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Happy Amplifiers Love Week 2016!


Amplifiers Love Week 2016 begins today! Thanks to the ongoing monthly support of more than 7,000 Amplifier donors, KEXP can devote more resources to bringing you great music and one-of-a-kind events like Intergalactic Bowie Day and Concerts at the Mural. Between now and Thursday, June 9, you’ll have a chance to learn a little moreRead more…

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People Power KEXP: James Paribello

When you power “music that matters,” there’s no telling how many lives are touched besides your own. As Amplifier Club donor James Paribello points out in his recent email, your support for great music may continue to infinity… and beyond – and potentially come back to you in surprising fashion. I like to imagine thatRead more…

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People Power KEXP: Van Wolfe

Already in 2016, you’ve heard icons including David Bowie, the Clash, and Johnny Cash honored on KEXP. Earlier this week, Funky Drummer Day shined the spotlight on the musicians responsible for some of history’s greatest breaks and beats. Music lovers like you who power commercial-free KEXP are just as vital to the sound of “musicRead more…

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Meet Your New Favorite KEXP T-Shirt: “Homecoming”

Today KEXP proudly unveils our new “Homecoming” T-shirt, available exclusively to music lovers who support KEXP during our 2016 Spring Fundraising Drive. Longtime KEXP volunteer Tarsha Rockowitz designed the shirt. “I wanted to keep it clean and simple,” she explains. “With the 2016 Spring Drive being the first one in KEXP’s New Home, a buildingRead more…

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Win a Trip to Vive Latino! Memories from Mexico City

You only have a few days left to enter KEXP’s 2016 Vive Latino flyaway and seize the opportunity to win a free trip to two for this awesome music festival in Mexico City, April 23 and 24. KEXP asked last year’s winner to share a few of her memories from Vive Latino 2015, and here’sRead more…

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International Clash Day: Riot in Times Square

For many New York-area music lovers, seeing one or more of The Clash shows at Bond International Casino in May and June of 1981 remains a lifelong highlight. But “the only band that matters” wasn’t the only act that performed during that historic run in Times Square. The line-up of support bands during the Bond’sRead more…

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KEXP Donors Highlights of 2015

One of the best things about being part of commercial-free KEXP is when you hear from other music lovers about why they choose to support KEXP with their financial contributions. With the end of the year (and your last chance to donate in 2015) just hours away, it seems appropriate to share a few ofRead more…

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Listeners Respond to “Start Making Sense”

Last week, KEXP Executive Director Tom Mara addressed the recent violence in Paris, Colorado Springs, and San Bernardino—and the power of music to help us deal with tragedy—in a letter to donors entitled “Start Making Sense.” Tom’s letter prompted a number of inspiring replies. And because support from music lovers like you makes everything atRead more…

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Last Chance to “Make It Yours

Music changes lives. It offers us strength, hope, courage, and something to believe in. “KEXP has done that for me,” says “Make It Yours” fundraiser Molly. “It’s unlike anything I’ve ever been a part of, and that’s why I want to help build and create an amazing space for bands and the KEXP community.” ThanksRead more…

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Your KEXP #GivingTuesday Special Offer

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day to giving back to the community amidst the holiday hustle, and acknowledge the amazing things you make possible when you give. Coming on the heels of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, it seems fair that KEXP music lovers should get a special #GivingTuesday deal, too. When youRead more…

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