Events, KCRW Music Announcement

KCRW Returns as Official Radio Sponsor for the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC)

KCRW DJ Raul Campos will serve as the official LAMC host for his 5th year for major events at
Central Park SummerStage and Celebrate Brooklyn At Prospect Park

LAMC runs from July 11 – 14 in New York City.

KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) returns as the official presenting radio sponsor for the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), with DJ Raul Campos taking the reins as host of the festivities for the 5th year in a row.

“KCRW has been a constant and, at times, singular voice for many of the bands that are featured at the LAMC,” said LAMC founder Tomas Cookman.  “We feel that there is no better radio outlet in the country to partner up with that understands the many different sounds and genres that fall under the LAMC and Latin Alternative umbrella as does KCRW.”

LAMC features up and coming Latin artists such as LA’s own La Santa Cecilia as well as established icons like Kinky. The annual conference, held in New York July 11 – 14, features concerts all over the city – including Central Park SummerStage and Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park – as well as an array of panels.

“There is nothing else like LAMC, where the Latin world converges on NYC for 4 days of great music. It’s opened up my ears to so many new artists and gives us a chance to experience favorites that rarely venture to the U.S.,” said Ariana Morgenstern, producer of KCRW’s signature music show Morning Becomes Eclectic.

In addition to his hosting duties Campos, whose show airs weeknights from 10pm to midnight PST on KCRW, will be included on a panel entitled “Finding Your Audience in the Ever-Changing Radio Landscape”, which will discuss how public radio, satellite and other specialty programs are providing new opportunities for Latin artists.

The panel is on Thursday, July 12 at 2pm.

Check out the  2012 LAMC line-up playlist on Spotify to hear music from all the bands performing this year. Registration is currently discounted at only $199 until July 1st.

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Raul Campos, LAMC HOST and KCRW DJ

“Since it’s inception, LAMC has been about taking an underground and alternative sound and exposing it to the masses. The symbiotic relationship that exists between LAMC and KCRW is magical. We’re on the same mission and it’s very gratifying to know how we’ve championed this sound and helped a lot of these acts become household names.” DJ Raul Campos

Latin Alternative Music Conference

KCRW at LAMC 2012

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KCRW Music Announcement

KCRW Becomes First US Radio Station to Launch App on Spotify

KCRW “MUSIC MINE” FREE APP NOW AVAILABLE
ON SPOTIFY

KCRW is the First US Radio Station to Launch a Music Discovery App on Spotify Platform

SANTA MONICA, CA, June 21, 2012KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) is pleased to announce the launch of the KCRW Music Mine app for Spotify. The first US radio station to take its music offering straight from the airwaves to the Spotify Platform, the app is now available for installation from within the Spotify desktop client.

From quick discovery to deep exploration, the app takes listeners on an audio adventure of artists handpicked by tastemakers at the LA public radio station. The app is modeled after KCRW’s critically-acclaimed iPad app, also called Music Mine, launched last fall.

KCRW Music Mine for Spotify
displays up to 100 tracks at a time, handpicked by the station’s world famous DJ staff, and updated daily in tandem with our on air playlists. This special format enables time-crunched users to create their own listening experience by streaming KCRW playlists and adding them to their own collection to revisit in the future. Explore Spotify’s offering from artists that have the KCRW stamp of approval without being overwhelmed by options.

Spotify’s musical offerings are tremendous and as music consumers adapt this technology into their listening habit, KCRW will be right there offering a curated list of the best music from around the world,” said Director of New Media for KCRW Anil Dewan.

KCRW Music Mine for Spotify is the latest in the station’s continuing effort to bring the Music Mine technology to additional platforms. Over the past several months, KCRW has implemented several technologically progressive initiatives which allow listeners more freedom to chose how to consume the station’s content.

Last week, the station announced the launch of their HD-2 channel which will broadcast Eclectic24, KCRW’s 24-hour music channel. In January, KCRW became one of the first public stations to simulcast music and news streams on iHeartRadio.

For more information on KCRW Music Mine please visit: www.kcrw.com/musicmine

CONTACT:
Rachel Reynolds – KCRW
(310) 314-4625
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org

Graham James – Spotify
graham@spotify.com

About KCRW:
KCRW 89.9FM, licensed to Santa Monica College, is NPR’s flagship station for Southern California. The Los Angeles-based nonprofit represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura Counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara Counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRW’s programming is internationally renowned and available worldwide via KCRW.com, including three streaming channels, 27 podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances. Hear KCRW music online, all the time, on the ALL music stream Eclectic24.

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KCRW Voices Support for Corporation for Public Broadcasting

KCRW Response to Corporation for Public Broadcasting Funding Report
June 20, 2012

On June 20, 2012, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting submitted a special report on alternate funding options to Congress. The CPB was instructed by Congress to investigate whether public radio and television could survive without federal funding. 

An independent agency prepared the report and concluded that public radio and television could not survive without federal funding unless it adopted five drastic measures to raise funds. These options include the acceptance of commercial advertising funds and restricting access via subscription. The report also concluded that altering the non-commercial mission would reduce existing funding sources, resulting in a net loss of revenue for public radio and tv stations.

