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KEXP Kids Dance Party at Chop Suey, courtesy of Greg Perez

Hey everybody! We’ve been rocking our blog for a little while now, and we’re having a ton of fun on our end! We’ve been trying to keep you up to speed with everything happening here at the station and around the music world, bringing you as much interesting content as we possibly can. We always want to serve you as listeners, so we’d love your feedback… As music fans and listeners to the station, what about the blog interests you the most, or the least? Leave us a comment, or send us an e-mail to let us know what you think! Help us remain listener powered!

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  1. Morgan Kluck
    Posted July 12, 2006 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    I love the blog
    i dont know but sometimes it seems the new music you suggest isnt filtered well enough and a lot of average bands come up so it’s hard to find special ones. But i like being up to date with everything Seattle. Maybe if you had like a weekly concert calander of all the shows happening, and not just one’s you’re sponsering. Like have a bunch of different venues like Chop Suey and Showbox and the Croc and lots of popular places and just say what’s playing for the next week. like every show.
    Also i like reading DJ’s rant and rave about stupid things. So you’ve been doing a great job with that!

  2. ursula
    Posted July 13, 2006 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Overall, the Blog is great…love the concept and it’s a great supplement to the station’s audio programming, works especially well to hype (or catch up on) all of the in-studio performances.

    Negatives: blurbs about getting to know the DJs more was really amusing at first (damn, that Kevin LOVES his tea!), but now I’m sort of annoyed by it (oh boy, the volunteer’s car wouldn’t start). All of the “I’m the DJ with a hip new artist” pictures get real old fast as well.

    Another tip…the Blog seems to be non-stop happy and hype hijinks. I realize the Blog is a marketing tool, so you don’t want to be too negative. However, you guys are an independent non-profit, so I’d like to see some real criticism or discourse occasionally so the blog doesn’t look like a non-stop commerical.

  3. Posted July 13, 2006 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    I love that you guys started a blog. I’ve been listening to online for over two years now (I live in D.C.) and like Kluck mentioned KEXP is a great way to keep up with the Pacific Northwest music scene. The NW Music Spotlight sections are great. But is there anyway you could post transcripts of the in studio interviews? Or at least some excerpts? Otherwise, I think you guys are doing an awesome job. Keep it up!

  4. sarah
    Posted July 13, 2006 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    I like the wierd tidbits about the DJ’s of KEXP – like all the goings on involving the fridge and the the teabong and bagels and DJ’s bringing in their cocteau twins stuff to have it signed, and Cheryl having once followed the Dead around (making bags?). I like that KEXP is a station with real people working there – not the creepy clear channel deal with DJ’s that are apparently robots, or computer programs.

    I also liked the music history blog items – inside information on bands or musicians I have known about for a long time, but never thought more about than liking their music.

    It is also great to see pictures from KEXP events. I like the pictures of the bands that play live on KEXP. Who knew what the heck most of these people looked like? I suppose if I spent more time going to band websites maybe I would.


  5. Posted July 13, 2006 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    I love the site and don’t mind all the extra content (you can never complain about too much music). Favorites are reading tidbits from the DJ’s about the station and insights. Photos are good too. Basically anything that lets me learn about KEXP while avoiding myspace. :)

    BTW, I trust that there will be a huge KEXP presence at Neumo’s for the We Are Scientists/Art Brut show…

  6. Posted July 13, 2006 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    There was like a week where there wasn’t much, but for the most part, it’s been on. I linked it on myspace because I like it so much. I also like that you don’t mention only local bands and events, that means alot for people like me who don’t currently live in Seattle. Good insights from many people which is a plus. I will say that I had instances where my PC at work wouldn’t show an image, and I would pull out my G4 and it would up just perfectly. It’s one of the few blogs I check on an almost daily basis if that means anything.

  7. Mike
    Posted July 14, 2006 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Ha, ha, I love stories about PC’s not working! Rock on Steve.


  8. Howard in Olympia/Tacoma
    Posted July 14, 2006 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    I really appreicate the blog. Hearing about all the little things that happen at the station is useful. I work in Tacoma and ever since we lost the over-the-air signal here, I haven’t been able to listen as much (my employer’s computer network blocks out most streaming media – darn!).

    My critique is more in line with Morgan’s. You recommend a lot of bands but it’s hard to filter out the good ones from the great ones. Maybe a simple categorizing system may help make it better. At a very basic level, you could come up with a series of musical genres that they fall into – you could start with the categories that the eMusic site uses which are pretty detailed when you drill-down into them.

    Keep up the great work ya’ll!

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