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