Friends of 88.5 FM Update: August 11

Dear Friends,

Last month we had two incredible listener parties in Seattle and Tacoma, and now we’re throwing a party to thank our friends in Olympia for their tremendous support in helping to make 88.5 FM an independent, community-licensed station.


Join us in the lobby of the Washington Center in downtown Olympia on Friday, August 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. All ages are welcome! Meet KPLU staff, air hosts and fellow 88.5 fans. Enjoy complimentary food and drink, win fun prizes, score free swag and listen to live music from the David Deacon-Joyner Trio. More details are on the KPLU Calendar page. Hope to see you there!


We received over 2,000 suggestions for our new call letters! Thanks to everyone who took the time to offer a suggestion. We plan to announce the new call letters live tomorrow morning, August 12, at 7:30 a.m. Tune in!

The FCC is still in the process of approving the license for Friends, and it appears we may take ownership of the station as soon as August 30th. We will keep you updated on the process.


Thanks to your support, 88.5 is in a sound financial position to assume ownership of the station. Your continued support of Friends of 88.5 ensures that your new radio station will keep bringing you the jazz, blues and news that you count on every day.

Become a sustaining member of Friends of 88.5 today.

— Friends of 88.5