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Line-up Announced for 2018 KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

Los Angeles, CA (February 21, 2018) – The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced today the initial line-up for the 2018 KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. The successful collaboration between KCRW and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association continues, starting Sunday, June 17.

KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl:

Sunday, June 17, at 7 PM
FLYING LOTUS
LITTLE DRAGON
Additional artist TBA
Flying Lotus, GRAMMY®-nominated music producer and mastermind of the exploding L.A. beat scene, will take the Bowl on a 3D space-age voyage. GRAMMY®-nominated Swedish electro-pop group Little Dragon turn on a dime from funk and R&B to soul and ‘80s inspired jams.

Sunday, June 24, at 7 PM
FATHER JOHN MISTY
GILLIAN WELCH
Additional artist TBA
Father John Misty sings with the richness and command of a classic balladeer, but his sophisticated folk sound finds him devilishly examining the modern world, love, and himself, including cuts from the GRAMMY®-winning album Pure Comedy. Gillian Welch and her longtime musical partner David Rawlings, pillars of the modern acoustic music world, will perform an intimate set.

Sunday, July 1, at 7 PM
REGGAE NIGHT XVII
BERES HAMMOND
ALPHA BLONDY
PROTOJE
Master of lover’s rock Beres Hammond, the “African Bob Marley,” Alpha Blondy, and fresh roots lyricist Protoje, converge on the Bowl for the Hollywood Bowl’s 17th annual reggae festival.

Sunday, August 5, at 7 PM
BON IVER & TU DANCE
In the West Coast premiere of this unprecedented collaboration, Bon Iver and the electrifying contemporary dance company TU Dance come together with choreography by Uri Sands and new music by Justin Vernon. Bon Iver’s “rustic chamber pop with an experimental edge” (Pitchfork) and “hyper-modern balladeering” (The Guardian) has garnered GRAMMY® Awards and significant international acclaim, and Saint Paul, Minnesota’s nine-member TU Dance navigates complex themes of social change, drawing together modern dance and classical ballet with African-based and urban vernacular movements.

Sunday, September 16, at 7 PM
Artist to be announced

Sunday, September 23, at 7 PM
GRIZZLY BEAR
TV ON THE RADIO
KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH
The beloved Brooklyn – now L.A. based – band, Grizzly Bear, return with their textural, paradoxically intimate anthems and a praised fifth album, Painted Ruins. TV on the Radio returns with new music for a high-powered set of rhythmically charging, soulfully spangled art rock. Smith’s ethereal electronic compositions open.

Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl 2018 summer season will be available online at HollywoodBowl.com or via phone at 323.850.2000 on the following dates:

  • New subscriptions on sale today.
  • Single tickets on sale Wednesday, February 21, at 10:00 a.m. for Reggae Night XVII (July 24).
  • Single tickets on sale Friday, March 2, at 10:00 a.m., for Flying Lotus / Little Dragon (June 17) and Father John Misty / Gillian Welch (June 24).
  • “Five or More” packages will be available on Tuesday, March 20.
  • The Hollywood Bowl box office opens for single ticket sales on Sunday, April 29, at 10:00 a.m.

About KCRW
KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world. A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

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KCRW Reveals Best of 2017 Winners

KCRW Reveals Best of 2017 Winners for

Top Ten Albums

Top Ten Songs

Best New Artist

at Inaugural KCRW’s Best of 2017 Music Awards

Santa Monica, CA (December 8, 2017) – KCRW has revealed the station’s Best of 2017, the coveted list of this year’s Top Ten Albums and Top Ten Songs to cross the airwaves, and propel music culture forward. New to 2017, is the addition of the Best New Artist category. Full list of winners below.

The Best of 2017 winners were announced in front of a live audience last night at the inaugural KCRW’s Best of 2017 Music Awards, hosted by Music Director Jason Bentley at Bob Clearmountain’s Apogee Studios in Santa Monica. Bentley was joined by KCRW DJs who individually revealed and reviewed the winners on stage. Special guest DJ Reggie Watts launched the evening’s festivities with a special DJ set.

