On Saturday June 16, KEXP observed Juneteenth — the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States — with a full day of music that celebrates freedom, achievement, education, and building bridges. After a special edition of Kid Hops long-running reggae show, Positive Vibrations, DJs Riz Rollins and Gabriel hosted the airwaves with music and conversations with special guests to celebrate with the day with programming that celebrates America’s great gift to world culture. Relisten to Saturday's programming through Saturday, June 30th with KEXP's Two-Week Streaming Archive.

9:00 AM – NOON:  Positive Vibrations with selector Kid Hops. Special guests include Charles Mudede and Riz

NOON – 3:00 PM: Guest DJ set by Riz Rollins. Special guests include Black Bois Dani Tirrell, Tail Feather’s Dominique Stephens, Seattle Girl School’s Luzviminda ‘Lulu’ Carpenter

3:00 – 6:00 PM: Guest DJ set by Gabriel Teodoros with special guests Shakiah (Hip-Hop artist and choreographer for Northwest Tap Connection) and James Williams (from the No New Youth Jail Coalition and Organizing Director for Got Green)

(Learn more about our special guests here.)

From the Vault:

photo by Charles Peterson

Stray Dogs from Every Village: Seattle Underground Music 1978-1988

Seattle is one of the best music cities in the world. But it was once a sleepy cultural backwater. Thanks to the DIY efforts of punk pioneers, the scene grew into a force that took the world by storm in the late 1980s and early 90s. KEXP presents the new hour-long documentary special Stray Dogs from Every Village: Seattle Underground Music 1978-1988. Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPop, has opened up their extensive vault of oral histories, allowing us unprecedented access to first-hand stories from the people who lived it. 

Stray Dogs from Every Village: Seattle Underground Music 1978-1988 is part of the From the Vault documentary series, made possible thanks to a generous gift from Paul Allen, and in cooperation with MoPop.


Midnight in a Perfect World June Schedule:

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:

June 1st: Black Moth Super Rainbow
June 8th: Nickodemus
June 15th: Ramiro
June 22nd: Doc Sleep
June 29th: Eleanor Friedberger


KEXP Running Powered Podcast

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.

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Sounds from Around The World

KEXP is committed to seeking out and sharing new music from all around the globe. From modern latin hip-hop and funk to Jamaican dancehall as well as music from Africa, Asia, and beyond – our DJs are always unearthing new and exciting music from countries all across the world. 

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