Author Archives: Ken Frye

Behind the Curtain with Ken Frye: interview with Kevin Cole

This month on Behind the Curtain, Ken Frye talks to Kevin Cole, KEXP’s Senior Director of Programming and host of the Afternoon Show, from 3-6PM weekdays.

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The Best Ambiance 25th Anniversary: Interview with Jon Kertzer

interview by Ken Frye The special 25th Anniversary of The Best Ambiance at the Triple Door in Seattle, tonight, June 29th: featuring King Sunny Ade and the African Beats, in their first Seattle appearance in eight years, and the first performance in Seattle by the Occidental Brothers Dance Band International. Two shows at 7PM andRead more…

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Behind the Curtain with Ken Frye: Interview with Aubrey Bean

This month on Behind the Curtain, Ken Frye talks to Aubrey Bean, Assistant Director of Development: KF: Why do we have pledge drives? AB: Pledge drives are essential for keeping the mission going. Over half of the budget is supported by individual contributions. That’s a huge and significant percentage that KEXP needs in order toRead more…

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Behind the Curtain with Ken Frye: Meet Tom Mara

This month on Behind the Curtain, Ken Frye talks to Tom Mara, the Executive Director of KEXP. Ken Frye: How did you find KEXP? Tom Mara: I was attending the University of Washington’s journalism program. I thought that my future would be in television news, believe it or not. This was pretty common for studentsRead more…

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Behind the Curtain with Ken Frye: 2008 Spring Membership Drive

Today, Ken Frye visits KEXP and takes a behind scenes look at the 2008 Spring Membership Drive. Within the heart of KEXP there exists an office room where many of the KEXP volunteers are helping to answer the phones and take pledges from listeners like you. The innovative music programming you hear everyday on KEXPRead more…

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Behind the Curtain with Ken Frye: Getting to know Michele Myers

Today, Ken Frye interviews the one and only Michele Myers, KEXP radio DJ, music editor and producer. Michele started out as a DJ at KALX in Berkeley after graduating from the University of California. In 1995, Michele joined the staff at KEXP and since then she has been a well-known radio personality. Michele can beRead more…

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Behind the Curtain with Ken Frye: Planning the Yule Benefit

How does KEXP put on an event like the 5th Annual Yule Benefit or the KEXP Summer Barbecue? KEXP’s Ken Frye answers these and other questions with KEXP’s events producer Amy Lindsey. So, who is Amy Lindsey anyway? Well, Amy tells us that she has been entertaining and producing since she was 5 years old.Read more…

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Fall Membership Drive – Ken Frye

KEXP means everything to me! All my life, I have lived, carried and breathed in radio as if it was a mission and a spiritual path to attain enlightenment. But being differently-abled with Cerebral Palsy has created a lot of obstacles for me making it really difficult to develop a professional career in broadcasting. SinceRead more…

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Behind the KEXP Curtain with Ken Frye: Summer Pledge Drive Update

This is Ken Frye and today I am pledging for KEXP! At 2 pm, John Richards and Cheryl Waters left the air after what was a 3 day celebratory, humorous and encouraging pledge drive shift for the greatest radio station on earth. Thanks, John and Cheryl!!! I have been listening to you every morning sinceRead more…

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Behind the KEXP Curtain with Ken Frye

photo by Misha Burstein My name is Ken Frye and I am a volunteer at KEXP. After a much long absence from the KEXP gang, who I have had in my heart ever since the days of KCMU, I have returned to radio to enhance my skills in music production. I just recently came backRead more…

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