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KEXP FAQs



What is the mission of KEXP?
How do I make a song request?
Whom should I contact with questions about my donation or thank-you gift?
Whom should I contact with comments about KEXP Programming?
How do I learn more about your programs?
Where does KEXP get its funding?
I've seen KEXP listed as a sponsor at concerts, events and festivals around Seattle and beyond? What does that mean?
How do I get an event listed on the Concert Calendar?
How do I get airplay for my band?
Where are KEXP’s studios?
Is it possible to arrange a tour of KEXP?




What is the mission of KEXP?
KEXP enriches people’s lives by championing music and discovery.

How do I make a song request? KEXP DJs like to take requests and try to fit in as many in as possible. To make a request, the best way is to email the DJ, or call 1.866.903.KEXP, or 206.903.KEXP in Seattle

Whom should I contact with questions about my donation or thank-you gift? Email KEXP Donor Services or call 206.520.5843.

Whom should I contact with comments about KEXP Programming? We always welcome and encourage feedback from listeners. If you have programming comments, please call or email Senior Program Director Kevin Cole or 206-520-5833.

How do I learn more about your programs? Please take a look at the Shows section of KEXP.ORG. You will find information about and links to all of KEXP's programs, as well as contact information and ordering information for recordings and transcripts.

Where does KEXP get its funding? KEXP’s FCC license is held by the University of Washington, with an Executive Board of Directors, and an Advisory Council. KEXP is not affiliated with a public television station. The majority of KEXP's funding, about 60%, comes from donors like you in the KEXP Community. Local businesses make up about 30% of funding, and 10% comes from other sources. For more information about KEXP’s funding sources, please see the most recent Annual Report.

I've seen KEXP listed as a sponsor at concerts, events and festivals around Seattle and beyond? What does that mean? KEXP is pleased to provide media support to many events, shows, concerts, festivals and other arts organizations. As media sponsor of an event, KEXP provides the organization with on-air promotion of their events, often in return for an advertisement in the playbill and tickets to the event. As media sponsor, KEXP gives no money to the partnering promoter or organization.

How do I get an event listed on the Concert Calendar? Submissions should be received two weeks before publication on our site and mention on the air. Information about upcoming events may be submitted for consideration by emailing us. For more information, please go to the concert calendar page.

How do I get airplay for my band? Check out the getting airplay section of the site to get detailed advice from John Richards on how to submit material for consideration.

Where are KEXP’s studios? KEXP studios and offices are located 113 Dexter Ave N, at the corner of Dexter in Denny just north of Downtown Seattle, and a few blocks east of the Space Needle. For more detailed instructions click here.

Is it possible to arrange a tour of KEXP? Absolutely! KEXP is happy to arrange a weekday tours during business hours for individuals, schools, and groups. Please call 206.520.5800 or email us to arrange a visit. The tour takes about a half hour.


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