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KEXP Spring Membership Drive: Powering the Next Generation of Music Lovers

All week during the KEXP Spring Membership Drive, we’ve heard from donors of all ages who love music with all of their hearts. It’s amazing that so many people are dedicated to introducing the little ones in their lives to KEXP! We hear from parents who listen every morning with their kids, we have kindergartenersRead more...

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KEXP Spring Membership Drive: The KEXP Habit

Earlier this month, a young woman named Gina (a KEXP listener from Mexico) made a trip to Seattle, largely inspired by her love of KEXP. After a seven-day visit and a permanently inked forearm, it became clear that she’d fit right in here in the Emerald City. She wrote in to Morning Show host JohnRead more...

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KEXP Spring Membership Drive: Discover. Play. Repeat.

The summer I turned 16, I spent many afternoons driving aimlessly, just happy to be behind the wheel. I’d often end up at Twist & Shout, a record store near downtown Denver, where I’d wander between listening stations for hours. Drive. Listen. Repeat. At the record store, I’d rifle through the FREE bin, searching forRead more...

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2011 Fall Membership Drive: The Awesomest Thing in the History of Awesome Things

All week long, we’ve heard why you power KEXP: because the unique mix of music provides the soundtrack to your day; because you rely on KEXP to be an independent voice for community; and because you hear music on KEXP that you rarely hear anywhere else. Stories have been pouring in from around the globe,Read more...

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2011 Fall Membership Drive: This Is Listener-Powered Radio

I love hearing requests on the radio. Last week, a man wrote in to request his son’s favorite song, a dedication for his birthday. His son was turning three. John in the Morning obliged, playing Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds,” a sweet song I’ve listened to throughout my life in both celebratory and tough times.Read more...

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2011 Fall Membership Drive: Nice Shirt!

When my husband and I were in college, we occupied much of our time going to shows and much of our expendable income on t-shirts from the merch table. As a result, we’d often meet up to find ourselves dressed identically, or at least displaying an affinity for the same band. You might think thatRead more...

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Countdown: 3… 2… 1… The Fall Drive Is Here!

Tune in tonight at 6:00pm as Leon Berman and the always lively Shake the Shack crew kicks off the 2011 Fall Membership Drive! Membership Drives are some of our favorite times around KEXP, because we hear from thousands of people in the KEXP Community who, like you, value music and discovery.

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Spring Membership Drive: My Morning with a Musical Revolutionary

During KEXP’s drives, energy runs high: phones ring, volunteers chat, parents stop in with their kids to make a donation and grab a cupcake. The week moves at such a breathtaking pace I have to remind myself to slow down every so often. When I’m home, I can take time to do simple things likeRead more...

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Spring Membership Drive: The KEXP Badge of Pride

With constant detours, dismantling of major thoroughfares, and ever-increasing traffic congestion, the chance to listen to the radio remains one of the few pleasures associated with driving in the city of Seattle. (Lake views are nice, too.) I do listen to KEXP all day long at the office, but there’s something about cruising in theRead more...

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Headline: Fall 2010 Membership Drive - YOU Power KEXP!

All week long, we’ve heard why you power KEXP: because the unique mix of music provides the soundtrack to your day; because you rely on KEXP to be an independent voice for the arts community; and because you hear music on KEXP that you don’t hear anywhere else. Stories have been pouring in from aroundRead more...

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