Music Aid Northwest has developed a self-perpetuating funding source to support music education programs through sales of a distinctive music-themedlicense plate, available NOW through the Washington State Department of Licensing. KISW is proud to have had Music Aid Northwest as a partner at Pain In The Grass 2013 and 2014.
Toni Wood is an elderly woman who lives alone in a trailer on Bainbridge Island, and she is mother to Kevin Wood, Brian Wood (of Malfunkshun, Devil Head, Fire Ants) and Andrew Wood (of Mother Love Bone). She is also caring for her son, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment. Her trailer home itself is in dire need of reparations, which are well outside her financial means, including a new roof and wiring, before the winter comes. Both Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone are considered to be vital for the Seattle scene and many people claim to be influenced by their music. Please visit http://www.gofundme.com/br4bag to lend Toni some support. She may not be able to offer any perks or prizes for helping her, but perhaps her son Brian`s music is one way of saying thank you to those who help them, visit Brian`s SoundCloud to enjoy his music.
KISW is proud to carry the flag that says “Bullies Suck” with morning show host BJ Shea leading the entire Rock staff as the voice of our anti-bullying campaign and inviting each and every Rockaholic to join us in standing up to bullies. MORE >>
For the past 20 years, the Fisher House program has worked tirelessly to meet the needs of military Families everywhere. At the very heart of the program, Fisher Houses offer a “home away from home,” a place where families can stay and support their loved ones — at no cost — while they receive specialized military hospital/VA medical care. In 2009, the iconic KISW afternoon show, The Mens Room, partnered with Elysian Brewing to create Mens Room Original Red. The beer was an instant hit, and its tremendous success allowed KISW and Elysian Brewing to give something back to the community, by donating over $320K to date from the sales of Mens Room Original Red to the Fisher House program. Thanks to the support of the KISW Rockaholics, and beer drinkers in the Seattle area, we are able to honor and assist our veterans and active military personnel in this way. MORE >>
KISW and the BJ Shea Morning Experience have been proud to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's research and search for a cure by lending support to and participating in fundraising events like Great Strides, as well as the Go All In for CF poker tournament benefiting the Foundation in years past. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. MORE >>
Our Mission: To facilitate our Vision; initiate, create, acquire capital, fund, and promote artistic, musical, educational and health programs under the supervision of, or licensing from, the Foundation. The Jimi Hendrix Foundation is committed to using its "star power" of Jimi Hendrix, together with its generous strategic partners, to establish initiatives, create programs, raise capital and provide direct and/or indirect funding of its own and other allied programs in art, music, community education and health in our community and the world.
KISW has partnered with the Jimi Hendrix Foundation to proudly make the I Am Experienced T-shirts and other merchandise available in the Rock Shop at KISW.com, with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the Hendrix Foundation. MORE >>
The Rock staff at KISW proudly participates in raising general awareness and lending support for events benefitting Breast Cancer Awareness throughout the month of October by sponsoring events that aid with awareness, fundraising, research and the search for a cure, as well as spreading the word about other ways that Rockaholics can donate to the cause. MORE >>
As an official global charity, Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches on men's faces around the world. Through the power of the Mo, vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.
The men at KISW have taken to supporting, promoting and participating in this creative and entertaining way to raise funds and awareness for men's health issues by initiating moustache growth during the month of November, which is proudly referred to as MOvember here at The Rock. MORE >>
Professional Firefighters across the USA & Canada are stepping up to combat the effects of poverty among the most vulnerable they serve and protect – children. Families struggling to meet the most basic needs must often put food and shelter before proper winter clothing, leaving children literally, in the cold. This community outreach program was designed and branded especially for IAFF Firefighters by Operation Warm, a national non-profit organization founded in 1998. The partnership gives IAFF Firefighters the opportunity to be at the forefront of a movement that is providing warmth for suffering children and bringing manufacturing jobs back to North America. KISW has partnered with The Washington State Council of Firefighters to raise awareness for their Operation Warm, Firefighters Coats for Kids Program. The BJ Shea Morning Experience asks listeners to help donate money to put 1,000 brand new, American-made coats on children in need each winter. MORE >>
The WSCFF Benevolent Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation created to provide aid to fire fighters, their families, and others deemed in need. Donations made to the Benevolent Fund are tax deductible and will be used to assist beneficiaries in recovering from difficult times resulting from illness, injury or the death of a loved one.
KISW is proud to partner with Mischief Distillery in the Fremont area of Seattle to create Worker’s No. 9 Vodka, made for the working man, with a portion of the net proceeds benefitting the WSCFF Benevolent Fund. Every time you enjoy this spirit, you support our brave fire fighters through this nonprofit charitable organization. MORE >>
RMHC Hockey Challenge Presented by the Seattle Thunderbirds Started in 1998 as a game between rival Microsoft divisions, with the help of the Seattle Thunderbirds and dedicated hockey fans, the event has grown to include numerous games featuring teams from Microsoft and an All-Star Game with T-Birds alum, local and national celebrities. The event has raised more than $4.2 million dollars for RMHC over the past 14 years.
Steve the Producer of the BJ Shea Morning Experience on KISW has participated as a player in the actual RMHC Hockey Challenge, which raised more than $170,000 to support RMHC and the families at the Seattle Ronald McDonald House from the 2013 game alone. Many KISW staff members and Rockaholics also show up in support of the cause and to cheer on STP, who says that even though his team wound up losing the game, the fact that we were able to raise money for an awesome cause was all that mattered! MORE >>
Weekday mornings at 8:17, BJ Shea offers Group Therapy. Rockaholics helping Rockaholics on the radio. Got a problem you want the Rockaholics to tackle? Submit it on Facebook or Twitter, text us at 77999 or email BJ and use the subject line "Group Therapy." MORE >>