KCRW Joins in 'A Day Of Silence'
June 20, 2007 at 3:26 PM (PT)
Noncommercial AAA KCRW/SANTA MONICA-LOS ANGELES will join fellow webcasters for "A DAY OF SILENCE" next TUESDAY, JUNE 26. "D DAY FOR WEBCASTERS" will stream all-day on KCRW.com -- repeating every hour for 24 hours -- and on KCRW's airwaves at 2p.
In other news, KCRW has launched "MUSIC MATCH: A CAMPAIGN TO SAVE KCRW'S LIBRARY" to raise necessary funds to preserve its massive music archive of more than 60,000 recordings to digital sound files. They are currently being stored in a 15-by-20-foot room in the station’s basement.
THE ANNENBERG FOUNDATION and REALNETWORKS have provided lead grants of $100,000, and proceeds from this year's sold-out benefit concert, "A SOUNDS ECLECTIC EVENING," will go toward the modernization process. The station is also seeking matching funds from corporations, foundations, and major donors, in addition to KCRW's loyal listeners.