New KEXP Playlist FAQ

  • Why a new playlist page?
    • We have built a new playlist and music metadata service using Microsoft Azure and this page utilizes those services. It’s the building block for a variety of new and upcoming features on
  • Why only Amazon buy links?
    • It’s because of the album art that we get from Per their terms of use, we can only provide links to their store.
  • Why do you still have the old playlist?
    • Some of our users like to print out the old playlist view. We’ll be releasing a version of the new playlist that also supports a grid style view in the next few weeks.
  • What else is coming?
    • You’ll soon be able to post to Twitter and Facebook when you like a song.
    • We’ll be able to offer more information about the currently playing song…such as play history, links to their website, videos that we may have etc
    • And, much much more.
  • I don’t like the new playlist page!
  • It doesn’t work on my computer/browser, etc.
    • Drop us an email at with details on your machine, browser, etc and we’ll figure it out!
  • Why don’t you provide an rss feed or REST service for your playlist?
    • We have run in to problems in the past where some folks abuse the service and build experiences around the metadata that have negatively impacted our servers and/or does not provide a good experience. If you’d like to build something with the station, please drop us a line at


  1. Barış
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 6:14 am | Permalink

    i want to see the release year of currently playing song.
    thanks a lot , best wishes from istanbul !
    and you know john ” this is the day”

  2. Andrew Yacykewych
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 6:26 am | Permalink

    new playlist does not seem to auto-refresh
    using firefox 10.0.1

  3. Chas D
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    I also would like to see the release date for each song played. Also, the playlist does not auto refresh in Chrome. Nice job, looks like it has promise.

  4. Hector
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    Please add the release date.

  5. Paul
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Thumbs up for the new playlist. Digging the album art. However, I second Baris’s suggestion of including the release year for the currently playing song/album. Rock!

  6. Dustin
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Really like the new playlist. I also would like to see the release date!

  7. Kara
    Posted February 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Like the new format, but really wish I didn’t have to refresh the page for an update. I’m using Firefox 10.0.2

  8. James
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    I like the new format, but it also is not auto-refreshing on Firefox 3.6.27.

  9. Iain
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 6:30 am | Permalink

    Looks nice but doesn’t auto-refresh using Safari 5.1.2

  10. Djan
    Posted May 10, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    It doesn’t look like Amazon is holding up their end of the deal with album art!

  11. John
    Posted May 25, 2012 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    Love the new playlist! TIP (shhh): Because the covers/artwork do not display in the mini-playlist, all the Buy links display (Amazon, Amazon MP3, iTunes, Easy Street, Silver Platters, Sonic Boom, In Sound, Zune). :D

  12. Grace
    Posted July 18, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    It doesn’t seem to auto refresh in Firefox 14 either. )-:
    Otherwise I like the new format.

    Anything in the works for an iPhone app for the playlist? I’m often out and about and would love to have a quick and dirty way to look up songs. Thanks!

  13. James
    Posted August 24, 2013 at 4:33 am | Permalink

    I would like a user-login for kexp which would allow me to select the tracks that I want to note as my favourites. It would be good for kexp because you could start studying the listening patterns of regular users. When they tune in, when they tune out, etc.

    Thank you for being the best radio station in existence.

  14. Eric, KEXP Supporter
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Since last week the music stream no longer properly encodes the song metadata, so I am left to use this sub-optimal, non-refreshing playlist page. Speaking of the playlist, why does it (only) break everything down by hour? It’s nice that I can see what was playing in the 9’oclock hour yesterday morning (but frankly, I don’t care). I just want to see the last 5 or so songs played today, plus the current one. I currently use Clementine to stream my music and I haven’t performed any updates lately, so I suspect the breakage is on your end. I think I hear the Microsoft Azure/Steve Ballmer blues playing.

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