Saturday, May 10, 2008

KEXP "Hood to Hood" Live In Ballard

New DJs, Too

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I consider KEXP to be an oasis in the midst of an arid commercial music radio landscape. It's Seattle's own fantastically eclectic and fabulous 90.3 FM member supported radio, "where the music matters." KEXP dj's were broadcasting live all day and night yesterday from the Ballard neighborhood, where it has a very large enclave of contributing listeners. They were spinning in a lot of local shops and there were sales and discounts everywhere. It was like they invaded Ballard. Here are two of the radio station's staff on air at Sonic Boom music store in the afternoon where listeners were treated to a live band (more pix here). They had broadcast from Cafe Verite & Cupcake Royale in the morning, and in the evening sponsored shows at three music venues along Ballard Avenue, the Sunset, Tractor Tavern, and Conor Byrne.

8 comments:

Steffe said...

That's probably the station I would be listening to. I never ever listen to commercial radio.

Piobaireachd said...

I don't listen to any local radio anymore. I've had satellite for about 4 years now. It hurts my ears to listen to terrestrial radio.

• Eliane • said...

Looks like a good station to me! I don't listen to the radio. I subscribe to podcasts of several programs that I like (NPR and the likes on the blabla side, music too). i like the idea of picking what I want to ear instead of being fed of stuff I don't fancy too much.

Knoxville Girl said...

I listen to KEXP through their live stream on the Internet. I keep listening because of the variety of music. And I just like singing the John in the Morning theme song. I like that big ON AIR in your photo.

USelaine said...

Ah, that is a great shot, and wonderful to be blessed with that unusual orange for a backdrop. I tried one foray into our local community supported radio studio, but just didn't capture anything quite bloggable yet. You've inspired me to try again. KZYX & Z, here I come.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I guess we all listen to public radio or amateur radio. I know we do even in the car. I like your photograph and her Dell laptop.

I posted a picture of my furry mother for Mother's Day. She was so special we considered her part of our family.

Chuck Pefley said...

Looks like they are bilingual and speak both XP and OS-X although might also have a little Vista for added depth -:)

Maya said...

Best radio station EVER! Nice pic.