Station Annoucement

KCRW Unveils All-New Website, Bringing 100+ Weekly Hours of Original, Award-Winning Programming and 20 Years of Archives to Worldwide Community

New Website Comes As KCRW Makes $10 Million Investment in Technology and New Programming

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 9, 2014) — Today, KCRW launched its all-new Website at KCRW.com.  Strikingly modern, the new Website’s streamlined design features an “always on top” smart  media player and allows users to easily explore KCRW’s award-winning content with over 100 hours of new weekly programming, HD video, and 20 years of archives.  Driven by the spirit of Los Angeles, KCRW’s unique mix of content centers around music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs.  The Website launches as KCRW makes an additional $10 million investment in technology and new programming, as part of its broader $20 million capital campaign.

“In our rapidly changing media landscape, we are constantly exploring new ways to connect with our audience, whether through mobile devices, apps, social media, or live performances.  KCRW.com is the most important tool we have to reach our global community,” said Jennifer Ferro, KCRW President and General Manager.  “The new website focuses on what we do best—our programming.  It brings audio and video to the forefront, delivered to people at home, in their car, at work, and at play.”

Originally founded in 1945, KCRW became Los Angeles’ first NPR affiliate in 1969.  Over the past 30 years, KCRW has organically attracted a national and international audience.  Today, over 70 percent of KCRW.com visitors come from outside of Los Angeles, 2.1 million hours are digitally streamed monthly, and 1.6 million programs are listened to on-demand.

“The new website is a giant leap forward for KCRW, bringing all our content to mobile devices through responsive design, and focusing our listeners on rich media experiences,” said Nathan Lubeck, Digital Director for KCRW.  “The homepage is no longer a catch-all—a big priority is allowing users the ability easily find content, no matter what page they arrive on.  With the reimagined navigation and user interface, we are providing a valuable portal into KCRW’s rich cultural history.  It’s an exciting time.”

KCRW.com features now include:

  • “Always on top” media player that allows users to browse while listening to audio.  Media player will recommend programs based on previously selected “favorites,” fostering discovery of new programs that speak to specific listeners’ interests.
  • “Mobile first” and responsive design with the screen scaling to a user’s smartphone, tablet, or computer, and allowing listeners to take KCRW with them everywhere.
  • Ability to listen to and easily share individual segments from show pages.
  • Contextual HD video of Morning Becomes Eclectic live in-studio performances from emerging and established artists and bands, and cultural events.
  • Optimized search with streamlined user interface, filtering options and faster search results.
  • Ability to easily share content via social media or email, as well as view popular content.

Access to 20 years of archives featuring hundreds of original in-studio performances, and hundreds of interviews with leading thinkers and creators, including such musical talent as Jake Bugg, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros,  Moby, Jim James, Lorde, The National, Phoenix, Tame Impala, Ben Harper, Vampire Weekend, Local Natives, The XX, Hot Chip, Jimmy Cliff, M. Ward, Alabama Shakes, Future Islands, Death Cab for Cutie, White Denim, Cut Copy, St. Vincent, among hundreds of others.

World-renowned for its music programming, KCRW DJs are given one directive: “play what you love.”  Many artists made their U.S. live performance debut on flagship music program Morning Becomes Eclectic, currently hosted by music director Jason Bentley, including Beck, Adele, Massive Attack, Gotye, Sigur Ros, Coldplay, Fitz and Tantrums, Franz Ferdinand, Mayer Hawthorne, Sigur Ros, The Naked and Famous, Two Door Cinema Club among dozens of others.  Now, all Morning Becomes Eclectic and other music show archives will be easily accessible on KCRW.com.

KCRW’s 100 weekly hours of original programming also feature nationally syndicated news and culture shows To The Point with Warren Olney, The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell, Bookworm with Michael Silverblatt, Left, Right & Center, and The Business hosted by Kim Masters and John Horn, among many others that continue to uniquely capture the essence of Los Angeles.

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 five KCRW-developed smartphone apps and online at kcrw.com.

