Corporation for Public Broadcasting Compliance Policies

KEXP-FM is licensed to Friends of KEXP.  In compliance with the terms of CPB funding, this document will detail the policies related to meeting the eligibility requirements.

KEXP’s executive team includes:

  • Tom Mara, Executive Director,
  • Ethan Raup, Chief Operating Officer,
  • Kevin Cole, Chief Content Officer,
  • Betsy Troutman, Director of Development,
  • Tom Smith, Director of Strategic Relations and Business Support,
  • Rebecca Denk, Director of Finance and Human Resources,
  • Jamie Alls, Director of Engineering,
  • Chris Kellogg, Programming Group Director,
  • Cyrus Despres, Director of Planning and Business Intelligence,
  • Rischel Granquist, Director of Facility Operations and Guest Services,
  • Chris Busiel, Digital Director,
  • Scott Bell, General Counsel,

Open Meetings Requirements as set forth in Section 396(k)(4) of the Communications Act.

KEXP-FM is licensed to Friends of KEXP.  The Board of Directors of Friends of KEXP and its committees meet several times per year.  Information about KEXP’s Board of Directors, including members and meeting information can be found via the link below.

link to board of directors page

Financial Reporting Requirements as set forth in Section 396(k)(5) of the Communications Act.

KEXP posts the Annual Financial Statement submitted to CPB and the most recent audited financial report.

link to KEXP CPB CSG 2017 AFR.

link to audited financial report.

link to IRS Form 990.

Advisory Board Requirement as set forth in Section 396 (k)(8) of the Communications Act.

KEXP-FM is licensed to Friends of KEXP.  The Community Advisory Board of Friends of KEXP meets several times per year.  Information about the Community Advisory Board, including members and meeting information can be found via the link below

link to advisory board page

KEXP Local Content and Service Report to the Community

KEXP provides an annual Local Content and Services Report to inform the community about activities intended to address community needs, outlining key services provided and the local value and impact of those services.

link to 2017 Local Content and Service Report

EEO Requirements as set forth in Section 396 9k)(11) of the Communications Act.

KEXP complies with the hiring and reporting practices as required by FCC regulations. Yearly EEO reports and the Station Activity Survey are posted here and available for viewing with the FCC Public File in the main office:  472 1st Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109.

link to  2017-2018 EEO Public File Report.

Diversity Statement

KEXP understands that cultural vibrancy is only possible when diversity is encouraged.

Recognizing that cultural diversity goes beyond language, ethnicity, race, and religion, to include characteristics such as gender, sexual orientation, and range of ability and age, KEXP builds appreciation for the unique qualities that all individuals and cultural groups bring to our communities.

In order to provide informed, authentic leadership in fulfilling its mission of championing music and discovery, the KEXP Board of Directors will support and encourage diversity within the staff, board of directors, programs, audiences and written policies of the organization. The board shall work to recruit and retain a culturally diverse board, and to encourage a culturally diverse staff, which reflect its primary constituency groups, music lovers and artists, and the communities it serves. KEXP staff will seek involvement in its programming by diverse populations. Board and staff will expand leadership opportunities, leading to a diverse organization that promotes our community’s cultural assets.

Donor Lists as set forth in Section 396 (k)(12) of the Communications Act.

KEXP does not sell, rent, lease, loan, trade, give, donate, transfer or exchange its donor names or other personally identifiable information to, with or from any candidate for federal, state or local office, political committees, or political parties for any purpose whatsoever, except as otherwise required by law or judicial process.

KEXP will periodically remind contributors/donors of its privacy policy.

link to privacy policy

Public File

Our FCC Public Files are available for viewing during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm at the KEXP main office at 472 1st Avenue NorthSeattle WA 98109.   No prior appointment is necessary to view the Public File. We do ask, however, that you provide us with your name and local address prior to viewing the file. Because the File contains a number of sections, a KEXP Staff Member will assist you by removing the items from the File you wish to view. Only one section at a time will be allowed to be removed from the Public File. A place to view the File will be made available.
Photocopies of all materials in the Public File are available. Each single-sided copied page costs five cents ($.05). Photocopies requested will be available for pickup within five (5) business days, or KEXP will mail them to you, provided you pay the postage. Payment for all copies must be made at the time of pickup or prior to mailing.

A copy of the publication The Public and Broadcasting is available at no charge to guide you in your examination of our Public File.

For more information about the FCC Public Inspection File (PIF) requirement, please visit

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