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January 10, 2022

KEXP celebrates 50 years on the air

SEATTLE — This year, Seattle public radio station KEXP is celebrating 50 years on the airwaves.

KEXP was founded in 1972 as KCMU, a 10-watt, student-run radio station operated by the University of Washington. To mark the anniversary, the station is running special programming throughout the year, beginning with “50 Years of Music.” This weekly program will spotlight a different year from the organization's five-decade history — but not in order. Rather than running chronologically, the programming will jump around the station's 50-year timeline.

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