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Last Call for 2015 Community Partnerships Program Applications

Attention local nonprofits—and the listeners who love them! Friday, October 31 is the deadline for submitting your application for the 2015 cycle of KEXP’s Community Partnership Program (CPP). Started in 2006, KEXP’s CPP provides small Puget Sound charitable organizations with the exposure they need to continue helping people in and around Seattle. Recent CPP beneficiariesRead more...

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Fall Fundraising Drive: You Span the Globe with KEXP!

Your support of listener-powered KEXP not only brings you music from all over the world via specialty shows like El Sonido and Wo’ Pop, but you also enable music lovers all over the globe to enjoy the great sound of Seattle no matter where they live and work. This summer the Pena family (pictured above)Read more...

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Fall Fundraising Drive: Theme Party

Take it from the crackpot behind the annual Big Gay Podcast and the 4AD 4VR blowout—YOU make it incredibly fun to program themed programs and podcasts on KEXP. Did you hear John’s hour-long set of songs about rain on Wednesday? My favorite part was your emails pouring into the DJ booth. They teemed with greatRead more...

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KEXP Top 12 Spotlight: Don Pyle’s Essential Toronto Punk Bands

Before he played drums in Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, before he composed the theme song for the US version of Queer As Folk, before he engineered the Sadies’ excellent Internal Sounds, Toronto-based producer, musician, and artist Don Pyle was a fledgling photographer cutting his teeth in the early Canadian punk scene. Don visitsRead more...

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Fall Fundraising Drive: Meet the New “Champions” T-Shirt

Did you ever wish you could enjoy doughnuts all day long—even while working out at the gym—and still look fantastic? Now you can … when you donate to KEXP’s Fall Fundraising Drive! When you donate to KEXP, you power everything you hear, see, discover, and enjoy on KEXP 90.3 FM, KEXP.ORG, and at our eventsRead more...

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Music Match Update: All In ... the Family

Like many of us, KEXP music lover Bernadette credits her family for influencing her musical tastes — both good and bad. “My sister had 8-tracks of Steve Miller Band and Fleetwod Mac,” she recalls. “We all gave her s**t about liking Bread, but I credit her for playing the first 45 I heard: Elton John’sRead more...

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Artists Share the Love: “All In Music Match” Update

When it’s completed, KEXP’s New Home at Seattle Center will enable us to serve everyone better: music lovers like you, the city of Seattle, and the artists that make “music that matters.” And right now, in a terrific show of support for the biggest undertaking in KEXP history, some heavyweight local musicians are doing theirRead more...

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KEXP’s All In Music Match Launches Today!

In high school, I had absolutely no team spirit. I cut pep rallies to hide out in the greenhouse maintained by the FFA students. The only game I ever attended was a basketball match where I was paid to sing the “Star-Spangled Banner.” I wouldn’t even buy candy from the dudes on the wrestling teamRead more...

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Gay-E-X-P 2014

I swear KEXP gets gayer every year. Granted, the station was pretty gay to begin with. So many of the artists you hear on a regular basis on KEXP are members of the LGBT community: The Magnetic Fields, Sleater-Kinney, Bob Mould, Antony & the Johnsons. Plus the Pacific Northwest scene teems with amazing queer musiciansRead more...

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One-Day Summer Drive: Why Do YOU Power KEXP?

Everything you hear, see, and experience on KEXP is powered by you and your fellow music lovers. The podcasts, free Concerts at the Mural, live streaming videos of Pixies and Lykke Li … listeners who become donors do all that! KEXP’s One Day Summer Fundraising Drive and Hood-to-Hood Challenge is going strong right now, and I wantedRead more...

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