CPB open records are in a public file at KEXP. 472 1st Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109 and are available to view on request. During the Stay Home, Stay Safe order in Washington State contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
KEXP prepared the following statement to comply with Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s requirements for an organizational diversity statement, and is not necessarily inclusive of all diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts undertaken by KEXP. We invite you to read more about our racial equity work here.
KEXP is committed to becoming an anti-racist organization; we believe we must embrace the practice of identifying racist behavior and dismantling systemic racism as it manifests in different institutions – particularly the ones that we belong to. We are a white-led organization with a majority-white staff and a majority-white audience. We are part of a music industry that has been and continues to be exploitative of people of color, especially Black musicians. We are also part of a media industry that has marginalized voices of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (“BIPOC”), and a nonprofit sector that has centered and valued the contributions and expertise of white people above those of BIPOC. KEXP has not been exempt from these patterns of injustice, and in fact we have benefited from our position of privilege. Our work towards becoming an anti-racist organization is central to our ability to serve our mission within our entire community, rather than continuing to concentrate that service within our historic audiences.
Our pursuit of equity and diversity is one component of our journey towards becoming an anti-racist organization. The individual tactics we have undertaken in this pursuit include:
Over the past three years, KEXP's staff demographical representation went from 19% BIPOC / 81% white (2020) to 28% BIPOC / 72% white. Gender statistics went from 43% female & non-binary / 57% male (2020) to 49% female & non-binary / 51% male.
KEXP's Board of Directors' representation went from 40% BIPOC / 60% white (2020) to 45% BIPOC / 55% white. Gender statistics went from 43% female & non-binary / 57% male (2020) to 49% female & non-binary / 51% male.
The KEXP Executive Team decreased from 13% (2020) to 11% BIPOC staff while female & non-binary representation went from 33% (2020) to 50%. Our on-air BIPOC representation went from 28.75% to 31.69% (measured in on-air hours) over the last three years, and our female & non-binary representation went from 25% to 31.69%
KEXP’s commitment to diversity includes meetings of the Community Advisory Board (CAB) designed to solicit advice and feedback from our diverse listening audience. The CAB helps to identify needs in the community and shares feedback for ways to provide programming that is relevant to our region and its neighboring communities. The CAB and KEXP staff seek candidates that represent the geographically and demographically diverse composition of the many communities we serve. Over the past three years, KEXP's CAB demographics changed from 43% BIPOC / 57% white (2020) to 50% BIPOC / 50% white while maintaining 43% female & non-binary / 57% male.
KEXP’s Executive Team continues to work with an external racial equity consultant to create a strategic plan to advance our work toward becoming an anti-racist organization. We are learning and re-learning that authentic relationships and engagement take time, a desire and willingness to center BIPOC voices, sincerity, humility, and patience.
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
KEXP posts the Annual Financial Statement submitted to CPB and the most recent audited financial report.
link to KEXP CPB CSG 2022 AFR.
link to audited financial report.
link to IRS Form 990.
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 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.
KEXP complies with the hiring and reporting practices as required by FCC regulations. Yearly EEO reports are posted here and in our public FCC file online. The Station Activity Survey employment report is available for viewing in our Public File at the main office: 472 1st Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109.
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.
Our FCC Public File is available on the FCC website https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/fm-profile/kexp-fm
KEXP complies with the hiring and reporting practices as required by FCC regulations. Yearly EEO reports are posted here and in our public FCC file online.