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**With a redesigned/new app version, please give us a chance to fix the bugs, send us an email and we'll be here to help you out!***

You can send us feedback from the "More" screen at the bottom of the slide out navigation. Request a feature, report a bug, send us general feedback!

Also, in case you're wondering where your favorite songs went, they're in the "favorites" screen under the "songs" tab. If you upgrade from v2.0, your favorited songs will carry over.

Webby Nominee for Best Mobile Entertainment App
-- The Webby Awards, April 2010

"Wired's 20 Favorite iPhone Apps of 2009"
-- Wired's Gadget Lab, December 28, 2009

"A few weeks ago, LA's KCRW set the gold standard for radio station apps ..."
-- Gizmodo, July 21, 2009

The ultimate radio app from world-renowned radio station, KCRW. Now with more listener-friendly features.

The KCRW Radio app streams all three KCRW channels On Air, Eclectic24 All Music and News. Music programs include real-time track lists.

Listen within the app or tap on "Play in background" (iOS 4) to listen via your Safari browser.

The KCRW Radio app offers KCRW's Music, New and Talk programs for on-demand listening. On Demand content is updated with new shows daily and weekly. Listen up to 50 shows from each program (except music shows) on demand.

Listen within the app or tap on "Play in background" (iOS 4) for listening via your Safari browser.

Listen to KCRW's award winning programming including Morning Becomes Eclectic (with live performances), Guest DJ Project, Press Play, To The Point, Left, Right and Center, Good Food, Bookworm, Strangers, Unfictional, The Business, The Treatment, and many more.

See the names of artists and songs, in real-time, as our DJs play independent, alternative, hand-picked music.

Save song titles from our playlists to remember your favorites for purchase later. Email the lists to yourself or share with friends.

Events feature information on the latest music, news and arts happenings around town. Listings contain date, venue and time information and are updated weekly.

Stay in touch with all things KCRW with an automatically updating feed from Twitter.

Offering cutting edge radio at its best, KCRW features an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. The renowned radio station boasts a worldwide audience for its program content with members in every state and listeners in over 220 countries. KCRW-FM, licensed to Santa Monica College, is National Public Radio's (NPR) flagship station for Southern California.

What's New in Version 3.1.1

Removed microphone access


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Customer Reviews

Best "music discovery" app out there

As others have said, KCRW is a fantastic source of curated music, ranging across a wide spectrum of genres. Something there for nearly everyone, and I can almost guarantee that you will find something you like that you had never heard of before. The KCRW DJs are so far out in front that it's not even a contest. The non-music content is great, too - NPR plus a bunch of really interesting and thoughtful local content.

This app is so much better than the previous iterations. My only quibble is that the song highlighted on the playlist sometimes seems to be out of sync with what is actually playing when streaming on demand archived shows, and the timings seems to be off. But really doesn't detract from my enjoyment of the music which is, after all, the important thing.

Good, but has some issues

I love KCRW and listen often. Unfortunately, this app crashes regularly. Not a huge deal, because I can quickly re-open it, but annoying, nonetheless. Also, if I have a time going on my iPad, it kills the KCRW apps sound and I have to find the app, hit pause and play again to get the sound back. Finally, I would love if the app could do what pandora does and display the song currently being played. I can find that information if I open the app and scroll down, but if ipad is in lock mode, that means typing in my password.

Having said all that, I still think it's a great app and I listen for hours on a daily basis. I love how you can choose to listen to specific shows or what's on the air. Very well organized and easy to navigate.

Great For Discovering New Music!!!

As an Angeleno KCRW has always been my favorite FM NPR source, both for news and music. When I'm on my computer I'm usually streaming it from their website as I work or surf. If I'm not listening to a podcast when working out I'm on this app with my smartphone. Of the three systems, this app is the superior form of access. Especially for music, which, by the way, is always at the cusp of the cutting edge of almost every genre. For longer than I'd care to say, KCRW's music programming has be my main "cheat" system for being "in the know" of the indie and underground music scenes. But if you're reading this you probably already know that.

KCRW Radio
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1.1
  • Size: 34.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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