Category Archives: Summer Fundraising Drive

One-Day Summer Drive: Why Do YOU Power KEXP?

Everything you hear, see, and experience on KEXP is powered by you and your fellow music lovers. The podcasts, free Concerts at the Mural, live streaming videos of Pixies and Lykke Li … listeners who become donors do all that! KEXP’s One Day Summer Fundraising Drive and Hood-to-Hood Challenge is going strong right now, and I wantedRead more...

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It’s On! The 9th Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge Starts NOW!

Seattle is an amazing city—and the whole world knows it. The Seahawks won last year’s Super Bowl, Nirvana was just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and we made national headlines by raising the minimum wage to $15/hour. But let’s get down to the real nitty-gritty: what’s the No. 1 neighborhood inRead more...

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I Just Called to Say... “Happy Amplifiers Love Week”

Happy Amplifiers Love Week! From now until the 2014 One-Day Summer Drive and Hood-to-Hood Challenge on Friday, June 13, we’re celebrating the more than 5,800 sustaining monthly donors who enable KEXP to play more “music that matters” every year. KEXP Volunteers are calling Amplifier donors all week just to say “thank you,” and we’ve alreadyRead more...

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Coming Soon: KEXP’s 9th Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge

KEXP’s 2014 Hood-to-Hood Day celebration in Ballard is in full swing today—and the battle to host next year’s Hood-to-Hood party is about to begin! KEXP’s 9th Annual Hood-to-Hood Challenge coincides with our One-Day Summer Fundraising Drive on Friday, June 13. Power the “music that matters” to you with a gift to KEXP during this fundraisingRead more...

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Summer Fundraising Drive: Why Do YOU Power KEXP?

Everything you hear or see or experience via KEXP is powered by YOU and your fellow music lovers. We’re in the thick of our One-Day Summer Fundraising Drive and Hood-to-Hood Challenge right this very minute, and amidst the excitement I wanted to share a few of the reasons donors have shared with us for whyRead more...

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2013 Hood to Hood Challenge starts NOW!

As you’ve been listening these past few days, you’ve heard a couple things you wouldn’t typically hear this time of year on KEXP. The first is the hullabaloo about Amplifiers Love Week. All donors play a crucial role in KEXP’s ability to bring you great music and new artists on a daily basis. The sustained, ongoing monthlyRead more...

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Happy Amplifiers Love Week!

Do you remember Spirit Week in high school? When everybody had to wear school colors, show up to class in pajames, or dress as members of the opposite sex? I never, ever thought I’d reflect affectionately on that five-day stretch leading up to the big homecoming game. I loathed Spirit Week, hiding in the wilds of the FFARead more...

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Summer Fundraising Drive: Hood-to-Hood Challenge

“Love thy neighbor.” That’s what I chant every time the sound of band practice from the house two doors down spills through my office windows. But the truth is, I rarely find it difficult to love my neighbors. Seattle is a city teeming with diverse, vibrant communities, each with its own charms. I adore livingRead more...

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Summer Fundraising Drive: “A beacon of originality”

It isn’t unusual to find Rachel Flotard on KEXP. Her (former) band Visqueen remains one of the KEXP Community’s best-loved Seattle favorites. Her record label, Local 638, has issued stellar full-lengths from Shelby Earl, Cristina Bautista, and Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs.  Go poke around the KEXP Flickr pages, and you’ll find snaps ofRead more...

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Summer Fundraising Drive: Make A Circuit With Me

Over Memorial Day weekend, I had lunch and went record shopping with my childhood best friend, who works as an elementary school teacher in Northern Virginia. He mentioned running into our fifth grade science instructor recently, then casually remarked that he couldn’t recall anything in particular we’d studied in her class as children. But IRead more...

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