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KCRW
KCRW
(89.9 MHz FM) is a National Public Radio
National Public Radio
member station broadcasting from the campus of Santa Monica College
Santa Monica College
in Santa Monica, where the station is licensed. KCRW
KCRW
airs original news and music programming in addition to programming from NPR
NPR
and other affiliates. A network of repeaters and broadcast translators, as well as internet radio, allows the station to serve the Greater Los Angeles area
Greater Los Angeles area
and other communities in Southern California. The station's main transmitter is located in Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon district and broadcasts in the HD radio format.[2] It is one of two full NPR members in the Los Angeles area; Pasadena-based KPCC
KPCC
is the other.

Contents

1 History 2 Programming 3 Influence and accolades 4 Events 5 "Rant" controversy 6 Stations

6.1 KCRW
KCRW
Berlin

7 References 8 External links

History[edit] KCRW
KCRW
was founded in 1945 to train servicemen returning from World War II in the then-new technology, FM broadcasting—hence its call letters, which stand for College Radio Workshop. It was a charter member of NPR
NPR
in 1970, making Santa Monica College
Santa Monica College
the second community college to own a public radio or television station. Ruth Hirschman, who changed her name to Ruth Seymour, became General Manager in 1978 and developed a mix of music, news, and other spoken-word programming that now attracts over 500,000 listeners each week. Seymour retired in February 2010. The new General Manager is Jennifer Ferro. Ferro is also the President of the KCRW
KCRW
Foundation, which provides financial support and other resources to ensure that KCRW
KCRW
can maintain and expand its mission consistent with economic, social and technological developments. The KCRW
KCRW
Foundation Board of Directors is composed of business and community leaders; Michael Fleming, Executive Director of the David Bohnett Foundation
David Bohnett Foundation
serves as Chairman.[3] The station airs programs from NPR, Public Radio International
Public Radio International
(PRI), American Public Media, and the BBC, a range of music programs and live in-studio performances, and locally produced news and culture programs.[4] KCRW
KCRW
also airs programming created through their Independent Producer Project, a project KCRW
KCRW
created to "[support] the work of independent contributors," which includes programs like Strangers,[5] UnFictional,[6] and SoundsLA.[7] The station has three live program streams, "On Air," "Eclectic 24" and "News 24"[8] and on-demand listening through the KCRW
KCRW
apps[9] and podcasts[10] In August 2013, KCRW
KCRW
released a new logo and brand design created by Los Angeles-based branding agency Troika Design Group.[11] Programming[edit] News and information programs dominate weekday early morning and daytime schedules from 3 am to 9 am PST with NPR's Morning Edition, and from noon to 8 pm PST. Music programming is broadcast from evening to early morning, and again from 9 am to noon PST with the station's signature music program Morning Becomes Eclectic. Weekends feature music from noon to 6 am (noon to 3 am). Both Morning Edition
Morning Edition
and All Things Considered
All Things Considered
and with Weekend Edition
Weekend Edition
can be heard on KCRW's 24-hour news channel, which Morning Edition
Morning Edition
airs weekdays from 3 am to 9 am, while All Things Considered airs weekdays from 4 pm to 7 pm. Weekend Edition airs Saturdays from 6 am to 9 am, and Sundays from 6 am to 10 am. Warren Olney hosts the station's signature news and public affairs programs, To the Point
To the Point
(nationally distributed by Public Radio International). KCRW
KCRW
covers the Southern California
California
film industry with programs including The Business with Kim Masters, The Treatment with Elvis Mitchell, Martini Shot with Rob Long, and film reviews from Pulitzer Prize winning Wall Street Journal film critic Joe Morgenstern. From 1986 to 2002, KCRW
KCRW
was the on-air home of Joe Frank, hosting nationally broadcast shows Work in Progress, In The Dark, Somewhere Out There, and The Other Side. Frank produced over 200 radio shows for KCRW, which consisted of a series of monologues. He has been described as:

"one of the greatest-ever purveyors of the postmodern-noir sensibility. He’s spent his career grappling with all the grand topics: sex, love, morality, lust, greed, sin, fear, hatred, the search for meaning."[12]

