In 1989, Christine Chaney moved to Seattle from rural Indiana. Two things proved to her that she was in the right place: "A drive down Broadway on my first sunny summer Saturday night (what I saw was wonderfully weird), and discovering KEXP on my radio dial."
As a freelance designer and artist, Christine spends a lot of time working alone in her studio. She says KEXP connects her to other music lovers in a creative zone, which in turn inspires her. “Music is the best church of open-mindedness and connectivity I could possibly find. That’s why I moved to the left coast—to be with people who choose love and connection over hate and fear. KEXP preaches this every day.”
Because she’s self-employed, Christine empathizes with the dry spells that accompany irregular income. By supporting KEXP as a member of the Amplifiers Monthly Giving Club, she hopes to prevent KEXP from feeling that same kind of uncertainty.
“Even though I can’t know what I will make in a year, I want my charities to know what they will receive. Once I planned to donate to my charities monthly, it was like I turned on a funding faucet and the water just keeps coming. I am just thankful I can be a part of KEXP in this way.”
Christine powers KEXP because she wants to ensure that the station will always be here for her, and her community, through thick and thin. The day that David Bowie died, she immediately turned on KEXP and listened all day, knowing she could connect with a community that was feeling the same pain that she was feeling. "It felt like a wake, and I felt better because of it … more in love with Bowie and more thankful for KEXP than ever.”
Everything you love about KEXP, from The Morning Show to free performances by the Posies and Charles Bradley in the Gathering Space relies on financial support from you and your fellow music lovers. Today is our One-Day Summer Fund Drive and Hood-to-Hood Challenge, and I wanted to share some of t...