Behind the KEXP Curtain with Ken Frye: Summer Pledge Drive Update

This is Ken Frye and today I am pledging for KEXP! At 2 pm, John Richards and Cheryl Waters left the air after what was a 3 day celebratory, humorous and encouraging pledge drive shift for the greatest radio station on earth. Thanks, John and Cheryl!!! I have been listening to you every morning since the pledge drive started.

Every few hours KEXP ushers in a new batch of relentlessly patient and dedicated support staff. The role of volunteer is one of the finest positions for someone who lives, breathes, and eats radio. The volunteering task force here is fierce and demanding, and I love to be drenched in music 24/7, like chicken wings in ranch dressing, and then to organize, produce, direct, fold, print, copy, paste, call, mail, communicate that love of music, which is such a delicious task and a dream come true!

Here I am taking calls with the other volunteers!!!


While we were in the studio, some wonderful person made a $2,500 pledge!!!

We are now, as of Wednesday, just past the 50 percent point of what KEXP needs for the pledge drive to complete its goal! Last I looked, Capitol Hill was winning in the Hood-to-Hood Challenge. This means that if Capitol Hill continues to take the lead in the neighborhood giving the most pledges to KEXP they will then become host to the next huge KEXP concert party!

It seems that there are more pledges being made online then by telephone, which is just amazing because it was only 15 years ago that we dreamed of KCMU, and now KEXP, being heard around the world. Today, we have people as faraway as Australia and Europe who need KEXP to help them get through their work day, and we want to continue the support for that global and universal need.

To help us, we need to hear your voice!!! Call us now and support the greatest radio station that is not just located here in Seattle but is stationed throughout the infinitely beautiful universe!!! KEXP represents a place for young artists and musicians to gain support and distribution for their talents and creative endeavors within the musical community. KEXP has always and will always be on the cutting edge, where new artists shape and form the musical landscape for others to be inspired by and we want you to be apart of this musical evolution.

I have made the pledge to KEXP, have you????

Thanks for reading my blog post and there is more to come!!!!

Ken Frye

Look for more posts by Ken Frye on the KEXP Blog in the near future. Stay tuned for more.

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  1. Rachel
    Posted June 7, 2007 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Great post Ken, and super inspirational!

  2. Leesa
    Posted June 7, 2007 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for coming in and being part of this great day, Ken! It was so fun to have you observe and participate in this important project. Thanks for everything you do to make KEXP a fun place to work!

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