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Southern Avenue

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Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Enchanting China

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Abe Beeson

Fifteen year-old Alli Wicklund, who attends Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, is KNKX's guest DJ on March 8th from 8-9 p.m.

This year's Jazz Pt. Townsend is July 22-29 at Fort Worden State Park.

Spend a week living and learning with some of the finest musicians in the jazz world. Led by Artistic Director John Clayton, Jazz Port Townsend is the summer jazz camp designed to take you to the next level of musicianship. There’s a lot to learn at Jazz Port Townsend in 2018 and you'll be introduced to several faculty who are new this year. Whether it’s your first time here or your 33rd, you’ll find lots of fresh input on how to improve throughout the year.

Eighteen year-old Kyle Bainbridge attends Edmonds-Woodway High School and is KNKX's guest DJ on February 8 from 8-9 p.m.

Marco Ugarte / AP Photo

Starting early Wednesday, stargazers are going to see three moons in one. But clouds may block the view for those of us in the Pacific Northwest.

Courtesy of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department

A procession and a memorial service for Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel McCartney will be held Wednesday near Tacoma.

McCartney, 34, was fatally shot while responding to a burglary in Frederickson on Jan. 7. 

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Seventeen year-old Marianna (Anna) Aptacy attends Bellevue High School.  She shares an hour of her favorite jazz Thursday, January 4 from 8-9 p.m. on KNKX's Evening Jazz with Abe Beeson.

Olympia-based vocalist LaVon Hardison performing at the 2017 KNKX Holiday Jam.
Parker Miles Blohm / KNKX

KNKX presented its 21st Annual Holiday Jam on Monday, December 4 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. The program featured the vocal jazz group Soundsation from Edmonds Community College under the direction of Kirk Marcy, the Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jake Bergevin and special guest vocalist, Olympia-based LaVon Hardison.

Elaine Thompson / AP Photo

(This story is being updated throughout the day. The most recent update is from Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 12:15 p.m.)

An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a new route hurtled off an overpass Monday near Tacoma and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below. A spokeswoman for Washington State Patrol said there are three confirmed fatalities and multiple people injured.

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Seventeen year-old Maximilian ("Max") Czerwinski is a senior at West Seattle High School.  He shares an hour of his favorite jazz with Abe Beeson on Thursday, December 7 from 8-9 p.m.

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

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.


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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. 



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?

Elaine Thompson / AP

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, and our 24 hour jazz station, Jazz24 at 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!


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 / 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