Each year the KCRW DJs get together for a year-in-review of their favorite music. Nominees for KCRW’s Top 10 Albums, Top 10 Songs, and Best New Artist were selected by KCRW’s panel of independent DJs for originality, buzz and total number of mentions throughout the year. Winners will receive prizes, heavy on-air rotation, as well as digital and on-air promotion.  

KCRW’s Best of 2017 Music Awards Winners:

Top Ten Albums

  1. The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
  2. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  3. King Krule – The OOZ
  4. LCD Soundsystem – american dream
  5. Gabriel Garzón-Montano – Jardín
  6. Chicano Batman – Freedom Is Free
  7. Dan Auerbach – Waiting on a Song
  8. Washed Out – Mister Mellow
  9. Beck – Colors
  10. Elbow – Little Fictions

Top Ten Songs

  1. Amber Mark – “Lose My Cool”
  2. Portugal. The Man – “Feel It Still”
  3. Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile – “Over Everything”
  4. Odesza – “Across The Room (feat. Leon Bridges)”
  5. The National – “The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness”
  6. Café Tacvba – “Me Gusta Tu Manera”
  7. Father John Misty – “Ballad of the Dying Man”
  8. Mondo Cozmo – “Plastic Soul”
  9. Grizzly Bear – “Mourning Sound”
  10. Sampha – “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano”

Best New Artist: Tom Misch

“There’s a sense of ease and maturity to Misch’s work, and with such a versatile and ever-improving skill set – producing, writing, singing, guitar – the possibilities for this artist feel infinite…” – KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe

In addition to the station’s Best of 2017 each KCRW DJ has revealed their personal top 10 albums. Check it all out at the interactive and immersive Best of 2017 website.

About KCRW:

KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via five KCRW-developed smart phone apps and online at kcrw.com.

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Ramin Djawadi to Perform Music from Game of Thrones® Live on KCRW’S Morning Becomes Eclectic

Ramin Djawadi, Grammy® and Emmy® Award-Nominated Composer, to Perform Music from Game of Thrones® Live on KCRW’S Morning Becomes Eclectic

Tuesday, December 12, in the 11:00 AM PST Hour

Session to be Streamed Worldwide on KCRW.com and Facebook Live

Santa Monica, CA (December 4, 2017) – Multi Grammy® and Emmy® Award-nominated composer Ramin Djawadi will perform a special, intimate performance of Game of Thrones® music on KCRW’s flagship music program Morning Becomes Eclectic on Tuesday, December 12, in celebration of the release of Season Seven of the hit HBO series on Blu-rayTM and DVD. The live performance will air in the 11:00 AM PST hour on 89.9 FM, and around the world at KCRW.com, and via Facebook Live.

The performance will give fans a taste of what they can expect when the critically acclaimed Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi brings the world of Westeros to arenas across Europe starting in May of 2018 and returns for a second North American leg of the tour in the fall of 2018. Djawadi’s music from the latest season – the Game of Thrones (Music from the HBO® Series) Season 7 Soundtrack  – has just been released as a special double vinyl set by WaterTower Music.

Last week Ramin Djawadi was nominated for his second Grammy® Award for ‘Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media’ for his work on Game of Thrones® Season Seven. Djawadi’s previous credits include the Grammy®-nominated score for Marvel’s 2008 blockbuster, Iron Man. Other film credits include Pacific Rim, Clash Of The Titans and Warcraft.  In addition to Game Of Thrones®, Ramin also garnered Emmy® Award nominations for other television projects including the hit HBO® series Westworld, Flash Forward (ABC) and Prison Break (FOX).  Ramin also recently scored the feature film The Mountain Between Us which is in theatres now.

As rich as the stories, intrigue and world of Game of Thrones®, Ramin’s celebrated music for the show has resonated with fans from the very beginning, as the meticulously constructed songs underscored the emotional weight of key moments between beloved characters, lent scale to massive battle sequences and brought to life songs referenced in George R.R. Martin’s books. Ramin’s relentlessly popular title track alone has become an instantly recognizable pop culture phenomenon in its own right.

Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones® is an epic story of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years, and only the lust for power is eternal. The Emmy®- and Golden Globe Award-winning series has captured the imagination of fans globally, making it one of the most popular shows on television.

Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley, is the station’s signature daily music program (9:00 AM – Noon) featuring new releases from emerging and established artists, underappreciated gems, live performances and interviews.

About KCRW

KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world. A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

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The Black Madonna and Moon Boots on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic features The Black Madonna and Moon Boots in advance of their appearances at KCRW’s Masquerade Ball

KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, will feature an interview with The Black Madonna on Tuesday, October 24, at 11:00 a.m., and a live on-air performance from Moon Boots on Friday, October 27, at 11:15 a.m., in advance of their appearances at KCRW’s Masquerade Ball on Saturday, October 28.

Dubbed LA’s best Halloween dance party, KCRW’s Masquerade Ball returns to the stunningly beautiful MacArthur (formerly the Park Plaza). The event is truly a feast for the senses featuring world-renowned DJs, performance artists, high-flying luchadores and other-worldly creatures, as well as a bevy of buzzy food trucks like Border Grill, LocoL, Peaches BBQ, Mandoline and more. The night’s musical line-up also includes Matthew Dear, Tensnake, Gemini Rising, Yolanda Be Cool and KCRW DJs. Performers include Lucent Dossier, Lucha VaVOOM, Les Petites BonBons, and Axon Orchestra. More information and tickets at http://www.kcrw.com/masquerade

The Black Madonna
Tuesday, October 24, at 11:00 a.m.
The Black Madonna (aka Marea Stamper) is a dance music veteran who built her career in Chicago’s renowned house music scene. She is now one of the most in demand DJs in the world and she and Jason Bentley will discuss her incredible career trajectory, her current residency on Metropolis, as well as her appearance at KCRW’s Masquerade Ball.

Moon Boots
Friday, October 27, at 11:15 a.m.
Moon Boots has developed a cult following for his super catchy, disco-infused dance music. The Brooklyn-born artist (birth name: Pete Dougherty) is part of the beloved Anjunadeep crew. He stops by the KCRW studio for a special live performance

Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley, is the station’s signature daily music program (9:00 AM – Noon) featuring new releases from emerging and established artists, underappreciated gems, live performances and interviews.

About KCRW
KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world. A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

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October on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic Starts with a Stellar Line-Up

KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

October Starts with Stellar Line-Up

The first two weeks of October on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic boasts a stellar line-up; a rocking live set from Queens of the Stone Age, Dhani Harrison in his first live radio appearance in the U.S., current U.K. chart-toppers Wolf Alice, Grizzly Bear’s return after a five-year hiatus, and the live radio debut of Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile. And, Jason Bentley interviews mastermind director, and big KCRW fan, David Lynch.

Queens of the Stone Age
Thursday, October 5, at 11:15 a.m.
October kicks off with a full on rock set from Queens of the Stone Age, highlighting tracks from their latest album Villains. Produced by Mark Ronson, Villains is glammy & groovy, and packs the rock ‘n’ roll punch we’ve come to expect. The live QOTSA performance is in advance of their appearance at Cal Jam.

Dhani Harrison (Live U.S. Radio Debut)
Friday, October 6, at 10:00 a.m.
Dhani Harrison is rock royalty. After ten years of releasing music as part of a band, the son of the late George Harrison is finally striking out with his eponymous debut album. On the day of it’s release, Harrison performs selections from his forthcoming record — performed with a full band and strings — marking his first live radio appearance in the U.S., and first full band appearance worldwide.

Wolf Alice
Monday, October 9, at 11:15 a.m.
Wolf Alice, hailed by NME as the “best band in Britain” has been a KCRW fave from the beginning. In 2015, the band played the station’s SXSW showcase. Less than a year later, they were nominated for a GRAMMY®. Their sophomore album Visions of a Life, is a bold move forward for a band that came out of the gate with confidence and determination. They are currently locked in a tight battle with Shania Twain for the top spot on this week’s UK album chart, and perform live on-air in advance of their appearance at Cal Jam.