KCRW plays an active role in advocating for federal funding of public broadcasting. An assertive voice on the Hill, General Manager Jennifer Ferro regularly meets with lawmakers to explain how cuts to the CPB would significantly affect the entire public broadcasting system and stations like KCRW that are providing an important service to their community.

Upon Wednesday’s release of the CPB report, KCRW has shared the following statement:

KCRW’s primary responsibility is to serve the audience – not shareholders, nor advertisers. There’s nothing else like that in today’s media space. Federal funding from the CPB accounts for eight percent of the KCRW budget. It is seed money that allows the station to serve its local community with balanced and high quality news, information and cultural programming. KCRW is able to leverage this funding many times over into wide community and individual support. We help to inform our community which is an essential part of any democracy. Public stations also provide critical, real time support in times of natural disasters. KCRW is a pillar in our community, is freely accessible and provides a service that cannot be easily duplicated.

Click here to access the full CPB Report

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KCRW Names “La Burbuja” Winner Of The Sonic Trace Design Competition

KCRW NAMES “LA BURBUJA” WINNER OF THE SONIC TRACE DESIGN COMPETITION
MAT-TER Design + Build Studio Submits Winning Sound Booth Concept

SANTA MONICA, CA, June 20, 2012KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) is pleased to announce that La Burbuja or “the Bubble” designed by MAT-TER Design + Build Studio, is the winner of the Sonic Trace Design Competition. The contest challenged designers, architects, builders and visionaries to create a portable sound booth which will be used to record stories for a new media project and radio series, Sonic Trace.

A multi-platform story-telling experience, Sonic Trace is produced by KCRW in partnership with the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR). It begins in the heart of Los Angeles and crosses into Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Part radio, part video, part mapping project, Sonic Trace asks ¿Por qué te vas? ¿Por qué te quedas? ¿Por qué regresas? Why do you go? Why do you stay? And, what makes you return?

“We are honored and excited to win a competition with which I have such an intimate personal connection,” says Hugo Martinez, co-founder of MAT-TER Design + Build Studio. “I come from that background. I am an immigrant. I came from Mexico at a very early age. I do have a history to tell, and it became something very personal that not only expresses what I went through but what my entire family went through.”

One of 30 entries, La Burbuja was submitted by Hugo Martinez and Christin To, co-founders of MAT-TER Design + Build Studio. The sound booth, which will travel all over Los Angeles, resembles a silvery orb that would open up in sections like a chocolate orange to reveal a womb-like recording space inside. The concept was for a “non-place”, in which the interviewee would be suspended in time and space, while bystanders would see themselves reflected in a globe both dematerialized and opaque.

“Eric and I were humbled by the response and the chance many designers took to dream of something more than the basic structure we originally anticipated building,” says Anayansi Diaz-Cortez, co-producer of Sonic Trace. “The Sonic Trace project is deeply personal to us, and its success will remain largely on the stories we are able to gather. La Burbuja encompasses all of the elements we were searching for: portable, practical, creative and most of all, inviting.”

La Burbuja, along with all submitted designs will be on display at the KCRW/DnA booth at this weekend’s Dwell on Design show and can also be viewed at the KCRW DnA Blog. For more information on the Sonic Trace project please visit: www.kcrw.com/sonictrace

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About KCRW
KCRW 89.9FM, licensed to Santa Monica College, is an NPR affiliate based in Southern California. The Santa Monica-based nonprofit represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura Counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara Counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRW’s programming is internationally renowned and available worldwide via KCRW.com, including three streaming channels, 27 podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances. Hear KCRW music online, all the time, on the ALL music stream Eclectic24.

About Sonic Trace
Sonic Trace is KCRW’s multi-platform story-telling experience produced in partnership with the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR). Sonic Trace is produced by Anayansi Diaz-Cortes and Eric Pearse Chavez. It is part of Localore, a national initiative of AIR–Association for Independents in Radio– with principal funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The project is produced in collaboration with Zeega, a non-profit inventing new forms of interactive storytelling. Its broadcast home is KCRW’s Independent Producer Project. The project will go live in Fall 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bands Added to KCRW’s Made in L.A. Music Series at the Hammer

Allah-Las and Chicano Batman

 Added to KCRW’s Made in L.A. Music Series

at the Hammer Museum

SANTA MONICA, CA, June 12, 2012 The talented music tastemakers from Los Angeles public radio KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) will take up residence in the Hammer Museum’s outdoor courtyard this summer in celebration of Made in L.A. 2012 and shine a spotlight on the wide array of music created in our city. The free events take place on Thursdays from June 28 to August 9 and begin at 7pm, with the museum staying open late night.

Two special evenings will feature live performances from up and coming local artists the Allah-Las and Chicano Batman.

On July 12, KCRW DJ Anne Litt will play some tunes and host the Allah-Las who channel a distinctively California sound, as they call it “the perfect mixture of the sands, the seas, the streets and cities of the golden state”.

