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KCRW 24-Hour Radio Race!

  • House of Pod 2565 Curtis Street Denver CO 80205 USA (map)

Join House of Pod for the 6th annual KCRW 24-Hour Radio Race and win money, fame, glory, or just a darn good time.

The 24-Hour KCRW Radio Race is a 24-hour radio competition to make a five minute radio piece with your friends and win prizes starting at $1,000 for producing a darn good audio piece. Competition prompts go public 11am MST on August 25th, and then you've got 24 hours to make something great. You can register solo or with a team. Producers of all experience levels are welcome. Yes, even you. Register here:

House of Pod will be supplying food, drinks, workspace, and full 24-hour access to the recording studio for anyone competing in the race (space and supplies are limited, so get your HOP ticket now (note: race registration is not included!). We'll keep the clock ticking, the coffee pouring, and close everything out with breakfast and celebrations.

Member tickets are $20, non-member tickets are $30 for House of Pod's event and available right here on our eventbrite page (note: fee is per person, not per team).

To register separatedfly for the race ($10/entry), visit:


House of Pod has got you covered! You can participate on our community team (registration IS included in this one), and be part of a rag-tag team of brilliant producers led by Paul Karolyi (Changing Denver, Mile High Hustle, Denver Pizza Podcast...). Email Paul at for more information.


KCRW's 6th annual 24-hour Radio Race is open for registration. This year’s race begins at 10 a.m. PST August 25 and lasts through 10 a.m. PST August 26. You’ll have just 24 hours to write, record and edit a nonfiction radio story. We encourage producers of any experience level to participate. Yeah, even you.

We’ll air the top three winning pieces on KCRW. But remember: the Radio Race is more than just a zany competition. It’s an opportunity to produce the most original piece of radio anyone will hear in 2018. Think big, people!

Whether you’re a seasoned news producer, a scrappy freelancer, an experimental sound artist, or just want to try radio for the first time, there’s room for you. You can join as an individual or as a team of your own making.

Here’s how it works: Sign up to register for the race. Then at 10 a.m. sharp on August 25, we’ll email you the theme to inspire your radio story — and then you’ll be on your way! You’ll have until 10 a.m. PST Sunday to complete your piece and upload it to Soundcloud.

We encourage you to participate from anywhere in the world. Last year, our social butterflies made their piece from New Delhi, India.

To register for the race, visit:

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