KEXP-FM (90.3 FM) is a public radio station based in Seattle, Washington, that specializes in alternative and indie rock programmed by its disc jockeys. Its broadcasting license is owned by Friends of KEXP, an independent 501(c)3 organization. The station was formerly operated under the call letters KCMU. In 2001, a partnership was formed between Paul Allen’s Experience Music Project and KEXP, which provided the station with significant operating support for several years. The station is now operated independently by Friends of KEXP.
For the majority of its schedule, KEXP broadcasts a mix of primarily alternative rock. The station also features weekly speciality programs dedicated to particular musical genres, including rockabilly, blues, world music, hip hop, electronica, punk, and alternative country. Live, in-studio performances by artists are also regularly featured.
KEXP is broadcast in the Seattle area on 90.3 FM; on the Internet via streaming audio; and on Intelsat’s Galaxy 18 satellite.
KEXP’s streaming costs are covered by the University of Washington (UW), which also provides most of the Internet technology used by the station. KEXP is often a testing ground for the university’s Computing and Communications Department, leading to features not found by other stations. In addition, music licensing fees associated with internet radio are covered by the station’s affiliation with National Public Radio. The association and financial help by these two organizations have allowed KEXP to experiment with its online offerings.
KEXP-FM broadcasts in HD.
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