“On my first listen to the Allah-Las, I loved them immediately. With a ‘60s West Coast dance groove, they are a perfect fit for this series and one of my early picks for LA breakout band of the year. Picture the gorgeous Hammer courtyard on a warm summer night, art, cocktails and the perfect sounds. I can’t wait!” said Litt.

On August 9, KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez will spin a set of music and host East LA’s Chicano Batman. The quartet’s globetrotting sound includes soul, 70’s Brazilian Bossa Nova, spacey psychedelia and surf rock cumbia. The LA Times says they “nail the essence of summer music” and it will be the perfect match for this outdoor setting.

Both bands will begin at 9pm. View the full Made in L.A. Music lineup below and here.

For these events, which are free and open to the public, KCRW DJs will select sets inspired by the idea of the “Made in L.A.”, an exhibit featuring emerging and under-recognized LA artists. The shows all begin at 7pm and the museum will be open late.

There will be a cash bar as well.

Generous support for Made in L.A. Music is provided by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, AquaHydrate, and IKEA Burbank.

Made in L.A. Music  Line Up

Thursday, June 28 - Hammer Bash!
KCRW DJ Jason Bentley + KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole

Thursday, July 5
KCRW DJ Chuck P

Thursday, July 12
KCRW DJ Anne Litt — Allah-Las

Thursday, July 19
KCRW DJ Chris Douridas

Thursday, July 26
KCRW DJ Valida

Thursday, August 2
KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole

Thursday, August 9
KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez – Chicano Batman

Location:
The Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
(NE corner of Westwood and Wilshire)
Westwood

Parking
Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early and take advantage of $3 parking under the museum available after 6pm.

About KCRW: KCRW 89.9FM is an NPR affiliate serving Southern California and licensed to Santa Monica College. The public radio station represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRW’s programming is internationally renowned and available worldwide at KCRW.com. KCRW offers an all-music channel, Eclectic24, an all news channel and on-air simulcast. Podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances are available on our website, as well as on our smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry. KCRW’s acclaimed Music Mine app for iPad is dedicated to music discovery.

ABOUT THE HAMMER MUSEUM

The Hammer Museum, a public arts unit of the University of California, Los Angeles, is dedicated to exploring the diversity of artistic expression through the ages. Its collections, exhibitions, and programs span the classic to the cutting-edge in art, architecture, and design, recognizing that artists play a crucial role in all aspects of culture and society.

The museum houses the Armand Hammer Collection of Old Master, Impressionist, and Post-Impressionist paintings and the Armand Hammer Daumier and Contemporaries Collection. The Hammer’s newest collection, the Hammer Contemporary Collection, is highlighted by works on paper, particularly drawings and photographs from Southern California. The museum also houses the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, comprising more than 45,000 prints, drawings, photographs, and artists’ books from the Renaissance to the present; and oversees the management of the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden on the UCLA campus.

HAMMER MUSEUM INFORMATION
For current program and exhibition information call 310-443-7000 or visitwww.hammer.ucla.edu.

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CONTACT:
Rachel Reynolds – KCRW
(310) 314-4625
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org

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KCRW Launches HD-2 Channel

KCRW LAUNCHES HD-2 CHANNEL

Second HD Channel to Broadcast KCRW’s Signature Music Programming “Eclectic24”

 

SANTA MONICA, CA, June 1, 2012 – KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) announced today the launch of a second HD channel, which will make their 24-hour music channel, Eclectic24, available on HD radios across Southern California.

The newest HD channel is another example of KCRW’s growing commitment to providing listeners with choices in how they consume the public radio station’s programming. The free, full service HD channel will broadcast KCRW’s signature music programming, Eclectic24. Created by former KCRW music director and current DJ Chris Douridas, Eclectic24 is KCRW’s 24-hour music discovery center, offering an eclectic menu of artists and musical styles drawn from the playlists of the station’s talented stable of deejays.

“KCRW’s mission is to share the best of music, news and culture, with as wide an audience as possible and through whatever means available,” says KCRW General Manager Jennifer Ferro. “This technology allows us to deliver our excellent full-service music station, Eclectic24, to people where they spend a lot of time listening – through their car radio. We’re excited to add this new station to LA’s radio mix.”

Always progressive and embracing new technology, the launch of Eclectic24 on HD-2 is one of several initiatives KCRW has implemented over the past several months, including the highly acclaimed Music Mine iPad app. In January, KCRW was one of the first public stations to simulcast music and news streams on iHeartRadio in an effort to expand the reach of public radio.

Listeners can enjoy Eclectic24 on the KCRW HD-2 channel by using any HD enabled radio and tuning in to the station’s local frequency.* To learn more about HD radio please visit: www.kcrw.com/HD2

* The terrestrial station serves Los Angeles and Orange Counties at 89.9 FM, Ventura County at 89.1 FM on KCRU/Oxnard-Ventura, the greater Palm Springs area at 89.3 FM on KCRI/Indio-Palm Springs and Kern, and Northern LA Counties at 88.1 FM on KCRY/Mojave/Antelope Valley.

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CONTACT:
Alyssa King – KCRW
(310) 314-4627
alyssa.king@kcrw.org

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