DJ Don Slack helped celebrate KEXP's 50th Anniversary with three hours of country sounds and styles from 1972, from artists like Johnny Bush, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Hank Williams, Jr., Loretta Lynn, Porter Wagoner, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Waylon Jennings, and so many more.
Revisit his show using our Two-Week Streaming Archive.
Revisit KEXP's programming in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. using our two-week Streaming Archive.
We kicked things off with Sunday Soul with DJ Supreme La Rock and continuing on with a special edition of Expansions hosted by Riz with mixes from the whole crew! Check out sets from Kid Hops, Sharlese, Brit Hansen, Riz, and Alex for hours of music and dance to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Thursday, January 13th, KEXP DJ Kevin Cole presented an exclusive guest DJ set and live acoustic set with Kristin Hersh, frontwoman for Throwing Muses, 50 Foot Wave, and solo artist.
As Kevin tells us, "...in November 2021, our live studios weren’t fully up and running at KEXP yet, so Kristin agreed to come over to the house for an interview and guest DJ set from the vinyl room in my basement. She brought along her guitar, and graciously also performed a four-song acoustic set from the basement. During the session we talked about style with substance, chaos, making people nervous, stage fright, being misapprehended as a 'tortured artist,' and looking for the right sounds—sounds that 'glow.'"
Listen to this glowing session of friendship and music using our Two-Week Streaming Archive.
Multi-genre program featuring eclectic sets by a rotating cast of international and local DJs, each building upon a party vibe to kick off your weekend. Check out the archives of previous exclusive mixes here, and check out the upcoming schedule below:
From The Arcade Fire to Zero 7, live performances have consistently been an important and unique aspect of KEXP's programming. While the KEXP Sessions section provides you access to hundreds of exclusive live performances, you can also subscribe to Live at KEXP, a weekly podcast that brings you a series of complete live in-studio sets. Check out some of our most recent sessions below:
KEXP’s Morning Show host, John Richards, presents the KEXP Running Powered Podcast, a series of Music That Matters podcasts. Enjoy these training podcasts, featuring high-energy local and international artists with songs about running and songs that will motivate runners. Download now and allow KEXP’s resident runner to amplify your inspiration and soundtrack your next run.
What is KEXP Remixed? Listen to brand new mixes created from KEXP's broadcast archive! By breaking our live broadcast back into the highly-curated 'sets' of music our DJs have created, we can "Remix" these mini-playlists in new and interesting ways.
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).
On Thursday, May 23, 2019, KEXP presented Music Heals: Addiction & Recovery, full day of on-air programming dedicated to music’s power to heal, overcome addiction, inspire recovery and reduce the stigma around substance use disorder. The event was part of KEXP’s Music Heals series aimed at helping listeners through their most difficult moments, coinciding with National Mental Health Awareness Month. While the shows are no longer available via the streaming archive, you can revisit them now now using KEXP Remixed (beta).