Already in 2016, you’ve heard icons including David Bowie, the Clash, and Johnny Cash honored on KEXP. Earlier this week, Funky Drummer Day shined the spotlight on the musicians responsible for some of history’s greatest breaks and beats.
Music lovers like you who power commercial-free KEXP are just as vital to the sound of “music that matters” as these artists. You play an essential part in every special program, free podcast, and in-studio performance—and we’re incredibly grateful.
KEXP volunteer Van Wolfe assists Cheryl Waters every week on The Midday Show and organizes the annual VanFest benefit in Maple Valley. Van's passion and enthusiasm inspire us, and we're proud to have his support.
“KEXP is important to the community because they support underground and independent music,” says Van. “Not just what the blogs have been buzzing about, not just what's hot in the underground, but anything good that listeners need to hear.”Please join Van and make your gift to the 2016 Spring Drive today. When you do, you’ll have a chance to tell us why you power KEXP, too.
“The amount of support KEXP shows for local music amazes me,” he continues. “The boost that our artists get from being exposed to listeners worldwide helps cement our region's reputation as a music capital ... KEXP is a resource that everyone who considers themselves a music fan should be paying attention to.”
"I power KEXP because I know without the support of other listeners and me, there would be no KEXP. We keep everything going strong, and I am proud to help make it happen."