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The DJ Experience: from College Radio Station KCMU to Listener-Powered KEXP

It was a sunny August afternoon in Seattle’s University District when I first found the radio station. I had walked across campus and climbed 3 flights of stairs up to the gray, institutional door. I was a little out-of-breath. Peeking through the door’s window, I could see a room with white walls full of records, … Continue reading »

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Top Ten Posts on Soulful Alternative

1. Macklemore: The Seattle Rapper’s History and Best Songs 2. The Soul of Rock: The Ramones! 3. Florench Welch Vs. Mick Jagger in a ‘Gimme Shelter’ Vocal Battle 4. Family Dance Mix: 20 Tracks for Kids of All Ages 5. The Soul of Indie Rock: The Pixies 6. Best New Band: Ultraista 7. Seattle’s Own Soul … Continue reading »

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Happy Birthday Sid Vicious! A Tribute To The Sex Pistols

With only two years and one studio album, the Sex Pistols made themselves punk royalty. In a riveting feat the first commercially successful punk band soared to the top then self-destructed as nations watched on TV. Vocalist Johnny Rotten, bass-player Sid Vicious, guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook were humbly born kids from London. … Continue reading »

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Public Radio is Saving the Music World – Indie Artists from A to Z

Public radio is powered by listeners rather than advertisers. The music is deeper and more diverse. All three kinds of public radio: college, community and NPR-member stations have songs chosen by music experts and DJs, not big corporations. Need evidence that these DJ sets are worth your time? Here are 26 alternative artists who deserve a … Continue reading »

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