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KCRW

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Description

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.

Pieces

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Radio storyteller Joe Frank examines the very nature of reality...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jul 02, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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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 Australian Broadcasting Corporation, XRAY.fm, and KOSU


  • Added: Jul 02, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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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 Prairie Public


  • Added: Jun 21, 2013
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Joe Frank returns with an improbable story that begins in Hollywood and inexplicably ends at Auschwitz.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 17, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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 KFCF FM


  • Added: May 17, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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A new program created for UnFictional by radio storyteller Joe Frank.

Bought by KFCF FM


  • Added: May 17, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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A story from legendary radio storyteller, Joe Frank

Bought by KFCF FM and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: May 17, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Another new story from broadcasting legend Joe Frank.

Bought by KFCF FM and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: May 17, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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In the 1970's, Minneapolis was Funky Town. One night, Joanna's mom met a disco guy with a body-sized freezer who took her on the worst date she eve...

Bought by XRAY.fm, KOSU, WFMU, and Louisville Public Media


  • Added: May 16, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Imagine having all the power and moral authority of the Catholic Church focused on one person… you.

Bought by XRAY.fm, KOSU, Louisville Public Media, Aspen Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 02, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5
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While one guy tries make his mark as a man, another tries to erase the mark that represents a life of mistakes and regret, most of it spent in prison.

Bought by KOSU, Aspen Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 06, 2013
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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A woman arms herself before leaving for work; an 18 year old girl spends three months in an Alaskan cannery; and that woman on the phone is not who...

Bought by XRAY.fm, KOSU, WCAI / WNAN, Aspen Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 04, 2013
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 5
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Two stories about people looking for love using modern day strategies.

Bought by Louisville Public Media, Aspen Public Radio, KOSU, and KUOW


  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Richard Nixon, Sonny West, Jerry Schilling and Elvis Presley, Credit: Photo courtesy of Jerry Schilling
The story of Elvis Presley's visit to the Nixon White House in 1970, told by a man who was there, Elvis' confidante Jerry Schilling.

Bought by PRX Remix, XRAY.fm, KMUZ, and KFAI


  • Added: Feb 21, 2013
  • Length: 16:15
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: KCRW's Guest DJ Project
Actor Nick Offerman has created an iconic character with Ron Swanson, the no-nonsense public servant he plays on NBC’s “Parks And Recreation.

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Dec 26, 2012
  • Length: 11:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: KCRW's Guest DJ Project
From Broadway to Hollywood and her work behind the scenes as a producer, Rita Wilson has made her mark all over the entertainment business.

  • Added: Dec 26, 2012
  • Length: 11:09
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Chef Michael Voltaggio is known for pushing boundaries with his cooking, which helped him win Season 6 of Top Chef.

  • Added: Dec 26, 2012
  • Length: 10:58
Caption: KCRW's Guest DJ Project
Hear what music has influenced French ballet dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, who starred in the movie Black Swan and founded the LA Da...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2012
  • Length: 10:01
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Learning to navigate through the dark. Much like a radio listener, a blind person has to rely a lot on their sense of hearing. But once you learn t...

Bought by Louisville Public Media, KOSU, PRX Remix, and Aspen Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 19, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Stories of the unwanted: a teenager, unwanted by those closest to him, visits his troubled past. Plus, the people who take your burdensome possessi...

Bought by Louisville Public Media, KUOW, KOSU, and Aspen Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 19, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4