If you’re like me and you get tired of your iTunes library, you need sources of new music. Terrestrial radio is mostly crap and I’ve grown tired of most satellite radio. Internet radio has provided several nice discoveries over the past few years, but none moreso than KEXP
– the music that matters.
Based in Seattle on 90.3 FM, KEXP plays an eclectic mix of music with a focus on indie/alternative. The stations centerpiece is “The Morning Show”
, hosted by assistant program director, John Richards
, which airs 9 am – 1 pm EST (this show is also simulcast in NYC on WNYE
91.5 FM). Richards has incredible taste and often spins tracks well before they’ve hit the blogosphere. He’s funny, self-deprecating and despite vast knowledge of the indie scene, avoids the indie-snob cliche completely. Cheryl Waters’ show follows Richards’ and is worthy of a listen as well.
So either tune in on the radio dials mentioned above, stream it at KEXP.org or if you choose the Radio tab in iTunes, choose the Eclectic category and then scroll down to KEXP Live. If you like what you hear, support the station with a donation and become a member. Blackraptor is a proud member powering KEXP.