Local radio station KNKX 88.5 moves downtown

The National Public Radio station will host an open house Saturday, Aug. 26.


New sign, who dis?

Photo by SEAtoday Staff

It’s a big month for locally based National Public Radio Station KNKX 88.5. After 37 years operating in Seattle and Tacoma, the station beloved by locals is ready to invite folks into their brand new location near the Pike Place Hillclimb.

In March, the news and jazz station announced that it would be making the move to be closer to the action on the Waterfront and other arts organizations. Plus, its old Belltown studio was getting a bit out of date.

The new office at 1501 Western Ave. has 7,900 sqft that encompasses recording studios, extra space for their growing news team, and a new performance space that can accommodate video recordings.

The station will host an open house to celebrate its new digs on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event includes a welcome from Mayor Bruce Harrell, Q+A’s with the staff, and live music performances.