May 2012 - KBOOlletin 
Our Spring Member Drive
Starts this Thursday, May 3 
KBOO is the radio station you love because we have many thousands of members and volunteers who each take a little responsibility for keeping it going. And during May, you can (continue) do(ing) that by contributing during our Spring drive. Check out some of what's being planned.


Every year we must raise our entire budget anew. Member support provides over 80% of our total revenue which allows broadcasting freedom not enjoyed by commercial outlets. We're hardly extravagant in our spending and this money pays for very basic operational expenses like production and engineering equipment (and repairs), utilities, keeping the business side running as well as the staff who coordinate it.

This May we'll raise $75,000 to ensure that we have the cash needed to get us through the rest of this fiscal year. 

Volunteers Wanted

If you've ever wanted to take a peek behind your radio, our membership drive offers you a great opportunity.

Membership drive means high energy time in the building as several dozen volunteers work closely together every day to help raise some money to keep the station operating.

What show do you LOVE to listen to? You could schedule a volunteer shift during that time and meet the host/s you hear each week, as well as talk with other KBOO supporters who share your interests.  No prior experience is needed to offer some help; we'll train you.

Interested? Email our Volunteer Coordinator Ani to find your perfect opportunity. Or call her 503.231.8032 x213.


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KBOO Youth Collective Turns 10

KBOO's Youth Collective has taught radio production skills to over 100 young people in the past decade. Open to all people under 21 years of age, we've worked with many comKBOO Youth Collective member.munity groups including Outside In, Native American Youth Association, David Douglas Alternative Program, Roosevelt High School and the Centennial Learning Center
In our innovative model of participatory youth programs, Youth Collective members create two radio programs for broadcast on KBOO each month. Never heard them?
(The Underground - fourth Wednesday each month 6-7p;
 Randomonium - fourth Friday each month 10p-12M)

And you're invited to celebrate at our party on WednesdayKBOO Youth Collective members. May 23rd from 6-8 pm at the KBOO studio, 20 SE Eighth Ave in Portland.  Come for an evening of radio production, community engagement, and tasty refreshments.

For more information about the Youth Collective (or party), email Erin Yanke or call her 503.231.8032 x 221.

Advertise at


KBOO proudly announces the launch of its new online advertising program.  


Reach almost 100,000 monthly KBOO website home page visitors with your eye-catching web ad.  Whether they're searching for hiphop or hillbilly, feminist or folk, your work will be aligned with KBOO's progressive values of peace, justice, diversity, and environmentalism. advertising and program underwriting is a sound promotional strategy. Follow the links above or contact our Underwriting Coordinator to get started. 

Become Radio Active

But in a good way... by like joining one of KBOO's committees.  To join, you must be a current KBOO member and be interested in working cooperatively with others to better the radio station. Let us hear from you.
In This Issue
Membership Drive is Here!
Volunteer Opportunities
Youth Collective Turns 10
We're Webvertising!
Get a Little Radio Active
Become an Underwriter
Did you Miss It?

Upcoming KBOO Sponsored Events
KBOO Staff
Program Director
Erin Yanke (interim)

Kathleen Stephenson

Jenka Soderberg 
Andrew Geller

Ani Haines

V.J. Beauchamp

Justin Miller

Finance Coordinator
Debbie Rabidue

Tom Hood (interim)

Zale Chadwick

Finance Assistant
Mel Reslor

Rock Music Director

Brandon Lieberman

Urban Music Director
Deena Barnwell

Promote Yourself!

Promote your work to 50,000 of the area's most progressive and diverse folks while also giving
support to KBOO.

Discover what under-writing on KBOO can do for your business.
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Getting rid of old cars the hard way.
They didn't know they could donate their used vehicles to KBOO.  But now you do. Click the image for details.