KCRW Announces Changes to Weekend Programming Schedule
More Music On The Weekends
April 15, 2013 at 3:51 PM (PT)
SANTA MONICA COMMUNITY COLLEGE News/Music KCRW/LOS ANGELES is making changes to its weekend schedule. Starting APRIL 20th, KCRW DJ TRAVIS HOLCOMBE will debut a new three-hour music program that will air SATURDAY and SUNDAY AFTERNOONS. Additionally, NPR’s TED Radio Hour, hosted by GUY RAZ, formerly of Weekend All Things Considered, will now air SUNDAY MORNINGS.
With these changes, a long-time KCRW program will be moving off the air. HARRY SHEARER’s Le Show will no longer be heard on 89.9FM. The station plans to continue to distribute the show for podcast and national syndication, and will continue to support the show on its digital platforms. KCRW will add the program to its 24-hour news stream on SUNDAYS.
Also recently announced, legendary DJ and former station MD TOM SCHNABEL starts a new digital venture that aims to grow KCRW’s world music audience. An expert in world music and jazz, SCHNABEL will continue to share his wealth of knowledge through his popular Rhythm Planet blog, an on-demand music show, a Rhythm Planet membership club and a series of live events.
Listeners can hear TRAVIS HOLCOMBE’s new show SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS from 3-6p. Additionally, ANNE LITT moves to the new time of noon-3p both days. Further, CHRIS DOURIDAS moves his two-hour show to 6p on SATURDAY, followed by LIZA RICHARDSON and METROPOLIS, hosted by current KCRW MD JASON BENTLEY.
On SUNDAYS, GARY CALAMAR stays at 6p. HENRY ROLLINS moves to SUNDAYS at 8p and DAN WILCOX moves to 10p. ERIC J LAWRENCE returns to SUNDAY NIGHTS from midnight-3a and JASON KRAMER moves to TUESDAY NIGHTS from midnight-3a.
The result of all these changes means NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered will no longer air on 89.9FM. Instead, listeners will be kept up to date with top-of-the-hour NPR news headlines beginning at noon on SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS. KCRW’s digital news stream will continue to carry WATC.
The new weekend schedule reflects KCRW’s efforts to redefine itself as more than just a radio station. KCRW has made significant investment in programming and distribution across multiple platforms.