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The Morning Show

Hosted by John Richards

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.






John celebrated the 29th anniversarry of TLC's release of their second album, CrazySexyCool (featuring "Creep") with what one listener described as a "mega mix" of creep songs. It was amazing. Afghan Whigs, Prince, Tears for Fears and more! Take a listen, here


11/13/23: Today was the 19th annual Mom Show dedicated to the loss of John's mom. Besides exclusive songs from last night's Death and Music, today's show is full of incredibly powerful messages from listeners like this one from Jennifer: 

The last song I played for my mom before she passed was "She's a rainbow" by the Rolling Stones.  Rainbows have become a connection point to my mom, whether it's a refraction of light from a window or a marvel in the sky, they remind me that she's here, with me, through it all.  If it fits into the show today to play "She's like a rainbow," would love to hear it and send a rainbow out into this amazing community. Thank you for having this day, for acknowledging that grief is ever present but also for giving hope for what is possible because we can all share in it and move forward.

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Death & Music 2023 / Photo by Amber Knecht