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile (Live Worldwide Radio Debut)
Tuesday, October 10, at 11:15 a.m.
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile are two gifted songwriters who joined forces for a collaborative project, Lotta Set Lice. The result is a perfect representation of their collective talents. The duo make their live worldwide radio debut just days before the album’s release. They entertain not only with their music, but with their funny/deadpan/stream of consciousness storytelling. The performance is in advance of their appearance at Desert Daze.

David Lynch
Wednesday, October 11, at 10:00 a.m.
David Lynch has had an immeasurable influence on television, film and music. His groundbreaking series Twin Peaks returned this summer for it’s third season after a quarter-century hiatus. Lynch’s conversation with Jason Bentley addresses the show’s revival, his upcoming Festival of Disruption, how meditation can bring about world peace, and how musicians are a lot like children.

Grizzly Bear
Thursday, October 12, at 10:00 a.m.
Grizzly Bear took five years to craft their fifth album, Painted Ruins. It’s a grand return, jampacked with the gorgeous harmonies and complex orchestration the quartet are known for. This week, they kick off their first tour in four years in Europe, which culminates in L.A. on December 13 and 14 at the Wiltern. Recorded at Apogee Studio, this exceptional live session sees the band exploring tracks from their latest album, as well as digging deep from their catalog for a fan favorite or two.

Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley, is the station’s signature daily music program (9:00 AM – Noon) featuring new releases from emerging and established artists, underappreciated gems, live performances and interviews.

About KCRW
KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world. A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

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KCRW and WNYC Studios Announce “There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles”

KCRW and WNYC Studios Announce

“There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles”

An EightPart Podcast Series

Examining Gentrification in LA in 2017

Hosted by KCRW’s Saul Gonzalez

Inspired by WNYC’s Original Podcast Set in Brooklyn

TGTN: LA to Debut on Tuesday, September 26

Preview Episode Available Today

 

(New York, NY & Los Angeles, CA – September 21, 2017) – Today, two major public radio producers – KCRW and WNYC – announce the launch of There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles, an eight-part podcast series examining the winners and losers of neighborhood gentrification, and the forces driving it in Los Angeles.

The series is a new season of WNYC Studios’ original There Goes the Neighborhood podcast, which featured an in-depth look at gentrification in Brooklyn at a time when the borough had come to symbolize the phenomenon.

Debuting Tuesday, September 26, There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles will explore how LA has gone from the place to chase your dreams to one of the least affordable cities in the country. The series will take an unsparing look at urban development and soaring housing prices that are expanding into previously unaffected neighborhoods such as Jefferson Park, Inglewood, and Elysian Valley.

In the preview episode, Kai Wright – who hosted the original podcast – hands the series over to Los Angeles host and KCRW reporter Saul Gonzalez. Additional episodes will tell the stories of people dealing with the realities of gentrification on an intimate level: long-time residents, property owners, and community organizers, as well as developers and neighborhood newcomers, including:

Photo by Saul Gonzalez

  • Cesar Vega, a native Angeleno whose bungalow in Hollywood is surrounded on three sides by enormous new apartment buildings. “The way the city approaches [all the new construction] is that it’s an improvement, it’s a benefit to everybody. That the rising tide lifts all boats. But I’m not sure people in small boats wrote that, you know?”
  • Erin Aubry Kaplan, an Inglewood resident who welcomes new businesses but wonders why it’s taken so long. “People have been asking for decades for certain things, improvements, better this, better that… and somehow it only happens when this gentrification process starts. Until that happens nothing happens.”
  • Michael Parker, an artist living downtown who’s facing eviction. “If I get pushed out of the Arts District with the name of the neighborhood named after me, then I’m going to go gentrify somebody else and push somebody else out. That doesn’t make me feel good.”
  • David Schwartzman, president of Harridge Development Group. “I think there’s a very negative connotation to the word developer. I mean at least the way I look at it is, I’m trying to create jobs, we’re changing lifestyles, we’re upgrading an area. And that’s the thing, I think we are making the country better.”

