KEXP’s People That Matter…

Hey everyone, we’d like to once again recognize a couple of our hard working employees and volunteers at KEXP. While there are so many people we can (and will!) thank, we’d like to take a few minutes to point out two outstanding members of KEXP. Lisa Shimizu and Melissa Collett:

Lisa Shimizu, Assistant to the Director of Programming

Lisa Shimizu is the kind of employee where you ask yourself, “what did we do BEFORE she was here?” Starting as a volunteer and working her way up to an invaluable member of the programming team, Lisa always goes above and beyond what is required and asked of her. She’s done outstanding work on the CD project, the Kids Dance Party, and many different tasks before, during, and after the pledge drive as well as making sure the Programming interns are taken care of–on top of a million other jobs that wouldn’t get done without her. Lisa does her work with a sense of humor, a sense of purpose and always with the station and its listeners and staff in mind first. She is a tireless champion of KEXP programming and always makes sure the programming team is healthy and happy.

Thank you Lisa for all you do.

Melissa Collett, Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator

Melissa Collett has been a tireless champion not of just the station but the community in which the station broadcasts. Melissa started as our volunteer coordinator almost a year ago, and had tirelessly worked toward improving our volunteer program and KEXP’s volunteer culture.

When she learned of the new Audioasis Community Outreach Program she offered up her services to help coordinate the non profit part of the idea. Once she got started there was no looking back and this program wouldn’t be even close to the success it is without her hard work. She meets with dozens of organizations around town, puts together schedules that work with them and KEXP, makes sure that both the non profits and the station are represented in the best light possible. Without her work, thousands of dollars wouldn’t have been raised and thousands of people never would have known about the different groups that KEXP has championed. We should all be very proud of her not only in the way she represents the station but how she represents the city of Seattle.

Thank you for all your hard work Melissa!

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  1. Posted July 25, 2006 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    lisa shimizu is my inspiration for being a “hip mom” someday down the road!

    both these ladies rock!!! ;)


  2. Lisa S
    Posted July 25, 2006 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Melissa and I are on the blog sandwiched between Lily Allen and Rachel Flotard. We have officially arrived! ; )

    Thanks KEXP!

  3. deb
    Posted July 25, 2006 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    without you ladies, the KEXP ship would sink (or at least flop around on the sand for a while before, perhaps *gasp* expiring)! thanks to both of you for all that you do : ) it’s always a pleasure to work with you. thanks for the hard work and for keeping the tea in the bong and the volunteers coming back!

  4. PJ
    Posted July 26, 2006 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Congrats ladies!
    Melissa–thanks for all the hard work with the volunteers! You are amazing!

  5. KEXP
    Posted July 27, 2006 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Word! You guys really get it done and you should be proud of that!
    – Andy

  6. Posted July 27, 2006 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    I don’t mind the sandwich at all – I’ve been in love with Lily Allen lately. I noticed in the little bio, it says I’m tireless, twice. It’s actually not true. I’m very tired and have come to the conclusion that two “tireless” equals one tired girl!

    Thank you everyone, for all the kind words.

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