On Wednesday, July 1st, KEXP DJ Gabriel Teodros took over The Morning Show on KEXP to celebrate Indigenous resistance, as well as Black/Indigenous co-resistance, through music. He also welcomed special guest Jarrett Martineau, host of CBC's RECLAIMED, "which is a weekly series that airs across Canada exploring the many worlds of contemporary Indigenous music, and co-founder of RPM which is a global new music platform, record label, and boutique agency to discover the most talented Indigenous musicians from across Turtle Island and around the world." Teodros stated on his Instagram account: "Jarrett's work has been a light and an inspiration on the way I approach radio since before I ever had a job at KEXP, his playlists have had a regular influence on the music I play, and I'm so thankful to finally have him on the air with me." Revisit the show using KEXP's Two-Week Streaming Archive. [ Stream Expires: 7/15 ]
On Wednesday, July 1st, KEXP DJ Greg Vandy aired his annual 4th Of July Summer Soul Freedom Show on The Roadhouse featuring a vintage selection of funk and soul ranging from 1965-1976. Lots of comedy, TV show themes, and classic summer jams from American icons like Curtis Mayfield, Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin, and many many more!
If you missed it (or just want to hear it again!), listen via KEXP's Two-Week Streaming Archive. It’s DYN-O-MITE! 💥 [ Stream Expires: 7/15 ]
On Friday, June 19th, KEXP observed Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Revisit our broadcast featuring sets from KEXP DJs Gabriel Teodros, Eva Walker, Larry Mizell Jr, and OCnotes with music, interviews, and more below.
“Juneteenth isn’t just a commemoration of a specific injustice in our history, but a celebration of coming to terms with and making right of that injustice, a celebration of freedom from within our borders, and a continuation of building bridges and stirring the great pot that makes this country what it is today,” remarks Riz Rollins, who has been an on-air host at KEXP for more than 25 years.
Juneteenth (aka “Freedom Day” or “Juneteenth Independence Day”) celebrates the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865, specifically the news and enforcement of abolition when a brigade of Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, TX, two months after the Confederacy’s surrender (and two years after the Emancipation Proclamation). In 1980, Texas was the first state to establish Juneteenth as a state holiday; today, 45 states and the District of Columbia recognize Juneteenth as either a state holiday or day of observance.
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Friday, June 21, 2019 was the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. KEXP dedicated the daylight time to celebrating beauty and joy of a declining trend: long songs. All day, KEXP DJs only played tracks longer than 6 minutes and 13 seconds, the length of Bob Dylan’s classic "Like a Rolling Stone." While the "Long Songs" programs are no longer available via the 14-day Streaming Archive, you can revisit them now using KEXP Remixed (beta).
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