An inside perspective of the team that brings you 89.3 KPCC - Southern California Public Radio
Beach goers soak in the morning sunshine on Venice beach.
KPCC wants to answer your burning questions about the beach as part of our ongoing “SoCal So Curious” project.
For example, are you curious about sharks? Do you want to know the history of your favorite fire pit? Is there such a thing as tanning etiquette? What is a beach clean-up day? Where are the safest swim spots? What do YOU want to know about our stretch of the California coast?
Your questions will be voted on by fellow community members and they might help inform KPCC's programming online, on-air and in person. Enter your question and contact information below.
Vote on the question you most wanted answered.
Ray Magliozzi, left, and his brother, the late Tom Magliozzi, hosts of National Public Radio's "Car Talk" show, with their cartoon likenesses in Cambridge, Mass., in 2008.
Car Talk has been a staple of public radio for 30 years. Tom and Ray Magliozzi showed you could be funny and intelligent on public radio. After all, their raw material was two of the most important topics in America: cars and relationships. The brothers became part of our lives; part of our weekend routines.
But WBUR stopped producing new shows when Tom Magliozzi died in 2014. Instead, they repackaged it as a "best of." And now the producers are shutting down production of the show entirely. So, sadly, it’s time for us at KPCC to say goodbye. We'll air our final Car Talk this weekend: Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25.
KPCC will continue to offer Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, A Prairie Home Companion and many of the engaging, high quality programs you have come to trust and expect from KPCC.
Off-Ramp host John Rabe with 90-year old sax legend Big Jay McNeely outside McNeely's home in South LA.
Beginning July 5, John Rabe, veteran radio journalist and longtime host of KPCC's Off-Ramp, will become 89.3 KPCC's Production and Promotions Director. The new role will allow the station to integrate more of John's aesthetic throughout the program schedule.
"John embraces Southern California and its amazing diversity," says Kristen Muller, Head of Programming and Content Innovation. "He brings the region’s people, places and stories to life like nobody else. As KPCC strives to improve its service, it makes sense to put our strongest broadcasting foot forward. That’s John."
John first joined KPCC as the host of “All Things Considered” in March 2000. For the last 11 years, he’s hosted “Off-Ramp,” where he’s displayed a unique ability to connect Southern Californians through sound. The show has won many awards (including ‘Best Public Affairs Show’ from the RTNDA) and has been a launch pad for talented producers and reporters including ‘The Dinner Party Download," Queena Kim, Kevin Ferguson, and James Kim.
KPCC's summer 2017 interns.
June is an incredibly exciting time in the KPCC newsroom. While many folks are planning their summer vacations, we’re welcoming a new class of interns to our content team. This summer, 10 early-career journalists and students will learn and contribute to our newsgathering effort. The interns are invaluable to what we do over the summer, and we invariably learn from and are inspired by them.
These new KPCC team members bring with them a wealth of insights and experience. They come to us from near and far, and with areas of expertise that range from podcasts and arts journalism to print reporting and photography.
Four interns have started so far this month, and we have six more coming in the next couple of weeks. Please join us in welcoming them to the team.
To learn more about them, check out this gallery we’ve put together. Throughout the summer, you can also follow the hashtag #KPCCinterns to see what they are up to.
Share a photo of how you are part of the KPCC family and you could win this prize pack!
Right now, you have the chance to win a KPCC Prize Pack! Just share a photo of how you are a part of the KPCC family on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #kpcclove. Or email it to us at email@example.com and we'll make sure you’re entered to win.
- Do you listen to Morning Edition or Take Two on your ride to work?
- Do you share your lunch with AirTalk or Fresh Air?
- Do you unwind on the weekends with Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!?
Whatever makes you feel part of the KPCC family, share it on social media! We’ll select a winner at random to take home a KPCC Prize Pack, complete with a beach towel, T-shirt, sunglasses and more! This contest ends Monday, June 5 — the first day of our June member drive — so good luck!