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KNKX's Take the Mic and South Seattle Emerald presented Election 2020 - The Youth Vote: A conversation about leadership, ethics and values and how they factor into choosing a candidate on October 14.  The event was hosted by KNKX News Director Florangela Davila and South Seattle Emerald Editor-in-Chief/Publisher Marcus Harrison Green.

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KNKX presented our All Blues live streamed event with singer, songwriter and guitarist Cary Morin on October 2, hosted by John Kessler.   Cary performed songs from his new album, Dockside Saints and chatted with John.

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KNKX was thrilled to host a live streamed All Blues event with vocalist Duffy Bishop and singer, guitarist, songwriter and long-time collaborator, Chris Carlson in July, hosted by John Kessler. Duffy and Chris performed songs from their latest album, I'm Gonna Do What I Want! and talked with John about their long music career and making music during COVID-19. 

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UPDATE, Sept. 12: Thank you for attending Pandemic and Protests. If you were unable to attend or would like to view the program again, please see the link below. 

KNKX and Fresh Ground Stories present Pandemic and Protests: A Live Virtual Storytelling Event on Zoom on Friday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. PDT. Hosted by KNKX's Jennifer Wing and Fresh Ground Stories' Paul Currington. Supported by Story Fruition through its work with new storytellers.

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Bassist Gary Peacock passed away on Friday, September 4. He was a highly influential player, who had a seven decades-long career and taught locally during his time in Seattle as an instructor at Cornish College of the Arts. KNKX Director of Music Programming Carol Handley looks back at the life and career of Gary Peacock, honoring a bassist who blazed his own path, transforming the way that many bass players approach their instruments and whose time here in the Northwest was spent as an educator of jazz to other young artists.   

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Blues/roots singer/songwriter Stephanie Anne Johnson was All Blues host John Kessler's special guest for KNKX's live streamed Zoom event on June 5.   

 

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This story originally aired Dec. 22, 2017.  

This week, many parents will read “The Night Before Christmas” to their children. Well, KNKX has something special for you: a reading of an abridged version of the almost 200-year-old poem by many of the voices you hear on the air here at KNKX, and some you don’t normally get to hear on the air. Enjoy.

WE HAVE REACHED CAPACITY FOR THE CONCERT, SO PLEASE TUNE IN TO HEAR THE LIVE BROADCAST!

'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.

KNKX IS HAVING AN OPEN HOUSE!

Please join us Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our new Tacoma studios located at 930 Broadway. We're throwing a block party between 9th and 11th on Broadway with live music, studio tours, food trucks, a beer garden and more. The event is free and open to the public. We hope you can come and help us celebrate as KNKX embarks on the next major chapter in our journey of independence.

Once you’ve made it through the long holiday weekend, it will be time to start thinking about how you can give back to your community on Nov. 27, #GivingTuesday.

"On Being" host Krista Tippett receives the National Humanities Medal at the White House in 2014.
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We're adding some new programming at KNKX. As of Oct. 16, Fresh Air now starts at 6 p.m., with a different program each weeknight at 7, before jazz begins at 8. One of those new programs is On Being which explores some of the larger questions at the center of human life, including faith and spirituality.

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This month's guest student DJ, Drew Thomas, plays trumpet in the Lynnwood High School jazz band. 

Hello KNKX and NPR One listener!

 

One unique thing about NPR One: You get to skip the pledge drives!

 

Of course, quality journalism still costs money. So, instead of listening to multiple days of sparkling on-air banter about the value of public radio, I'm asking you to take, oh, 60 seconds or so to read my note, consider what KNKX and NPR programs mean to you, and -- I hope -- translate that into a gift during our Spring Drive.

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Sixteen year-old Mairead Rising plays tenor saxophone and sings with the Glacier Peak High School Jazz Band in Snohomish, Wash.  She shares an hour of her favorite jazz with Abe Beeson on March 2 from 8-9 p.m. on KNKX's Evening Jazz.  Check out Mairead's killer version of The Jazz Messengers' "Moanin'" from Glacier Peak's School Of Jazz studio performance from January.

Which instrument do you play and why?

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Harrison Hannon is 21 years old and a senior at South Puget Sound Community College.  He plays drums in the jazz band. 

Tickets are no longer available for this event.  The Broadway Center is now taking names for a wait list and tickets will be released upon availability. 

As part of the Save KPLU campaign’s community outreach, the station held informational meetings in a number of Western Washington communities.  88.5 knkx is returning to those communities to meet and thank listeners, and talk about the evolution and future plans of the “new” 88.5 FM. 

Over 18,000 contributing listeners to the Save KPLU campaign secure an independent community owned station.

(Tacoma-Seattle, WA) -- Friends of 88.5 FM, a nonprofit community organization formed to preserve local National Public Radio affiliate KPLU, announced the official and final closing of the sale of KPLU. The new, community-owned station is 88.5 knkx. 

KPLU is one step closer to becoming a community owned station. On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission approved the assignment of KPLU’s broadcast license to Friends of 88.5 FM from Pacific Lutheran University.