Music programs feature an eclectic array of songs from around the globe, particularly on the daily music program Morning Becomes Eclectic and the daytime weekend line-up. At night, music such as house, progressive, and electronic dance music are the main styles on shows formerly known as Metropolis and Nocturna. KCRW
KCRW
dropped all program names except Morning Becomes Eclectic and Strictly Jazz in 2008. Three of the station's previous music directors currently have programs on the air at KCRW. Local and regional touring artists can send recordings to KCRW
KCRW
for consideration of airplay. KCRW
KCRW
airs Santa Monica City Council meetings live from 8 pm to midnight PST on each Tuesday they are held. Because of the nature of the repeater network, Santa Monica City Council meetings can be heard throughout the Southern California
California
region reaching out to approximately 150 mi (240 km). Before its current host, Evan Kleiman, took over as host, the KCRW show Good Food was parodied on Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
in a recurring skit, Delicious Dish, with Ana Gasteyer
Ana Gasteyer
and Molly Shannon. Since 2013, KCRW
KCRW
has put on the annual Radio Race, a 24-hour competition in which participants can write, record, and edit a nonfiction radio story. "Here Be Monsters", a podcast about fears and the unknown, got its start on KCRW
KCRW
after winning Radio Race.

Program Format Presenter

Art Talk Talk: Art Reviews Edward Goldman

Bookworm Talk: In-depth author interviews Michael Silverblatt

DnA: Design & Architecture Talk: culture/civic aesthetics Frances Anderton

Good Food Talk: cuisine Evan Kleiman

Left, Right & Center News/talk: analysis and punditry Josh Barro, Rich Lowry, Katrina vanden Heuvel

