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 communities.
Emily Fox, Senior Arts and Public Affairs Producer/Host
Emily got her start in college radio where she produced and hosted an award-winning weekly public affairs show for WDBM at Michigan State University. She then went on to fill reporter, producer and host roles at Michigan Radio, followed by hosting “Morning Edition” for KUOW in Seattle and for her hometown station, WKAR. She’s a singer, outdoor adventurer, music lover and audio nerd who holds a B.A. in Music Education and has her Master’s in Telecommunication and Media Studies.
John Richards, Director of Programming, On-Air/Host
John has been starting the day for thousands of "morning faithful" most of his adult life at KEXP, starting as a volunteer when the station was known as KCMU and eventually becoming the full time host and producer of The Morning Show. The show has been responsible for breaking acts like The Lumineers, The National, M83 and many others as well as being the on-air leader in fundraising over the years on KEXP. He also heads up a number of theme shows and causes on the air reminding his listeners "you are not alone."
Off the air John DJ's and hosts events, works on music supervision for movies, television and businesses and has a number of projects in the works. His most important work is raising two boys and being married to his wife Amy.