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#wearepublicradio Support the biggest public radio collaboration the Puget Sound area has seen. Make a gift of $120 (or $10/month) or more today and KBCS will send warm socks to those in need.

$15,000 Goal


Help us end our drive by December 19, 2014

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December 18th is Public Radio Day!

December 15, 2014 - 2:34 pm

Thursday, December 18th is Public Radio Day here in Puget Sound. KBCS has teamed up with six other Puget Sound public radio stations to lend a helping hand to United Way of King County.

For each tax-deductible donation of $120 or more to KBCS on Thursday, December 18th, we’ll help United Way of King County deliver a pair of warm socks to someone in need this winter.

More than 70% of our operating budget comes from our listeners–that’s YOU. Make a tax-deductible donation today and help support United Way’s efforts to keep those in need warm this season.

History & Politics of Women’s Fashion

December 15, 2014 - 2:30 pm

March is women’s history month. KBCS producer Yuko Kodama spoke with actress and historian, Tames Alan about the intersection of women’s fashion and politics in 19th Century. – See more at:

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Top Ten December 8th – 15th:

Weekly Top Ten

December 15, 2014 - 12:21 pm

  1. Eric Bibb  Blues People  (Stony Plain)
  2. Frazey Ford  Indian Ocean  (Nettwerk)
  3. Heroes Of The Dancefloor  Shelter  (independent)
  4. Lucinda Williams  Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone  (Highway 20)
  5. Bill Frisell  Guitar in the Space Age  (Okeh)

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In-Studio: Diana Gameros & Edna Vazquez

Diana Gameros

December 13, 2014 - 7:04 am

Saturday at 6:00 pm on Musica de la Raza, tune in for a live performance by Mexico-born contemporary indie folk rocker, Diane Gameros and traditional Mexican folk-musician Edna Vazquez. Both perform at The Royal Room, Sunday 12/14

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In-Studio: Camelia Jade and Mike Antone on Sabor!

Camelia Jade and Mike Antone

December 11, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Local musicians Camelia Jade and Mike Antone are our guests on Sabor!, Saturday, December 13th.

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DJs’ Favorites for 2014


December 11, 2014 - 10:00 am

Just in time for your holiday shopping, KBCS hosts bring you their favorite recordings in 2014.

AuntmamaSunday Folks

  1. Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn  Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn  (Rounder)
  2. Mark Erelli  Milltowns  (independent)
  3. True North  Elsebound  (independent)
  4. Ben & Ellen Harper  Childhood Home  (Prestige [...]

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Winter Storm – Thursday Afternoon

December 11, 2014 - 9:47 am

The National Weather Service has issued a high-wind watch for Western Washington for this afternoon (Thursday, December 11th.) Winds from the South 30-40 MPH, with gusts of up to 65 MPH are expected in North Puget Sound, possibly extending into the Southwest interior. The storm is expected to last through late Thursday night.


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A Christmas Carol of the Third Kind

photo courtesy Bushwick Book Club Seattle photo courtesy Bushwick Book Club Seattle

December 10, 2014 - 9:44 am

91.3 KBCS and Bushwick Book Club present an evening of original music and irreverent activity inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Seattle songwriters, supported by literary Cascadian rock band, Read & Destroy, offer their musical take on a beloved Christmas classic. Between sets, join in on reindeer games and moments of reflection.

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Top Ten December 1st – 7th:

Weekly Top Ten

December 8, 2014 - 12:48 pm

  1. Eric Bibb  Blues People  (Stony Plain)
  2. Etana  I Rise  (VP)
  3. Red Martina  Come on Home  (Badtape)
  4. Bill Frisell  Guitar in the Space Age  (Okeh)
  5. Frazey Ford  Indian Ocean  (Nettwerk)
  6. Tosca  Outta Here  (!K7)
  7. Leonard Cohen  [...]

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Music of the Moment:

Close Up Needle on Record

December 5, 2014 - 3:46 pm

Music of the Moment

5 brand new holiday releases we can’t wait to share with you this month:

  1. The Living Sisters  Harmony Is Real  (Vanguard) – Becky Stark, Eleni Mandell, Inara George and Alex Lilly have created one of my favorite holiday recordings for 2014.  Lots of original material penned [...]

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