The Afternoon Show

A diverse mix of new releases, “sneak-peaks” at forthcoming releases, seminal vintage tracks, rarities, b-sides, and in-studio performances. I strive to surprise, delight, educate, and enlighten, juxtaposing seemingly incongruous styles in a way that creates context, meaning, or a good laugh. No genre or style is off limits. If it’s ...

Monday - Friday, 2 p.m.
Audioasis

Audioasis is KEXP's long-running Northwest music show hosted by Sharlese Metcalf. Past hosts have included Jonathen Poneman, Jason Hughes, Scott Vanderpool, Stevie Zoom, Sean Nelson and Hannah Levin. John Richards helps produce the show. Audioasis delivers three hours of local and live bands from all areas and genres of the ...

Saturday, 6 p.m.
El Sonido

El Sonido is a three hour trip around the diverse world of Latin music and culture from South, Central and North America, as well as Spain and the rest of the globe. The focus is on new music and the growing Latin alternative scene, but traditional styles, both old and ...

Monday, 6 p.m.
Expansions

Expansions began in late 1995 as the brainchild of Riz Rollins as a response to the burgeoning acid jazz scene that was enjoying popularity in local clubs but underexposed on the local airwaves. Even at its inception, it has always been important that the show not be commanded by any ...

Sunday, 9 p.m.
Jazz Theatre

I have a personal mission statement in mind for Jazz Theater. That is, to really celebrate the fact that Jazz Is Alive and Thriving. Now! \n\nIn recent years, jazz has been cast in an unfortunate historical context -- as something that already happened, and is now over. Or, individual "experts" ...

Monday, 1 a.m.
The Midday Show

KEXP Radio hand selects all of its music, with expert DJs showcasing both established and emerging bands. Rock is generally a broad term for KEXP, as indie and alternative sounds are often blended with a variety of other genres in an innovative music format. KEXP variety mix programming makes up ...

Monday - Friday, 10 a.m.
The Morning Show

KEXP Radio hand selects all of its music, with expert DJs showcasing both established and emerging bands. Rock is generally a broad term for KEXP, as indie and alternative sounds are often blended with a variety of other genres in an innovative music format. KEXP variety mix programming makes up ...

Monday - Friday, 6 a.m.
Midnight in a Perfect World

A 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: APRIL 2018 SCHEDULE photo by Ebru Yildiz April ...

Saturday, midnight
Mind Over Matters

Mike McCormick & Diane Horn Public Affairs Saturday, Sunday 6-9am If you have questions or comments about Mind Over Matters, please email us. Mind Over Matters carries a wide range of provocative speakers and guests who bring our listeners viewpoints not often heard in the corporate media. MOM focuses on ...

Saturday - Sunday, 6 a.m.
Positive Vibrations

Placing equal legitimacy upon all styles of Jamaican musical expression, Positive Vibrations joins the dots between Ska, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae, Dub, and Dancehall. Kid Hops educates as he entertains - riding rhythms across artists, labels, and decades, he demystifies the connections between producers and studios. From the roughest riddims, to ...

Saturday, 9 a.m.
Preachin' the Blues

From out of the swamp and through the woods comes the Preachin' the Blues show. Every Sunday I explore the downhome, uptown and gospel sounds of rhythm and blues music, and the focus is always on the most soulful, gritty, heartfelt and creative artists and material. \n\nCountry blues gets a ...

Sunday, 9 a.m.
The Roadhouse

The Roadhouse is a roots program emphasizing the blues and other traditional styles of American music. The show presents the wide and wonderful spectrum of our musical legacy - the roots of todays popular music and culture. The show explores regional differences in American recordings with a decidely Southern bent. ...

Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Seek & Destroy

Tanner Ellison : Host, DJ, and Producer of Seek & Destroy, Saturday Nights at Midnight to 2AM Tanner Ellison is a professional artist living and working in Seattle. He has been corrupted by metal since he was a little grub. He had an unlikely start in radio around the age ...

Sunday, midnight
Shake the Shack

Please join Rockabilly Hall of Famer, Dr. Leon Berman, "Cousin Mike" Fuller, the mysterious woman known only as “Red” and our youthful ward, Johnny Lignite, every Friday night for the best in rockabilly, boogie, rhythm & blues, country, western swing, surf and primitive rock & roll!\n\nIf names like Carl Perkins, ...

Friday, 6 p.m.
Sonarchy

Sonarchy Radio is a live performance broadcast that is a showcase for the many northwest artists who are pushing the limits of their music. Each week Jack Straw Productions in Seattle's University District hooks up its non-profit recording studio to KEXP and sets the stage for you to sit in ...

Sonic Reducer

Sonic Reducer brings you three hours of the best in local, national, international punk and hardcore. Your hosts, Brian, Nick and Mr. West drag you through a mess of short, fast and loud songs from today and back in the day every Saturday night from 9pm to midnight.

Saturday, 9 p.m.
Street Sounds

Streetsounds is Seattle's longest running mixshow. You'll hear the hottest hip hop first along with classics and local music. We're known for breaking the new music first. Streetsounds plays all kinds of hip hop and appeals to a wide audience. \n\nFast forward to 2008 and you have one of the ...

Sunday, 6 p.m.
Swingin' Doors

Swingin' Doors is dedicated to a wide range of country sounds and styles, from honky tonk and western swing to alternative country and bluegrass, in sharp contrast to the tight playlists and narrow focus of today's commercial country radio. \n\nAs might be expected from a show named Swingin' Doors, there's ...

Thursday, 6 p.m.
Variety Mix

KEXP Radio hand selects all of its music, with expert DJs showcasing both established and emerging bands. Rock is generally a broad term for KEXP, as indie and alternative sounds are often blended with a variety of other genres in an innovative music format. KEXP variety mix programming makes up ...

Friday, 9 p.m.
Wo' Pop

Wo' Pop is a 3-hour look into what used to be called "World Music" I call it "Modern Global Music" because it encompasses all the current musical genres while being deeply engaged in the sounds and ideas of each city or region. African Kwaito, Bhangra and Bollywood from Bombay and ...

Tuesday, 6 p.m.
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