By choosing to support KCRW’s Independent Producer Project, you are strengthening the independent voices who are currently shaping the future of public media.

KCRW created the Independent Producer Project to provide an opportunity for experienced independent storytellers of all kinds—radio producers, photographers, and multimedia artists—to distribute their work through KCRW’s radio and digital platforms.

The work of IPP producers can be heard across the radio dial, on KCRW shows like UnFictional, Which Way, LA?, To The Point, Good Food and DnA, as well as nationally on syndicated shows like All Things Considered, This American Life, The World, and The Story.

Special series produced as part of the Independent Producer Project—such as Sonic Trace and Ports—bring depth and nuance to our reporting on Southern California and are influencing national coverage through syndication by partners like NPR and PRI.

The Independent Producer Project also provides network and capacity building opportunities for our growing community of producers and artists. Such opportunities include KCRW’s 24-Hour Radio Race, in which radio producers of all levels of experience, in five countries and 22 different US states, created 101 non-fiction radio stories in one day.

To learn more about how you can support the Independent Producer Project, contact Christi Corpus at 310-581-5879 or


Major support for Independent Producer Project initiatives comes from:

Annenberg Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Thom & Leslie Beers, and Cal Humanities.


Additional generous support for the Independent Producer Project initiatives comes from:

The Goldhirsh Foundation, Chris Hollinger, The Leon Lowenstein Foundation, The Roth Family Foundation, The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation, The Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund, and The Good Works Foundation.