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Announcing the Winners of the 2nd Annual 24-Hour Radio Race!

Posted August 12, 2014 by | 3 Comments | ]

Before anything else, we owe one more enormous thank-you to all our brave contestants. None of this would have been possible without your energy and enthusiasm, and we are so grateful!
We also owe some serious gratitude to our panel of celebrity judges — Eleanor McDowall, Rob Rosenthal, and Alix Spiegel — who listened to our ten finalists and evaluated each piece’s creativity, technical skill, incorporation of the theme, and overall quality. …

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Where in the World is the 24-Hour Radio Race?

Posted July 18, 2014 by | 1 Comment | ]

Answer: Just about everywhere.
As of today, the Radio Race has registered contestants from five countries and 11 U.S. states. Our amazing early adopters will be playing from Australia, Tunisia, the United Kingdom … Wisconsin! It doesn’t get better than this. You can peruse this map to get a sense of how the Radio Race is spreading around the world — and maybe even find a …

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Finding the Story: Eric Drachman and Albert Dayan on Home-Cooked Drama

Posted July 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
Katharine's Pre-Chemo Haircut  (Photo by Peter Konerko)

Ask any storyteller — journalist, novelist, podcast-maker, or bombastic grandma — and they’ll confirm that sometimes finding a story worth telling can be just as hard, or even harder, than telling it. And if you’ve signed up for the 24-Hour Radio Race — or are debating whether to sign up at all — you may have started biting your nails over that daunting question: do …

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5 Great Things Produced in Ridiculously Short Amounts of Time

Posted July 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
My Sharona (cover)

Need a little inspiration for the 24-Hour Radio Race? We take a look at five works of art that were produced in really, really, ridiculously short amounts of time.

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Conversation with a Champ: Advice from Cristina Parry, Winner of the 2013 Radio Race

Posted July 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
Christina Parry

Cristina Parry has a yellow belt in karate. She’s a mother to three boys, a longtime radio producer, and the All-Time Defending Champion of KCRW’s 24-Hour Radio Race. Last year, Cristina took first place in the Radio Race with “Tic Talk,” her profile of a 9-year-old boy with Tourette Syndrome.

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2013: WINNER of the FIRST Annual 24-Hour Radio Race

Posted August 27, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
Christina Parry

Thanks again for everyone who participated in our first ever Radio Race! Hope to see you again next year.

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2013: Top Ten Finalists for the FIRST Annual 24-Hour Radio Race!

Posted August 23, 2013 by | 2 Comments | ]

A list of our Top Ten finalists for this year’s 24-Hour Radio Race!

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A Whirlwind 24 Hours of High Stakes Radio-Making

Posted August 22, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]
Sara Brooke Curtis

PHOTOS of some of our intrepid radio producers during the 24-Hour Radio Race.

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Important Information about KCRW’s 24-Hour Radio Race!

Posted August 14, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]

Registered for the Race? Here’s what you need to know.

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Notes from a timed creative competition veteran: don’t fear the blank page

Posted August 8, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]

Those first couple hours of a timed creative competition can be the most daunting. Filmmaker John Salcido, who has competed in three timed filmmaking competitions, talks about those terrifying first moments, and the power of letting go.
What can the average person do in one day? Procure a breakfast burrito. Grocery shop. Drop off the dry cleaning. Sandwich. Watch six episodes of The Walking Dead. Lasagna. …