 

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KCRW is Proud to Announce COUNTRY IN THE CITY

JULY 19

GREGG ALLMAN

Sturgill Simpson

JULY 26

SHELBY LYNNE

Jamestown Revival

AUGUST 2

WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE

Nikki Lane

Free concerts inspired by the Annenberg Space for Photography’s latest exhibit, Country: Portraits of an American Sound

KCRW is pleased to announce the lineup for Country in the City, a free, all ages concert series inspired by Country: Portraits of an American Sound, held at Century Park in Century City.

RSVP is required for entry. No tickets are needed. However, registered guests must collect wristbands upon arrival at check in to gain access to concerts.  Admission is free. Advance registration at KCRW.com is required for every show. (link to kcrw.com/country once live. Screenshot of website attached)

Gregg Allman, who is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee as a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, headlines the first evening on July 19. Named one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” by Rolling Stone, Allman recently released “All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman,” a live album that include guest performances by many of his contemporaries such as Trace Adkins, Jackson Browne, Martina McBride, Vince Gill, John Hiatt, Widespread Panic and many more.

Opening the evening will be Nashville’s latest buzz-worthy artist, Sturgill Simpson. A throwback to the honky-tonk days of love ballads and outlaw life, Simpson’s latest release, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music has seen high praise from major outlets and is headed for a big year.

Alabama native, Grammy winner and longtime KCRW favorite Shelby Lynne brings a full band on July 26.  Lynne has been making music since she was 7 years old, inspired by the songs of George Jones, Dottie West and Waylon Jennings. She’s a candid songwriter and heart-wrenching performer who always shines on stage.

Jamestown Revival opens the July 26 show. They are one of the most promising bands in Los Angeles and their debut, dedicated to their move west from Texas, has been an Americana favorite this year.  Expect impeccable harmonies with a good dose of “back porch-style” storytelling.

Wynonna is one of the biggest names in modern country music, whether performing alongside her mother as one half of the legendary duo The Judds, or pushing the boundaries on her own mega-successful solo path. The five-time Grammy winner has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, charted 20 #1 hits and received over 60 industry awards. The iconic performer was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.”  We’re thrilled Wynonna & The Big Noise will perform on August 2.

Opening this show is Nikki Lane, whose sophomore album “All Or Nothin – produced by The Black Keyssinger/guitarist Dan Auerbach — is out now on New West Records. She’s widely considered one of the most compelling talents emerging from country music at the moment. With a fearless attitude and Southern swagger, she’ll present a rousing collection of songs that spans genres and eras.

The concerts will take place in the park adjacent to the Annenberg Space for Photography. The Photography Space will stay open late on these evenings (until 10pm) so that the public may enjoy both the concerts and the exhibit, which features images of the pioneers, poets and icons of country music.

There will also be food and refreshments available for purchase from a wide variety of cafes and the food trucks that can be enjoyed on the grassy lawn beneath the two shimmering Century Plaza Towers designed by Minoru Yamasaki. There will also be a beer gardens for those 21 and over to enjoy.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Annenberg Foundation has planned community events throughout 2014, including Country in the City.

KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation first united in 2012 for a string of hugely successful summer music events staged in the outdoor park adjacent to the Photography Space to accompany the Who Shot Rock & Roll, 1955 to the Present exhibit.

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.

About the Annenberg Space for Photography

The Annenberg Space for Photography is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting photography.  The Space serves as an expression of the philanthropic work of the Annenberg Foundation and its Directors.  The intimate environment features state-of-the-art, high-definition digital technology as well as traditional prints by both world-renowned and emerging photographers.  Annenbergspaceforphotography.org

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KCRW Launches Summer Nights Series in Old Pasadena with WATERS on June 7

With an undeniable ear for a pop hook and high energy performances, WATERS (a new project from Port O’Brien’s Van Pierszalowski) is poised to be one of the West Coast’s big break out bands this year.

The first single “Got to My Head” is already a KCRW favorite and we’re thrilled to announce the band will be kicking off the public radio station’s Summer Nights series with a performance at One Colorado in Old  Pasadena on Saturday, June 7.

The evening begins at 7:30pm with a DJ set from Dan Wilcox.

(Previously scheduled artist Lo-Fang cancelled due to other tour date conflicts.)

One Colorado spans a city block in Old Pasadena, between Colorado Boulevard, Union, Delacey and Fair Oaks. Make Music Pasadena (presented by KCRW) will be taking place down the street, so early arrival is encouraged!

