Holiday Guide: Neal's Wish List

BY Neal Broverman

December 15 2011 4:00 AM ET

KCRW hoodie
In addition to broadcasting news from National Public Radio and airing shows about cooking, books, and politics, the Santa Monica, Calif.–based KCRW plays gorgeous cutting-edge music. KCRW spun Coldplay and Sia before mainstream radio did, and I remember hearing Adele’s “Someone Like You” over a year ago. Since KCRW is a public station, it needs contributions to stay alive — with a gift of $100 you get a Ron English–designed hoodie (membership to KCRW also gives you discounts at some of L.A.’s best restaurants and clubs). (

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