Category Archives: Spring Pledge Drive

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!


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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Spring Fundraising Drive: Bigfoot, Aaron Neville, and YOU!

“Help! Bigfoot has me trapped in the kitchen!” That’s the email I almost sent by accident to hundreds of KEXP volunteers on Wednesday, because I was goofing around. Luckily, our volunteer scheduling tool is idiot-proof and stopped me.

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KEXP Spring Fundraising Drive: Ladies and Gentlemen… the Animals!

The animals are together at last—and I’m not talking about Eric Burdon and company reuniting to hit the casino circuit. KEXP’s Spring Fundraising Drive kicks off this Friday, and as a special thank you gift to donors who contributor $100 or more, we’re offering a brand new kids T-shirt. Created by Chad Syme of ScoreRead more…

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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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