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88.5 KNKX continues its tradition of bringing yuletide cheer to the Northwest with a concert of music for the season—incorporating some of the area’s best student groups and regional jazz musicians.  The KNKX Holiday Jam and Live Broadcast will be presented for the first time ever at Edmonds Center for the Arts on Monday, December 4 from 7-8 p.m., hosted by Abe Beeson.  The event is free and open to the public, and will be broadcast live on-air and streamed live at knkx.org

Northwest Harvest

Community is an essential ingredient that makes the work we do at KNKX possible.

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Even though state lawmakers passed a plan this summer to fully fund basic education, Washington's highest court said Wednesday the state still isn't on track to comply with its constitutional duty.

Jenny Durkan on election night.
Parker Miles Blohm / KNKX

Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan led urban planner and waterfront activist Cary Moon by 20 percentage points in the Seattle mayoral race Tuesday evening as the first election returns came in.

Gary Davis / KNKX

Update 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9: Some Races Remain Close, But Leads Widen

Some patterns are emerging two days after election night, while some races remain very tight.

Evan DeTurk is a sixteen year old student and Alto Sax player at Garfield High School. He shares an hour of his favorite jazz with Abe Beeson on Thursday, November 2 at 8:00-9:00 pm. 

KNKX All Things Considered host Ed Ronco, chief engineer Lowell Kiesow, and director of content Matt Martinez, broadcasting live from the Ballard Locks in Seattle, on July 3, 2017.
Sprince Arbogast

On July 3, 2017, KNKX took its live broadcast of All Things Considered to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Seattle, on the eve of their centennial. We told stories about the locks' creation, its present impact on the region, and its future.

This audio is a sampler of the three-hour broadcast.

You can also listen individually to each of the stories we did that day.

KNKX’s award-winning School of Jazz program is now in its 13th year of mentoring jazz students in Western Washington and provides year-round opportunities for learning, performance, personal expression and growth. This includes bringing school jazz combos into our Seattle studios to perform live, giving a voice to students on the air as guest DJs, and supporting and partnering with other regional organizations that mentor jazz students (such as Seattle JazzED). School of Jazz has directly impacted over 3,000 students, band directors and professional jazz musicians, strengthening connections to the regional jazz community.

Seventeen year-old Holden Predmore plays bass at Nathan Hale High School. He shares an hour of his favorite jazz with Abe Beeson on October 5 from 8:00-9:00 pm.

SORRY, KNKX HAS NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE TO THE "WAIT WAIT" SHOW ON DECEMBER 1. 

If you purchased tickets and have further questions, please visit the FAQ's page.

Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! is returning to Seattle and KNKX is bringing the show to The Moore Theatre on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.   Ariel Van Cleave, host of KNKX's Weekend Edition Saturday and producer of Morning Edition, will make a brief introduction on stage. 

SORRY, KNKX HAS NO MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE TO THE "WAIT WAIT" SHOW ON DECEMBER 1. 

 

Where is the Moore Theatre located?

1932 Second Avenue (corner of Second and Virginia) in downtown Seattle.

Click here for Directions and Parking.

 

What time is the show?

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Updated Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at 3:40 p.m. with reactions from local officials, other details

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced Tuesday afternoon that he is resigning. The announcement came hours after The Seattle Times reported that a fifth man has accused Murray of sexual abuse decades ago.

We are excited to announce several new additions to our weekly broadcast schedule. Listeners have told us -- now more than ever -- that they value calm, civil conversations. So, starting the week of October 16th, we’ll introduce a slate of new evening programming that will make you think, wonder, and -- we hope -- smile.

Our Bellingham translator at 88.7 is off the air. Our audio engineers are working to restore service. We expect to be back on the air on Friday, September 8.  In the meantime, you can listen to KNKX on our digital services: streaming at KNKX.org, and our 24 hour jazz station, Jazz24 at jazz24.org. Thank you for listening to KNKX.

Abe Beeson

Sixteen year-old Aaron Korver plays piano with the Roosevelt High School jazz band.  He shares an hour of his favorite jazz with Abe Beeson on September 7 from 8-9 p.m.

KNKX Turns One!

