New Hires, Station Annoucement

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).

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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 KCRW.com) 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 KCRW.com. 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 www.kcrw.com 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 www.kcrw.com/tothepoint.

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 kcrw.com Monday – Friday at its new time of noon PST on September 10. For more information on The World please visit: www.theworld.org

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

 

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.

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Programming, Station Announcement

“To the Point” Broadcasts Live From the Conventions

TO THE POINT BROADCASTS LIVE FROM THE CONVENTIONS

KCRW Sends News Team to Tampa and Charlotte

SANTA MONICA, CA, August 27, 2012 – KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) will be covering the Republican and Democratic Conventions live from Tampa and Charlotte. To the Point, the signature public affairs show hosted by Warren Olney, will be broadcasting the one-hour show live for the next two weeks starting today, August 27. KCRW producers will also provide on-the-ground reports and will inform listeners what others are saying at the To The Point 2012 Election Coverage page.

Guests on today’s To the Point include:

  • Michael Shear – Chief correspondent for New York Times Caucus blog
  • Bruce Fein – Senior policy advisor to the Ron Paul campaign
  • Sal Russo – Chief consultant to the Tea Party Express
  • Major Garrett - White House correspondent for the National Journal
  • Gary LangerPresident of Langer Research Associates and a pollster for ABC News
  • Wayne Slater – Senior political writer for the Dallas Morning News

Additional KCRW 2012 election coverage includes the weekly To the Point segment Red State Blue State which airs every Monday on the show. Host Warren Olney discusses politics and the presidential campaign with Carla Marinucci from the San Francisco Chronicle and Wayne Slater from the Dallas Morning News to hear both sides of the issues.

To the Point is a fast-paced, news based one-hour daily national program that focuses on the hot-button issues of the day, co-produced by KCRW and Public Radio International. The nationally syndicated show airs live on KCRW 89.9FM and kcrw.com Monday – Friday at 12:00pm.

To see a full syndication list of stations please click HERE. For more information on To the Point please visit: www.kcrw.com/ttp

 

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

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.

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