Music, News & Culture


Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 73 Ratings
    • Free



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, upcoming events, videos, latest episodes and more.

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

* 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:

KCRW is your always-on connection to music, news, culture, and each other — on the radio, online, and in-person. We belong to Los Angeles, connecting diverse perspectives and the sounds of Southern California with curious communities around the corner and around the world.

As a community driven by the spirit of Los Angeles, KCRW aspires to connect the interesting to the interested, growing a hyper-engaged LA-based collective through one-of-a-kind experiences. Always excellent, essential, and accessible, we’re the exclusive club that everyone is invited to.

We are the curator of the LA experience — your guide to understanding the diverse communities and cultures of the region, spotlighting unique perspectives through original programming and hand-picked content. Always free, never behind a paywall.

What’s New

Version 5.2.2

Introducing new features to keep eclectic events, curated giveaways, and arts and culture at your fingertips!

Now compatible with Apple CarPlay.

Keep your KCRW app up-to-date and never miss out.

5.2.2: Minor bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

emma rose 1993 ,

Doesn’t work smoothly

Glitchy - sometimes when I go to a certain web page it just stops playing, or stops when I have bad service. Since radio, would like it to be more reliable. I also feel like it lags slightly behind the actual broadcast. The MBE playlist rarely updates in real time. Just wish it worked a bit better. Love you KCRW.


Excellent app for our KCRW

Great public radio if not the best in the West. Discovered this member-supported station over fm waves driving here in LA but no matter where I find myself, I’ll always be streaming. Astonishing DJ’s - total taste-maker roster. Get introduced to new artists via some of the most talented music-curators breathing. Get local and national news with NPR! Listen to Press Play with Madeline Brand! All things considered from NPR!

As for the app performance, it can be buggy at times but nothing major. e.g. App won’t play when switching to another? Just close it out and open again.

Overall, I give this app 4 and half stars because it doesn’t play Jason Bentley when tuning in for MBE for some reason :/

Developer Response ,

Hi there and thank you for the feedback!

The issue of audio stopping when locking the screen is an iOS bug that is impacting users of several different audio apps (including Apple Music) when upgrading from iOS 14 to iOS 15.

Solution: Close all open apps or restart the device. Based on the support issues for various audio applications, this resolves the issue and it also works for the KCRW app. Hope this helps and you can continue having a seamless listening experience!

Mr Joshua H ,

Home page too large

Update: The developer response time and fix is awesome. 5 stars all the way. Current app version with corrected font size is so much easier to navigate! Thanks for getting back to me!

Why did the font have to get so large? I don’t know if this is a glitch or if the developer meant to do this. Before the last update, the font size was perfect. I still enjoy listening but it’s so difficult to navigate now. I would say 5 stars for the station and 2 stars for current app version. My suggestion: Go back to the way it was.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thanks for your feedback We have reduced the font size, hopefully you like the new update!

App Privacy

The developer, KCRW, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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