Category Archives: Spring Pledge Drive

KEXP Spring Fundraising Drive: Handcrafted Radio

When I’m not playing records or working behind-the-scenes at KEXP, I love doing crafts. Right now, I’m reproducing Lou Reed’s Transformer in needlepoint. And yesterday, I convinced Chris and Cheryl to make thank-you cards by hand for Midday Show donors because I was inspired by this message from Myrna in Kingston: I am committed to creatingRead more…

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KEXP Spring Fundraising Drive: The Streets of South Dakota

Certain moments in KEXP history loom larger than others: venturing into space with astronaut Stan Love; Sir Paul McCartney’s Afternoon Show phone-in; Mudhoney rocking the tippy-top of the Space Needle. But honestly? The day-to-day flashes of our shared passion for music spur my greatest feelings of pride in KEXP. The reminders that, thanks to listenerRead more…

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KEXP Spring Fundraising Drive: “A little something” makes a huge difference

Yesterday a KEXP listener in Northern Virginia sent this note: About 10 years ago, I came across the blog of a former Seattleite who kept talking about this great radio station called KEXP and how much she missed it. I decided to check it out, and have been a dedicated online listener ever since. IRead more…

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Meet the New KEXP “Golden Eye” T-Shirt

Today KEXP debuts the latest in listener-powered fashion: the “Golden Eye” T-shirt. Seattle designer Stuart Haury created this 2015 Spring Drive tee exclusively for music lovers who donate $100 or more to KEXP right now. A graduate of the UW Design program, Stuart’s background in data visualization inspired this gold-on-black geometric design. “The concept of peopleRead more…

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Spring Fundraising Drive: Going the Distance

Never underestimate the power of great music to boost your strength and endurance. I can’t count the number of times I’ve been working out, about to “hit the wall,” when hearing Grace Jones, Matthew Dear, or Soundgarden propelled me through one more set of bench presses. Yesterday morning, KEXP launched its own Running Club asRead more…

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Spring Fundraising Drive: A Message from DJ Darek Mazzone

KEXP DJ Darek Mazzone is out of town and unable to be on the air, but he still wanted to share his passion for listener-powered radio and his show Wo’Pop in particular. Watch his video below: If you journey with Darek Mazzone every Tuesday night, help power his show and the music you hear withRead more…

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Be Prepared with the KEXP “Junior DJ” Kids’ Tee

You don’t need to be a Boy or Girl Scout to recognize that our new KEXP “Junior DJ” kids’ tee has plenty of merit. (Sorry!) With its eye-catching, outdoorsy green and yellow design, this fun T-shirt makes a perfect gift for the adventurous young music lover in your life, and it can be yours whenRead more…

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Meet the New “Music Matters” T-shirt!

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This week KEXP unveils its new “Music Matters” T-shirt, designed by New York native Jeff Glendenning, Assistant Professor of Communications Design at Syracuse University and former Art Director for The New York Times Magazine (fancy!). “I was inspired to create something listeners would want to wear with KEXP pride,” says Jeff. Mission accomplished! This simpleRead more…

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Spring Fundraising Drive: From Dreams to Soul Mates

I went to Paris for the first time last year. It had been my dream for as long as I can remember, so I guess it’s not surprising that each experience seemed more fantastical to me…our apartment in the building where Picasso had his first Paris studio; eating an ethereal goat cheese that tasted ofRead more…

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Spring Fundraising Drive: 1987 Called…

Life was a little different at KEXP back in 1987. The station was still called KCMU and it could only be heard if you were within roughly 15 miles of the University of Washington campus. The playlist was already pretty eclectic (as those of you who tuned into my Top 90.3 of 1987 special lastRead more…

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