Yes, I am a 500 club member.
It was 2006, nobody had a smartphone yet. When I heard a song on KEXP that I liked, I had to go lookup the song on the real-time playlist and then copy/paste the artist/album/song info into an ongoing draft email, or write it on a sticky note. It was the only way to save songs you liked.
My system worked okay when sitting at my computer, but I also found that I would hear songs when I was listening in the car, but would then have to remember the date/time and remember to pull up the real-time playlist when I got home to figure out who it was.
So I built this site to solve both of those problems. When I hear a song I like during the day, I flip over to KEXPlorer.com and tag it. When I'm in the car and hear a song I like I pull out my phone, open KEXPlorer.com, and tag it.
Since then, when friends ask me what new music I'm into, I now just pull up my profile on KEXPlorer.com and show them. The intention was to also create an online community out of KEXP's so-called community.
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