Tour KCRW’s Brand New KCRW Media Center on Saturday, December 2 as Santa Monica College Unveils its Center for Media and Design

Following this event KCRW moves to new studios and is expected to begin broadcasting in late Spring 2018  Santa Monica, CA – November 27, 2017 – KCRW 89.9 FM, the award-winning NPR station licensed to Santa Monica College (SMC), is giving supporters a sneak peek inside its brand new, state-of-the-art facility during the official grand… Read More

KCRW Exceeds Capital Campaign Goal Raising $50.4M in Its Largest Campaign Ever

KCRW Exceeds $48 Million Fundraising Goal in its Largest Capital Campaign, Public Support Brings Total Amount Raised to $50.4 Million Funding supports the KCRW Media Center and new programming, technology investments Santa Monica, CA (June 12, 2017) – KCRW is pleased to announce the successful completion of its $48 million Capital Campaign, launched in… Read More

KCRW Unveils Multi-Year Documentary and Reporting Series on L.A.’s Vulnerable Populations

KCRW Unveils Multi-Year Documentary and Reporting Series on L.A.’s Vulnerable Populations Series Supported by a Generous Grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Inaugural Series “Below the Ten: Stories of South LA” features intimate stories about people who reside in neighborhoods south of the 10 Freeway, including Watts, Jefferson Park, and Compton Grace of the Sea,… Read More

KCRW Announces $1 Million Grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

The Los Angeles-based Conrad N. Hilton Foundation awarded Southern California’s acclaimed public radio station, KCRW, a $1 million grant to develop a new multi-year documentary and reporting series examining issues affecting the lives of LA’s neediest residents and underserved communities. The Foundation’s grant will support KCRW’s news team as they take an intimate look into… Read More

KCRW Strengthens Santa Barbara Area Signal With New Broadcast From 88.7 FM

Today, KCRW begins local programming on its new frequency in Santa Barbara at 88.7 FM. The new frequency, which greatly increases KCRW’s signal strength in the region, launched as a simulcast on August 28th. The launch follows KCRW’s successful bid to acquire KDB from the Santa Barbara Foundation, which was approved by the FCC and… Read More

KCRW Breaks Ground on New 35,000-Square-Foot State-of-the-Art Media Center, Milestone in $48 Million Capital Campaign

KCRW “Will Emerge From the Basement,” After Over 30 Years of Operating Beneath Santa Monica College Campus. Yesterday, KCRW broke ground on a new 35,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Media Center, to be located on Santa Monica College’s Academy of Entertainment & Technology Campus.  A momentous occasion, KCRW President and General Manager Jennifer Ferro and Santa Monica College (SMC)… Read More

KCRW Unveils All-New Website, Bringing 100+ Weekly Hours of Original, Award-Winning Programming and 20 Years of Archives to Worldwide Community

KCRW has launched its all-new Website at  Strikingly modern, the new Website’s streamlined design features an “always on top” smart  media player and allows users to easily explore KCRW’s award-winning content with over 100 hours of new weekly programming, HD video, and 20 years of archives.  Driven by the spirit of Los Angeles, KCRW’s… Read More

KCRW and Santa Barbara Foundation Announce KDB Radio Station Acquisition

KCRW and the Santa Barbara Foundation announced today KCRW’s acquisition of KDB.  With the purchase, KCRW will pursue its goal of creating meaningful connections with communities it serves through relevant, credible content across news, music, and the arts.  KCRW is also committed to supporting local cultural institutions, and building on its already established partnerships with… Read More

KCRW Announces Press Play, Live Daily Show Hosted By Madeleine Brand, 
to Air January 27th at 12 Noon

Los Angeles’ newest live daily show, Press Play with  award-winning host Madeleine Brand, will debut today at 12 Noon on KCRW.  Mixing Madeleine’s distinct perspective and thought-provoking guests, Press Play will examine stories that truly matter to Southern California — a cultural hub for many of the nation’s most creative industries and cutting-edge ideas. Among… Read More