Save KPLU Campaign Update: April 21

Dear Friends,

We hit a major milestone this week: the $4 million mark! Thanks to everyone who has given to the campaign. We’ve received nearly 12,000 donations — a testament to the community’s commitment to preserving KPLU’s programming and launching it into the future, stronger than ever.


The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG Day is on Tuesday May 3rd. You can schedule your gift now by going to All donations will be “stretched” by the Seattle Foundation. The more people donate to Save KPLU, the more we’ll get from the Foundation. Donate today, and thanks!

A reminder: All donations are tax-deductible and refundable! You can read the entire refund policy on our FAQ. Refunds will only be given in the very unlikely event the campaign is not successful.

Murrow Awards

KPLU reporters won FOUR 2016 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA). Another example of how KPLU is dedicated to telling interesting, informative and emotional stories from our region.

It’s just another reason for supporting the Save KPLU campaign.

The winners include:

Save KPLU Day

The City of Tacoma has declared Friday April 29th, “Save KPLU Day.” We are planning a party to mark the day at B Sharp Coffee House in downtown Tacoma — come by and celebrate with us starting at 6 p.m. And stick around to hear the Gretta Matasse Quartet at 8!


  • Save KPLU in Poulsbo  — Don’t miss a HUGE all-day event in Poulsbo, next Thursday April 28. There will be an art walk, concerts, themed dinners, auctions and much, much more. Lots of KPLU staff will be there, including reporters Gabriel Spitzer and Ashley Gross, and jazz hosts Mary McCann and Robin Lloyd. Take the day off — have a long weekend, and come have a good time while saving your radio station! Tons of details here. See you there!
  • SWOJO at Jazz AlleyJoin the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra along with Gail Pettis and the Ten O’Clock Quartet for a night of swinging music to help Save KPLU. It happens May 9 at Jazz Alley, doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 8. Details here.
  • KPLU in … SPACE! — Okay, not quite — but this is the next best thing. Join Save KPLU for an evening with former NASA astronaut Dr. Stephen Robinson at The Museum of Flight. He’ll give a talk called, “This Side of Impossible: Achieving the Dream of Flight.” The event will be emceed by Evening Jazz host Abe Beeson. KPLU’s weather expert Cliff Mass will also be there. Live jazz before the show, beginning at 6 p.m. This is going to be a great event — full details here.

Thanks for your support!

— Friends of 88-5 FM