Press Play News/talk: local news & culture Madeleine Brand

UnFictional Talk: documentary/storytelling Bob Carlson

Film Reviews Talk: film reviews Joe Morgenstern

Martini Shot Talk: Hollywood/pop culture Rob Long

Metropolis Music: Electronic, Dance Jason Bentley

Morning Becomes Eclectic Music: adult album alternative Jason Bentley

Garth Trinidad Music: Electronic Garth Trinidad

Raul Campos Music: Eclectic Raul Campos

The Business News/talk: Hollywood/entertainment industry Kim Masters

The Treatment Talk: Pop culture, film/TV, more Elvis Mitchell

To the Point News/talk: analysis Warren Olney

Which Way, L.A.? News/talk: local affairs Warren Olney

Anne Litt Music: Eclectic Anne Litt

Chris Douridas Music: New Music Chris Douridas

Liza Richardson Music: Eclectic Liza Richardson

Gary Calamar Music: Eclectic Gary Calamar

Henry Rollins Music: Wild Ride Henry Rollins

Dan Wilcox Music: Eclectic Dan Wilcox

Jason Kramer Music: Eclectic Jason Kramer

Eric J. Lawrence Music: Eclectic Eric J. Lawrence

Mario Cotto Music: Eclectic Mario Cotto

Anthony Valadez Music: Eclectic Anthony Valadez

Travis Holcombe Music: Eclectic Travis Holcombe

Jeremy Sole Music: Eclectic Jeremy Sole

Aaron Byrd Music: Eclectic Aaron Byrd

Mathieu Schreyer Music: Eclectic Dan Wilcox

Strictly Jazz Music: Jazz Bo Leibowitz

The Lab Music: Eclectic Marion Hodges, Valida Carroll, Karene Daniel

Regular Guest Hosts Music: Eclectic Chris Muckley, Tobi

Influence and accolades[edit] KCRW's flagship program is Morning Becomes Eclectic, a three-hour daily music program that has aired for more than 30 years. Historically, the show host is also the station's music director. Isabel Holt created the show in 1978. Tom Schnabel hosted the show from 1979 to 1990. In November 1990, Chris Douridas took over the show, hosting until April 1998. Nic Harcourt was in the seat from 1998 until December 1, 2008, coming from WDST-FM 100.1 in Woodstock, N.Y.. At WDST Harcourt successfully transitioned a traditional Triple A station to a cutting-edge trendsetting Alternative station in the shadow of New York City. Longtime KCRW
KCRW
DJ Jason Bentley, known for his "Metropolis" nighttime avant garde dance program, is the current host and music director. KCRW
KCRW
has given initial exposure to artists such as Coldplay, Norah Jones, Sigur Ros, Damien Rice, and David Gray.[13] KCRW
KCRW
programming has won numerous awards and accolades, including the Golden Pylon Award in 2011[14] and 2014,[15] a PRNDI Award in 2013[16] and 2014,[17] The Edward R. Murrow Award in 2014 and 2015,[18] the Webby Award in 2015,[19] an APTRA Award in 2015,[20] The Gracie Award in 2016,[21] and seven first place awards from the Los Angeles Press Club for the year of 2015.[22] Several hosts have extended their careers into music supervision for both film and television, including Chris Douridas (American Beauty (1999 film), Shrek
Shrek
and House of Lies), Liza Richardson (Friday Night Lights and The Kids Are All Right (film)), and Gary Calamar, the music supervisor for HBO's True Blood
True Blood
and Six Feet Under. Streaming media
Streaming media
is now prominent at the station, which streams thousands of hours of content each week. KCRW
KCRW
provides three different live streams: the live broadcast, a 24-hour music service, and a 24-hour news service. Streams are available using Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash
played through web browsers, with alternate streams offered using the PLS file format, which can be played using software such as iTunes, Winamp and RealPlayer. The music service and news service are also included as channels in AOL Radio. The station also archives its talk and music programs for listeners to stream at their convenience, and offers podcasts of in-studio performance and talk programs. KCRW
KCRW
has members across the country and the station regularly sponsors live music events throughout the United States
United States
and in Canada. Events[edit] KCRW
KCRW
promotes a great deal of live music events nationally, featuring both established and emerging artists. In April, 2011, KCRW
KCRW
promoted and sponsored the controversial graffiti exhibit entitled "Art in the Streets" at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MoCA). The Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
reported an increase in tagging around MoCA after the exhibit opened to the public. "Rant" controversy[edit] The host of KCRW's The Business, a weekly show focusing on the entertainment industry, was Claude Brodesser-Akner until December 2008. In November, it was publicized that entrepreneur and film producer Rich Raddon had contributed $1,500 to the Yes on 8 Campaign, which sought to ban same-sex marriages in California. In response to an outcry from the community, Raddon resigned from his position as head of the Los Angeles Film Festival. Soon after, Brodesser-Akner delivered a "rant" during an episode of The Business, purporting to speak for the staff of the program. He said:

Personally we think that Raddon’s support of the campaign was wrongheaded and donating to the campaign, given the nature of his job, was naive but we also think that the real issue is how his personal views affected or didn’t affect the films that he chose for the festival. In fact, by all accounts it’s been the very model of inclusion and open-mindedness under his stewardship.

Raddon’s censure feels an awful lot we’re headed back to a time in Hollywood none of us should want to revisit. It was called the Black List. Let’s not shame ourselves with a Pink List to go with it.[23]

This rant was met with an outcry, and soon after, Ruth Seymour, the general manager of KCRW, issued an apology, which she read on the air.[24] Her letter said:

Last week listeners to this program heard an announcement by host Claude Brodesser-Akner purporting to be a (quote) “rant on behalf of the entire editorial staff of The Business.

Well, a “rant” is certainly what it was, in all the pejorative meanings of that term.

The management of KCRW
KCRW
takes editorial positions on very rare occasions.

Management alone has that prerogative. In this instance, management was neither consulted nor informed.

KCRW
KCRW
regrets airing this out-of-the-blue opinion and has made it clear to those involved that it is unacceptable. On behalf of the station and its commitment to fairness and accuracy, please accept our apologies and regrets.

Kim Masters was named as Brodesser-Akner's replacement in February 2009.[25] Stations[edit] KCRW
KCRW
programming is relayed by five full-power stations. However, KERW -- serving San Luis Obispo -- is a full-time HD1 simulcast partner with KCRW-HD2's "Sounds Electic" music programming. "Sounds Electic" is heard on the HD2 signals of the four other stations, as it does on KCRW
KCRW
itself.

