Category Archives: Summer Fundraising Drive

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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Afternoon Show fans! You are the spark in the KEXP fire pit!

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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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Summer Membership Drive: Weekend update

The weekend of the Summer Membership Drive has been a blur of espresso drinks, t-shirts, and special encounters with new friends and old friends. On Friday night, Jessica stopped by the station in response to Kevin and Rachel’s invite to come on down, make a gift, get some dinner and hang out. Jessica’s from Miami,Read more...

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2008 Summer Membership Drive Update: A Membership Drive is Like a Wedding Reception

This day reminds me of a wedding reception, minus the groomsman getting drunk and making a pass at my cousin’s daughter -- well, there is the woman who just called to ask, “Do you guys know where the booty cave is?” We don’t, by the way, but if you find out, let us know. TheRead more...

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Summer Membership Drive = Success!

created by Quilty3000 A great big THANK YOU to everyone who became KEXP members during the Summer Membership Drive. We hit our goal on Friday thanks to the 3500 listeners who pledged! KEXP is a member supported radio station. Thanks to your ongoing contributions, we will continue to bring the quality programming you enjoy, includingRead more...

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