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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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Make It Yours: Be Part of KEXP History

What a thrill to see KEXP, some of our sister stations, and the music lovers who make everything we do possible showcased in this article in The New York Times today. Holy cow! What you didn’t see in this fantastic article is all the work left to do building KEXP’s New Home at Seattle Center,Read more…

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KEXP Fall Fundraising Drive: Making Contact

If the new “Space Bear” T-shirt inspires you to image extraterrestrials making contact with KEXP, you’re not alone. Fellow earthling and Amplifier Club donor James has been stargazing lately, too: I like to imagine that somewhere deep in outer space, some alien civilization is tuning in some faint radio waves from a distant pale blueRead more…

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KEXP Fall Fundraising Drive: Music That Matters 24-7

Thanks to music lovers like you, KEXP’s Fall Fundraising Drive keeps humming along smoothly. Already 1,700 listeners have contributed more than $257,000 to power music you enjoy on KEXP. West Seattle donor Meli discovered KEXP in 2013. Although she’d grown up in Emerald City, she’d been away for five years—and the drastic changes in the radioRead more…

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KEXP Fall Fundraising Drive: That Special Connection

The 2015 Fall Fundraising Drive starts today, and you can feel the excitement coursing through KEXP. We’re all about the feels here on listener-powered radio—and music lovers pick up on that when they tune in, like Lazlo in Washington DC: “Sometimes I really do feel a spiritual connection to KEXP. I’ve been listening for soRead more…

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KEXP Fall Fundraising Drive: Hello Space Bear!

Today KEXP unveils the latest in listener-powered fashion—and the mascot for our 2015 Fall Fundraising Drive: Space Bear! New York designer Emma Whitney created the “Space Bear” T-shirt, which also glows in the dark, exclusively for music lovers who power KEXP during the Fall Drive. Starting today, it can be yours when you donate $100Read more…

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Raw Power KEXP: Q&A with Mike McCready

On Sunday, August 23, KEXP proudly presents Raw Power KEXP, an all-star tribute to proto-punks Iggy and the Stooges. All week long we’ve been asking the members of the Raw Power band – Mike McCready, Duff McKagan, Mark Arm, and Barrett Martin – why they love the Stooges. Mike McCready, who assembled the all-star bandRead more…

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