Los Angeles is an interesting place. One of the more interesting aspects of the city that we often write about on KNG2LA is the diverse tapestry of cultures that make up the City of Angels. This is due to the fact that many people come to Los Angeles seeking something. Many detractors would say it's fame - and maybe that is part of it. Yet, what every new Angeleno is truly seeking is community. Acceptance; a place to be who you are and to find others doing the same. That's what KCRW provides this great city; a portal through which one can be, do and explore most anything Los Angeles, all while finding oneself.
KCRW continues to push the boundaries of what it means to be a radio station in the social media age. Its continued and lasting importance to the people of Los Angeles shows its flexibility and exhibits its connection to the people of this city, from Morning Becomes Eclectic with Jason Bentley to Garth Trinidad and his many tributes to artists of past and present fame. See Garth and J-Rocc's recent Prince tribute that was the soundtrack to everyone's Prince throwback summer BBQ. KCRW is news, events, music, culture, sports and all things life.
KCRW really shines and brings people together with their live events. From Summer Nights to KCRW Presents, it's enough to keep you busy weekly, several times over. One of its more popular events is annual "Reggae Night" at Hollywood Bowl. For 14 years now, KCRW has been bringing people together in community at the Bowl to celebrate some of the island's finest reggae legends. This last year, Burning Spear rocked the crowd and brought the house down in what marked his final performance in California.
Culture. It's so hard to define or pin down. Art, music, poetry, acting, politics, change; it's a diverse tapestry that continues to build upon itself. Luckily, for the people of Los Angeles, culture has one name: KCRW.
Enjoy one of the many tunes we've come to know and love from KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, Rhye's "Open", here on KingstonToLA:
Featured image courtesy of KCRW on Instagram.