KCRW, National Public Radio's Southern California flagship station, is pleased to announce a $50,000 gift from the David Bohnett Foundation to support capital improvements to the station's studios.
The Foundation will use on-air acknowledgement of this gift to promote the Foundation's mandate to improve society through social activism. “It's tremendously appropriate that this Internet pioneer would support this pioneering radio station,” said KCRW General Manager Ruth Seymour.
“We are honored to be able to make this substantial gift to KCRW … the very sound of substance here in Southern California,” said Bohnett. “We trust that KCRW's listeners will take to heart our message of civil rights, human rights and inclusion and join us in contributing to these fine organizations.”
The Bohnett Foundation makes grants supporting programs in areas including the promotion of the positive portrayal of lesbians and gay men in the media, community based social services that benefit gays and lesbians, the reduction and elimination of the manufacture and sale of handguns in the US, the development of mass transit and non-fossil fuel transportation, animal language research, animal companions and eliminating rare animal trade and voter registration activities.
KCRW-FM, licensed to Santa Monica College, is National Public Radio's flagship station for Southern California. The station serves Los Angeles and Orange Counties at 89.9 FM, Ventura County at 89.1 FM on KCRU/ Oxnard-Ventura, the greater Palm Springs area at 89.3 FM on KCRI/Indio-Palm Springs and Kern and Northern LA Counties at 88.1 FM on KCRY/Mojave/Antelope Valley. Translators carry the signal to the Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley areas at 90.7 FM, Gorman at 89.7 FM, Banning at 90.9 FM, the Antelope Valley at 88.1 FM, the Ridgecrest area at 107.1 FM, the Santa Paula, Moorpark, and Fillmore areas at 102.3 FM, and Ojai at 102.1 FM. Every week, more than 400,000 listeners tune to the station for its eclectic and innovative non-commercial program schedule. KCRW can be found on the World Wide Web at KCRW.com.
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