It’s KEXP’s 50th anniversary, and to celebrate we’re taking an in-depth look at each year of our history – from 1972 to 2022. All year long we’ll be bouncing around the timeline, pulling out the best music from a different year each week – both the songs we all know and love and music we might’ve missed the first time around.
If you missed this week's Wednesday spotlight, revisit the day of programming using KEXP's Two-Week Streaming Archive!
Made possible in part by Swansons Nursery, Caffe Vita, and The Black Bibs.
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:
Throughout the month of May and far beyond, KEXP celebrates Asian and Pasifika voices in music and the arts. This year’s Pushing Boundaries programming kicked off on Monday, May 2nd with KEXP DJs joined by Asian and Pasifika co-hosts who bring stories, perspectives, and music from the various APA cultures in our rich Seattle community. Guests include Crystal White, Dakota Camacho, Richard Fineza Saguin & Lonnie Lomuntad-Wells, JusMoni, and Tomo Nakayama.
On Friday, April 22nd, KEXP celebrated Six Degrees of Dolly Parton. From 7 AM-7 PM PT, DJs linked each song to the one they played before, beginning with, weaving in and out of, and ending with the music of the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton. The DJs made connections through guest vocals, shared musicians, samples, and more, but songs are selected totally on the fly and without pre-planning. If you missed a minute, revisit the day of live human-powered radio below.
On Tuesday, February 8th, KEXP celebrated the 10th Annual International Clash Day! DJs Albina Cabrera, John Richards, Cheryl Waters, Larry Mizell Jr., and Kevin Cole played the Clash, dived into the band’s influences, and spun artists who share the anti-racist, anti-fascist message that sits at the center of their ethos as a band. If you missed a minute, you can revisit their shows via KEXP's Mixcloud below.
KEXP's Seattle Center neighbors at the Museum of Pop Culture just wrapped up the 21st annual Sound Off!, their 21-and-under music showcase featuring eleven artists from Anacortes, Bellevue, Bellingham, Federal Way, Puyallup, Seattle, and Tacoma, WA as well as Tualatin, OR.
Check out some of these up-and-coming stars on last Saturday's episode of 90.TEEN w/ DJ Pheebs.
Women have always been at the forefront of musical movements and sonic innovations. Throughout the month of March join KEXP for International Women’s Month, celebrating amazing women making music — through the course of music history and today. All month you’ll hear featured voices, mixes, live sessions, historical highlights, and of course, a little more of the music you hear all year long on KEXP.
We kicked off the celebration on March 1st with a line-up of women DJs starting at 1 AM PT with Lisa LeClair, DJ Miss Ashley on Early, Morgan on the Morning Show, the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, DJ Kennady on The Afternoon Show, and Drive Time with Evie Stokes. Listen 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.