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Annette Elizabeth Allen / NPR

The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Donald Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. Each day of the trial will stream through this player as proceedings begin. At the conclusion of the trial, senators are expected to vote on whether Trump should be removed from office.

Patricia Barber

Jan 20, 2020

89.3 FM Port Angeles is currently experiencing a weather-related issue that is preventing a live signal from being broadcasted from our studios. Until snow melts, and the signal is restored, listeners will be hearing an all music backup broadcast.

Thank you for your patience!


Trumpeter David Kaiser from Shorecrest High School in Shoreline will join Abe Beeson as guest DJ during Evening Jazz at 8 p.m. tonight (Jan. 2). David is a senior and play’s in the Shorecrest High School jazz band. Listen to his show and playlist. 

Liam James Doyle / NPR

The House of Representatives debates and votes on articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Drummer E.J. Brannan from Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds will join Abe Beeson as guest DJ during Evening Jazz at 8 p.m. tonight (Dec. 5). E.J. is a senior and play's in Edmond-Woodway's jazz band. Listen to his show and playlist.

Your $100 gift before midnight on Dec. 12 helps feed a child in need.


The KNKX Winter Backpack Drive is continuing for the fourth year in a row! Made possible in partnership with our generous listeners and with local hunger relief organization, Northwest Harvest, this annual campaign puts the “community” in independent, community radio. 

Save-the-date for GivingTuesday!:  December 3, 2019

GivingTuesday is just around the corner, and we’re excited to announce twogreat opportunities to increase your impact on this global day generosity!

This holiday season KNKX will do something a little different and A LOT more festive! Along with our usual mix of Christmas jazz, we will present NPR holiday music and storytelling specials. Beginning Christmas Eve, we will broadcast a mix of holiday music and storytelling throughout the night and Christmas Day. Our regular schedule of programming, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Fresh Air will return on Thursday, Dec. 26.

Here’s a rundown of all the holiday cheer you’ll hear on KNKX:

Dec. 20


'Tis the season!  This year's KNKX Holiday Jam Concert and Live Broadcast will take place on Monday, Dec. 2 from 7-8 p.m. in a new location—the Meydenbauer Center Theatre in downtown Bellevue.  Also new this year: the free concert features music from the timeless and light-hearted holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas.


Saxophonist Ethan Buck at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley joins Abe Beeson tonight (Nov. 7) in the 8 o' clock hour as guest DJ during Evening Jazz. Ethan is a senior and plays in Tahoma's jazz band. Listen to the show and read his playlist. 

Seattle City Council incumbent Kshama Sawant speaks Tuesday at an election night party with her supporters.
Parker Miles Blohm / KNKX

KNKX Public Radio is fanning out across the region for 2019 general election coverage. They’re your eyes and ears on the ground, talking with candidates and voters regarding results and reaction. Check back for updates as this coverage develops tonight and in the coming days. If you haven’t already, catch up on our latest election coverage

Annette Elizabeth Allen / NPR

The U.S. House of Representatives is voting to formalize its ongoing impeachment inquiry. The resolution before lawmakers outlines the next steps in their investigation. Watch the debate and vote on the House floor live.

The word is out — KNKX is a finalist for “Best Radio Station” in the Best of Western Washington contest run by Evening Magazine. The contest, in which the public votes for their favorites in a variety of categories, has been an annual feature on Evening Magazine for many years.

A worker at Goose Point oyster growers in Grays Harbor County.
Parker Miles Blohm / KNKX

A U.S. judge has thrown out a federal permit for the Washington state shellfish industry that failed to comply with environmental regulations.

With a portion of the broken crane on the roof behind, workers suspended in a basket survey the damage left on the building when the crane atop it collapsed a day earlier, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Seattle.
Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press

Updated Oct. 18.

Washington state on Thursday fined three companies for their roles in a crane collapse that killed four people in Seattle last April, with officials calling it “totally avoidable,” and Seattle Police confirmed that they have opened a criminal investigation.


Guitarist Faye Alesse from Roosevelt High School in Seattle joins Abe Beeson tonight (Oct. 10) at 8 p.m. as guest DJ during Evening Jazz. Faye is a junior and plays in Roosevelt's jazz band. Listen to the show and read her Q&A and playlist. 

Liam James Doyle / NPR

Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire is testifying before the House intelligence committee about a whistleblower complaint reportedly connected to President Trump's communication with Ukraine's president. Lawmakers have demanded to see the complaint, which had been withheld.

Annette Elizabeth Allen for NPR

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is speaking to reporters after meeting with the House Democratic caucus. There are growing calls for an impeachment inquiry following reports that President Trump pressed Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

Erin Hennessey, who has led the KNKX (previously KPLU) newsroom for 23 years, is transitioning into a new role focused on community engagement and education based out of the station’s downtown Tacoma studios. 

On her last day serving as news director, KNKX staff wished her well in a special on-air sendoff. Have a listen above. 


Alto Saxophonist Shaina Ellis from Central Washington University in Ellensburg will join Abe Beeson tonight (Sept. 5) at 8 p.m. as guest DJ. Listen to the show and read her Q&A and playlist. 

KNKX is moving its broadcast facility from Parkland, WA to our new studios in downtown Tacoma this evening, Wednesday 8/28.


The transition will require several broadcast switches and you may experience audio outages on our signals. 


KNKX 88.5 Seattle/Tacoma and KPLI 90.1 Olympia will experience minimal disruption.


KNKX Public Radio is pleased to announce that veteran journalist, producer and educator Florangela Davila is the station’s next news director, effective Sept. 9.  She succeeds Erin Hennessey, who has led the KNKX newsroom (formerly KPLU) for 23 years.