About KEXP

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KEXP's mission is to enrich your life by championing music and discovery.

KEXP is a nonprofit arts organization serving music lovers through in-person, broadcast and online programming.  KEXP operates one of the most influential listener-supported radio stations in the world, 90.3 KEXP-FM Seattle, with online and on-air service reaching over 200,000 global listeners each week.  On KEXP's YouTube channel , videos of exclusive live performances garner millions of views per week. In our home at Seattle Center, KEXP hosts community events and produces hundreds of live performances each year, many of which are open to the public at no charge.

Everything we do at KEXP is made possible through the support of individual donors, volunteers, business supporters, corporate and foundation gifts, and funding from the local, state and federal government. To make your personal, tax-deductible donation and join the more than 18,000 music lovers who power KEXP, please visit the Donate section. To join over 700 annual volunteers who donate their time and expertise to KEXP, visit the Volunteer page. KEXP-FM Seattle, is operated by Friends of KEXP, a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization. KEXP is an affiliate of the University of Washington.

KEXP’s unique services are designed to benefit three distinct groups: Music Lovers, Artists, and the Arts Community.

KEXP’s curatorial staff of 45 DJs, who are widely recognized as experts in their field, present the newest emerging popular artists alongside established bands. KEXP’s programming features both variety and specialty shows that brings you the emerging sounds and long-time favorites from the Pacific Northwest, the country, and throughout the world.

Artists championed by KEXP are not typically supported by traditional non-profit arts organizations or commercial media outlets. They are inventive, contemporary musicians creating new work in popular genres that include rock, hip hop, reggae, country, Latin, modern global and more. For a full list of programs, visit the Schedule section.

KEXP's vision is a growing community of music lovers worldwide who depend on KEXP to identify, showcase, and champion music that entertains and inspires them. By creating meaningful music experiences on air, online, and in person, KEXP harnesses the emotional power of art to strengthen our communities and serve the greater social good.

KEXP's Organizational Values

At KEXP we believe that

  • Music has the power to transform lives and connect people across all boundaries.
  • Principles of inclusivity, diversity, and equity-- held tightly and put into action through a chosen shared mission-- can help create the world we want to live in.
  • Listener power inspires and sustains everything we do and everything we are, and we thrive by practicing gratitude for those who support us.
  • To honor the trust of all of our communities, it is our responsibility to continuously experiment, evolve, and push ourselves and others forward, and to approach our work with vulnerability and relentless curiosity.
  • Creating an enriching experience with music requires us to celebrate music that spans eras, styles, and traditions, and to support artists who challenge musical conventions.
  • As a global community of music lovers rooted in Seattle on the traditional land of the Duwamish and Coast Salish People, we must strive to remain accountable to every community we touch- at home and around the world.

KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle - Where the Music Matters

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