Your Impact

By supporting KCRW’s Campaign, you will send a strong message about the role of public media – to enrich the lives of millions of people with quality cultural experiences and educate them about the most critical issues impacting their community.

The 35,000-square-foot KCRW Media Center will house KCRW in its entirety and will provide three times our current studio, production, and meeting space, ensuring KCRW’s continued operation well into 21st century. The state-of-the-art facility will be accessible to the public and located in Santa Monica’s burgeoning Creative District near the LA Metro Expo Line stop at Bergamot Station. For the first time ever KCRW will have dedicated space to  invite listeners into our home. To learn more, email us at campaign@kcrw.org.

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    12,800 square feet distributed in three separate locations, much of which is subterranean

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    35,000 square feet that unifies KCRW in a sustainable and environmentally conscious building with natural light and fresh air

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    One master control studio with limited access to additional studios

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    Multiple control rooms across three floors to accommodate flexible broadcasting

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    Limited production studios with outdated equipment

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    Multiple state-of-the-art audio and video editing suites for expanded production

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    No waiting space for performers and program guests

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    Comfortable green room for artists and guests to prepare for interviews and performances

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    400-square-foot performance studio for music recording with no public access

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    1,400-square-foot state-of-the-art performance studio with audience viewing gallery

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    No public program space

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    18,000-square-foot Wallis Annenberg Plaza Courtyard and Outdoor Stage, and a 180-capacity auditorium

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    No visibility, limited access and parking

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    Prominent location on major street in the heart of Santa Monica’s Creative District with ample parking

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    Overcrowded music library and no work space for DJs and music programmers

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    Digital music library and DJ lounge for collaboration and preparation

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    No editorial common areas

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    Dedicated newsroom with principal meeting space, six collaborative meeting rooms and 1,300 square feet of informal common areas distributed on each floor

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    No waiting area or lobby

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    Welcome area with comfortable lounge and lobby to welcome guests to KCRW

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    No staff dining area or functioning kitchen

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    Full kitchen and dining terrace with indoor-outdoor seating overlooking courtyard

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    No common areas and two tiny conference rooms

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    Six collaborative meeting rooms and 1,300 square feet of informal common areas distributed on each floor