KEXP has hired Emily Fox, a former host of KUOW's Morning Edition, as lead producer on a forthcoming weekly public affairs program.

The show, which will air from 7 to 9 am on Saturdays, will launch early next year. Contributors, according to a press release, will include "local, national, and international artists and musicians, community members and advocates, KEXP DJs and staff, and many others. This program will provide a platform to diverse creative and artistic communities not currently represented on the dial, with space to share and discuss topics and insight important to their communities."

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“Our new programming will be focused on understanding music in a deeper level through narrative and storytelling,” Fox said in a statement. “We’ll highlight stories about local and regional musicians and artists, with an emphasis on finding those stories that connect with audiences around the world. We’ll focus on the ways that music describes and deconstructs the complexities of the human condition, and share what has inspired artists to make their art. Homelessness, gentrification and displacement, race and identity, law and politics—we’ll cover it all through a lens of music and culture.”

You'll be able to catch the as-yet unnamed show online or at 90.3.

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