists. Featuring the best underground flavors, independent records and progressive major releases, KCRW DJs play music they love, by artists they believe in. 

News: NPR’s newsmagazines including Morning Edition, All Things Considered and public radio’s daily business show Marketplace.  Plus locally produced interview, talk & public affairs shows including Which Way, L.A.?, the national programs, To the Point with Warren Olney (a co-production with PRI) and KCRW’s own nationally distributed political week in review show, Left, Right & Center with Robert Scheer, Matt Miller, Arianna Huffington and Tony Blankley. 

Arts: Nationally syndicated weekly broadcasts of satirist Harry Shearer's Le Show, Michael Silverblatt's Bookworm, Elvis Mitchell's The Treatment and Kim Masters’ The Business.  Local programs include The Politics of Culture and DnA: Design and Architecture. Weekly commentaries include Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal critic Joe Morgenstern’s film reviews, veteran TV writer/producer Rob Long's Martini Shot, Hall of Fame swimmer Diana Nyad’s The Score, Opening the Curtain withAnthony Byrnes, Art Talk withEdward Goldman and Celia Hirschman’s On the Beat

Drama: Award-winning new and classic American and international works produced in our own performance studios including, “Mean Streets USA: A Collection of Short Crime Fiction,” “Alice in Wonderland,” Ross MacDonald’s “The Zebra-Striped Hearse” and “Sleeping Beauty,” and Walter Mosley’s “Black Betty.” 

KCRW on the Web, the iPhone and Social Networks:

KCRW.com gets 700,000 visits per month and streams 1.6 million hours of programming every month via three channels: On-Air, All Music and All News.  We offer 26 different podcasts with over 1.2 million downloads per month and 12 years of online program archives, including over 800 exclusive artist performances. KCRW also publishes three blogs covering music, food and design. KCRW has released four iPhone apps including a "Radio" app featuring KCRW's three channels and on-demand programming. KCRW’s active and engaged social networks currently feature over 51,000 friends and fans on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.