Upcoming KBOO Co-sponsored Events
KBOO introduces people to new ideas, artists and events every day. We also help promote dozens of local events each year, attracting a representative swath of our diverse audience to events like these:
June 21-24 - Closer Electronic Music Festival
A multi-venue festival focused on underground electronic music at Portland's top electronic music venues. Various events held in the central west and east sides will showcase over 50 regional DJs and live acts, along with an exciting selection of guest headliners from up and down the left coast and beyond. Tickets
.June 22-23 - Peace is Possible, One Community at a Time
A Rotary conference featuring Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams
, founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines
and Admiral Eric Olson (ret.) Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command. Full schedule
Scheduled panels include 'The Role of Women in Preventing War' and 'Conflict Preventions & Peace.' Tickets & registration
June 22-24 - Good in the Hood Multicultural Festival
Celebrating its 20th year with a brand new, larger location this year, this annual festival features some of the best entertainment in the NW, many cultural food vendors, an Information Village, a Kid Space arts & craft area, and an Ethnic Market-place. Among the many related activities are a Kick-Off Gala on Thursday June 14th and a parade on the 23rd leaving from King School Park. See all of the details.
The second largest blues festival in the US and KBOO has broadcast every single one. We're also the only original sponsor still involved in this amazing benefit for the Oregon Food Bank. There's a remarkable amount of festival info available but just know that 10+ hours of stellar music each day is only $10 plus two cans of non-perishable food per person. Come visit our KBOOth!
Headliners include the Elvin Bishop Band with James Cotton, James Cotton, Galactic, JJ Grey and Mofro, Bettye LaVette, Steve Miller Band, Charlie Musselwhite, Pimps of Joytime, Sugaray Rayford, Booker T and Toots and the Maytals. There are also dozens of other performers.
|Welcome to our Development Director|
Lynn Fitch, KBOO's new Development Director
I am thrilled to join the staff, board and volunteers who together bring creative, challenging, risky, spontaneous and eclectic radio to Portland.
My love affair with community radio began in the 1960s in Seattle, when KRAB fueled my budding activism and appreciation for a broad range of music. Years after that, I was the station manager for a remote community television and radio station in bush Alaska. Now, I'm a listener, a member and a KBOO staff person - assisting others to bring our community music, and cultural and informational programming, with an alternative perspective.
For more than twenty years I have helped non-profit organizations diversify their funding streams, build their donor base, promote themselves more effectively, and strengthen their capacity to raise money. That's what I'll be doing at KBOO with your help. If you have ideas about fundraising and want to get more involved, please contact me. Let's put KBOO at the cutting edge of change!
I look forward to speaking with you. - Lynn
|Spring Drive Update|Thanks again to everyone who contributed, financially or otherwise to help KBOO reach its $75,000 goal in our Spring membership drive.
We're still working through the large pile of paperwork created each drive and are beginning to send out your requested thank you gifts, while also awaiting our own shipments of items on order.
If you haven't yet paid your pledge to KBOO, please do so today
by returning a check to us in the envelope we sent with your invoice. If you're starting a monthly deduction, please make sure that you the send back a check AND the signed / dated membership form. We can't start your deduction without both. Contact us if you need a new form.
|KBOO Youth Collective Birthday Party|Thanks to all who attended our Youth Collective's 10 year anniversary party last month! The founder, Jacob Rosenblum, was there as well as his mom (and our first board operator) Judy Fiestal. Also attending were many Youth Collective alumni, family, community partners, current members, friends, and other supporters of KBOO. We had a great time, and appreciate that you, the members, help us stay on the air and allow us to teach the youth of today to be the radio broadcasters of tomorrow!
KBOO Youth Collective members broadcast two monthly shows. What, you've never heard them?The Underground - 4th Wednesday of each month 6-7p;
For more information about the Youth Collective, email Erin Yanke or call her 503.231.8032 x 221.
Advertise at KBOO.fm
With nearly 100,000 loads every month, KBOO.fm allows you to reach the KBOO community online with your eye-catching web ad. And because your ad loads across all pages in the KBOO domain, your work will be aligned with KBOO's progressive values whether they're searching for hiphop or hillbilly, feminist or folk. KBOO.fm advertising and program underwriting: A sound promotional strategy. Contact Justin Miller, KBOO's Underwriting Coordinator to get started. Your clients are listening.
Get A Little 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.