On Saturday, June 19th, KEXP observed Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States; starting at 9am with Positive Vibrations, and continuing on from 12-3pm with DJs Riz and Larry Mizell, Jr., 3-6pm with Vitamin D, and Audioasis with Eva Walker from 6-9pm for a day of music and reflection.
“Juneteenth isn't just a commemoration of a specific injustice in our history, but a celebration of coming to terms with and making right of that injustice, a celebration of freedom from within our borders, and a continuation of building bridges and stirring the great pot that makes this country what it is today,” says Riz Rollins, who has been an on-air host at KEXP for more than 25 years.
June 20 is World Refugee Day, an international observance dedicated to raising awareness of the world’s refugee situation and to support millions of families all over the world who have lost their homes and families because of violence or war. The day also provides opportunities within local communities to help refugees worldwide. On Sunday, June 20th from 12-6pm, KEXP DJs Ashley and Evie celebrated refugees, and the rich contributions they make to our community and our world through music. Re-listen via KEXP's two-week streaming archive until July 4th.
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:
From The Arcade Fire to Zero 7, live performances have consistently been an important and unique aspect of KEXP's programming. While the KEXP Sessions section provides you access to hundreds of exclusive live performances, you can also subscribe to Live at KEXP, a weekly podcast that brings you a series of complete live in-studio sets. Check out some of our most recent sessions below:
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.
What is KEXP Remixed? Listen to brand new mixes created from KEXP's broadcast archive! By breaking our live broadcast back into the highly-curated 'sets' of music our DJs have created, we can "Remix" these mini-playlists in new and interesting ways.
Friday, June 21, 2019 was the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. KEXP dedicated the daylight time to celebrating beauty and joy of a declining trend: long songs. All day, KEXP DJs only played tracks longer than 6 minutes and 13 seconds, the length of Bob Dylan’s classic "Like a Rolling Stone." While the "Long Songs" programs are no longer available via the 14-day Streaming Archive, you can revisit them now using KEXP Remixed (beta).
On Thursday, May 23, 2019, KEXP presented Music Heals: Addiction & Recovery, full day of on-air programming dedicated to music’s power to heal, overcome addiction, inspire recovery and reduce the stigma around substance use disorder. The event was part of KEXP’s Music Heals series aimed at helping listeners through their most difficult moments, coinciding with National Mental Health Awareness Month. While the shows are no longer available via the streaming archive, you can revisit them now now using KEXP Remixed (beta).