Location Call sign Frequency

Indio/Palm Springs KCRI 89.3 FM

Oxnard/Ventura KCRU 89.1 FM

Mojave/Antelope Valley KCRY 88.1 FM

Santa Barbara KDRW 88.7 FM

Los Osos-Baywood Park KERW 101.3 FM

The call letters of KCRI, KCRU, KCRY, and KDRW are identified at the top of each hour alongside those of KCRW, as are the frequencies of those stations and their transmitters. KCRW
KCRW
also directly feeds five low-power translators .

Broadcast translators of KCRW

Call sign Frequency (MHz) City of license ERP W FCC info

K207FA 89.3 Twentynine Palms, California 10 watts FCC

K209CN 89.7 Gorman, California 10 watts FCC

K210CL 89.9 Lemon Grove, California 1 watts FCC

K215BA 90.9 Beaumont, California 10 watts FCC

K295AH 106.9 Goleta, California 10 watts FCC

In addition, the other five stations collectively feed four more translators.

Call sign Frequency (MHz) City of license FCC info

K225BA 92.9 Borrego Springs, California FCC

K261AC 100.1 China Lake, California FCC

K271AC 102.1 Ojai, California FCC

K272DI 102.3 Fillmore, California FCC

KCRW
KCRW
also has applications pending for new translators on 88.5 in Mojave, 89.9 in Temecula, 90.1 in Baker, 90.3 FM in Barstow, and 105.7 FM in Julian. Previous translators (now off the air and licenses returned to the FCC) operated on 88.3 FM in Palmdale, 89.1 FM in Camarillo, 90.9 FM in Palm Springs, and 100.1 in China Lake. Another former translator, K296AI, was the only KCRW
KCRW
translator not owned by the station. It is operated by Indian Wells Valley TV Booster, Inc., which also operates translators that rebroadcast Los Angeles-area television stations in the Ridgecrest area. That translator currently rebroadcasts KSUR. In February 2014, KCRW
KCRW
announced that it would buy Santa Barbara station KDB (93.7 FM), currently a classical music station, for $1 million. The transaction will allow KCRW
KCRW
to begin using another Santa Barbara station, KQSC (88.7 FM) as a repeater for KCRW's programming, while transferring KUSC's classical programming from KQSC to KDB, thereby preserving KDB's role as Santa Barbara's classical station.[26] KCRW
KCRW
Berlin[edit] On September 13, 2017, KCRW
KCRW
was awarded a broadcast license to air a localized version of KCRW
KCRW
in Berlin, Germany, on 104.1 MHz. This license and frequency had previously been held by NPR
NPR
Berlin. The station has a website at kcrwberlin.com. References[edit]

^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web. Archived from the original on 2016-02-18.  ^ https://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?latitude=34.052230834961&longitude=-118.24368286133 HD Radio
HD Radio
Guide for Los Angeles ^ KCRW
KCRW
Foundation Board, retrieved on 2015-11-25 ^ About KCRW, retrieved on 2016-02-09 ^ Strangers, retrieved on 2016-02-09 ^ UnFictional, retrieved on 2016-02-09 ^ Sounds LA, retrieved on 2016-02-09 ^ KCRW
KCRW
Live Streams, retrieved on 2016-02-09 ^ KCRW
KCRW
Apps, retrieved on 2016-02-09 ^ Podcasts, retrieved on 2016-02-09 ^ KCRW
KCRW
Unveils New Logo, retrieved on 2014-01-15. ^ Joe Frank, Radio's Brilliant Purveyor of Postmodern Noir, "philosopher, a comedian, a raconteur," -retrieved July 22, 2013 ^ Anderson, Tim J. (2013-12-17). Popular Music in a Digital Music Economy: Problems and Practices for an Emerging Service Industry. Routledge. ISBN 9781317914211.  ^ "Transit agencies give frontline traffic reporters a little love". 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2016-07-06.  ^ "Southland's top traffic reporters honored at this year's Golden Pylon Awards". 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2016-07-06.  ^ Corps, Press. "And Now... Your 2013 PRNDI Award Winners!". Retrieved 2016-07-06.  ^ "2014 PRNDI Award Winners Outdo Fierce Competition". Retrieved 2016-07-06.  ^ "RTDNA - Radio Television Digital News Association". www.rtdna.org. Retrieved 2016-07-06.  ^ " KCRW
KCRW
Website The Webby Awards". Retrieved 2016-07-06.  ^ http://www.washingtontimes.com, The Washington Times. "2015 APTRA Awards announced". Retrieved 2016-07-06.  ^ "2016 Gracies Winners Alliance for Women in Media". Retrieved 2016-07-06.  ^ "WINNERS OF THE 58TH ANNUAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JOURNALISM AWARDS" (PDF). LA Press Club. LA Press Club. 2016-07-06. Retrieved 2016-07-06.  ^ http://www.queerty.com/kcrw-hollywood-industry-talk-show-host-decries-pink-list-20081208 ^ http://www.queerty.com/kcrw-calls-hosts-pink-list-comments-unacceptable-20081209 ^ http://womenandhollywood.com/2009/02/23/kim-masters-takes-over-the-business ^ Ryan Faughnder, " KCRW
KCRW
buying Santa Barbara classical station KDB", Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2014.

