Star Indie Station Struggles Behind The Scenes?

Seattle indie station KEXP has been a huge hit since being adopted by billionaire Paul Allen a few years ago. The “station has grown exponentially into a $3 million enterprise that attracts fervent listeners all over the world and serves as a tastemaker for an eclectic mix of new, alternative, and international music. The total weekly audience has almost doubled since 2000, to roughly 100,000 listeners. Each of the past few years, the station has raised vastly more money than the previous, surpassing ambitious goals. Revenue from membership has more than doubled in two years, to $1.5 million. Beneath the surface, though, KEXP has been under financial strain.”