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KEXP 50

50 Years of Music: 1994 – Jeff Buckley - “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over”

KEXP is celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, and we're looking back at the last half-century of music. Each week in 2022, KEXP pays homage to a different year, and our writers are commemorating a song from that year that resonates with them. This week, KEXP's Dusty Henry looks at Jeff Buckle…


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KEXP 50: Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio on How KEXP Impacted Their Career

As we celebrate KEXP's 50th anniversary, bands share their experience with the station.


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50 Years of Music: 1981 — Wipers - "Youth of America"

KEXP is celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, and we're looking back at the last half-century of music. Each week in 2022, KEXP pays homage to a different year, and our writers are commemorating a song from that year that resonates with them. This week, KEXP's Martin Douglas looks back at vis…


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Radio Week: Larry Mizell Jr., John Richards, Cheryl Waters, Kevin Cole, and Riz Rollins Reflect on 50 Years of KEXP

The Afternoon Show's Larry Mizell Jr. hosts a panel alongside some of his daytime DJ colleagues – The Morning Show's John Richards, The Midday Show's Cheryl Waters, and Drive Time's Kevin Cole and Riz Rollins. Throughout their conversation, the DJs reminiscence about the station's early days as KCM…


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50 Years of Music: 1989 - The B-52s - Love Shack

KEXP is celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, and we're looking back at the last half-century of music. Each week, KEXP pays homage to a different year. This week, we look back at the tragedy and triumph behind The B-52s smash hit "Love Shack."


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50 Years of Music: 2003 – blink-182 - "I Miss You"

KEXP is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a radio station this year. To honor that celebration, each week we’re looking back on one year of music during the past five decades. This week, we’re celebrating the year 2003 with blink-182’s “I Miss You.” Dusty Henry reflects on teenage break-ups, and …


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Features KEXP 50 Local Music Album Reviews

Wipe the Slate Clean for the Umpteenth Time: A Beat Happening Critical Overview

To celebrate 1985, the year Beat Happening released their self-titled debut, Martin Douglas dives deep into the full discography of the Olympia rock 'n roll legends.


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Features KEXP 50 Local Music Album Reviews

Wipe the Slate Clean for the Umpteenth Time: A Beat Happening Critical Overview

To celebrate 1985, the year Beat Happening released their self-titled debut, Martin Douglas dives deep into the full discography of the Olympia rock 'n roll legends.


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Community Engagement KEXP 50

50 Years of Music: 1985 - Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)

KEXP is celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, and we're looking back at the last half-century of music. Each week, KEXP pays homage to a different year. This week, we’re celebrating the year 1985. KEXP's Janice Headley reflects on the recent Kate Bush resurgence, and asks the KEXP community, …


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Sub Pop 30th Anniversary Count-Up

In 2018, KEXP celebrated the 30th anniversary of local record label Sub Pop with a four-month retrospective, "counting up" every catalog number in their vast discography of over 1,200 releases. Dig into the archives of our catalog coverage, featuring in-depth coverage on the history of their releases.


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