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You Could Be the Official Marshal of Hood-to-Hood Day 2016

Anyone who makes a gift to KEXP before 6:00 p.m. as part of today’s One-Day Summer Drive gets to vote in the 10th Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge. And no matter which Hood takes the prize this year, you could be a very special winner no matter where you live. Everyone who donates $100 or more willRead more…

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Happy Amplifiers Love Week!

Since last Friday, KEXP volunteers and staff have been calling members of the Amplifiers Monthly Giving Club to say “thank you” for powering great, commercial-free music on an ongoing basis. We’ve already called more than 3,000 Amplifier donors. But if you haven’t heard from us directly, please take a moment to view this video fromRead more…

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Why Do YOU Amplify KEXP?

Since its inception in 2010, more than 6,400 music lovers like you have elected to support KEXP as members of our Amplifiers Monthly Giving Club. Those ongoing monthly gifts enable us to abbreviate our Summer Fundraising Drive to a single day and play more music during the month of June. Hooray! In lieu of thatRead more…

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The 10th Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge Begins!

I hope you made it out to Hood-to-Hood Day 2015 in West Seattle last month. On Friday, May 29, more than 3,500 music lovers like you turned out to enjoy free performances by The Mountain Goats, Miami Horror, Hop Along, and Telekinesis, with a street fair and beer garden, plus evening showcases throughout the neighborhood.Read more…

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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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