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About this app

KCRW: Music, news, culture from Los Angeles

The official app from KCRW, NPR for Southern California.

Introducing new features to discover eclectic events, view KCRW Member Perks, and access more content at your fingertips.

*Listening powered by Spotify - Connect your or Spotify account so you can play and save songs you hear on-air without leaving the app.

*Pause live radio - Life getting in the way? Now you can pause and resume live radio.

*Discover the latest from KCRW - Top tracks, trending stories, and latest episodes are now just a click away with new Music and Podcast discover tabs.

*Custom feed of shows & music - Podcast fans unite! Add your favorite KCRW shows to your custom feed and never miss a new episode

*Be your own DJ - Save and play the songs you hear on-air directly from the KCRW app using Apple Music or Spotify.

*Benefits all around you - Your Fringe Benefits card, interactive map and directory are now on your phone, so you can lose the card and keep the benefits.

About KCRW:

Santa Monica based KCRW features an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk, arts and culture programming. KCRW is the National Public Radio (NPR) flagship station for Southern California, reaching a worldwide audience across 220 countries.
Updated on
Apr 22, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, Calendar and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data isn’t encrypted
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.23K reviews
pa pan
January 6, 2024
Samsung s10+ Android 12 App seems to work very well for all Apple OS users. GRRR! In 2019 to 2020 ish the app worked- live listening, archived DJ shows, My playlist , Spotify fav list . Listening is a chore. Unless the phone is restarted or the Device Care option is used prior, the app will play for a few minutes then shut down. It only sends song to Spotify. Cant play My feed. Reinstalled App doesnt work.All settings tweeked. This App seems to be using too much Ram memory ?? Please address
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Ancestral Apothecary
July 26, 2023
I have been using this app for years, love the content and kcrw is my all time favorite station for music. However the latest version of the app is full of bugs and not working. I thought it was my phone but I just got a new one and am experiencing the same issues. I hope your tech team can resolve this soon! I live outside California and rely on the app to stream live and also tap into all your incredible archives.
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Adam Webb
June 16, 2023
Used to work pretty well, fixed some bugs but added new ones. Previously if you disconnect headphones, it would continue playing, that has been resolved. Now however, it will start and stop based on odd actions. If you have previously paused the stream, then play it again, it plays whatever was last buffered until it runs out and it will pause again, and you must manually play. It will also start playing based on other apps that have stopped audio/music etc. Streams aren't updated until playing
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June 28, 2023
Hello and thank you for your feedback. We have been working hard to resolve the issues you reported. Version 6.0.9 aims to fix these items. Please update to the latest version and send us an email at webmaster@kcrw.org if you continue to experience any issues.