Station Annoucement

KCRW Celebrates a Year in Podcasts

KCRW Celebrates a Year in Podcasts
 
Hear standout shows from some of our featured podcasts below.

KCRW currently hosts 26 news, music, talk, and storytelling podcasts, including the recently relaunched Morning Becomes Eclectic podcast and The Spin-Off, a monthly TV-centric roundtable from KCRW’s The Business.

A leader in creating digital-first programming, KCRW this year debuted The Organist, a joint venture with San Francisco publishing house McSweeney’s, with experimental arts-and-culture programming driven by editors of the award-winning magazine, the Believer.

It is one of a handful of popular KCRW shows available exclusively or primarily online. This includes DnA, an exploration of design and architecture, the storytelling series Strangers, the new This… Is Interesting podcast from Matt Miller, and Sonic Trace, a multi-platform project tracing people living in the heart of Los Angeles to their origins in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. KCRW’s first online-only show, the Guest DJ Project, celebrated its 5-year anniversary this year.

Check out standout episodes from some of our featured podcasts selected by our producers below and find them all online here: http://www.kcrw.com/podcasts

The Organist
Episode: Richard, the Angel of Death
Host: Andrew Leland
Producer: Ross Simonini

Strangers
Episode: “Henry and Jane”
Host/Producer Lea Thau

DnA
Episode: Should Architects Say No to Designing Cells for Solitary Confinement?
Host: Frances Anderton

Sonic Trace

Episode: Life in Las Casitas
Host: Anayansi Diaz- Cortes

The Spin-Off
Episode: Netflix; DVR Ratings; Reality TV
Hosts: Michael Schneider, AJ Marechal, Joe Adalian, and Kim Masters

Guest DJ Project
Guest: Actor Val Kilmer
Host: Anne Litt
Producer: Rachel Reynolds

The Treatment
Guest: Playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Host: Elvis MItchell
Producer: Jenny Radelet

UnFictional
Episode: “Falling”
Host/Producer Bob Carlson

The Business
Episode: Director Kevin Smith on Funding ‘Clerks 3;’ Producer Lynda Obst
Host: Kim Masters
Producer: Darby Maloney

Left, Right and Center
Episode:Eric Holder Meets the Press and the Lois Lerner State
Hosts: Matt Miller, Robert Scheer, Rich Lowry, Chrystia Freeland
Producer: Laura Dine Million

This…Is Interesting
Episode: Thought-Controlled Computing
Host: Matt Miller
Producer: Laura Dine Million

Good Food
Episode: Roy Choi, Ethnic Cuisine in LA, and Ottolenghi
Host: Evan Kleiman
Producer: Gillian Ferguson

Morning Becomes Eclectic

Episode: MBE Podcast: Dr. Dog, Phosphorescent & Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Host: Jason Bentley
Producer: Collin Walzak

Find out more info and subscribe to our podcasts here.

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, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, 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 available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

Visit KCRW.com and follow below for updates and exclusive content:

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
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Events, KCRW Music Announcement

KCRW to Curate Evening Music Programming at 2014 Sundance Film Festival

KCRW to Curate
Evening Music Programming at
2014 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 17-20

The station will program three nights of music at the Music Café, presented by Acura, in addition to three live broadcasts from the festival in Park City, Utah.

Los Angeles, CA & Park City, UT — LA public radio station KCRW will host three nights (January 17-19) of live musical performances presented by Acura, at the Music Café at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

KCRW will also broadcast live from the Acura studio space in Park City, Utah, January 18-20.

The collaboration between the Festival and the esteemed entertainment powerhouse began last year, with KCRW chosen as the first-ever radio station to join forces with the independent film festival in programming evening music performances.

Additionally, 2014 marks the second consecutive year KCRW has teamed up with Acura, a Presenting Sponsor and the Official Vehicle of the Festival, to bring Festival-goers an exclusive experience at the Music Café.

KCRW will bring its eclectic music programming to the Café for a series of showcases from 9:30pm to midnight that are free and open to the public (21 and Older), with talent to be announced in the New Year.

Music Director Jason Bentley
and DJ Anne Litt, both celebrated music supervisors, will co-host live radio broadcasts directly from the Acura studio in the heart of downtown Park City, at the corner of Main Street and Heber Avenue.

Broadcasts will air on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, from noon to 3:00 p.m. PT, as well as a live broadcast of the station’s signature show Morning Becomes Eclectic on Monday, January 20, from 9:00 a.m. to noon PT.

The curator of KCRW’s film series First Take, Matt Holzman, will also be attending and covering the festival, as well as Kim Masters, host of The Business, and show producer Darby Maloney.

A full schedule of musical performances will be announced in early January 2014.

Media Contacts:

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

Jessie Cohen
Sundance Institute
310.360.1981
jessie_cohen@sundance.org

About KCRW:

KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, 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 available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps(iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

Visit KCRW.com and follow below for updates and exclusive content:

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw
Google+ | plus.google.com/+kcrw

About the Sundance Film Festival®
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, including Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Little Miss Sunshine, An Education, Reservoir Dogs, The Cove, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious, 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 Festival is a program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®. 2014 Festival sponsors to date include: Presenting Sponsors – HP, Acura, Sundance Channel and Chase Sapphire Preferred®; Leadership Sponsors – Airbnb, DIRECTV, Entertainment Weekly, LensCrafters, Southwest Airlines, Sprint and YouTube; Sustaining Sponsors – Adobe, Canada Goose, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Brita® FilterForGood®, in partnership with Nalgene®, Hilton HHonors and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Ketel One Vodka, L’Oréal Paris, MorningStar Farms®, Omnicom, Quaker Oats Company, 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 helps offset the Festival’s costs and sustain the 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 Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

About Acura:
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 272 dealers within the United States. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models including the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, the ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the soon to be released all-new MDX luxury sport utility vehicle.