In addition to Gonzalez, There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles will feature reporting from KCRW contributors, including housing reporter Anna Scott, data and investigative producer Miguel Contreras, and Design and Architecture host and producer team, Frances Anderton and Avishay Artsy.

“Wherever I go in L.A., I hear people talk about how worried they are about the cost of housing and just how hard they have to work to keep a roof over their heads. That fear is only heightened by gentrification and this feeling that Los Angeles is becoming one big playground for the rich, a great place if you have money, a terrible one if you don’t. I think the fundamental question facing Los Angeles is whether working people can still create decent lives for themselves and their families here. If they can’t, we all get hurt,” Gonzalez says.

Sonya Geis, KCRW’s Managing Editor, says “Whether you own or rent a place to live in L.A., you can feel the changes. Prices are skyrocketing, new building is everywhere, this is not the Los Angeles of 20, or even 10 years ago. The intention of this series is to look hard at why this is happening now and to listen to the voices of the many people who are anxious about whether they will have a place in the L.A. of the future.”

“With shows like ‘There Goes the Neighborhood,’ WNYC’s newsroom has strived to bake deep, local reporting into the surge of podcasting that is among the most vital forces in media today,” said Jim Schachter, Vice President of News, WNYC. “To partner with another public radio station on a new season of one of our signature podcasts is a mark of the kind of leadership WNYC aims to demonstrate.”

“We started ‘There Goes the Neighborhood’ in our own backyard because Brooklyn is ground zero for many of the trends and tactics developers are using to rapidly transform urban neighborhoods,” said Karen Frillmann, Executive Producer, WNYC. “But, in fact, the ‘Brooklyn-izing’ of cities is happening all over the world and Los Angeles is another example of how the swiftly changing economy of a city can make it inaccessible to its own residents. This partnership with KCRW allows us to bring these stories and perspectives to light.”

There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles premieres Tuesday, September 26 at kcrw.com/theregoestheneighborhood, wnyc.org/shows/neighborhood, Apple Podcasts, and all other places where podcasts may be downloaded. The preview episode is available here.

There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles is funded by a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation as part of a multi-year reporting project to tell stories of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable communities. It follows “KCRW Investigates” and “Below the Ten: Stories of South LA,” documentaries about the lives of Los Angeles workers and residents who find themselves on the edges of society.

ABOUT KCRW

KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways – on the radio, digitally and in person – to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world. A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Berlin, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via the KCRW smartphone app and online at kcrw.com | twitter.com/kcrw | facebook.com/kcrwradio | instagram.com/kcrw

ABOUT WNYC STUDIOS

WNYC Studios is the premier producer of on-demand and broadcast audio, home to some of the most critically acclaimed and popular podcasts of the last decade, including “Radiolab,” “2 Dope Queens,” “Nancy,” “The New Yorker Radio Hour,” “Freakonomics Radio,” “Death, Sex & Money,” “Here’s the Thing” with Alec Baldwin, “Note to Self,” “On the Media,” and “A Piece of Work” with Abbi Jacobson.  WNYC Studios is leading the new golden age in audio with podcasts and national radio programs that inform, inspire, and delight millions of intellectually curious and highly engaged listeners across digital, mobile, and broadcast platforms. Their programs include personal narratives, deep journalism, interviews that reveal, and smart entertainment as varied and intimate as the human voice itself. For more information, visit wnycstudios.wnyc.org

 

Press Contacts:

KCRW: Connie Alvarez, Communications
310.314.4673, connie.alvarez@kcrw.org

WNYC Studios: Camille Ortiz, Publicist
646.829.4331, cortiz@nypublicradio.org

 

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Berlin’s new English language public radio station – KCRW Berlin 104.1 FM

 

 

Berlin’s new English language public radio station – KCRW Berlin 104,1 FM

Berlin, September 14, 2017- We are pleased to announce that the Medienanstalt Berlin- Brandenburg has granted the license to the frequency 104,1 FM to KCRW Berlin. KCRW Berlin is a locally operated English language community radio station affiliated with KCRW, US public radio’s flagship station for Southern California.

