Programming, Station Announcement

Warren Olney Takes On The World

Warren Olney Takes On The World

KCRW Flip Flops Its Midday Programming

SANTA MONICA, CA., September 4, 2012 – KCRW (89.9FM and announced today its signature public-affairs program To The Point will change places with The World. Starting Monday, Sept. 10, Warren Olney’s daily news program will air between 1 and 2 p.m. PST on 89.9 FM and PRI’s The World will start an hour earlier at noon following KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.

“We’ve been thinking about this change for over a year. We think it will provide better service to our audience to follow The World with Warren,” said KCRW News Director Gary Scott. “We’ve been building our news department and this change, while small, can really help to highlight our new efforts.”

In the last year, KCRW has expanded its newsroom with the addition of All Things Considered host Steve Chiotakis and producer Avishay Artsy in addition to morning producers Saul Gonzalez and Darrell Satzman. Social-media producer Caitlin Shamberg joined the team to add a layer of engagement as editor of the Which Way, LA? blog and To The Point producer. Most recently, journalists Anna Scott and Evan George have joined Warren’s team under managing producer Sonya Geis.

The programming change will take place following this week’s live To the Point broadcast from the Democratic National Convention.

Co-produced by KCRW and Public Radio International, To the Point is nationally syndicated. It will air on KCRW at 89.9FM and at Monday – Friday at its new time of 1:00pm PST starting September 10.

The schedule change will not affect when the show airs in other markets. Please check local listings. To see a full list of syndicated stations or for more information on To the Point please visit

The World, a daily, hour-long weekday news magazine, covers an array of topics including news, features, interviews and music from across the globe. It will air on KCRW at 89.9FM and Monday – Friday at its new time of noon PST on September 10. For more information on The World please visit:


Alyssa King – KCRW
(310) 314-4627


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, 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.