News articles from KPLU


10:39 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Thank You!

Thank you to our generous listeners who supported the Fall Fund Drive.  Your support ensures that our world-class news, jazz and blues will continue for another year.  Thank you for supporting KPLU!  Your commitment means the world to us!

KPLU Travel Club
12:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Join KPLU On An 8-Night Adventure To Cuba

KPLU is going to Cuba this winter! Our previous tour was so popular we are offering two different trips, departing Jan. 24 and Feb. 7. Discover music, culture, art and dance in beautiful Cuba! Don't delay spots will fill quickly.

Click here for the full itinerary and pricing.

Support KPLU
12:21 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Thank You For Giving Big!

We are so thankful for your support and are honored to be included in your philanthropic priorities on GiveBIG day!

It’s GiveBIG day!
12:00 am
Tue May 6, 2014

GiveBig And Support KPLU!

Today only, your gift will be stretched through the Seattle Foundation’s matching challenge. Every gift we receive will be partially matched today, so make your gift now.

Find out more about the Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG here!

Thank you for supporting KPLU!

Support Public Radio
12:00 am
Sun May 4, 2014

Tomorrow is GiveBIG day!

  On that day only, the Seattle Foundation will be partially matching all gifts to KPLU. Make your gift then, and your gift will be stretched to provide even more support for KPLU. 

Your generosity helps us to continue providing the music and news programming that you live.

Find out more about the Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG!

Spring Pledge Drive
12:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Thank You For Supporting The Music And News You Love!

Thanks to our generous listeners, we received almost 3,600 gifts during our Spring Fund Drive! Your support ensures that our world-class news, jazz and blues will continue for another year. 

If you have yet to make a pledge, and would like to do so today, your gift will still count toward our overall goal and help ensure the jazz, news and blues that you love will continue year-round.

Please consider how much our service is worth to you, and to your neighbors, and make a pledge today in whatever amount fits! 

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KPLU Rose Drive
9:35 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Make Valentines’ Day Sweeter With KPLU!

MrOmega Flickr

The 2014 Valentine’s Drive has begun at KPLU! Make your gift of $140 by midnight on February 11, and we’ll send a bouquet of red or mixed roses to your sweetheart.

Make Valentine’s Day special with KPLU, while supporting the jazz and blues you love most.

Click here, or call 1-800-677-5758 (1-800-NPR-KPLU) to learn more about the award-winning gift box presentation and the red or mixed rose options available.

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Public Radio Day
12:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Thank You For Making Public Radio Day A Success!

Public Radio Day was a success! Between the 5 participating stations and your support, we are giving 1177 warm kits to the United Way of King County.

Thank to all our listeners who gave so generously to support your favorite stations, and to keep those in need warm this season!

Support Public Radio
1:00 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

It's Public Radio Day!

Today is your chance to give to your favorite public radio stations and support the rich tradition of public broadcasting in the Pacific Northwest!

We’ve decide to team together with KING FM, KBCS, KEXP and KNHC in asking you to give a support to listener supported radio. 

For every gift you give of $120, we’ll donate one winter care pack* to the United Way of King County to be distributed to area shelters.


Make your gift go further by supporting KPLU, our fellow public radio stations, and those in need, this holiday season!

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10:45 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Public meeting notice: Fiscal Year 2013 KPLU audit review

On January 10, 2014 there will be a public meeting with the Audit and Compliance Committee of the PLU Board of Regents to review the FY12 KPLU Audit. The meeting will be at a place to be detrermined on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University.

If you are interested in attending either in person or by phone, please contact the General Manager's office at KPLU by calling 253-535-8732 or for more information.

KPLU Christmas Jam
12:20 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

The 2013 KPLU Christmas Jam Featuring Bellingham Vocalist Cheryl Jewell

Cheryl Jewell performing live at the 2013 KPLU Christmas Jam.
Justin Steyer KPLU

The 17th Annual KPLU Christmas Jam, our much-anticipated holiday concert, featured jazz vocalist Cheryl Jewell and her trio on December 5 live from the Lagerquist Hall in the Mary Baker Russell Music Center on the Pacific Lutheran University campus. 

Cheryl performed Christmas selections with the University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. David Deacon-Joyner.  

Watch a replay of the entire concert, or listen above.  The concert will also be rebroadcast at 2 p.m. on Christmas Day.

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12:00 am
Sat October 5, 2013

Thank You For Making This Fall Pledge Drive a Sucess!

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! 

Make your gift now!

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Food for Thought
5:00 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Food for Thought Haiku Contest

Justin Steyer KPLU


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.


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We hate goodbyes
12:17 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

So Long, Keith Seinfeld!

This photo shows Gabriel Spitzer, left, and Keith Seinfeld performing an in-house procedure.
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.

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KPLU Travel Club
9:45 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Join KPLU for a music, food & wine lovers journey to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay!

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! 

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