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KCRW’s Oral History Project Sonic Trace Presents Sonic Profiles

KCRW’s Oral History Project Sonic Trace Presents Sonic Profiles

10 Short Interviews Tell the Stories of Los Angeles

 

Tune into KCRW’s Morning Edition this holiday season for a series of short stories produced by the Sonic Trace team. Sonic Trace, the oral history project that begins in the heart of Los Angeles and crosses into Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras will air short features gathered from immigrants all over Los Angeles in La Burbuja or “The Bubble,” Sonic Trace’s portable sound booth.

The series begins on Monday, Dec. 24 and runs through Friday, Jan. 4. Each piece will air at 7:00am PST and can also be heard on the Sonic Trace Blog and the Sonic Trace SoundCloud page.

Sonic Profiles begins with 42-year-old Aldo Velasco who was born in Mexico. Aldo talks about having a ‘gringa’ mother and a Mexican father and he tells the tale of their impromptu departure of his home country.

Mercedes Moreno who emigrated from El Salvador to Los Angeles 36 years ago. She came working as a babysitter, and in the process became a mother. Mercedes is one of the hundred of thousands of Salvadoreans who fled a brutal civil war that killed 75,000 and displaced more than one million people. She shares her story of arrival.

These are just a few examples of stories audiences will hear over the next two weeks. See the full schedule below:

Dec. 26
Guest:  Octavio Oilvas
Description: Octavio Olivas is from Mexico City. His wife is American, and they live in LA. Before getting married, he got a taste of Texas hospitality on a trip into the US from Mexico.

Dec. 27
Guest: Norma Medina
Description: Silverlake resident Norma Medina talks about her picturesque childhood in Mexico, and the culture shock she experienced when she was taken to live with her Aunt and Uncle in their ‘Brady Bunch’ house in California.

Dec. 28
Guest: Eric Garcetti
Description: Fourth-generation Angeleno and City Councilman Eric Garcetti talks about growing up in Los Angeles, the ultimate mestizo culture.

Dec. 31
Guest: Gustavo Arellano
Description: OC Weekly editor and KCRW contributor Gustavo Arellano talks about the romanticism vs. the realism of the rancho.

Jan. 1
Guest: Paulina Lopez
Description: Being a teenager is hard enough, but for Paulina Lopez, it was especially hard. Her family moved from Oaxaca, Mexico to Los Angeles when she was 12, forcing her to learn a new language, new culture, and make new friends.

Jan. 2
Guest: Janet Lopez
Description: 35 -year-old Janet Lopez tells the unlikely story of how her parents met. “They were Match.com before Match.com existed.”

Jan. 3
Guest: Teresa de Jesus Rivera
Description: Teresa de Jesus Rivera was born in the small town in California. Her parents came to the US from Sinaloa, Mexico in the 1950′s. Their job? Picking produce in the fields of Delano, CA. Her family went on to make history in the early days of the United Farm Workers movement of the 1960s.

Jan. 4
Guest: Raul Campos
Description: KCRW DJ Raul Campos talks about his parents’ home in the Maravilla projects in East LA, and how many of his high school peers were phonetically challenged when it came to pronouncing his name.

Be sure to hear these stories and more from Sonic Trace. Sonic Trace is also part of Localore, a nationwide initiative of AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, and funded by CPB. Interactive design is produced by Zeega.

For more information on Sonic Trace you can visit the Sonic Trace Blog. For more information on KCRW please visit www.kcrw.com.

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KCRW’s Special Music Programming for the Holidays

KCRW’s Special Music Programming for the Holidays

KCRW will celebrate the holiday season with an annual Christmas show special from DJ Tom Schnabel and a New Years Eve blow out, as well as a countdown of the station’s most played albums, favorite Morning Becomes Eclectic performances, and some top picks to look forward to in 2013.

See the full schedule below:

Christmas Week and New Years Eve:

Monday, December 24 (Christmas Eve):
9am-noon — Morning Becomes Eclectic hosted by Jason Bentley
8pm-midnight – KCRW’s 24-hour music channel Eclectic24 will stream live on 89.9FM.

Eclectic24, programmed by KCRW DJ Chris Douridas, blends the collected talents and tastes of all the station’s DJs into a non-stop stream of music.

(All midnight music shows run as scheduled throughout the holiday)

Tuesday, December 25 (Christmas Day):
9am to noon – DJ and former music director Tom Schnabel hosts his annual Christmas show. Music from the past and present, the sacred and the secular, and around the globe.
8pm-midnight – Eclectic24

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 26, 27 and 28
Jason Bentley returns to host Morning Becomes Eclectic
All other music shows run as scheduled.