Aug 31, 2017

It’s our first birthday!

On this day, one year ago, KNKX went on-air for the very first time as an independent, community station.

So, today is actually a celebration of YOU.

Thank you for your incredible commitment to saving local and national news, thoughtful dialogue, and inspiring music. We wouldn’t be here without you!

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This week on Sound Effect, we hear stories of what it means to pass down old tales, traditions, businesses and music to the next generation.

Pike Place Farmers Market Express by Seattle City Council IS LICENSED BY CC BY-NC 2.0 http://bit.ly/2f6qsJp / Flickr

This week, stories of food and the people who love to make it. 

One More Round

In Ethiopian culture, drinking coffee is an extremely social affair. It's all about relaxing with friends and family. Seattle native Solomon Dubie wants to bring that to his Rainier Valley coffee shop, Cafe Avole. He gives us a taste of what it's like to drink from the traditional Ethiopian coffee pot, the jebena. 

Dinner In The Dark

Abe Beeson

Seventeen year-old Manny Aldape will be a senior at Lake Stevens High School.  He shares an hour of his favorite jazz with Abe Beeson on Thursday, August 3 from 8-9 p.m.

Erin Hennessey / KNKX

Results continue to come in for this year's primary election.  

Last updated at 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday, August, 2, 2017.

KNKX is keeping an eye on several races around the Puget Sound region. We'll be updating this page as results become available. Given the state's vote-by-mail process, outcomes may change over the next few days. 

“The Great American Road Trip Death Valley” by CGP Grey is licensed under CC BY 2.0 http://bit.ly/2tqn5lf

This week we share some of our favorite stories from out of town.

The Hoh Rain Forest

We take a trip to the Hoh Rain Forest and, while two young boys frolic in mud, we learn about the riches of the rainiest part of the lower 48. 

Connecting Transgender Men

Canoe Journey
Parker Miles Blohm / KNKX

Representatives from dozens of Northwest tribes made a stop Wednesday afternoon at West Seattle's Alki Beach as part of an annual canoe journey.

Members of the Muckleshoot Tribe greeted them as each boat asked permission before stepping on the tribe's land.

This segment originally aired on February 18, 2017.

This week on Sound Effect, we bring you stories of TMI, as in too much information. 

The Jeopardy Champ

Seattle resident Ken Jennings won 74 times in a row on the popular trivia show "Jeopardy!" and is the the second highest earner in game show history with a total of more than $3.1 million. He explains how he keeps all that information in his brain.

Parker Miles Blohm / KNKX

Mary Dunaway, 88.5 KNKX’s Executive Director of Development, received the Development Professional of the Year Award from the Public Radio Association of Development Officers on July 6 at the Public Media Development and Marketing Conference in San Francisco, put on by Greater Public.  PRADO is a membership organization that helps public radio development professionals grow and prosper.

This week on Sound Effect, we share stories about our parents, and about being parents.

Trick Riders 

The McMillan family in Soap Lake, Wash. has taken in seven foster children. Most of the kids are now accomplished horseback riders, often performing tricks at rodeos. Lynette McMillan explains why she felt drawn to adopt these kids and how the rodeo lifestyle helps them adjust to a new life.  

My Mom Back Then

Abe Beeson

George Fulton is a 14 year-old student from Seattle, WA. He is a tenor sax and clarinet player and will be entering Roosevelt High School in the Fall.

Insomnia by Alyssa L. Miller is licensed under CC BY 2.0 bit.ly/2j5q5Nf

This week on Sound Effect, we bring you stories of things that keep us up at night. We'll hear stories of fear and anxiety and meet people who work unusual graveyard shifts.

Radio Nightmares

Sound Effect gets a lot of inspiration from the hit radio show This American Life. So we thought we'd ask host Ira Glass what keeps him up at night. Turns out, his childhood fears were pretty dark.

The Cameraman

Celebration by bfick is licensed under CC BY http://bit.ly/2sVygTq

 

Greatest hits compilations usually come out at the end of the year, but we thought, why wait? This week, Sound Effect shares some of our favorite stories from the first half of 2017.

 

A Shop For Violins, Cellos and Basses

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