KCRW Berlin represents cutting edge US public radio with an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. Broadcasts will include locally produced content reflecting the spirit of Berlin, NPR news shows, as well as shows produced by KCRW and other public radio entities in the United States. Community events will also feature strongly in KCRW Berlin’s activities, from annual holiday events to Town Halls and panel discussions.

As KCRW’s first international partner, KCRW Berlin provides a unique platform for cultural exchange and leveraging the 50-year Sister City relationship between Berlin and Los Angeles.

Upcoming programming will include:

  •  Visiting hosts and shows between Berlin and the United States
  •   Daily local headlines
  •   Weekly current affairs show on topics of local interest.
  •   Monthly show on German and European public policy
  •   Berlin culture show
  •   Music show featuring Berlin techno sounds
  •   Guests segments featuring Berlin-based DJs on KCRW’s dance and electronic music show,‘Metropolis’“KCRW is thrilled to be expanding its voice within the international community,” said Jennifer Ferro, President, KCRW, Los Angeles. “Berlin is one of the most exciting cities in the world. It shares the spirit that we find in Los Angeles – an international destination driven by arts, culture, music, food, politics and policy.”

    To find out more about our upcoming events and programs listen to us, beginning October 1, 2017 on 104.1 FM. Be sure to tune in!

    About KCRW
    KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world. A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Berlin, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via the KCRW smart phone app and online at kcrw.com |twitter.com/kcrw | facebook.com/kcrwradio| instagram.com/kcrw

    Media Contacts:
    KCRW: Jill Smayo, VP Operations, KCRW, jill.smayo@kcrw.org, +1 310-314-4628
    KCRW Berlin: Susan Woosley, COO, susan.woosley@kcrwberlin.org, +49 (0)151 2128 3304

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Warren Olney Going Deeper Into the Critical Issues Shaping Our World

WARREN OLNEY
GOING DEEPER INTO THE CRITICAL ISSUES
SHAPING OUR WORLD

KCRW MOVES
SIGNATURE NATIONAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS SHOW 

TO THE POINT
TO PODCAST PLATFORM NOVEMBER 13

KCRW announced that starting November 13, 2017, To The Point, the signature daily national public affairs show, will be moving from the broadcast platform to a weekly podcast platform.

The final daily broadcast of TTP will be November 10th.

To The Point joins a comprehensive set of exclusive podcasts that bring a wealth of ideas and topics to KCRW listeners, including  Scheer Intelligence, Unfictional, The Organist, Here Be Monsters, Off the Block, Below the Ten, Celestial Blood / Sangre Celestial, and The Document.

Warren Olney said of his tenure at KCRW, “After 25 years in commercial TV news and 25 years in public radio, I’m getting a rare opportunity for another phase in my career. To the Point is becoming a weekly podcast. Without the tyranny of the radio clock, I’ll have time to explore issues that underlie the 24-7 onslaught of daily information. I think listeners will be glad to hear probing conversations about those issues without artificial limits.

“Over the years, on To the Point—and, before that, on Which Way, LA?– I’ve interviewed pundits, politicians, scholars, business leaders, scientists, writers, activists and comedians—representing America’s diversity in multiple ways. After every program ends, I’ve talked to these guests, and they always have something new and interesting to say, something I wish the radio audience had been able to hear. Podcasting will allow my audience to share extended conversations that are informal, direct, engaging and informative. I’m eager to get started the first week of November.”

KCRW President Jennifer Ferro called Warren Olney, “the voice of reason for multiple generations and the pinnacle of credibility for KCRW and Los Angeles.” Ferro added, “He has helped us all through confusing and often frightening world and national events with calmness, clarity and intelligence.  The podcast platform is perfect for his style of thoughtful conversation and what I love is that Warren is still going to be our voice of reason in a format that is growing more powerful each day. I can’t wait to hear what’s next because the truth is that he is truly irreplaceable.”

Ferro continued, “We are building a parallel broadcast universe with podcasts. Whether they are part of our regular programming, or exclusive to this platform, they give our producers full creativity to explore stories and ideas to their potential, especially in terms of length. It gives our listeners the freedom to listen whenever it is most convenient to absorb these ideas.”

