Sunday, March 27, 2005
PODCASTING ERA BEGINS AT KCRW 89.9 FM
From an official KCRW email:
Podcasting @ KCRW.com
Starting March 1, KCRW launches an extensive podcasting line-up that features our locally produced talk, news, cultural programs and commentaries (listings below), free of charge.
What is podcasting? Podcasting is KCRW To Go! A podcast is an MP3 audio file that can be automatically downloaded to your personal computer and in turn transferred to an iPod or other MP3 player. You use a podcasting application that checks the site regularly and starts a download whenever it finds something new.
KCRW’s roster of podcasts includes our nationally distributed programs - both public affairs and cultural: To the Point -- Warren Olney's daily program focusing on the hot-button issues of the day; Left, Right & Center -- a political week-in-review with talking heads Arianna Huffington, Tony Blankley, Robert Scheer and Matt Miller; Bookworm with Michael Silverblatt, The Treatment where Elvis Mitchell talks with the influential and creative forces in movies and entertainment, and The Business (weekly beginning March 21!) hosted by Variety reporter Claude Brodesser.
We're also excited to expand your opportunities to listen to KCRW's unique and impressive line-up of weekly commentators. These short segments will introduce you to Pulitzer Prize winning car columnist Dan Neil, The New York Observer’s TV reporter Joe Hagan, “real life” in Hollywood, courtesy of producer/writer Rob Long, and The Wall Street Journal’s Joe Morgenstern with film reviews, among others.
What about music programming? Copyright and legal issues currently prevent the station from offering music programs like Morning Becomes Eclectic via podcast, but we'll be monitoring any developments that will make this possible in the future.
How do you get started?
Visit KCRW's podcasting page for complete instructions on how to install the software on your computer and to "subscribe" to a podcast feed. Then, the next time you sync, the MP3 of your KCRW program will be on your computer, and if you're set up, on your iPod.
KCRW's decision 10 years ago to launch a website and begin streaming its programs positioned the station as an “early adopter” of the new digital technologies - and we're excited to continue this tradition.
Complete Podcast Listing
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
TO VERB, OR NOT TO VERB? IN NETROSPECT, THE ANSWER'S CLEAR