Amanda Wilde

Amanda's voice is well known to radio listeners all over the world. As the innovative and beloved afternoon drive-time music host for 12 years on Seattle's alternative public radio station KEXP 90.3, Amanda cultivated a worldwide following on the internet and gained international recognition for the station. Amanda earned further renown as host, producer, and voice talent at KUOW Public Radio where she has focused on podcasts, videos, and historical pieces.

Legendary Interviews, Memorable Moments

Her interviews with music artists are legendary; her unique style and rapport with artists, listeners, and fans have made for hundreds of singularly rare and memorable radio moments. Amanda's special ability to connect with large audiences translated into emceeing countless live music events, including those on the mainstage at Seattle's prestigious Bumbershoot festival and WOMAD USA.

Award-winning Producer

Amanda’s expert music knowledge and a warm, witty character has boosted her profile as producer, as well as announcer, interviewer, and emcee. On the other side of the microphone, Amanda has been tapped to consult on content development, coach talent, and teach radio production courses at the Experience Music Project and the Art Institute of Seattle.

Amanda is especially excited to produce podcasts for profit and non-profit foundations. By popular demand, she has developed a completely unique service: custom playlists.

A featured DJ in The Rough Guide to Internet Radio, Amanda has been showcased in The Seattle Times, MSNBC and Best Places Seattle, among other publications. She's been tapped to serve as panelist and moderator for conferences such as Ladyfest, Century Ballroom's Masters series and EMP's Pop Conference. She has been recognized for her interview work with a national award from Public Radio News Directors Incorporated and by Seattle Women In Jazz, who in 2014 presented Amanda with the first annual "Amanda Wilde Inspire Award" for outstanding contributions to the jazz community. Amanda was chosen for Washington Humanities Speakers' Bureau 2014-2019 and since 2015 teaches at University of Washington's Osher institute.

Groundbreaking Audio Projects

For 15 years (2003-2017) Amanda produced and hosted the acclaimed legacy jazz program The Swing Years and Beyond for NPR station KUOW 94.9 FM Seattle. Other radio features include the popular Sounds Familiar, an ongoing segment that explores icons of American pop music, and Sound Reflections, a series which uncovers the musical soul of the Northwest. She has also conceived and co-produced several of KUOW's fun-loving videos.

Thanks to various grants and the support of KUOW, Amanda has also created groundbreaking audio projects exploring the role of music in popular culture, including Music Sparks Memories, music that got us through WWII, and Swing Ladies Swing, interviews with celebrated singers of the big band years. and Lost Sounds, which highlights the little-known influence of African Americans on early recording.

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