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KEXP Spring Fundraising Drive: Handcrafted Radio

When I’m not playing records or working behind-the-scenes at KEXP, I love doing crafts. Right now, I’m reproducing Lou Reed’s Transformer in needlepoint. And yesterday, I convinced Chris and Cheryl to make thank-you cards by hand for Midday Show donors because I was inspired by this message from Myrna in Kingston: I am committed to creatingRead more…

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KEXP Spring Fundraising Drive: The Streets of South Dakota

Certain moments in KEXP history loom larger than others: venturing into space with astronaut Stan Love; Sir Paul McCartney’s Afternoon Show phone-in; Mudhoney rocking the tippy-top of the Space Needle. But honestly? The day-to-day flashes of our shared passion for music spur my greatest feelings of pride in KEXP. The reminders that, thanks to listenerRead more…

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KEXP Spring Fundraising Drive: “A little something” makes a huge difference

Yesterday a KEXP listener in Northern Virginia sent this note: About 10 years ago, I came across the blog of a former Seattleite who kept talking about this great radio station called KEXP and how much she missed it. I decided to check it out, and have been a dedicated online listener ever since. IRead more…

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Meet the New KEXP “Golden Eye” T-Shirt

Today KEXP debuts the latest in listener-powered fashion: the “Golden Eye” T-shirt. Seattle designer Stuart Haury created this 2015 Spring Drive tee exclusively for music lovers who donate $100 or more to KEXP right now. A graduate of the UW Design program, Stuart’s background in data visualization inspired this gold-on-black geometric design. “The concept of peopleRead more…

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Interview: Brandi Carlile Talks New Album, New Baby, and KEXP’s New Home

When Brandi Carlile and her cohorts Tim and Phil Hanseroth (a.k.a. The Twins) take the stage this Friday night at the Moore Theatre for a sold-out “Pin Drop” show to benefit KEXP’s New Home, you can expect to hear new songs crackling with energy and emotion. That’s a direct outcome of the real life feel-for-allRead more…

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KEXP New Home Ground Breaking … Wow!

Yesterday, you made KEXP history. Thank you. Every day your passion inspires us to seek out and connect you to more “music that matters” —whenever, wherever, however you want to enjoy it. When we learned a few years ago that we had to vacate our current studio and find new digs, that same passion inspiredRead more…

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Celebrate Public Radio Day 2014

“Listener powered” KEXP isn’t the only Seattle station supported by engaged, passionate individuals like you. Our region teems with great commercial-free radio outlets, including KPLU, KNHC (aka C89.5), KING, KBCS, KAOS, and KUOW. Whether you’re seeking in-depth news coverage, non-stop dance beats, masterpieces of classical music, or original programs made right in here the PNW,Read more…

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Your Chance to Own a KEXP Hoodie Like No Other

To celebrate KEXP’s New Home at Seattle Center and the improved Live Room that you and your fellow music lovers are building to so you can enjoy KEXP up-close and in-person, we’re offering you the chance to own a KEXP hoodie like no other. Like many of our most popular shirts and hoodies, this oneRead more…

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New Home Fundraising Drive: 50 Reasons to Build a New Live Room

Today KEXP kicks off a special fundraising drive to build our New Home at Seattle Center – specifically a bigger, better Live Room. Why should you donate this week? Watch the video below for 50 good reasons (give or take).

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Celebrate #GivingTuesday with KEXP

Happy Anniversary! Well, almost… exactly one year from today, you’ll be hearing the very first broadcast from KEXP’s New Home. Being a vital part of that change is a great reason for you to support KEXP today on #GivingTuesday 2014. Support from music lovers like you enables KEXP to host more than 400 in-studio performancesRead more…

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