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Kcrwlogo_loresLA innovator KCRW- FM adds two new daily music podcasts to its already impresive online offerings.

Today’s Top Tune will present a song a day that represents a cross section of KCRW’s eclectic format.  Tracks selected are chosen from recent and upcoming releases as well as songs performed live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.  Each song will be available to download and podcast for 24 hours.

The Buzz is a daily four minute commentary featuring a line-up of music critics and pop culture observers who will talk about the latest music industry news, trends and new releases as well as some entertaining personal reflections.  (Find more on The Buzz after the jump followed by the full text of the full press release.)

Each week listeners tune in to over 450,000 hours of streaming and archived audio content on KCRW.com, KCRWmusic.com and KCRWworldnews.com, including upwards of 100,000 hours of video-on-demand and an additional 700,000 podcasts.

ABOUT THE BUZZ -

The Buzz is a daily four minute commentary featuring a line-up of music critics and pop culture observers who will talk about the latest music industry news, trends and new releases as well as some entertaining personal reflections.  On Mondays, music industry veteran Celia Hirschman considers the changes and trends happening in the music business in “On The Beat.”  On Tuesdays, KCRW’s Music Librarian Eric J. Lawrence scours the stacks for new or forgotten releases, including a look at what’s in stores that week.  Each Wednesday, KCRW commentator, TV writer/producer Rob Long adds his hilarious observations on the entertainment industry in “Martini Shot.”  Thursdays welcome a new voice to KCRW as music writer Brian Raftery comments on music trends and pop culture from his home base of

New York City

.  Each Friday, freelance music writer Nancy Miller considers the personal and humorous side of music and life.

THE ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2006;  KCRW Media Contacts: Sarah Spitz (310) 314-4627 and

Debbie Adler

(310) 314-4625

TWO NEW DAILY PODCASTS FROM KCRW

Today’s Top Tune and The Buzz

Los Angeles

public radio station KCRW led the pack of broadcast media outlets by offering over 20 podcasts on March 1, 2005.  The audio and video of select live sessions from Morning Becomes Eclectic, its signature music program hosted by tastemaker DJ Nic Harcourt, followed.  Now the trendsetting station announces two new podcasts: Today’s Top Tune and The Buzz.  Both will be available from KCRWmusic.com, iTunes and AOL

Beginning Monday, April 3, KCRWmusic.com launches Today’s Top Tune – a song a day that represents a cross section of KCRW’s eclectic format.  Tracks selected are chosen from recent and upcoming releases as well as songs performed live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.  Each song will be available to download and podcast for 24 hours.

Date                        Artist                                     Song                                                       Album

April 3                    Alexi Murdoch                     Dream About Flying                            Time Without Consequence

April 4                    The Chalets                          Nightrocker                                           Check In

April 5                    Devics                                    Distant Radio                                        Push The Heart

April 6                    The Duke Spirit                  Cuts Across the Land                         Cuts Across the Land

April 7                    The Walls                             To the Bright and Shining Sun          New Dawn Breaking

Schedule continues below.

The Buzz is a daily four minute commentary featuring a line-up of music critics and pop culture observers who will talk about the latest music industry news, trends and new releases as well as some entertaining personal reflections.  On Mondays, music industry veteran Celia Hirschman considers the changes and trends happening in the music business in “On The Beat.”  On Tuesdays, KCRW’s Music Librarian Eric J. Lawrence scours the stacks for new or forgotten releases, including a look at what’s in stores that week.  Each Wednesday, KCRW commentator, TV writer/producer Rob Long adds his hilarious observations on the entertainment industry in “Martini Shot.”  Thursdays welcome a new voice to KCRW as music writer Brian Raftery comments on music trends and pop culture from his home base of

New York City

.  Each Friday, freelance music writer Nancy Miller considers the personal and humorous side of music and life.

Each week listeners tune in to over 450,000 hours of streaming and archived audio content on KCRW.com, KCRWmusic.com and KCRWworldnews.com, including upwards of 100,000 hours of video-on-demand and an additional 700,000 podcasts.

Today’s Top Tune schedule continued:

Date        Artist                                     Song                                                       Album

April 10  Magnet                                  Hold On (Metronomy remix)              Hold On Tour EP

April 11  Jenny Lewis                          The Big Guns                                        Rabbit Fur Coat

                And the Watson Twins

April 12  Andrea Echeverri                Amortiguador                                       Andrea Echeverri

April 13  Of

Montreal

                          Wraith Pinned to the Mist                 The Sunlandic Twins

                                                                and Other Games

April 14  Mike Andrews                     

Orange

Meet Lemon                            Hand On String

April 17  Stephen Fretwell                  Emily                                                      Live on Morning Becomes Eclectic

April 18  Brandi Carlisle                      What Can I Say                                    Live on Morning Becomes Eclectic

April 19  Bitman & Roban                  Tatita                                                      Bitman & Roban

April 20  Plastilina Mosh                    Baretta 89                                              Sounds Eclectico (KCRW)

April 21  Gang of 4                               Natural’s Not In It                                Live on Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW-FM, licensed to

Santa Monica

College

, is National Public Radio's flagship station for

Southern California

. The station serves

Los Angeles

and

Orange

Counties

at 89.9 FM,

Ventura

County

at 89.1 FM on KCRU/ Oxnard-Ventura, the greater

Palm Springs

area at 89.3 FM on KCRI/Indio-Palm Springs and Kern and Northern LA Counties at 88.1 FM on KCRY/Mojave/Antelope Valley. KCRW can now be heard in

Santa Barbara

at 106.9. Other translators carry the signal to the Twentynine Palms and

Yucca

Valley

areas at 90.7 FM, Gorman at 89.7 FM, Banning at 90.9 FM, the

Ridgecrest

area at 100.1 FM, the

Santa Paula

, Moorpark, and Fillmore areas at 102.3 FM, Ojai at 102.1 FM, and Lemon Grove/Spring Valley in

San Diego

County

at 89.9 FM. Every week, more than 500,000 listeners tune to the station for its eclectic and innovative non-commercial program schedule. KCRW can be found on the World Wide Web at KCRW.com, streaming 3 channels and podcasting all KCRW-produced talk programs.

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