90.TEEN

KEXP is excited to present a show programmed and produced by teens. Under the guidance and direction of KEXP DJs, 90.TEEN creates interest and opportunity for youth in radio and media arts while presenting the best in music that our community’s youth are listening to right now. 90.TEEN provides a voice for Seattle youth, in a fun educational format. 90.TEEN is programmed by the participants in the KEXP Youth DJs program. The goal of this ...

The Afternoon Show

A statement from Larry Mizell, Jr., host of the Afternoon Show: ““Music is sacred. There’s nothing more exciting to me than sharing music, and I’m beyond excited to get to do that all week with our listeners. Some may know me chiefly from doing Street Sounds — but doing a variety mix, with all the palettes and possibilities for fun and exploration, has always been my favorite kind of challenge.””

Audioasis

Audioasis is KEXP's long-running Northwest music show hosted by Eva Walker. Past hosts have included Sharlese Metcalf, Jonathan 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 Northwest. On Audioasis, you'll hear the new, the old, the demos, the vinyl, and the future of music. Every first Saturday of the ...

Drive Time

Riz on Mondays Kevin Cole on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays A statement from Kevin Cole, co-host of Drive Time: 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 good, I’m gonna work it ...

Early

photo by Naomi Ishisaka A statement from Gabriel Teodros, host of Early: With five mornings a week I'm excited about all the special programming I never had time to do on the overnight show. I'm excited about having recurring themes focused on voices we don't hear enough from. Spotlighting different artists, and regions, and using music to respond in real-time to what's going on in the world. Always bringing it back to connection, healing, and ...

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 new are also regularly spotlighted. There's tons of fresh contemporary flavors to enjoy from hip-hop, nu-cumbia, indie-rock, reggaeton and dance punk to indie-folk, tropical bass, ...

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 monolithic style or single host but has always enjoyed 3 hosts who bring a variety of influences and style to the final mix. An Expansions ...

Friday Night

Start your weekend off right with Friday Night on KEXP! DJ Michele Myers spins propulsive, dance-worthy sets of beats, rock, global and soul - an upbeat mix of genders, genres and backgrounds! Dance with us Friday Night 7 to 10 PM Pacific - live on KEXP - or listen any time on our archive at KEXP.ORG. Want to join in the music conversation? Connect with DJ Michele here on Twitter or Instagram. Sponsored by:

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! In recent years, jazz has been cast in an unfortunate historical context -- as something that already happened, and is now over. Or, individual "experts" are too willing to narrowly define jazz - like; it sounds like this, and like that, and like this -- and if it doesn't, it ...

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 the bulk of our broadcast service, bringing listeners an edgy mix of alternative rock, hip hop, electronic, roots & blues, world, jazz and more.

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 the bulk of our broadcast service, bringing listeners an edgy mix of alternative rock, hip hop, electronic, roots & blues, world, jazz and more.

Mechanical Breakdown

Mechanical Breakdown on KEXP is a weekly hour program exploring the many different styles of various wave and synth genres, including, New Beat, Italo, Post-Punk, EBM and more. Follow Mechanical Breakdown on Facebook.

Midnight in a Perfect World

KEXP's weekly guest DJ mix show is a multi-genre program featuring eclectic sets by a rotating cast of local, national, and international DJs and artists. Every late Sunday night at midnight, a guest DJ outside of KEXP's on-air talent will take you on an hour-long journey through their record collection to showcase their unique sonic vision of a Midnight In A Perfect World. Check out the archives of previous exclusive mixes here, and check out ...

Overnight Afrobeats

A statement from Lace Cadence, host of the new weekly program Overnight Afrobeats: My main goal with the new show is the exposure to Afrobeats and current African culture. I’m always surprised at the general lack of knowledge on current African pop music and culture and its discredited power and influence. So through this show I hope to help change that, and give some good opportunities for DJ’s and artists — especially female DJs and ...

Pacific Notions

Welcome to 'Pacific Notions' with DJ Alex. Every Sunday morning from 6-9 a.m PT, 'Pacific Notions' will showcase the best in neo-classical and ambient music, with explorations into downtempo, new age, post-rock, and other atmospheric styles. While traditional classical music has long found a home on terrestrial radio, there's a robust community of contemporary classical composers and musicians creating beautiful music that deserves a bigger platform on the radio. The show will serve as a ...

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 the sweetest harmonies and rudest of rudebwoy deejays, Positive Vibrations provides the perfect blend of Jamaican sounds. Sponsored by:

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. Country blues gets a special spotlight in the early morning, but quite often we move into the church for some old time singing, powerful preaching and funky accompaniment. I ...

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 today's popular music and culture. The show explores regional differences in American recordings with a decidely Southern bent. As a programmer/producer, my goal is to create a mix of American music that transcends simple definitions and catergories of style. I play blues, but ...

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 of 12 or 13 when he had a local mechanic build a FM transmitter for trade and started his hometowns only pirate radio station. Running ...

Sonic Reducer

Sonic Reducer brings you three hours of the best in local, national, international punk and hardcore. Your hosts, Brian, Jenn and Dr. 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.

Sound & Vision

Sound & Vision uses interviews, artistry, commentary, insight and conversation to that tell broader stories through music, and illustrate why music and art matter. Contributors include local, national, and international artists and musicians, community members and advocates, KEXP DJs and staff, and many others. This program aims to provide a platform to diverse creative and artistic communities not currently represented on the dial, with space to share and discuss topics and insight important to their ...

Street Sounds

Street Sounds, KEXP’s weekly rap/hip-hop show, will be hosted by a rotating roster of DJs, to be introduced in the coming weeks Street Sounds 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. Fast forward to 2008 and you have one of the best hip ...

Sunday Soul

Welcome to Sunday Soul, KEXP's brand new show every Sunday from 6-9pm. Cool your weekend down with a mix of new R&B, soul, funk and hip hop alongside old school and classic soul, funk and crate-digger classics brought to you by DJ Supreme La Rock.

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 usually a bit more honky tonk than anything else, though you'll hear everything from old-time fiddle tunes and boppin' country boogie to lush Countrypolitan sounds ...

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 the bulk of our broadcast service, bringing listeners an edgy mix of alternative rock, hip hop, electronic, roots & blues, world, jazz and more.

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 London, Mbalax from Senegal, Ragga Dub from Brixton and Tokyo, and anything else that producers create from the 6 corners of the world. \n\nI have ...

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