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Summer Membership Drive 2010: True Confessions

True confessions? I prefer to write a blog with a gin and tonic at my elbow. It makes me feel like Henry Miller or William S. Burroughs. If they drank when they wrote, I know it would be whiskey, but a girl can dream. I like feeling like them — kinda bad ass-ish, kinda grizzled…Read more…

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Summer Membership Drive 2010: Hump Day – Please Support!

Membership drives are an amazing opportunity for those of us here at KEXP to be reminded of how important this station is to so many people. The music on KEXP seems so much more personal to people than what’s on your typical radio station. I guess you know that since you choose to listen. OurRead more…

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Summer Membership Drive 2010: Five Days In and We’re Counting on You

We’re five days into the Summer Membership Drive, and a slight whiff of hysteria is starting to sweep over the staff and DJs. It could just be from living for days off of caffeine and cupcakes. Right now, Capitol Hill is in the lead of our Hood-to-Hood Challenge!

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Summer Membership Drive 2010: Connecting the Dots

I’ve got blues on the brain. I’ve always sort of understood that the blues are the basis of so much contemporary music. But, I didn’t know how to hear Sonny Boy Williamson in The Gossip. That’s all changed now that I’ve taken a class at the University of Washington with Professor Larry Starr. Over tenRead more…

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Summer Membership Drive 2010: It Just Makes You Feel Good

It’s the first day of the Summer Membership Drive, and there is so much excitement here at KEXP it may burst through the walls of the station. Dedicated volunteers will be in to sit by the phones when the drive starts on Shake the Shack tonight. Everyone here at the station is working hard toRead more…

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Summer Membership Drive: On Being Thankful

Jesse Sykes in pledge room by Leesa Schandel, Director of Development Did I mention that I have a kidney transplant? Well, I do. My sister gave me a piece of her body nearly five years ago. If anything has taught me humility and gratitude, it’s that. Before I had my transplant, I was very ill,Read more…

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Summer Membership Drive Update: A Rainy Day Has Come

by Leesa Schandel, Director of Development I gotta tell you that Membership Drives are INTENSE. Today, a guy came into the station and dropped of a manilla envelope that was 1/3rd full of change, topped with two match books. He told someone that he’d saved the change for six months. I never got to meetRead more…

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Summer Membership Drive Update: Over The Hump

Today, I sat in a corner of the call room, typing typing typing. I didn’t really get to meet anyone. Early on, I somehow found myself in a meeting and I tried really hard to focus. I also tried really hard to listen to the concerns of loved ones who think I’m becoming myopic inRead more…

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Summer Membership Drive Update: Monday… brain needs food…

Brains need stuff to keep them going. My brain has stopped receiving stuff from me. Except it keeps getting a lot of caffeine, alcohol, and cheese pizza. This is not a good thing. This is a bad thing. My brain does not live by coffee, beer and pizza pies, alone. It’s hard to write somethingRead more…

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