The public radio station known for expert curation over the airwaves provides a mix of eclectic music and arts programming on YouTube.
“This is cool: KCRW is bringing their KCRW DJs from off of the air and onto our computer screens with The Cueâ€¦ Keep your eyes on it!” LA I’m Yours
“This is old-school music curation (radio) mashed up with new-school delivery (on-demand streaming) â€” and itâ€™s not using Spotify; itâ€™s using YouTube.” Evolver.fm
KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com) continues to expand its digital presence with the release of new episodes in its online video series The Cue on YouTube. Each episode features a selection of music and culture videos from across the web, curated and hosted by the station’s talented family of DJs.
In his most recent episode, Music Director Jason Bentley returns to the Cue to share his new music video hot sheet, featuring latest favorites the likes of Jack White, The Shins, M. Ward, Nada Surf. He also introduces many of us to a new favorite artist Ane Brun. Watch â€œThe Cue Episode 11 – Jason Bentley New Music Hot Sheetâ€ HERE.
The Cue launched in February with an introduction by Bentley, who shared under-the-radar online ephemera and his favorite Morning Becomes Eclectic performances in the first two episodes.
Newly-released episodes include a selection of criminally overlooked gems from Eric J Lawrence, a dip into LAâ€™s club scene with DJ Valida, quintessential California songs from Anne Litt, and visually inspiring sounds from Anthony Valadez. Raul Campos tipped viewers off to videos of young celebrities before they were famous and Marion Hodges presented some â€not-so-obviousâ€ 80â€™s videos that she still likes to revisit.
In upcoming episodes of The Cue, Lawrence asks viewers to come along for the ride as he surveys classic videos from his musical youth while Gary Calamar, who is an award-winning music supervisor in addition to his on air gig at KCRW, stops by to share a selection of memorable music moments in film history. Also, Bentley returns for a behind-the-scenes tour of the stationâ€™s Santa Monica studios.
Full episodes are available at The Cue website: http://www.kcrw.com/thecue. The site includes a comments section where the creative team behind the channel will review ideas for upcoming episodes.
KCRW 89.9FM is an NPR affiliate serving Southern California and licensed to Santa Monica College. The public radio station represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRWâ€™s programming is internationally renowned and available worldwide at KCRW.com. KCRW offers an all-music channel, Eclectic24, an all news channel and on-air simulcast. Podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances are available on our website, as well as on our smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry. KCRWâ€™s acclaimed Music Mine app for iPad is dedicated to music discovery.