"The Business". Retrieved 2009-03-24.  Jaime Wolf (26 June 2005). "The Star Maker of the Semipopular". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-04-26.  " KCRW
KCRW
— A Tradition of Excellence". Santa Monica College, Profiles. 2002. Retrieved 2008-04-26.  Variety (February 2009). "Masters Joins KCRW's The Business". Retrieved 2009-03-31. 

External links[edit]

KCRW
KCRW
Radio official website Query the FCC's FM station database for KCRW Radio-Locator information on KCRW Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KCRW Santa Monica College KCRW
KCRW
Presents The Urban Man Commentaries on KCRW KCRW's page on StylusCity KCRW
KCRW
music iGoogle Gadget "Behind the scenes at KCRW". EPIC FU. June 24, 2008.  FCC History Cards for KCRW

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Radio stations in the Greater Los Angeles
Greater Los Angeles
area

By AM frequency

570 610 6401 710 790 870 900 930 980 1020 10701 1110 1150 1220 1230 1260 1280 1300 1330 1370 1380 1430 1460 1470 1520 1540 1560 1580 1600 16302 1650

Orange County 740 830 1190 1480

By FM frequency

88.1 88.5 88.7 88.7 88.9 88.9 89.3 89.9 90.1 90.7 91.5 91.9 92.3 92.7 93.1 93.5 93.9 94.3 94.7 95.5 95.9 96.3 96.7 97.1 97.9 98.3 98.3 98.7 99.5 100.3 101.1 101.9 102.3 102.7 103.1 103.5 103.9 104.3 104.7 105.1 105.5 105.9 106.3 106.7 107.1 107.5

Orange County 88.5 88.9 90.1 92.7 95.9 96.7 101.5 103.1 106.3 107.9

NOAA Weather Radio frequency

162.4 162.45 162.525 162.55

Digital radio by frequency and subchannel

640 980 1070 88.1-1 88.1-2 88.1-3 88.5-1 88.5-2 89.3-1 89.9-1 89.9-2 91.5-1 92.3-1 92.3-2 92.3-3 93.1-1 93.1-2 93.1-3 93.9-1 94.7-1 94.7-2 95.5-1 95.5-2 96.7-1 97.1-1 97.1-2 98.7-1 98.7-2 100.3-1 100.3-2 101.1-1 101.1-2 102.7-1 102.7-2 103.1-1 103.5-1 103.5-2 104.3-1 104.3-2 105.1-1 105.1-2 105.1-3 105.9-1 105.9-2 106.7-1 106.7-2 107.1-1 107.5-1 107.5-2 107.5-3 107.9-1

By callsign

KABC KAMP-FM KAHZ KALI KAVL KAZN KBIG KBUA KBUE KCAA KCBS-FM KCRW KCSN KDAY KDLE KEIB KFI1 KFRN KFWB KFXM-LP KGMX KHJ KHPY KHTS KIIS-FM KISL KJLH KKGO KKJZ KKLA-FM KKLQ KLAC KLAX-FM KLOS KLTX KLVE KMPC KMRB KNX1 KOCI-LP KOCP KOSS KOST KPCC KPFK KPWR KRCD KRCV KRDC KRLA KROQ-FM KRRL KRTH KSAK KSCA KSPA KSPC KSPN KSSE KSUR KTLW KTNQ KTWV KTYM KUSC KUTY KWKW KWO37 KWRM KXLU KXOL-FM KXOS KXSC KYPA KYSR WWG21 WNG584 WZ2505 "KCHUNG"2

