KCRW’s Radio Race is BACK! Aug 2-3

On your marks… (Cash prizes!)


Dear Radio Race Pioneers,  

It’s happening! The 24-Hour Radio Race is BACK, and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve set our dates — Saturday, August 2 to Sunday, August 3 — and opened registration to the world. We’re even on Facebook. Now all we need are contestants. 

You were our inaugural group of daredevils and audio nerds, and we are so grateful for the energy and creativity you brought to last year’s Radio Race. As we prepare to dive into Round 2, we want each and every one of you by our side. 

In an effort to raise the stakes and make this year’s Race even better than its predecessor, we’ve made a few key changes. This year, all three winning pieces will receive cash prizes: $1000 for First Place, $500 for Second Place, and $300 for Third Place. That’s all in addition to airplay on UnFictional, and a slew of other great prizes. 

We’ve also added two new awards: the Social Butterfly Award for most effective use of social media, and the UnFictional Award for the piece that best embodies the spirit of UnFictional. Plus, we’ve shortened the length requirements for finished pieces — the maximum length is four minutes now, instead of six — so you can focus on making every second as good as it can be. 

To learn all the details and sign up, visit our event page on KCRW’s website. You can also email us with any questions at ipp@kcrw.org, or reach out via Twitter (@IPPkcrw) or our IPP Facebook page

Thank you so much for making this event possible! Now start stretching…

Jenny (IPP Coordinator) & Carlee (Awesome IPP Summer Volunteer)

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