About

The AYP Centennial Radio Project

Three five-minute radio features from Harriet Baskas and Jack Straw Productions, engineered by Tom Stiles, broadcast on KUOW 94.9 FM and made possible with funding from Humanities Washington and 4Culture.

Organizations and individuals around the region are celebrating the centennial of the 1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition: Washington’s first World’s Fair. The event filled the grounds of what is now the University of Washington campus with impressive and innovative cultural, scientific and agricultural displays and shone a national spotlight on Seattle.

These three radio stories explore several aspects of the fair: the music, the souvenirs, and some of the event’s lasting legacies and innovations.

Episode 1. Meet me in Seattle: Music at the AYP


Click the play button above to stream the episode, or download it here.
Aired on KUOW 94.9 FM:
Friday, May 29th, 2:09 p.m.
Saturday, May 30th, 1:06 p.m

Episode 2. Souvenirs of the AYP


Click the play button above to stream the episode, or download it here.
Aired on KUOW 94.9 FM:
Friday, August 14th, 2:15 p.m.
Saturday, August 15th, 12:06 p.m

Episode 3. Legacies of the AYP


Click the play button above to stream the episode, or download it here.
Aired on KUOW 94.9 FM:
Thursday, October 29, 2:06 p.m.

Contact: Please send any comments or questions about this project or Web site to jsp@jackstraw.org. Thank you!