Saturday, December 29
2pm-5pm – Most Played Albums of 2012 Countdown hosted by DJ and Music Librarian Eric J Lawrence, plus a look forward to 2013.

Monday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve)
10pm-3am – KCRW’s New Year’s Eve bash – “Midnight Madness” — hosted by Raul Campos and featuring mixes from many KCRW DJs.

Tuesday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)
9am – noon: Hear Jason Bentley’s favorite live performances of 2012 and more.
8pm-midnight – Eclectic24

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Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
KCRW 89.9FM
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625 DIRECT
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org

http://twitter.com/RachelRkcrw

http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/

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 V entura 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.

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KCRW to Curate Evening Music Programming at 2013 Sundance Film Festival

KCRW to Curate Evening Music Programming at
2013 Sundance Film Festival

KCRW to Program Three Nights of Live Musical Performances for Festival’s Music Café and Broadcast Live from Park City, Utah

All Performances to be Free and Open to the Public (21 and Older)

Los Angeles, CA & Park City, UTKCRW and Sundance Institute today announced that the LA public radio station will host three nights (January 18-20) of live musical performances at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Music Café and broadcast live from the Acura studio space in Park City, Utah January 19-20. This will mark the first-ever formal programming collaboration between the independent film festival and a radio station.

KCRW’s programming for the Festival will feature emerging composers, singer-songwriters and beat-makers and will focus on celebrating the role of music in movies. KCRW DJs and music supervisors Jason Bentley and Anne Litt will co-host live radio broadcasts from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20 at the Acura studio space inside the Park City Museum with luminaries in both the film and music world. Highlights from the weekend will air on Morning Becomes Eclectic the following week, while the Festival is still underway.

Bentley said, “KCRW celebrates the intersection of music and film throughout the year, and having a presence at Sundance Film Festival brings this commitment into sharp relief. We’re working on an exciting evening music program for the Music Café as well as our daytime broadcasts so folks back home will feel the excitement of the independent film world’s most creative forum.”

John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “Both the Sundance Film Festival and KCRW are recognized for discovering and sharing the work of emerging artists, which makes this collaboration both exciting and fitting. In addition, the Sundance Film Festival has long featured music programming to reflect the profound collaboration and inspiration filmmakers find with music artists, and engaging with KCRW further elevates that connection.”

KCRW’s programming complements additional musical components of the Festival, including daytime performances programmed by ASCAP and A Celebration of Music in Film event programmed by the Sundance Institute Film Music program.

A full schedule of musical performances will be announced.

Media Contacts:

Rachel Reynolds
KCRW 89.9FM
(310) 314-4625
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org

Casey De La Rosa
Sundance Institute
310.360.1981
casey_delarosa@sundance.org

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. www.kcrw.com

The Sundance Film Festival®:
A program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past two decades, including s*x, lies, and videotape, Maria Full of Grace, The Cove, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious, Trouble the Water, and Napoleon Dynamite, and through its New Frontier initiative, has showcased the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julien, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney. The 2013 Sundance Film Festival® sponsors include: Presenting Sponsors – HP, Acura, Sundance Channel and Chase Sapphire PreferredSM; Leadership Sponsors – DIRECTV, Entertainment Weekly, FOCUS FORWARD, a partnership between GE and CINELAN, Southwest Airlines, Sprint and YouTube; Sustaining Sponsors – Adobe, Canada Goose, Canon U.S.A., Inc., CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka, FilterForGood®, a partnership between Brita® and Nalgene®, Hilton HHonors and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Intel Corporation, L’Oréal Paris, Recycled Paper Greetings, Stella Artois® and Time Warner Inc. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and the State of Utah as Festival Host State. The support of these organizations will defray costs associated with the 10-day Festival and the nonprofit Sundance Institute’s year-round programs for independent film and theatre artists. www.sundance.org/festival

Sundance Institute:
Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a global, nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to nurturing artistic expression in film and theater, and to supporting intercultural dialogue between artists and audiences. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to unite, inform and inspire, regardless of geo-political, social, religious or cultural differences. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival and its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Amreeka, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
KCRW 89.9FM
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625 DIRECT
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org

http://twitter.com/RachelRkcrw

http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/

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KCRW Partners with Spotify to Make Music Discovery Personal

KCRW Partners with Spotify to Make
Music Discovery Personal

 The LA-based public radio station is one of only 25 U.S. partners and the only radio station to be included.

http://www.kcrw.com/spotify

LA public radio station KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) will be a featured partner in the new music discovery platform rolled out by streaming service Spotify early next year. KCRW is one of only 25 partners in the U.S. market and the only radio station to be included. KCRW was selected for its curatorial expertise.

