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KCRW to Bring Latin Alternative Sounds to LA During LAMC

KCRW Returns as Official
Presenting Radio Sponsor
for the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC)

July 9-13 in NYC – Hosted by KCRW DJ Raul Campos

 The public radio station will bring the diverse sounds of Latin Alternative music to LA while LAMC is happening in NYC.

SANTA MONICA, July 1, 2013 — Public radio station KCRW (89.9FM and is once again on board as the official radio sponsor for the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) and will feature special programming in Los Angeles while the event is underway in New York City July 9-13.

KCRW DJ Raul Campus will also serve as the LAMC host for his sixth year and MC major events at Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park and LAMC Central Park SummerStage. He’ll be deejaying on the Summer Stage before a performance by Lila Downs on Thursday, July 11.

He will be broadcasting his show, which airs on KCRW weeknights from 10pm to midnight, from NYC on July 11-12.

“Over these few days in July, New York City turns into the mecca for Latin Alternative music,” said Campos. “Established and emerging artists from across the globe congregate here to showcase this genre that is exploding all over the world.”

Back in Los Angeles, KCRW will be presenting the diverse sounds of Latin music in a variety of ways. This includes LAMC-inspired programming on KCRW’s signature music show “Morning Becomes Eclectic” and free song downloads as part of the Today’s Top Tune program, including tracks from Grammy-nominated Venezuelan rockers La Vida Boheme and Argentinian vocalist Natalia Clavier (Thievery Corporation).

KCRW will also present a free concert at the Hammer Museum featuring Mexican songstress Ximena Sariñana on Thursday, July 11 as part of the station’s “Summer Nights” series.

LAMC founder Tomas Cookman said, “KCRW has been a constant and at times, singular voice for many of the bands that are featured at the LAMC.  We feel that there is no better radio outlet in the country to partner up with that understands the many different sounds and genres that fall under the LAMC and Latin Alternative umbrella as does KCRW.”

The 14th LAMC promises to be yet another exciting year, with an expanded focus that now includes special events dedicated to food, film, books, art and poetry. Walk up registration will be available and you can find out more here.

Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625  DIRECT

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 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.