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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
Feb 17, 2023

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
Location, Financial info and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Financial info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
1.2K reviews
Mark Scheppe
December 8, 2022
Love the content and am a giver. But my goodness this app will just constantly reconnect even when I'm at home in WiFi, which triggers a pause and commercial. Sometimes I'll get it literally 20 times during one song. Sometimes I'm good for hours. Please improve the session state in this app because it's gotten really bad lately and getting to the point it's easier to just make a Spotify playlist later because listing live is balls.
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A Google user
August 22, 2019
the app has been completely broken for weeks! I have a Samsung S9. nothing plays. this is normally one of my go to music apps and I listen to shows on it for hours every week, and the most recent update to the app was awesome with the addition of the shows feed and spotify connectivity. Update 8/22/19: the app was working for a few weeks, but it is broken again - when I try to open it the KCRW record just keeps spinning and the app never opens.
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A Google user
June 27, 2019
I love KCRW but this app needs some work; only certain aspects of the app work reliably. It always crashes if I listen to the most recent Morning Becomes Eclectic, for example, yet Metropolis works fine. I frequently get notifications that the app has stopped working and yet whatever stream I'm listening to will continue if I don't acknowledge the alert. If I do, the app stops but continues to run in the background and prevents the app from running again. Please fix these problems! I love KCRW!
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What's new

Bug fixes and enhancements.