The station will offer a number of playlists – themed lists like a “Rainy Day Music Mix” sit alongside continuously updated lists like “KCRW Music Blo g: Best New Music”, as well as the most played tracks on KCRW’s signature music show Morning Becomes Eclectic.

“Music lovers overwhelmed by choice have long turned to KCRW to guide the way and, thanks to partners like Spotify, we can now do what we do best on an international level,” said Betsy Moyer, Director of Digital Content Strategy.

KCRW’s Spotify app Music Mine is now available in 20 countries, most recently adding Ireland, Monaco, and Andorra. KCRW was the first U.S. radio station to launch a music discovery app on the Spotify platform. It is now one of the most popular apps on the site.

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 explore Spotify’s offerings from artists that ha ve the KCRW stamp of approval. The app is available for installation from within the Spotify desktop client.

The station’s programming is also available streaming via TuneIn, iHeartRadio, as well as KCRW-created apps for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.

For more information please visit: http://www.kcrw.com/spotify

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

Graham James – Spotify
917-319-7936
graham@spotify.com

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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 inde pendent 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.

Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
KCRW 89.9FM
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625 DIRECT
rachel.reynolds@kcrw.org
http://twitter.com/RachelRkcrw
http://blogs.kcrw.com/musicnews/

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KCRW Welcomes Gustavo Arellano

KCRW Welcomes Gustavo Arellano

OC Weekly Editor Joins Station in New Role

 

SANTA MONICA, Ca.KCRW (89.9FM and kcrw.com) is pleased to announce Gustavo Arellano as our newest weekly contributor to the station. Arellano has been a frequent guest on KCRW’s Good Food for over seven years. Now, in his new role, drawing on his work as Editor of the OC Weekly, Gustavo will offer his insight into the stories shaping Orange County.

Gustavo’s weekly feature, Orange County Line, will be heard on Monday afternoons starting December 10 at 4:44pm during KCRW’s All Things Considered.

KCRW was looking for someone who could shine a bright light on this sprawling, diverse and vitally important region of Southern California, and we are happy to have Gustavo as a guide,” says Gary Scott, news program director at KCRW. “Gustavo is smart, he’s dogged, he’s funny … and he’s occasionally outrageous — but he’s more passionate and plugged in than just about anyone you’ll ever meet.”

“Orange County is virtually virgin territory in the Southern California media landscape, and my colleagues at the OC Weekly and I have been a lone voice in the wilderness proclaiming its glories and controversies for years,” said Gustavo Arellano. “I’m thrilled that KCRW has assigned me to be their guide to this strange land, especially after having collaborated with them for years on Good Food.

KCRW and the OC Weekly also plan to hold regular events that highlight the cultural and political issues facing Orange County.

Arellano is the editor of OC Weekly, an alternative weekly newspaper in Orange County, CA, and the author of  a nationally syndicated column “¡Ask a Mexican!”, in which he answers any and all questions about America’s largest minority community. The column has a weekly circulation of over 2 million in 39 newspapers across the United States and won the 2006 and 2008 Association of Alternative Weeklies award for best column.

Gustavo is the author of two books, Orange County: A Personal History, and, most recently, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. He is a lecturer with the Chicana and Chicano Studies department at California State University, Fullerton.

For more information about KCRW and its programming, please visit www.kcrw.com.

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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 Gustavo Arellano
Gustavo Arellano is the editor of OC Weekly, an alternative newspaper in Orange County, California, author of Orange County: A Personal History and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, and lecturer with the Chicana and Chicano Studies department at California State University, Fullerton. He writes “¡Ask a Mexican!,” a nationally syndicated column in which he answers any and all questions about America’s spiciest and largest minority. The column has a weekly circulation of over 2 million in 39 newspapers across the United States, won the 2006 and 2008 Association of Alternative Weeklies award for Best Column, and was published in book form by Scribner Press in May 2007. Arellano has been the subject of press coverage in national and international newspapers, The Today Show, Hannity, Nightline, Good Morning America, and The Colbert Report, and his commentaries regularly appear on Marketplace and the Los Angeles Times. Gustavo is the recipient of the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2007 President’s Award and an Impacto Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and was recognized by the California Latino Legislative Caucus with a 2008 Spirit Award for his “exceptional vision, creativity, and work ethic.” Gustavo is a lifelong resident of Orange County and is the proud son of two Mexican immigrants, one whom was illegal.

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