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Thursday, February 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

With downtown library set to temporarily close, officials celebrate its future

City leaders gathered at the downtown library on Friday to celebrate its looming transformation into a modern community pillar that melds the offerings of a traditional public library with future-focused …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Lupito Flores, founder and longtime station manager of KYRS community radio, steps down

The board of the nonprofit community radio station says the decision was tied to its current financial crunch, which they hope will be relieved by new partnerships and grant dollars …


Hot dog stand owner dies from flu

Chad Rattray wasn’t only Cheddar Chad. He wasn’t simply the guy who sold dollar dogs, occasionally slathering on the mustard and handing it over – on the house – to …


Rogue Wave heads MarmotFest

The KYRS Music Fest is returning again this year, but with a catchier name: MarmotFest. Like last year, the festival will bring live music and family activities to the picturesque …


MarmotFest stages fun for all ages

Children 12 and younger get in free at MarmotFest, a day of music, food, face-painting and bubbles in the Peaceful Valley neighborhood. Adults have to pay to get in, and …


Rogue Wave heads MarmotFest

The KYRS Music Fest is returning again this year, but with a catchier name: MarmotFest. Like last year, the festival will bring live music and family activities to the picturesque …


Radio theater enjoys revival

Long before podcasts, live-streaming video and even before television, families used to gather around the radio and listen to radio theater. Shows like “Amos and Andy” and “Flash Gordon” provided …


Ten years of radio done differently

Hit the “seek” button on your car radio and you’re likely to come across the usual stuff – Top 40 hits, a selection of classic rock staples, perhaps some political …


Spotlight: Thin Air Radio celebrates 10 years on air with party

KYRS, the community radio station the broadcasts on 88.1 FM and 92.3 FM, will celebrate 10 years on the air this week. The station, which launched on Oct. 26, 2003, …


‘Art for Radio’ gives visual element to spoken-word ideas

On Main Avenue in downtown Spokane, there are two nonprofit organizations motivated to expose others to things that are often overlooked by mainstream media. KYRS-Thin Air Community Radio broadcasts from …


Spotlight: Steves to share benefits of travel at GU lecture

The well-known (and unabashedly outspoken) PBS travel expert Rick Steves is on the way back to Gonzaga University for a lecture at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Steves’ lecture title is provocative …


Spotlight: Thin Air’s ‘Saranac surprise’

April Smith and the Great Picture Show, the popular indie-pop-swing band out of New Jersey, delivered a swinging concert in front of 500-plus fans at the Bing Crosby Theater on …


Spotlight: Spokane’s Thin Air Radio grows closer to regular air

Spokane’s KYRS-FM (Thin Air Community Radio, 89.9 and 92.3) built its new 70-foot tower last week, atop Stensgar Mountain, about 40 miles northeast of town. That puts this low-powered community …


Council candidate stays on the air

No candidate for Spokane office has had as much air time this campaign season as Mike Fagan, and he hasn’t had to dig into his campaign funds to get it. …


Spotlight: Paul Taylor dancers, Kodo drummers coming up

Two out-of-the-ordinary cultural attractions are on the way to the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox – one coming up soon, the other in midwinter: • Paul Taylor 2 , …


Young Dubliners set to rock KYRS benefit

After taking a brief detour to pay homage to the masters of Irish music, the Young Dubliners are back in cruise control with their own brand of driving Celtic rock …


Spokane youngsters tackle big issues during radio show

It’s a radio show for kids by kids, but lots of grown-ups enjoy listening to it, too. Every Sunday afternoon, 10 youngsters from Spokane squeeze into the 120-square-foot on-air booth …


Thin Air Community Radio soon will feel the power

It’s full power ahead for KYRS-FM (Thin Air Community Radio, 89.9 and 92.3), which just received approval from the FCC to boost its signal to 6,500 watts. This eclectic community …


Thin Air Community Radio to air at full-power

KYRS-Thin Air Community Radio of Spokane has received permission to build a full-power station.


Air Iran

He’s best known as a voice on the airwaves – the guy on Spokane’s community radio station who talks about life and culture in Iran while playing all the funky …