Olney also plans to step up his live Los Angeles appearances. He will host a live event series in partnership with Zocalo Public Square, diving into similar issues that he will tackle in his podcast. The first event will be held on October 10th at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Little Tokyo.

To subscribe to Warren Olney’s To The Point podcast, go to kcrw.com/podcasts.

ABOUT KCRW

KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. KCRW is driven by the spirit of Los Angeles and delivers in innovative ways – on the radio, digitally and in person – to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, and via its KCRW-developed smartphone app and online at KCRW.com.

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Events

KCRW’s Masquerade Ball Is Back From the Dead

KCRW’S MASQUERADE BALL, L.A.’s ICONIC HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY, IS BACK FROM THE DEAD

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
The MacArthur
(formerly known as The Park Plaza)

Pre-sale, discounted tickets for KCRW Members On-Sale Today at
http://masquerade.kcrw.com/

Public On-Sale Thursday, September 7

KCRW’s Masquerade Ball, L.A.’s iconic Halloween dance party is back from the dead! The event returns after a three-year hiatus on Saturday, October 28, from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., to the newly-renovated MacArthur (formerly known as The Park Plaza). Dubbed “one of the biggest and best Halloween bashes in town,” by LA Weekly, KCRW’s Masquerade Ball is a feast for the senses, a glamorous and gritty mash-up of eccentricity.

The event spans five ballrooms featuring KCRW DJs, special musical guests, performance artists, dancers and much more. Talent to be announced in the coming weeks.

Discounted pre-sale tickets for KCRW members are on-sale today, Tuesday, August 22nd. Not a member? Become one and instantly get a discount code.  

For more details visit: http://masquerade.kcrw.com/

About KCRW:
KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world. A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, via the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
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KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic Features Exclusive Songs from Natalia Lafourcade, Big Thief, Amber Mark and Lo Moon

KCRW’s flagship music program, Morning Becomes Eclectic produced an exciting string of live performances featuring the exclusive radio debuts of songs from Natalia Lafourcade, Big Thief, Amber Mark and Lo Moon.

On Thursday, July 20, one of L.A.’s rising stars, Lo Moon, premiered the new song “Real Love.” The three-piece, LA-based band’s debut song, a 7-minute sprawling anthem called “Loveless,” is fast-becoming a radio favorite. The song has already had over two million streams since it was released. Lo Moon is currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album. Check out the session here.

Monday, July 24 saw Big Thief premiere the new song “Oldest.” Big Thief has been making waves in the indie music world after releasing two nearly back to back albums of captivating, powerful songs, led by the gorgeous vocals and emotional storytelling by 25-year-old Adrianne Lenker. Check out the session here.

On Wednesday, July 26, Amber Mark premiered the new song “Love Me Right.” This young rising star recently released her self-produced debut EP 3:33 AM, a deeply moving and meditative collection of earthly experimental pop. Within a matter of months, of uploading “Space” to Soundcloud, the song landed on the iTunes homepage and climbed to #35 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart. Of course, KCRW has been spinning songs from her debut EP frequently, and “Love Me Right” is slated to be her next single.

On Friday, July 27, Natalia Lafourcade, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, performed the radio debut of “Alma Mia,” a cover of a María Greve song, which will be featured on her upcoming album “Musas (Vol. 2).” Her music weaves sounds from her native Mexico with elements of jazz, rock, bossa nova and folk. Check out the session here.

Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley, is the station’s signature daily music program (9:00 AM – Noon) featuring new releases from emerging and established artists, underappreciated gems, live performances and interviews.

About KCRW:

KCRW creates and curates a unique mix of content centered around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs. We are driven by the spirit of LA and deliver in innovative ways — on the radio, digitally and in person — to diverse, curious communities around the corner and around the world.  A community service of Santa Monica College, KCRW can be found on the air in LA, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Mojave, Palm Springs, the KCRW-developed smart phone app, and online at kcrw.com.

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