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April 28, 2016 - 10:11 am

KBCS seeks a drive time music host. Bring your outstanding mic presence, eclectic music interests, and boundless charisma to a growing, independent, public radio station serving the greater Seattle metro.

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GiveBIG May 3rd


April 25, 2016 - 10:00 pm

The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG campaign is a great way to increase the value of your donation to KBCS.

Top Ten April 18th – April 24th:


April 25, 2016 - 9:42 am

  1. Lake Street Dive  Side Pony  (Nonesuch)
  2. Sturgill Simpson  A Sailor’s Guide to Earth  (Atlantic)
  3. Sam Beam And Jesca Hoop  Love Letter For Fire  (Sub Pop)
  4. Andrew Bird  Are You Serious  (Loma Vista)
  5. The Lonesome River Band  Bridging The Tradition  (Mountain Home)
  6. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down  A Man Alive  (Ribbon)
  7. Town Mountain  Southern Crescent  (LoHi)
  8. Charlie Faye & The Fayettes  Charlie Faye & The Fayettes  (Self)
  9. Robbie Fulks  Upland Stories  (Bloodshot)
  10. Teddy Thompson And Kelly Jones  Little Windows  (Cooking Vinyl)

Past Top Ten

Top Ten April 11th – April 17th:


April 18, 2016 - 12:15 pm

  1. Charles Bradley  Changes  (Dunham)
  2. Adrian Younge  Adrian Younge Presents Something About April II (Linear Labs)
  3. Andrew Bird  Are You Serious  (Loma Vista)
  4. Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals  Call It What It Is  (Stax)
  5. Lake Street Dive  Side Pony  (Nonesuch)
  6. Laura Gibson  Empire Builder  (Barsuk)
  7. Loretta Lynn  Full Circle  (Legacy)
  8. Basia Bulat  Good Advice  (Secret City)
  9. Sam Beam And Jesca Hoop  Love Letter For Fire  (Sub Pop)
  10. Rokia Traoré  Né So  (Nonesuch)

Past Top Ten

Transit Access for the DeafBlind Community

April 14, 2016 - 7:00 am

Daily commuting activities such as crossing the street, boarding a bus, and knowing where to get off – become part of a completely different world for those in the deaf-blind community. Seattle has perhaps one of the largest and most active DeafBlind communities in the country. Producer, Mona Yeh and correspondent, Yuko Kodama spent time learning more about issues around access and mobility for people in this community through the Lighthouse for the Blind Seattle. They spent time with Debra Kahn communicating through two tactile American Sign Language interpreters, who alternated every 15 minutes. Watch the video below and here more of Debra’s story here.

Transit Access for the DeafBlind community from 91.3 KBCS on Vimeo.

Click here for more What’s the Flux?: Commuter Dispatch stories.

Emily’s Bike & Bus Commute

Emily gets her bike ready to put on the bus bike rack. Emily gets her bike ready to put on the bus bike rack.

April 12, 2016 - 3:32 pm

Emily Campbell enjoys her bike to bus commute just the way it is. Driving a car is not an option she likes or thinks about. In fact, Emily says even if she won the lottery, she’d buy a car but still take the bus. Correspondent Whitney Henry Lester rode along with Emily and brings you

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Top Ten April 4th – April 10th:


April 11, 2016 - 12:56 pm

  1. CéU  Tropix  (Six Degrees)
  2. Vox Vidorra  Promise Land  (Self)
  3. Adan & Xavi  Y Los Imanes  (Self)
  4. Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals  Call It What It Is  (Stax)
  5. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros  PersonA  (Community)
  6. Laura Gibson  Empire Builder  (Barsuk)
  7. Margo Price  Midwest Farmer’s Daughter  (Third Man)
  8. Rokia Traoré  Né So  (Nonesuch)
  9. Tacocat  Lost Time  (Hardly Art)
  10. The Hackensaw Boys  Charismo  (Free Dirt)

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Music of the Moment: April


April 8, 2016 - 1:27 pm

Five new albums just in time for Spring.

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Singing ’bout a revolution


April 1, 2016 - 7:56 pm

91.3 KBCS and the songwriters of Bushwick Book Club present a musical evening inspired by Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel Persepolis at The Royal Room, April 7th.

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Unmute the Commute: Stories from the Bus


April 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Join us for an evening of stories and community around a central shared experience: riding the bus. What’s the Flux?: Commuter Dispatches is a series through 91.3 KBCS that captures first-hand accounts of this community through the lens of people who commute using the bus. This interactive event will feature both audio and live stories,

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