KCRW’s DnA Just Got a Lot Stronger

There was a distinguished visitor last night at Elon Musk‘s Santa Monica store. Ahead of the relaunch of KCRW’s monthly program DnA as a weekly podcast, host and executive producer Frances Anderton (pictured) dropped by to chat with the Tesla founder.

The additional weekly podcasts will start posting Tuesday March 26. The monthly radio show will also continue and drop into the Web rotation at each appropriate turn. From today’s announcement:

KCRW’s show exploring the world of design and architecture will grow to a weekly podcast, a lively blog and a team of design journalists, also known as “DJs,” to report on emerging design talent in LA and beyond…

“LA is admired the world over for its innovation in architecture, fashion, entertainment design and more,” says Anderton. “And, the design of our visual environment has a huge impact on how we live our lives. I’m thrilled that we will increase our coverage of, and participation in this creative community and the work that shapes our lives.”

DnA has been on the air since 2002. And in a great example of leveraging public radio programming for other purposes, the show will be commissioning limited-edition art objects by up-and-coming designers for dissemination to KCRW supporters. The first such perk is a yellow porcelain electrical socket by Commune.

As part of the relaunch, DnA will also start hosting various public events beginning April 14 at Helms Bakery.

@hollywoodspin rhorgan@gmail.com Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.