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KCRW’s 6th Annual Radio Race

Many thanks to Kristen Lepore at KCRW who shares the following announcement:

Hey Thomas,

My name is Kristen Lepore, and I work at KCRW, a public radio station in Santa Monica, California.

I’m writing to tell you about a radio competition we’re hosting this summer. I thought your community might be interested in participating:

KCRW’s 24-Hour Radio Race: August 25 to 26

The Radio Race is great way for storytellers of all experience levels to break out of their daily routines and make a four-minute audio piece overnight. Winners get a cash prize, plus other perks like a free year-long membership to AIR and PRX. This time around, one team’s piece will be chosen to air on our newest podcast Bodies. You can participate from anywhere in the world. And everyone is welcome.Yes, even you.

Registration here: kcrw.com/radiorace

Sounds like a fun competition! Thanks for sharing, Kristen!

Click here for more KCRW Radio Race details.

KCRW: The Rise of Pirate Radio Station WBAD

SWLing Post readers: check out this amazing audio documentary by our friend David Goren about the legendary hip hop pirate radio station WBAD. It’s part of a new series from KCRW called Lost Notes.

David shares the following note:

“Endless thanks to DJ Cintronics, and Dren Starr for sharing their stories. Thanks also to Myke Dodge Weiskopf and Nick White of KCRW for their incredible, skillful work and dedication bringing this to fruition.

If by chance you are not a hip hop fan, I would still encourage you to listen to this compelling two person narrative about people who love music and the lengths they go to put it on the air.”

Click here to listen via KCRW or subscribe to Lost Notes via iTunes or Google Play.

Radio Advertising: “A 700-Foot Mountain of Whipped Cream”

I recently discovered a bi-weekly experimental arts-and-culture program called The Organist at KCRW. The latest episode is simply brilliant for those of us who love radio nostalgia.

Here’s the description for Part 1:

This week, we’re sharing a highly subjective journey through one narrow, eccentric, corridor of radio advertising, as heard through the ears of one man. His name is Clive Desmond. Clive is a radio advertising producer, writer, and composer. He’s been doing it for more than thirty years, and he’s won some of the industry’s top awards. Through those years he’s been sort of a zelig figure: you can find his face somewhere in the margins of every one of the medium’s key aesthetic revolutions. He’s rescued beautiful forgotten nuggets of radio history, and he’s delicately arranged them into a glittering associative chain—a constellation of jingles and spots that somehow all add up, to a life: The life of Clive Desmond as heard through the radio.


Click here to visit this episode at KCRW.