KCRW returns to One Colorado on June 21 with a performance from orchestral pop outfit Kan Wakan and DJ Marion Hodges on the decks.

KCRW was an early supporter of Kan Wakan – so early, they went by a different name at the time – and we’re thrilled to present their lush, artfully created, noir-kissed sound.

Their full-length debut, “Moving On”, comes out on Verve on June 3.

Summer Nights
 returns for a fifth year, with more than 30 free, outdoor, all ages concerts that are open to the public.

Find the full lineup of shows here.


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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Lineup Announced for Twilight Concert Series

Lineup Announced for Twilight Concert Series

The free concerts at the Santa Monica Pier are part of KCRW’s Summer Nights Series

Public radio station KCRW returns as the media partner for the Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier this summer and is pleased to announce an incredible lineup of musical guests, from Cults, Cayucas and Charles Bradley to Jagwar Ma, Omar Souleyman,Yuna and many more.

The concerts are part of KCRW’s free, all ages Summer Nights series and the station’s DJs will serve as hosts for each of the evenings.

The Twilight Concert Series is now in its 30th year and better than ever.

The shows start on July 10 and take place every Thursday until September 11, with all shows starting at 7pm.

Full Lineup Below:

TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES 2014 LINEUP

July 10 – Indie Pop: CULTS w/ James Supercave
July 17 – Heavenly Voices: YUNA w/ King

(Hosted by DJ Anthony Valadez)

July 24 – PCH Top Down Sounds: CAYUCAS w/ PAPA
(Hosted by KCRW DJ Chris Muckley)
July 31 – Syrian Electro Style: OMAR SOULEYMAN

(Hosted by KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd)
Aug 07 – Australia Rocks the Pier: JAGWAR MA
(Hosted by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley)
Aug 14 – Latin Waves: LA SANTA CECILIA w/ Sergio Mendoza
(Hosted by KCRW DJ Raul Campos)
Aug 21 – THE ZOMBIES w/ Mystic Braves
(Hosted by KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox)
Aug 28 – Deep Reggae: LEE “SCRATCH” PERRY w/ Mexico 68
(Hosted by KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole)
Sep 04 – TBA
Sep 11 – 100% Soul: CHARLES BRADLEY w/ King James & The Special Men

See the full Summer Nights lineup here.

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.

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

About the Santa Monica Pier Corporation:
The Santa Monica Pier Corporation (SMPC) is a non-profit, public benefit corporation dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Santa Monica Pier experience for all visitors.  For more information, visit http://www.santamonicapier.org

About RH&S Concerts:
RH&S Concerts is a joint venture between independent Los Angeles-based concert promotion firms Rum & Humble and Spaceland Presents, both of whom have played a key role in bringing a wide variety of cutting edge and heritage talent to venues throughout the Los Angeles area.

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KCRW Hires Micah Greenberg as Director of Business Development

MicahGreenberg Brings Over 13 Years of Media Experience, Including National Public Media, NPR and Atlantic Media

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 20, 2014) — KCRW announced today it has hired Micah Greenberg to serve as Director of Business Development, where he will oversee the strategy and implementation of expanding KCRW’s audience and revenue streams across partnerships, underwriting, membership, and event sponsorship.  In addition, Greenberg will work with KCRW President Jennifer Ferro—as well as the programming, marketing, and underwriting teams—to explore new areas of growth, as the station continues to increase its revenue, reach and impact.

“It is our great pleasure to welcome Micah Greenberg to the senior leadership team.  His extensive experience in public media will be invaluable as we continue to diversify KCRW’s offerings and grow our audience in this rapidly changing media landscape,” said Jennifer Ferro, KCRW General Manager and KCRW Foundation President.

Greenberg served as Director of Marketing for National Public Media, the sponsorship sales team for NPR and PBS.  Prior to this role, Greenberg headed up marketing for NPR Sponsorship, the network’s then in-house team, before National Public Media was created in 2007.  In his eight-year tenure with National Public Media and NPR, Greenberg developed his role and department from scratch, and oversaw sales strategy, brand management and business development.  Greenberg also served as Associate Director of Marketing for Atlantic Media, the parent company of The Atlantic, National Journal, and Government Executive.  Greenberg holds a Bachelors degree in media studies from Brown University.

