It's David Bowie's birthday and his album release day. KEXP is helping celebrate as only the station knows how.

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Local radio station KEXP 90.3 FM has declared Friday Intergalactic David Bowie Day, and even PBS NewsHour has taken notice.

The venerable news organization posted on its Facebook page: “Seattle-based KEXP will pay tribute to pop music’s favorite saxophone-wielding androgynous alien with an all-day broadcast Friday that runs through David Bowie’s storied career. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, KEXP will chart through the starman’s musical eras from his early folk beginnings and the extraterrestrial heights of Ziggy Stardust to the cocain-fueled art rock of the Thin White Duke before he decided to put on his red shoes and dance the blues.”

As of midday Friday, the post was the most-read on NewsHour’s page. Helping: it’s Bowie’s 69th birthday and he released his 28th studio album, “Blackstar,” today.

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