Orange County KALI-FM KBPK KBRT KDLD KFSH-FM KGBN KLAA KSBR KUCI KWIZ KWVE-FM KYLA

Defunct

KACD/KBCD KACE KEDG KFAC KIIS KKDJ KKHR KMET KMJR/KNJR KMPC KNAC KNHS KNOB KNX-FM KODJ KPPC KQLZ KSFV-CA3 KSKQ KSKQ-FM KUTE KWST-FM KFSG KZAB/KZBA KZLA-FM 1500 KBLA/KROQ/KBBQ/KRCK/KIEV 850/870 KIEV KPOL KTZN KXED KXMG KYMS

Satellite radio local traffic/weather XM Channel 222 Sirius Channel 150

Nearby radio markets Bakersfield High Desert/Eastern Sierra Inland Empire Oxnard–Ventura San Diego Santa Barbara Victor Valley

See also List of radio stations in California

1 = Clear-channel stations with extended nighttime coverage. 2 = Notable Part 15 station 3 = Formerly audio for TV channel 6 (Religious)

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Radio stations in the Santa Barbara, California
California
market

By AM frequency

6401 990 10701 10901 1250 1290 1340 1490 1520

By FM frequency

88.7 89.5/90.9 89.9 90.3 90.5/91.5 91.1 91.9 92.9 93.7 94.1 94.5 95.1 95.9 97.5 97.9 98.3 98.7 99.5 99.9 100.7 101.7 102.3 103.3 104.7 105.9 106.9 107.7

By callsign

K213AR K218CP K295AH KBBY KCAQ KCLU KCLU-FM KCSB KDAR KDB KDRW KDSC KFI1 KHAY KIST KJEE KKZZ KLFF KLSB KMRO KNX1 KOCP KOSJ KPFK KRAZ KSBL KSBX KSPE KTMS KTYD KVYB KZER KZSB XEPRS1

Nearby radio markets Bakersfield High Desert/Eastern Sierra Los Angeles Oxnard–Ventura San Diego Santa Cruz-Salinas-Monterrey San Luis Obispo Santa Maria-Lompoc Visalia-Tulare See also List of radio stations in California

1 = A station from another market that can be heard in the Santa Barbara region.

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NPR
NPR
member stations in the state of California

Jefferson Public Radio stations

Bayside KNHM Burney KNCA McCloud KLDD Mendocino KPMO Mt. Shasta KMJC Mt. Shasta KNSQ Rio Dell KNHT Shasta Lake City KJPR Yreka KNYR Yreka KSYC

Capital Public Radio stations

Groveland KXSR Quincy KQNC Sacramento KUOP Sacramento KXJZ Sacramento KXPR Sutter KXJS Tahoe City KKTO

KCRW
KCRW
stations

Indio KCRI Mojave KCRY Oxnard KCRU Santa Monica KCRW

KUSC
KUSC
stations

Los Angeles KUSC Morro Bay KESC Palm Springs KPSC Santa Barbara KDRW Thousand Oaks KDSC

Other stations

Arcata KHSU Bakersfield KPRX Calexico KQVO Chico KCHO Coachella KVLA-FM Crescent City KHSR Fresno KVPR North Highlands KQEI-FM Northridge KCSN Pasadena
Pasadena
KPCC Philo KZYX Redding KFPR Redlands KUOR-FM San Ardo KNBX San Bernardino KVCR San Diego KPBS-FM San Diego KSDS San Francisco KALW San Francisco KQED-FM San Luis Obispo KCBX San Mateo KCSM Santa Barbara KSBX Santa Rosa KRCB-FM Seaside KAZU Tahoe City KKTO Thousand Oaks KCLU Thousand Oaks KCLU-FM Willits KZYZ

See also List of NPR
NPR
stations

See also adult contemporary classic hits college country news/talk NPR oldies religious rock sports top 40 urban other radio stations i

.