Washington State has long been the dominant area in the Pacific Northwest for broadcasting and radio. The biggest radio markets in the region are cities like Seattle, Olympia and Tacoma.
Students at Washington public broadcasting schools may be in a unique position to learn about broadcasting and the radio profession in an area with such a rich cultural background. Washington state has seen many house music movements over the past century, including grunge rock in Seattle and Riot Grill in Olympia. Influential bands like Nirvana, Sound garden, Pearl Jam and Bikini Kill all hail from Seattle.