LA’s famous NPR station KCRW announced that they have postponed their upcoming Summer Nights events in July and August. This includes KCRW’s Summer Nights events on July 30 at CAAM and August 14 and 21 at One Colorado. The reason for the postponement is the rise of the new Delta variant of COVID-19. As cases in Los Angeles increase, the county has reinstated its mask mandate for indoor events. Event dates for September remain and for now, they are still happening as planned.
KCRW wrote in a press release, “First and foremost, KCRW is a community service to Los Angeles – we have and always will prioritize public safety. Our mission is for KCRW’s Summer Nights to be fun, family-friendly, and safe for all who attend.”
Last year, the radio station was forced to lay off four employees because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and 24 staffers left through the voluntary exit package. The senior staff had to endure pay cuts and budget cuts due to a lack of sponsorship.