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KCRW Brings Aboard Andrew Walsh, Jolie Myers, Jenny Hamel, and Ben Gottlieb as News Producers

Walsh Joins as Executive Producer of To-Be-Announced News and Culture Show Hosted By Madeleine Brand

KCRW announced today it has brought aboard Andrew Walsh, Jolie Myers, Jenny Hamel, and Ben Gottlieb to the station’s team of news producers.

“Talented producers are at the heart of what we do everyday at KCRW. By creating original programs that cover the arts, culture, politics and technology, we strive to give our listeners a better understanding of their world.  We’re also preparing to launch our first daily program since 2001 with Madeleine Brand, and that means building a top-notch team,” said Gary Scott, program director for KCRW.

Walsh joins KCRW as executive producer of a daily news and culture show to be hosted by Madeleine Brand.  Walsh brings more than 15 years of experience producing public radio programs for Seattle’s KIRO Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, and Kent State University’s WKSU; and most recently as executive producer and host of The Andrew Walsh Show, a daily news analysis show broadcast on KIRO.

Jolie Myers will join as a producer on the new show, along with seasoned KCRW producers Christian Bordal and Anna Scott, who previously worked on Which Way, L.A.? and To the Point, and Matt Holzman, co-creator of The Business and KCRW veteran.  Myers brings experience in radio production, photojournalism, and web journalism, most recently working as associate producer on Marketplace’s Wealth and Poverty Desk.

Jenny Hamel and Ben Gottlieb join KCRW as producers of Which Way, L.A.? and To the Point. Both Emmy-award winning journalists, Hamel brings 11 years experience, previously serving as a general assignment reporter for San Diego’s FOX 5 and 6 CW; and Gottlieb holds experience as associate producer for HuffPo Live and KCET Public Television’s SoCal Connected.

About KCRW
KCRW, a community service of Santa Monica College, is one of the nation’s leading National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates, also featuring an eclectic mix of originally-produced and nationally-distributed news, music, talk and arts programming.  The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside 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 available worldwide, both live and on-demand, at KCRW.com, and through its smartphone apps (iPhone, Android, and Blackberry).

Visit KCRW.com and follow below for updates and exclusive content:

Twitter | twitter.com/kcrw
Facebook | facebook.com/kcrwradio
Instagram | instagram.com/kcrw
Google+ | plus.google.com/+kcrw

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KCRW Music Announcement

KCRW DJ’s Top 10 Albums of 2013!

KCRW DJ’s Top 10 Albums of 2013!

See them all here

Just in time for Cyber Monday and your holiday music shopping, we’ve compiled all our DJ’s Top 10 Albums of 2013.

UK soul singer Laura Mvula, who made her U.S. live radio debut on KCRW, was the top pick among our selectors, followed by Disclosure and Arcade Fire.

Two other artists who made their live radio debut on KCRW’s signature music show Morning Becomes EclecticRhye and King Krule – also made the list, as well as Lorde, whose YouTube video from her live session has racked up over three million views.

Rounding out the top most chosen artists:

Toro y Moi, James Blake, Jim James, and Australian psychedelic band Jagwar Mar, who will make their MBE debut on Friday, December 13.

The debut album from South African electronic project John Wizards, which was also a DJ favorite, is streaming now as part of KCRW’s Album Preview series.

See lists by all 22 DJs here and view Music Director Jason Bentley’s Top 10 below.

Jason Bentley’s Top 10 Albums of 2013


1. Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Merge)

2. Laura Mvula – Sing to the Moon (RCA)

3. Phoenix – Bankrupt! (Glassnote)

4. Jim James – Regions of Light and Sound of God (ATO)

5. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Live From KCRW (Bad Seed Ltd)

6. Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return (Carpark)

7. Jagwar Ma – Howlin (Mom + Pop)

8. Atoms For Peace – Amok (XL)

9. Mayer Hawthorne – Where Does This Door Go (Republic)

10. Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork (Matador)

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 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.

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KCRW Music Announcement

KCRW Announces Relaunch of Morning Becomes Eclectic Podcast

KCRW Announces Relaunch of
Morning Becomes Eclectic Podcast

The podcast will include favorite tracks from recent live sessions and will be available as a free download twice a month.

Find the latest episode here.

Los Angeles public radio station KCRW is relaunching its popular Morning Becomes Eclectic audio podcast, a free download that includes highlights from recent live band performances on the station’s signature music show.

Each edition of the newly revamped podcast, hosted by Music Director and MBE host Jason Bentley, will feature a selection of songs from three artists. The first podcast features LA’s own electro-pop dynamos Big Black Delta, UK rockers White Lies, and acclaimed Tuareg guitarist Bombino.

A new 45-minute podcast will be posted every other Monday.

The podcast is currently featured on iTunes and is also available through KCRW.com and your favorite apps, including Stitcher, TuneIn, Swell, and KCRW’s radio app.

“Our live performances in studio present a rare forum for bands – both new and established – to play their hearts out for the audience. There’s something special about live radio that makes for some truly amazing music moments,” said Bentley.

KCRW currently hosts 24 other news, talk and music podcasts, including Left Right and Center, To The Point, The Business, and Today’s Top Tune, our free daily song download.

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 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

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