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Fall Fundraising Drive: Live Music Matters

What a whirlwind of special programming this week has been! I’m still humming classic songs from last night’s 1972 flashback edition of “The Roadhouse” (damn you, Greg Vandy, for getting “Stuck In The Middle With You” wedged in my noggin!), and I’ve been closely monitoring our countdown of the top albums of the past 40Read more...

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Countdown Predictions: Americana

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more...

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Fall Fundraising Drive: KCMU’s Top 90.3 of 1987 Revisited

Every year KEXP counts down the Top 90.3 records of the year, as voted on by listeners. But if you’ve ever poked around the Charts tab of KEXP.ORG and clicked through the Top 90.3 archives, you’ve probably noticed that our posted lists only go back to 1994. Surprise, surprise! While digging in the vaults last week,Read more...

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Countdown Predictions: Classic Rock

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more...

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Fall Fundraising: Radio Free Antarctica

One of my favorite things about the KEXP fundraising drives is hearing from our donors via phone and e-mail why they choose to power KEXP. This note we received the other morning is one of my new favorites. Longtime listener Joel L. relies on KEXP podcasts to keep his toes tapping and frostbite-free when he’s stationed inRead more...

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Countdown Predictions: Post Punk

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more...

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Countdown Predictions: Hip hop

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more...

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Fall Fundraising Drive: Riz Wants You...

...to Power KEXP during its Fall Fundraising Drive! Digging in the vaults, I unearthed this print ad for a September 1992 issue of The Rocket, featuring our own DJ Riz! Back then, Riz was responsible for the drive time shift on weekday afternoons. What might you have heard? Well, I couldn’t find a playlist for SeptemberRead more...

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Countdown Predictions: Grunge

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more...

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Fall Fundraising Drive: Making History

I’ve felt a bit like Dr. Who or a character in a H.G. Wells story the past few days, zipping around the time-space continuum. I admit, I’ve usually got one foot in 1980’s, but my whole head has been in the previous century most of this week. You see, in preparation for the Fall Fundraising DriveRead more...

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