KCRW's live heritage catches BluWave


Universal Studios BluWave Audio has come on board to preserve KCRW-FM's library of more than 1,200 exclusive live recordings from the station's studios that go back two decades.

The live performances from the Santa Monica-based public radio station's studios are currently saved on digital audio tape. BluWave Audio will be transferring them into high-quality digital files at its Universal Studios facility, using the most advanced tools and techniques available to repair and archive audio tracks.

"Every day we work to preserve the world's audio cultural heritage and educate on the importance of preservation," said Tom Regal, BluWave's director of audio restoration and preservation. "KCRW and BluWave share a great passion and dedication to preserve the music library for future generations."

The project is part of a larger effort at the station to modernize and preserve its entire music collection.