Friday on My Mind: Support KEXP Radio!

Fundraising Drives, The Morning Show w/ John Richards
John Richards

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind the weekly collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 news where we take a look at videos centered around one common theme.

It’s time for our 2015 Spring Donor Drive!!! We got things going right at 6am this morning and we need help from all of you. Each of you can make all the difference. Over half of KEXP’s annual budget is made up of donations from the community. If you depend on KEXP for providing you with the best in newer and older music, daily music posts in KEXP blog, or you stream either via your computer or phone, know that those are the types of services that are supported through your gift. Give online now at and now here are some radio songs to inspire you while you make your gift...

R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe

One of the best opening songs ever is “Radio Free Europe” from R.E.M.’s debut album, Murmur. We’ve had shows that have revolved completely around themes, such as best opening songs. Those sort of themed shows, would not be possible without the support of KEXP’s listeners.

The Replacements - Left of the Dial

From The Replacements’ 1985 major label debut, Tim, “Left of the Dial” is our next song choice. “Left of the Dial” references stations just like KEXP. It was the college, non-commercial stations with lower frequencies that gave bands like The Replacements air time. KEXP continues this legacy and champions unknown and up and coming artists that are given a chance on commercial radio station.

The Clash - This is Radio Clash

Released in 1981, “This is Radio Clash” is our third song and a reminder of how spontaneity plays a huge role in KEXP’s programming. So much so that a brand new holiday was born one day during The Morning Show- International Clash Day. Although it came about organically during one random morning, the listeners embraced it, and it now has remained. This is what KEXP is all about and this is what we are asking you to help support.

Honorable Mentions:

!!! - AM/FM

“AM/FM” was the first single of the album Strange Weather, Isn’t it?. !!! released it as a free download, and later released on limited edition clear vinyl on July 13, 2010.

Regina Spektor - On the Radio

“On the Radio” is a single that was released from Spektor’s fourth album Begin to Hope.

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