A public radio station run by Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, CA. In addition to being one of the local NPR outlets in LA, it also features great music (read: not mindless dribble programmed by mindless corporate drones who believe that at any given time there are only 25 or 30 songs worth hearing, and only about 10 that should be in heavy rotation) on such programs as Morning Becomes Eclectic and by such DJs as Jason Bentley. KCRW has also given a lot of now well known artists, such as PJ Harvey, their first airplay.