Tacoma

KNKX Public Radio | Next Campaign for Tacoma

Located at the center of the Theater District, surrounded by the Pantages and Rialto theaters, by the Tacoma School of the Arts, a beautiful park, and the Broadway Farmers Market, this new location truly reflects the importance of the South Sound to KNKX and will improve our work across the region. This new studio will:

As we settle and grow partnerships like these will only increase, with opportunities to deepen the relationships we have and create new storytelling partnerships with local organizations. KNKX will join Tacoma’s thriving arts scene, bringing life to the core of the city and enhancing quality of life for all Tacomans.

KNKX School Of Jazz
Ghost Note Live At Victoria JazzFest

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.

Tacoma Studio

See what our future home in Tacoma will look like.

Recognition Opportunities

Early investors in the KNKX Next campaign are charting a new path forward, toward a more innovative and accessible community station! To honor commitments made to the KNKX Campaign, we've created the following naming opportunities in our new Tacoma studios. To learn more contact KNKX Executive Director of Development, Mary Dunaway.

Number of remaining opportunities listed as (x).

KNKX Public Radio Tacoma Studios

Living Room (0)

$250,000

The Living Room will be a large, mixed use gathering space for staff and the community. It will be used for meetings, civic conversations, music education clinics and live studio sessions.

KNKX Public Radio Tacoma Studios

Technical Operations Center (0)

$250,000

The technical headquarters of the station. From this room we will connect to our Seattle studios, our network of 12-signals throughout Western Washington and with NPR.

KNKX Public Radio Tacoma Studios

Control Room (0)

$100,000

Live hosting of news, jazz and blues shows from a studio that will be visible from the street.

KNKX Public Radio Tacoma Studios

$100,000

Multi-Purpose Production Room (1)

$100,000

Large, interactive studio to host roundtable discussions on civic issues, produce content with community partners, and train students to record and edit stories.

KNKX Public Radio Tacoma Studios

$75,000

Standard Production Rooms (2)

$75,000

These studios will be used to voice and edit stories, conduct interviews and audition new music releases.

KNKX Public Radio Tacoma Studios

$50,000

IT and Engineering Hub (1)

$50,000

Engineering and Technology workspaces.

KNKX Public Radio Tacoma Studios

$50,000

Conference Room Large (0)

$50,000

Large space allowing groups of different sizes to convene and hold meetings.

KNKX Public Radio Tacoma Studios

$50,000

On-Air/Recording Lights (4)

$50,000

Prominent lights indicating live broadcasts and recordings are taking place in the control room and studios.

KNKX Public Radio Tacoma Studios

$50,000

The Big Red Switch (1)

$50,000

Dick Stein’s big red switch which powers the station through space and time.

KNKX Public Radio Tacoma Studios

$30,000

Pillars of the Community (16)

$30,000

Prominent pillars in the center, front of the building.

KNKX Public Radio Tacoma Studios

$30,000

Conference Room Standard Size (0)

$30,000

Space allowing small groups to convene and hold meetings.

KNKX Public Radio Tacoma Studios

$15,000

Welcome Wall (24)

$15,000

Primary welcoming space for guests arriving at KNKX.

KNKX Public Radio Tacoma Studios

$9,000

KNKX Family Wall (20)

$9,000

A prominent wall looking into the Living Room.

KNKX Public Radio Tacoma Studios

$3,000

Electronic Monitor (35)

$3,000

A prominent monitor looking into the living room that will rotate names and station promotions.

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.

mail_outlineEmail Mary phone253-993-5611

Seattle Plans

Learn about the plans we have for our Seattle office.

Building and Plans →