One Friday in February 2013, KEXP Morning Show host John Richards decided that one Clash song wasn’t enough, and so International Clash Day was born.
This year, KEXP observes the fifth annual International Clash Day on Tuesday, February 7th. This year we celebrate the Clash highlighting three ways they influenced change and awareness in society: The Morning Show will focus on the Clash messaging important ideas through radio broadcasts, The Midday Show will focus on how other cultures influenced the Clash, and The Afternoon Show will focus on protest through song.
This year we also celebrate all of the world governments that have declared International Clash Day an official holiday: The City of Seattle, The State of Washington, The City of San Francisco, The City of Vancouver, BC, The City of Austin, and potentially more on the way!
|Participating Radio Stations||City|
|WAPS The Summit 91.3 FM||Akron, OH|
|WUOG 90.5 FM||Athens, GA|
|KUTX 98.9 FM||Austin, TX|
|Radio Laguna 93.7 FM||Belgade, Serbia|
|Rock Radio Belgrade 96.2 FM||Belgade, Serbia|
|KUGS 89.3 FM||Bellingham, WA|
|WIUX 99.1 FM||Bloomington, IN|
|CHIRP Radio||Chicago, IL|
|KRSC 91.3 FM||Claremore, OK|
|OCR FM 98.3||Colac, Australia|
|Trinity FM 97.3 FM||Dublin, Ireland|
|Flirt FM 101.3 FM||Galway, Ireland|
|WHWS-LP 105.7 FM||Geneva, NY|
|WHUP 104.7 FM||Hillsborough, NC|
|WVBR 93.5 FM||Ithaca, NY|
|96.5 The Buzz||Leavenworth, KS|
|WRFL 88.1 FM||Lexington, KY|
|WXOX 97.1 FM||Louisville, KY|
|Fuse FM||Manchester, UK|
|WMSE 91.7 FM||Milwaukee, WI|
|CHOM 97.7 FM||Montreal, Quebec|
|CJLO 1690AM||Montreal, Quebec|
|WVFI||Notre Dame, IN|
|KOSU 91.7 FM||Oklahoma City, OK|
|Radio Control 99.4 FM||Palmerston North, New Zealand|
|WXPN 88.5 FM||Philadelphia, PA|
|ALT AZ 93.3 FM||Phoenix, AZ|
|KWMR 90.5 FM||Point Reyes Station, CA|
|XRAY.fm 107.1 FM / 91.1 FM||Portland, OR|
|WPRB 103.3 FM||Princeton, NJ|
|KEXP 90.3 FM||Seattle, WA|
|WVFS 89.7 FM||Tallahassee, FL|
|CJRU 1280 AM||Toronto, CA|
|The Spy FM 91.7 OKC / 107.5 Tulsa||Tulsa, OK|
|KXCI 91.3 FM||Tuscon, AZ|
|101.5 UMFM||Winnipeg, Manitoba|
International Clash Day Events
• Bridgwater, UK: From 2 PM ’til 5 PM, visitors can enjoy Clash music and images in the Engine Room café in Bridgwater High Street with a live link to the KEXP radio station in Seattle. There will be live music in the cafe from Claude Sandiford plus a video link to Prague, from where the Leader of Bridgwater Town Council Brian Smedley will be joining in together with Czech musicians and Clash fans.
• Prague, CR: At the Cafe V Lese in Pragues Vrsovice district 3 PM ’til 6 PM, Leader of Bridgwater Town Council Brian Smedley will lead a discussion with Jiri Kobes, singer with the anarchic Czech 70’s band Plastic People of the Universe, a group that was constantly harassed by the Czech communist authorities at the time for deigning to be different and as a result the opposition movement that eventually became the velvet revolution gained one more cause to rally around. They will be discussing with Czech musicians, young and old, the influence of the Clash, the Plastic People, and whether music can actually change things.
• Austin, TX: Celebrate International Clash Day with KUTX 98.9 at The ABGB [Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.] starting at 6:30 PM, with Rick Broussard’s Two Hoots and a Holler, Migrant Kids, a dub DJ set, and special guests.
• Tucson, AZ: KXCI is celebrating on-air from 10 AM to 6 PM, and later that night at Che’s Lounge [350 N. 4th Ave.], DJs will be spinning Clash tunes, along with showcasing a special Clash-themed visual art show –- curated by bartender/local artist Donovan White -– as well as hosting a record sale of The Clash’s catalogue by Wooden Tooth Records.
Exclusive Clash Day Avatars
Thank you to the talented designers at Publicis for sharing these. Just right-click-save to use these on your social media channels, or make them into buttons for your leather jacket!
Exclusive International Clash Day Partners
KEXP has partnered with Independence Printage for a series of exclusive posters inspired by International Clash Day. If you’d like to print out your own version of a poster, click below for a larger version you can right-click-save.
US version // artwork by Eric Carnell (Independence Printage)
UK version // artwork by Eric Carnell (Independence Printage)
artwork by Rangotang
artwork by Eric Carnell (Independence Printage)