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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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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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