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 five KCRW-developed smartphone apps and online at KCRW.com.

To learn more, visit kcrw.com/about.

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KCRW Announces Lineup for the 5th Season of Summer Nights!

The 5th Season of KCRW’s Free Concert Series
Summer Nights
Begins on June 7 in Old Pasadena

The public radio station’s signature outdoor event series has already brought over 100 shows to all ages audiences across the city.

View the full lineup + details here
www.kcrw.com/summernights

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 19, 2014) — KCRW is celebrating the 5th anniversary of its free, all ages, outdoor concert series, Summer Nights, starting June 7 at One Colorado in Old Pasadena with classically-trained electro pop musician Lo-Fang, an LA artist whose been getting national attention since Lorde hand-selected him to open her first US headlining tour.

Once again, KCRW is partnering with a number of distinguished cultural organizations we love – The Hammer Museum, The Annenberg Space for Photography, and Grand Performances – and reaching neighborhoods across Southern California, including Pasadena, Chinatown, and Santa Monica.

The station’s signature series has reached hundreds of thousands of music fans over the years and given KCRW DJs a chance to bring their eclectic musical tastes out of our basement studios and into the community.

“We’re committed to serving the community throughout the year with exciting music programs that are open to the public. Summer Nights continues to be a way to thank our listeners for their support. See you there,” said Music Director Jason Bentley.  

We kick off the series with two courtyard concerts amidst the historic buildings of One Colorado in Old Pasadena. DJ Dan Wilcox will spin a set of tunes and host Lo-Fang on Saturday, June 7 during Make Music Pasadena, while DJ Marion Hodges welcomes the cinematic orchestral pop sounds of Kan Wakan on Saturday, June 21. Both evenings begin at 7:30pm.

We bring the party straight to the center of Chinatown for three Saturdays (June 14, July 12, August 9), with KCRW DJs like Raul Campos, Anthony Valadez, Jason Bentley and Travis Holcombe rockin’ the dancefloor for thousands of revelers underneath showers of confetti. It’s a true celebration of one of LA’s most unique neighborhoods.

We join Grand Performances for nine events in one of the city’s most breathtaking outdoor venues, California Plaza, in the heart of Downtown LA, featuring Angelique Kidjo, Yuna, Carmen Rizzo, DJ Numark & Mark de Clive-Lowe, and more.

We team up with the Hammer Museum for the “Made in L.A.” music series, with a focus on some of LA’s most enduring club nights, residences and music scenes, from the House sounds of DEEP (with guests Marques Wyatt and Doc Martin) to the multi-cultural celebration of Afro Funke and local label Community Records, with special guest Alex Ebert. KCRW shines a spotlight on these corners of the LA music community for four Thursdays with live band performances and DJ sets in the Hammer courtyard.

Last but not least – and closest to our home base – KCRW will present the Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier, with shows every Thursday from July 10 to September 11.  Talent announcement coming soon.

See the full lineup of shows, as well as additional details, online here.

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

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Save the Date: Country in the City This Summer

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SAVE * THE * DATE

KCRW is Proud to Announce
Country in the City

Free concerts brought to you
by the Annenberg Foundation and KCRW

July 26 *August 2
at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City

www.KCRW.com/country


LOS ANGELES, CA (May 13, 2014) —KCRW
returns to Century Park in Century City this summer for FREE all-ages outdoor concerts inspired by the Annenberg Space for Photography’s newest exhibit, Country: Portraits of an American Sound.

On the grassy lawn beneath the two shimmering Century Plaza towers designed by Minoru Yamasaki, take in a vista of architectural delight and some incredible live music this summer.

Talent will be announced soon.

In the meantime, mark your calendars for July 26 and August 2.

RSVP will be required. Details to follow once talent is announced. Find out more here.

The Photography Space will stay open late on these evenings so that the public may enjoy both the concerts and the exhibit, which features images of the pioneers, poets and icons of country music.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Annenberg Foundation has planned community events throughout 2014, including Country in the City.

KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation first united in 2012 for a string of hugely successful summer music events staged in the outdoor park adjacent to the Photography Space in 2012. The packed shows proved the outdoor park  was a unique and exciting weekend destination for live music and we’re thrilled to bring back more of our favorite artists for another round!

