KEXP Featured Event

KEXP Presents

National Radio Week + Community Radio Volunteer Fair

Every year on August 20th, the country celebrates National Radio Day, a time to “honor one of the most longstanding electronic media and its role in our everyday lives.” This year, KEXP extends the holiday to a week, honoring the stations and the hosts who have touched the lives of our listeners in a meaningful way.

From DJ Jonathan L., whose mixes were recorded by John Richards’ brother and shared with our favorite morning DJ, or DJ Rodney Bingenheimer who told us he found out his show was cancelled via a letter from corporate; to loved-but-lost stations like (the Kevin Cole-led) REV 105 in Minneapolis, WOXY in Cincinnati (and Austin), or Indie 103.1 in Los Angeles, whose loss still resonates with their passionate hosts and listeners. Join us beginning Monday, August 14th through Friday, August 18th as we talk to the people who made these radio stations and shows great, while also spotlighting the music from their heydays.

  The Morning Show The Midday Show The Afternoon Show
Monday WOXY (Cincinnati/Austin) WHER (Memphis) WGTB (DC)
Tuesday KUKQ (Phoenix) WLIR (Long Island) WDST (Woodstock)
Wednesday WFNX (Boston) KDGE (Dallas) Vin Scelsa (WFMU)
Thursday Indie 103.1 (LA) Rodney on the ROQ (LA) Y100 (Philadelphia)
Friday KJET (Seattle) WHTG (New Jersey) REV105 (Minneapolis)


And, join us in the Gathering Space on Sunday, August 20th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM for KEXP’s Community Radio Volunteer Fair, an afternoon of recruitment for local community and low-power FM stations, such as the ones listed below:

Rainier Valley Radio KVRU 105.7 FM
RainierAvenueRadio.World (online)
KBCS 91.3 FM Bellevue/Seattle (full power)
KBFG 107.3 FM NW Seattle
Hollow Earth Radio KHUH 100.3 FM
SPACE 101.1 FM KMGP Magnuson Park
OneAmerica Radio 106.5 FM SeaTac
Earth On-the-Air Independent Media KODX 96.9 FM
Valley KAPY 103.1 FM Duvall/Carnation/Redmond Ridge