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Multimedia Manager

KPLU Multimedia Manager Justin Steyer facilitates management of Pacific Public Media’s online and mobile content while implementing new and improved systems and platforms. Additionally, he is be responsible for creative user interaction and involvement, as he actively works to improve service to the audience and support for our new media activities.

Before joining the KPLU staff in 2009, Steyer worked as a Web Producer for The Seattle Times; prior to that, he was responsible for photography, video and online content at The Bellingham Herald and worked in the capacity as editor and photographer at other Western Washington publications. In 2007, Steyer was awarded the Mark of Excellence by the Society of Professional Journalists in the area of sports photography.


Sat January 1, 2011
Best of 2010

John Kessler's top ten blues albums of 2010

Courtesy Sony/BMB Masterworks

He's made his list, and checked it twice. KPLU All Blues host John Kessler has his 2010 top 10 blues albums list, and he's ready to share it with you.  What albums are on your list? Which from John's list would you not include?  Let's hear what you have to say!

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Thu December 30, 2010
Best of 2010

The top five Studio Sessions from the past year

Justin Steyer / KPLU

This has been an amazing year for KPLU's Studio Sessions. We have had the honor of hosting live in-studio performances from jazz icons Doctor John and The Manhattan Transfer, to rising stars such as Esperanza Spalding and Nikki Yanofsky.

Though it was difficult to narrow these down to a top-five list, here is what I compiled based on attendee & listener response as well as video views and audio plays from across the Web.

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Mon December 27, 2010
The Jazz 100

The Jazz 100: One hundred quintessential jazz songs

What would you choose as the greatest jazz songs ever recorded?

We really want to know because, with your input, KPLU (along with our 24-hour jazz stream – Jazz24) is going to create a webstream of the 100 quintessential jazz songs of all time.

Cast your votes for the jazz songs you think should be included. When all the results are in, you’ll be able to hear the quintessential Jazz 100 on KPLU.org and Jazz24.org, beginning Monday, February 7th.

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Mon December 13, 2010
KPLU Christmas Jam

Relive the 2010 KPLU Christmas Jam concert

Justin Steyer / KPLU

The 14th-Annual KPLU Christmas Jam, our much-anticipated annual free holiday concert and live broadcast, was held on the Pacific Lutheran University campus on December 9, 2010.

This year we featured acclaimed jazz vocalist Gail Pettis, as well as the PLU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Robert Miller. They performed classic holiday favorites from "This Christmas" to "Baby It's Cold Outside," and closed the program with an audience sing-along of "White Christmas."

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Thu December 2, 2010
Groove Notes

Grammy nominations announced


Nominations for the Grammy Awards were announced last night. KPLU host, and jazz blogger Kevin Kniestedt has compiled a list of nominations in jazz categories, as well as some other categories in which jazz artists are included.

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Wed December 1, 2010

Three things make this World AIDS Day different


KPLU's Humanosphere blogger Tom Paulson has a great post today about why the Gates Foundation's director of HIV and tuberculosis programs feels this year's World AIDS day is different than it's dozens of predecessors. 

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Mon November 22, 2010

I-5 express lanes in Seattle to remain open southbound through evening commute

The Washington State Department of Transportation has decided to keep the I-5 express lanes open in the southbound direction through Tuesday afternoon.

In certain snow and ice conditions WSDOT leaves these lanes open during normally scheduled closures to prevent ice and snow accumulation. Drivers headed in the northbound direction through downtown Seattle should plan accordingly. 

Updated traffic conditions are available on the WSDOT website


Thu November 18, 2010

Using chocolate to fight poverty: Tastes great … makes enemies

Tom Paulson / KPLU Humanosphere

Some businesses are taking the idea of ‘corporate social responsibility’ seriously – as opposed to just public relations.

But those looking for an unencumbered love-fest of enlightened capitalism might want to ask Joe Whinney, founder of Theo Chocolate in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, about how much love he’s gotten from his commercial colleagues for trying to also accomplish some social good.

Read the full story by Tom Paulson on Humanosphere

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