View photos from the shows in 2012 here
to see what you can look forward to.

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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

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KCRW Foundation Hires Jill Smayo as Development Director

Smayo Joins With Over 13 Years Development Experience

IMG_2059 - Version 2LOS ANGELES, CA (May 6, 2014) — KCRW Foundation announced today it has brought aboard Jill Smayo to serve as Development Director.  Smayo will oversee efforts to expand KCRW’s 50,000-donor base and $15 million annual operating budget, while leading and growing the development team.  Smayo joins KCRW in the midst of the station’s first major capital campaign in its 75-year history to raise $48 million for the construction of a new facility, and new programming and technology investments.  Alongside KCRW Foundation President Jennifer Ferro, Smayo will lead the capital campaign as KCRW positions for a period of substantial growth.

“We are excited to bring Jill Smayo aboard.  This is a very important time in KCRW’s history — with Jill’s proven track record and tenacious attitude, she will be a valuable addition to the leadership team,” said Jennifer Ferro, KCRW General Manager and KCRW Foundation President.

Smayo brings more than 13 years of development experience, most recently as Director of Development for Invisible Children where she created a Major Gifts Program and built a development department from the ground up.  Prior to Invisible Children, Smayo served in various roles for the San Diego Opera, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  Smayo earned a Bachelors of Science degree from Northwestern University.

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 five KCRW-developed smartphone apps and online at KCRW.com.

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KCRW Wins 2014 RTDNA Regional Murrow Award for “Saying Goodbye to Hollywood Park” in the Audio Feature Reporting Category

Segment Originally Aired on December 18th on Which Way, L.A.?, Produced and Reported On By David Weinberg and Edited By Sonya Geis
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 22, 2014) — Today, KCRW won a 2014 RTDNA Regional Murrow Award for “Saying Goodbye to Hollywood Park” in the Audio Feature Reporting category.  The feature, about the closure of the legendary Hollywood Park horse racing track in Los Angeles’ Inglewood neighborhood, originally aired on December 18th, 2013, on Which Way, L.A.?, and was produced and reported on by David Weinberg and edited by Sonya Geis.  The segment is under consideration for the national award, which will be announced in June.

“I’m proud of the work our KCRW storytellers do each day and gratified to have it recognized by the RTDNA,” said Gary Scott, KCRW’s program director.

“Saying Goodbye to Hollywood Park” was made possible because of the Independent Producer Project, KCRW’s initiative to cultivate and support independent media producers and artists by commissioning both long-term projects and weekly on-air and online content. The Project allows KCRW to take chances on finding new ways and partners to help tell stories that move us.

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 five KCRW-developed smartphone apps and online at kcrw.com.

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XPRIZE and KCRW Launch LOOP Lounge Series With Kick-off Event At YouTube Space LA

Evening Features LA Premiere of Google Lunar XPRIZE Film, “Back To The Moon For Good”

LOS ANGELES (April 2, 2014) — XPRIZE and KCRW launched today the LOOP Lounge Series, which gives people the opportunity to connect in-person with innovators who are leading radical, technological breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.

The first event will be held on April 15th at YouTube Space LA and will feature the Los Angeles Premiere of the 24-minute Google Lunar XPRIZE Film, “Back To The Moon For Good,”, followed by a panel discussion on the future of space and ocean exploration with:

  • Philippe Cousteau, Jr, CNN correspondent and EarthEcho International co-founder
  • Will Pomerantz, vice president for special projects at Virgin Galactic
  • Kevin Lieber, host of YouTube channel Vsauce
  • Leo Camacho, head of outreach for Google Lunar XPRIZE

Guests will also enjoy music from KCRW DJ Eric J. Lawrence, as well as an open bar, games, and opportunity to mingle and meet the panelists and other Los Angeles innovators.

The event is free and open to the public with RSVP required here.

About XPRIZE
Founded in 1995, XPRIZE is the leading organization solving the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize in five areas: Learning; Exploration; Energy & Environment; Global Development; and Life Sciences. Active prizes include the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, and the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE. For more information, go to www.xprize.org, or join the conversation on Facebook.com/XPRIZE or @XPRIZE on Twitter.

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, Santa Barbara, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino and Kern 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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