Events, Programming

KCRW Presents Special Edition of The Moth Mainstage


Benefit Performance Features Evening Of Live Stories and Music


SANTA MONICA, CA, August 13, 2012 – For one night only, KCRW (89.9FM and is pleased to present a special edition of The Moth Mainstage. Taking place at the historic Avalon Hollywood, “Carpe Diem: Stories of Our Most Vital Moments” features some of the best storytellers around for an evening of live stories without any notes.

Following the performance, KCRW DJs and The Moth storytellers will host an after party at the adjacent Bardot. Top level ticket holders will have a chance to sip complementary beer & wine and chat with The Moth storytellers after the performance. KCRW DJs Chris Douridas and Travis Holcombe will be on the decks each spinning live sets throughout the evening.

A limited 5-week run of The Moth Radio Hour began airing yesterday on KCRW and will continue Sunday mornings through September 9. The radio series features the best stories contributed from The Moth with the special episodes beginning with a collaboration with the World Science Festival.

A limited number of pre-sale tickets for the The Moth Mainstage event are available for purchase today, Monday, August 13 at the KCRW website. Additional tickets will be released for the December 5 event in the upcoming months. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. For more information and to purchase your pre-sale tickets, please visit



Alyssa King – KCRW
(310) 314-4627


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, 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.

KCRW Music Announcement, Programming

KCRW Launches HD-2 Channel


Second HD Channel to Broadcast KCRW’s Signature Music Programming “Eclectic24”


SANTA MONICA, CA, June 1, 2012 – KCRW (89.9FM and announced today the launch of a second HD channel, which will make their 24-hour music channel, Eclectic24, available on HD radios across Southern California.

The newest HD channel is another example of KCRW’s growing commitment to providing listeners with choices in how they consume the public radio station’s programming. The free, full service HD channel will broadcast KCRW’s signature music programming, Eclectic24. Created by former KCRW music director and current DJ Chris Douridas, Eclectic24 is KCRW’s 24-hour music discovery center, offering an eclectic menu of artists and musical styles drawn from the playlists of the station’s talented stable of deejays.

“KCRW’s mission is to share the best of music, news and culture, with as wide an audience as possible and through whatever means available,” says KCRW General Manager Jennifer Ferro. “This technology allows us to deliver our excellent full-service music station, Eclectic24, to people where they spend a lot of time listening – through their car radio. We’re excited to add this new station to LA’s radio mix.”

Always progressive and embracing new technology, the launch of Eclectic24 on HD-2 is one of several initiatives KCRW has implemented over the past several months, including the highly acclaimed Music Mine iPad app. In January, KCRW was one of the first public stations to simulcast music and news streams on iHeartRadio in an effort to expand the reach of public radio.

Listeners can enjoy Eclectic24 on the KCRW HD-2 channel by using any HD enabled radio and tuning in to the station’s local frequency.* To learn more about HD radio please visit:

* The terrestrial station serves Los Angeles and Orange Counties at 89.9 FM, Ventura County at 89.1 FM on KCRU/Oxnard-Ventura, the greater Palm Springs area at 89.3 FM on KCRI/Indio-Palm Springs and Kern, and Northern LA Counties at 88.1 FM on KCRY/Mojave/Antelope Valley.


Alyssa King – KCRW
(310) 314-4627