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Kevin Cole
KEXP (US)

Kevin Cole is KEXP’s Senior Programming Advisor & Music Partnerships Strategist, and was responsible for leading the programmatic vision for on-air, online, and in person for 18 years as KEXP’s Chief Content Officer/Senior Director of Programming. Under Kevin’s lead, KEXP has evolved from a Seattle-based radio station to a globally revered nonprofit arts organization dedicated to enriching lives by championing and discovering music. Kevin also is the host of the popular afternoon Drive Time Show.  Prior to KEXP, Kevin spent six years at Amazon.com as part of the team responsible for the go-to-market strategy for the launch and on-going development of Amazon’s music store.   Previously he helped build the wildly adventurous Revolution Radio (REV105) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, considered to be the last great commercial alternative radio station in America, and while at Rev 105 produced and hosted syndicated radio shows that aired all over the world, including the Spin Radio Network.  During the ‘80s Kevin was a resident DJ at the First Avenue/7th Street Entry nightclub and had the honor of DJing for Prince at many of his private parties.

 

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