Seattle

KNKX Public Radio | Next Campaign for Seattle

Our Belltown lease will expire in June of 2020, creating a need to find a larger, more accessible location in Seattle. This is the second stage of the campaign.

KNKX’s presence in Seattle makes it possible for us to bring the best jazz and blues programming in the nation to our entire listenership. For years we've been producing incredible radio, hosting live studio sessions, and managing a complex, regional station from an outdated and outgrown space. But now, as 1,000 new people move to the Seattle area each week, it's time to design a new studio fit for our growing region, and better suited to making the connections we all value.

With a more comfortable and functional space in Seattle, and a studio three times the size of our current one, we will connect with our community in a variety of new ways:

Ed Ronco of KNKX Public Radio

Creating opportunities for real-life dialogue on the issues that impact our region through roundtables and community forums.

KNKX Public Radio NPR News

Turning our most beloved programs—from jazz and blues sessions to storytelling shows like Sound Effect—into live, in-studio experiences for listeners.

KNKX Public Radio Environment Reporter Bellamy Pailthorp

Giving newcomers a chance to learn about and explore Western Washington and get involved in our community.

Chrisitan McBride oerforming in the KNKX Seattle studios.

Increasing the size and diversity of the bands we bring in for Live Studio Sessions, and space for a larger audience to experience these one of a kind musical performances.

Equipment & Technology

Both locations require equipment and technology updates so that we may optimize our programming with 21st century media tools and ensure we can maintain quality as KNKX continues to grow.

Linked by mass transit, from downtown to downtown, these two facilities will allow us to reflect our station’s unique values—making more of the meaningful connections, at the heart of our mission, possible.

Learn More

You saved this station, now with KNKX we’ll write the next chapter in our story of independence together!

To learn more about the KNKX Next campaign please contact our Director of Development Mary Dunaway.

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Recognition Opportunities

Both locations require equipment and technology updates so that we may optimize our programming with 21st century media tools and ensure we can maintain quality as KNKX continues to grow.

Tacoma Plans

Learn about the plans we have for our Tacoma office.

Building and Plans →