Author Archives: Leesa Schandel, Director of Development

Pledge Drive Update: Kids Know KEXP Is Good Radio

KEXP’s kid-friendly volunteers are waiting to take your pledge Everyone who knows me, accuses me of being a sap. In my grandmother’s time they may have called me an incurable romantic, which is more palatable. Label me what you will, but I have faith that we can learn a lot from children. Sometimes they justRead more…

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Pledge Drive Update: Adorning Supporters

Sunday dawned to beautiful, beautiful weather in the Emerald City. I noticed that my roses needed to be pruned as I rushed out the door to get into the studio for Preachin’ the Blues. The roses willl need to wait a week. Johnny Horn and Cheryl Waters are in the studio, working hard to meetRead more…

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Pledge Drive Update: Positive Vibes = Postive Supporters

Yesterday was crazy! (My day happened to start at 6:35 AM with the next door neighbor DEMOLISHING HIS HOUSE…there oughta be a law!) It’s so fun to start the drive with a busy day – it may have been the quickest 9 hours of my life. Kid Hops was offering a Positive Vibrations bumper stickerRead more…

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Pledge Drive Update: Leon Berman smells like socks

Hi, Leesa Schandel here again. The first hours of the Summer Pledge Drive have FLOWN. And, I’ve been lucky enough to hang out a great group of great volunteers. Each show’s volunteers and donors remind me of the DJs they’re here to support. I don’t know why that only dawned on me today… Leon Berman’sRead more…

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Pledge Drive Update: DJ Riz pulls though literally shaky start

Hi, Leesa Schandel here, Director of Development. We’ve been hard at work this week, preparing for the 2007 KEXP Summer Pledge Drive. There has been a tremendous outpouring of support from our listeners, which has been extremely encouraging to all of the station’s staff. The other night, DJ Riz was pleasantly surprised to hear thatRead more…

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The craziest day I’ve seen since I started working here!

Some of our tremendous volunteers in the pledge room Why the heck would I volunteer to write the blog? I’m the card carrying luddite at the station. Today is the craziest day I’ve seen since I started working here! FUN FUN FUN!!!! The volunteers have been the best! They are super social and they’ve beenRead more…

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My second pledge drive. Day 4.

The weekend was really fun, lots of faces I’d seen last fall and so many people talking about music and their admiration for the DJs they were volunteering to support. John and Arlie, photo courtesy of Gregory Perez Joe, who loves Stevie Zoom and Kevin Cole, passed around a little sheet of paper and startedRead more…

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Day 7 – A very nice gift…

Thanks to miss Aya for a very special gift, courtesy of Greg Perez. The week has flown by. I can scarcely believe that a week ago I was quickly finishing up financial reports for our website, so that I could hang out at KEXP in the Hood in Ballard all day last Friday. Today wasRead more…

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Day 6 – Hump Day…

Trish, one of our awesome volunteers in the middle of it all. Hump or no hump, the day has been awesome. Folks are beginning to run on things other than serotonin, dopamine and epinephrine (yeah, I’m a psych major). They’ve got caffeine, chocolate, vitamin c, kombucha, tomato soup, you name it, to keep them going.Read more…

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Day 5 – Food food food!

Did I mention the pledge food? Actually, I’ve been refraining from mentioning the pledge food…or thinking about the pledge food…or looking at the pledge food…or smelling the pledge food…It’s everywhere, it’s everywhere! And it’s inescapable. And, I – LOVE – FOOD. You could add some serious girth if you followed your impulses, this week. AsRead more…

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