FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2019
KNKX CONNECTS TO SKAGIT VALLEY
Regional reporting project includes live broadcast of All Things Considered
(Seattle-Tacoma,WA) KNKX Connects comes to Skagit Valley on January 31 for the fifth installment of KNKX’s year-long regional reporting project. The goal of KNKX Connects is to increase local and regional news coverage and expand KNKX’s role in communities across Western Washington by presenting deep, rich storytelling and live broadcasts from these communities. KNKX visited Port Angeles in June, the Centralia/Chehalis area in August, Bellingham in October and Grays Harbor County in November 2018. Much like the station’s previous explorations, KNKX Connects to Skagit Valley will highlight local issues and life, and present a wide range of stories that reflect what makes the community unique.
Listeners are invited to two KNKX Connects events in Skagit Valley, both of which are free and open to the public:
· Live broadcast of All Things Considered with host Ed Ronco and producer Geoffrey Redick from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Mount Vernon City Library (315 Snoqualmie Street).
· All-ages listener happy hour from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Skagit River Brewery (404 S. 3rd Street) where listeners can mingle with Ed, Geoffrey and their neighbors.
KNKX can be heard in Skagit Valley at 88.9 FM.
KNKX is an ambassador for jazz and blues, and a vital source of quality, non-commercial news, including NPR and regional coverage. The KNKX programming staff are storytellers who reach deeply into the community to reflect the voices of our people, our region and beyond. KNKX is funded by a loyal community of listeners who value the station’s independence. KNKX operates a network of 11 radio signals that cover Western Washington, reaching 400,000 listeners weekly. In addition, knkx.org and KNKX’s 24-hour jazz stream,Jazz24 reach 350,000 listeners every month online. KNKX has more than 19 million views on its YouTube channel of live jazz and blues performances.