People have always turned to music for inspiration, a sense of belonging, and to identify a path forward. 2017 was a year of dramatic highs and lows, of increased activism and engagement which allowed us to see the best in each other. Your generous support created space for our community to process the fast-moving tide of events.
At KEXP, it was a year during which we strived to serve audiences both locally and globally through the power of music. In 2017, our listeners connected to one another as well as with our DJs through programming both serious and joyful.
Thanks to your contributions, in a year rich with introspection, we had opportunities to study the past in order to build the future. Even tragic losses resulted in chances to join together in celebrations of life and healing through music. Throughout 2017, music powered and inspired the KEXP community to move forward. Together.
Our mission is to enrich your life by championing music and discovery.
A growing community of music lovers worldwide depend on KEXP to identify, showcase, and champion music that entertains and inspires them. By creating meaningful music experiences on air, online, and in person, KEXP harnesses the emotional power of art to strengthen our communities and serve the greater social good.
We pursue our mission by relentlessly pursuing curatorial excellence in our programming, and remain relevant to music lovers of all ages by producing one-of-a-kind content and experiences that we’ll deliver by world-class distribution methods.
All good music—spanning all eras, styles, and cultures—has an opportunity to be heard, seen, and experienced.
We offer creative programming that respects and inspires your mind, heart, and spirit.
We emphasize new music and emerging artists to yield a richer, more rewarding experience.
We uphold music of the Pacific Northwest to enrich and strengthen our region.
Artistic integrity, creative freedom, and personal responsibility are essential values that inform all our programs and services.
We seek, nurture, and promote music experts from all cultures and communities to provide a deeper, richer experience.
We actively steward our donors, business supporters, volunteers, and artists as thoughtfully and personally as we approach our programming.
We foster relationship and community building by welcoming, gathering, and connecting music lovers from all over the world, both online and at our home in Seattle Center.
We exist to generate an impact, serve the public good, and make a difference in your life and in the lives of music lovers worldwide.