KCRW: Where You Are

* Listening powered by Apple Music & Spotify - Connect your Apple Music 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.

What’s New

Version 5.0.6

Bug fixes and improvements for video content.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
266 Ratings

266 Ratings

LAEars ,

Why??? - update

This app constantly cuts out. For someone commuting on a train, it’s a total bummer to have to constantly reach for your phone to restart the broadcast feed. I usually end up quitting the app and opening Mixcloud.

The last couple of days the player has been working sooo much better! I have only had to restart once this morning. Thank you!!!

Whatsucks ,

Much improved redesign

This new redesign app is much more feature rich and fixes the major problems with the old version. The biggest problems were 1) the playlist for shows were not cleared correctly and often times you would have the wrong playlist showing. This has been fixed! Now I can get the track ID from the list 2) if you are listening to a podcast and exit out of the app, the app now remembers where you left off (or close to where you left off). This is huge since some music podcasts are three hours long. 3) the “my songs” favorited songs list now scrolls correctly. Before if your favorited list grew too long, the list did not scroll correctly making it hard to edit.

This redesign makes the app much more user friendly and a much better experience! For all you music lovers and intellects, download it now!

LAdesigngirl ,

Needs some work

I love KCRW and love having the convenience of listening whenever I can. I was so excited for the release of the new KCRW app and I was hoping they would fix some of the previous issues, but it looks like they’re still there. Plus, some of the new features don’t work.

The app buffers so much that I miss a lot of information during news segments and when it buffers more than two or three times in a row, it makes me listen to another commercial. And when you receive a call or an alarm goes off, it doesn’t automatically restart (like my other music and podcast apps). Also, I was really excited for the pause and rewind feature (similar to the awesome KPCC app), but it doesn’t work at all and I’m on a brand new iPhone X with fully updated OS.

As a KCRW member, it’s really frustrating to wait for so long for a new app and to have to deal with the same issues as before. Please fix!!!!

App Privacy

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