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:
With proximity to area schools, we will grow our impact with South Sound high school students, bringing both School of Jazz and new, innovative storytelling programs to the city and KNKX.
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.
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.
See what our future home in Tacoma will look like.
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).
Living Room (1)
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.
Technical Operations Center (0)
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.
Control Room (0)
Live hosting of news, jazz and blues shows from a studio that will be visible from the street.
Multi-Purpose Production Room (1)
Large, interactive studio to host roundtable discussions on civic issues, produce content with community partners, and train students to record and edit stories.
Standard Production Rooms (2)
These studios will be used to voice and edit stories, conduct interviews and audition new music releases.
Music Wall (1)
Dedicated space for the KNKX music library.
IT and Engineering Hub (1)
Engineering and Technology workspaces.
Conference Room Large (0)
Large space allowing groups of different sizes to convene and hold meetings.
On-Air/Recording Lights (4)
Prominent lights indicating live broadcasts and recordings are taking place in the control room and studios.
The Big Red Switch (1)
Dick Stein’s big red switch which powers the station through space and time.
Pillars of the Community (16)
Prominent pillars in the center, front of the building.
Conference Room Standard Size (0)
Space allowing small groups to convene and hold meetings.
Welcome Wall (25)
Primary welcoming space for guests arriving at KNKX.
KNKX Family Wall (20)
A prominent wall looking into the Living Room.
Electronic Monitor (35)
A prominent monitor looking into the living room that will rotate names and station promotions.
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.
Learn about the plans we have for our Seattle office.