KEXP International Clash Day 2017


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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!

Austin, TX
Ithaca, NY
Kent, OH
Prague, Czech Republic (translated)
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Tucson, AZ
Vancouver, BC
Washington DC
Washington State

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
WXCU Columbus, OH
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 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!

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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.

artwork by Jay Bryant (web|facebook)

US version // artwork by Eric Carnell (Independence Printage)

UK version // artwork by Eric Carnell (Independence Printage)

artwork by Alex Fry (web|instagram)

artwork by MacKenzie Baker

artwork by Rangotang

artwork by Eric Carnell (Independence Printage)

artwork by Barry Blankenship (web|instagram)

artwork by Barry Blankenship (web|instagram)

artwork by Kelsey Gallo (web|instagram)

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