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Your generosity was on full display this week during our 2013 Fall Pledge Drive! Because of the support of our listeners, we were able to meet our goal of $440,000 in less than four days.

If you missed out on the chance to participate in this year's drive, you can still make your gift this weekend to show your support of your public radio station, and pickup some of our awesome thank you gifts! 

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Justin Steyer / KPLU

WHAT'S A HAIKU?

A haiku is a 17 syllable verse form in three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, respectively.  The opening lyric to Moonlight in Vermont, a hit song with lyrics that don’t rhyme,  is a haiku:

Pennies in a stream
Falling leaves of sycamore
Moonlight in Vermont.

HOW DO I ENTER?

So Long, Keith Seinfeld!

Jul 12, 2013
Justin Steyer

Just what's going on in this photo? Today is our health and science reporter Keith Seinfeld's last day, you see, and—we'll ask resident bard Dick Stein to explain:

See Keith Seinfeld and Gabriel Spitzer

Shoot their thoughts through a brain-content spritzer.

Though they share tinfoil hats

They’re not crazy like that

Though it helps if you’re workin’ here, mister.

Join KPLU on a wine lover’s international jazz expedition to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, November 13-25.

Trip highlights include private wine tastings, renowned jazz festival of Buenos Aires, a ferry to the romantic town of Colonia, Uruguay, tango lessons, tours of world-class museums, colorful outdoor markets, and an Andes crossing at sunrise.

We look forward to discovering Chile, Argentina and Uruguay with you this November! 

The KPLU News team continues to garner awards for work produced in 2012.  Most recently, the station received five national awards from the Public Radio News Directors, Inc. at their banquet in Cleveland on June 22.

First Place—News Feature

“Is Amazon.com taking over the world?” by KPLU Business and Labor Reporter Ashley Gross’ story about how the growth of the company is spreading way beyond retailing.

After winning the 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award in the Best Audio News Series category for its election series, “If it’s legal: Five ways legal pot could affect your life,” the KPLU News team is proud to add the prestigious 2013 National Edward R. Murrow Award to its list of accolades for the series. 

The National Edward R. Murrow Awards will be presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA) on Columbus Day in New York.

KPLU wins regional SPJ awards

May 20, 2013

A number of awards were bestowed upon KPLU in the 2012 Society of Professional Journalists' (Western Washington chapter) Excellence in Journalism Competition.  This year's contest covered work produced or published in 2012 within the region.

Thank you to all of our listeners who contributed to KPLU through the Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG campaign.

Thanks to your generosity, we received just over $40,000 from our supporters!

Several of Western Washington’s finest high school jazz programs and jazz professionals are showcased on KPLU School of Jazz-Volume 9, the station’s latest CD release which is the culmination of this year’s mentoring project.

GiveBIG on May 15th!

May 5, 2013

Can we count on your support for The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG challenge on May 15th? Plan on rallying your friends and supporting your favorite charity (us!) as part of one of the biggest days of giving in our region. Come back here to KPLU.org on May 15th and click on the GiveBIG button to make a donation. 

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KPLU has won the 2012 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Radio Journalism (SPJ) for “If it’s legal: Five ways pot could affect your life.” Sigma Delta Chi Award winners will be honored at a banquet on June 21 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Judges selected this year’s winners from over 1,700 entries in categories covering print, radio, television and online. The awards recognize outstanding work published or broadcast in 2012.  The contest is open to all United States media outlets.  This marks the second time KPLU has won a national SPJ award. 

KPLU has garnered a 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA). The award for Best Audio News Series is in recognition of the KPLU News team’s 2012 pre-election series, “If it’s legal: Five ways legal pot could affect your life.”

Justin Steyer / KPLU

The four-day spring pledge drive has ended. Thank you for your support! Also, a big thanks to the  companies who were generous enough to donate their products during the 2013 Spring Pledge Drive. If you missed the pledge drive, you can still make your pledge today.

Tune in Thursday, March 28 at 12:15 p.m. for a live performance by Holly Cole and her band on KPLU, hosted by Abe Beeson. (Listen live >>>)

“Cole’s voice: smoky, though not quite sultry; as sly as it is sexy; and brimming with adventure bordering on recklessness. And it bears an alluring touch of darkness, though it’s not without a mitigating hint of optimism.” - The Wall Street Journal

John Froschauer

KPLU's Midday Jazz Host Dick Stein is one smart cookie. And his ideas aren’t half-baked, either.  

Stein was honored today by the Girl Scouts of Western Washington on the Pacific Lutheran University campus for coming up with a good idea that really stuck.

Like thousands of other Western Washington residents, Stein buys Girl Scout Cookies every year. 

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