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About

About

Ranked as one of the most popular public radio stations in the nation, KNKX has served the Pacific Northwest since 1966.

KNKX is an ambassador for jazz and blues, and a vital source of quality, non-commercial news, including NPR and regional coverage. The programming staff are storytellers who reach deeply into the community to reflect the voices of our region.

Operating a network of 12 radio signals that cover Western Washington, KNKX reaches 325,000 listeners weekly. In addition, KNKX.org and its 24-hour jazz stream, Jazz24, reach 350,000 listeners every month online. KNKX has millions of views on its YouTube channel of live jazz and blues performances.

KNKX is funded by a loyal community of listeners who value the station’s independence. In August of 2016, after an unprecedented public effort to save the station, it became independently licensed and changed its name from KPLU to KNKX, which stands for “Connects” to acknowledge its commitment to inspire, educate and entertain its audiences by reflecting their vital local community."

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KNKX Public Radio

KNKX Public Radio

KNKX delivers excellence in jazz, blues and news with stories that inspire, inform and connect our community.

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Management

Learn more about our management team and our plans to further provide the very best news, jazz, blues and more for Western Washington.

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Joey Cohn

General Manager

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Mary Dunaway

Dir. of Development

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Steve Albertson

Dir. of Admin

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Matt Martinez

Dir. of Content

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Justin Steyer

Dir. of Digital

Team

KNKX woudn't be what it is without our amazing reporters, music hosts and everyone else behind the mic. Learn more about what makes KNKX the premier news and music source in Western Washington.

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Governance

KNKX's Board of Directors are responsible for the governance of our 501(c)(3) nonprofit group 'Friends of 88.5-FM.' The Board oversees the overall direction for KNKX management, evaluates the performance of KNKX, and provides oversight for our budget. Learn more about its members now.

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The KNKX Community Advisory Council gives us ability to serve the Puget Sound region effectively. Our Advisory Council meets on a quarterly basis and are open to the public.

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