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KEXP Launches Music Podcasts Today

SEATTLE, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- KEXP 90.3/91.7FM and KEXP.ORG, Seattle's eclectic non-commercial music station now offers a podcast of full-length songs by fourteen Pacific Northwest artists, making it the first radio station to offer a music radio podcast of this scope. Today's podcast begins a series of music podcasts by independent musicians.

KEXP is also offering its first podcast of a live in-studio performance. The acclaimed Seattle hip hop trio Boom Bap Project is appearing live on KEXP at Noon today, and a podcast of the performance will be available at KEXP.ORG later today. KEXP offers over 200 live in-studio performances a year and plans on making more of them available as podcasts in the near future.

KEXP offers these two new services through iTunes 4.9 podcast section and KEXP.ORG.

KEXP makes local music a regular part of its daily programming, and with its long-standing weekly show dedicated to local artists, Audioasis, KEXP's first podcast is appropriately a collection of songs from musicians hailing from the Pacific Northwest. KEXP Northwest Music Podcast, Vol. 1, the debut of a monthly series, was produced by John Richards, host of John In The Morning and producer of Audioasis. Richards also shares his insight in the podcast.

"KEXP champions the Pacific Northwest artist. We play local music hourly day in and day out and connect hundreds of local bands to their first audiences throughout the world by broadcasting performances live every week. By applying this new portable technology, our listeners now can take along KEXP and local artists wherever they go," said John Richards, host of John In The Morning.

"We thank members of Seattle music scene for believing in this project and providing permission to share their work," Richards added.

KEXP Northwest Music Podcast, Vol. 1

1. Blue Scholars "The Ave"
2. The Charming Snakes "Tracks That Lead"
3. The Emergency "The Dope Song"
4. The Valley "On Swallows Nest"
5. Razrez "Snake"
6. The Weapons "Numb"
7. Mono in VCF "Ultra Love"
8. The Purrs "Loose Talk"
9. Tea for Julie "Hello"
10. Spanish for 100 "Go Away, Come Home"
11. Tullycraft "Polaroids From Mars"
12. Math and Physics Club "Weekends Away"
13. Graham Travis "Lacey in Trouble"
14. Dear Darling "Things You Never Knew"

About KEXP Public Radio

KEXP Radio is an influential, innovative non-commercial music radio station based in Seattle, supported by its membership of contributing listeners. KEXP programs a wide and deep mix of music spanning multiple genres, including alternative rock, electronic, hip-hop, roots, country, world, blues and in-depth specialty programs. Listeners enjoy this non- commercial service at 90.3FM in Seattle and 91.7FM in Tacoma and Olympia, and throughout the world at KEXP.ORG.

In the spring of 2004 KEXP.ORG was ranked number six among all audio streaming services on Arbitron's internet broadcasting service and, furthermore, was ranked first among all streaming AM and FM radio stations currently webcasting. Also, KEXP won the Webby for Best Radio Station website in 2004 and in the winter of 2005 won the PLUG Independent Music Award for best Non-Commercial Radio Station.

KEXP has a mission to enrich people's lives culturally by providing a wide and deep array of music, and technologically by exploring, developing and applying relevant technology to deepen or extend music experiences. Past first-ever technology services include KEXP's 14-Day online streaming archive where listeners can listen to any portion of the past fourteen days of programming, its online real time playlist where listeners can discover what is being played, and its 1.4 megabits per second uncompressed audio stream. All of these projects were developed in partnership with the world-class computing and networking experts at the University of Washington.

The station is governed by the Friends of KEXP, a non-profit organization operating the station on behalf of the University of Washington, which holds the FCC license. Experience Music Project provides generous financial support and the University of Washington computing and communications group provides KEXP with streaming services, technical support, development of new streaming applications and other technical developments.

Courtney Miller

Source: KEXP Public Radio

CONTACT: Courtney Miller of KEXP, +1-206-520-5813

Web site: http://www.kexp.org/

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