July 2012 - KBOOlletin 
Lovin' Lotsa Local Live Listening

If it's Summer then KBOO festival broadcasts can't be far off...

July 4-8 - Waterfront Blues Festival
Celebrating 25 Years! of Fighting Hunger 
Tom McCall Waterfront Park, downtown Portland (map)

KBOO Live Broadcast Schedule (Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun)
Come visit our KBOOth at the festival. 

The Waterfront Blues Festival's roots reach back to the 1987 Rose City 
Curtis Salgado, 1987 Rose City Blues Festival
Curtis Salgado & The Stilettos
1987 Rose City Blues Festival
Photo by Ross Hamilton, The Oregonian
Blues Festival, sponsored by the Cascade Blues Association, to benefit Burnside Community Council. The official partnership with Oregon Food Bank began in 1988, when Oregon Food Share, predecessor of Oregon Food Bank, became the festival producer and raised $7,500 and 950 pounds of food to aid people who were hungry.

During its 25-year history, the Waterfront Blues Festival has brought stellar, world-class artists to Portland. But at its core, the Festival is about building community and helping our neighbors in need...because no one should ever be hungry.
John Lee Hooker, Rose City Blues Festival, 1987
John Lee Hooker, 1987 Rose City Blues Festival
Photo by Ross Hamilton, The Oregonian 

KBOO broadcast live from the Festival in 1987 and stepped up to do so every year since then. Thank you KBOO, for your steadfast com- mitment to the Festival and its mission. Thank you KBOO listeners, for bringing those cans of food and $10 bills to the Festival year after year.

Together, we will create a strong, caring community, and eliminate the root causes of hunger.
 - Rachel Bristol, CEO, Oregon Food Bank   
Blues Festival Artistic Director, Peter Dammann, came by our studios Thursday, June 28th to preview this year's Festival, which included live performances by Joe McMurrian and Mary Flower. If you missed it live, you can listen to it here until July 13. 2012.

To hear more about the Oregon Food Bank's work, click here. 
July 20-22 - PDX Pop Now!
Refuge PDX, 116 SE Yamhill St (map)

PDX Pop Now! promotes the talent pdx pop now 2012of Portland artists and provides  access to them for all music fans. In Portland, artists are creating diverse genres of music at the highest caliber of performance. Yet there remain limited opportunities for people under 21 to experience live music here. The PDX Pop Now! Summer Music Festival is a committed effort to remove the barriers keeping people from experiencing live music.
August 3-5 - Pickathon 2012 
Pendarvis Farm, Portland, OR (map)

pickathon2012From very humble beginnings in the late 1990s and multiple relocations, Pickathon has found its home at Pendarvis Farm just off SE 167th and Foster Rd.

The festival has also radically adjusted the music it offers, consistently expanding its reach.

A partial list of some more recognizable names this year include Neko Case, Dr. Dog, The Wood Brothers, Blitzen Trapper, Todd Snider and Langhorne Slim.

Do yourself a favor and go there, you'll be glad you did. 
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Now It's Time For You To Tell Us A Story
we want your stories
Just click me to participate. 
Next year, KBOO turns 45! Anticipating the yearlong celebration, we are soliciting, recording and collecting stories from YOU.
Have you ever been a programmer on KBOO, a staff person, volunteer, or a board member? Are you a listener who first heard music or a public affairs program that changed your life? Do you have an interesting or perhaps controversial KBOO story to share?

Now is your chance. Visit our website and click on Ern Hood's photograph (as above). Ern was a founding father of KBOO and one of the first programmers. Listen to his stories about how we got our infamous call letters. Then, we want you to complete and submit the Stories for the Vault form. Soon thereafter, a KBOO staff person or volunteer will contact you to learn more about your story and schedule a recording session.
We will broadcast these stories, and more from our vast KBOO Vault, throughout 2013, as part of our 45th birthday extravaganza. 
Don't miss out on this opportunity; we really want to hear from YOU!
Share your story and become a radio celebrity! Help honor our 45-year heritage and the impact KBOO has had on the evolution of Portland - into the unique, creative, one-of-a-kind, community we are.

To know more, email Lynn Fitch or call her at 503.231.8032 x222. 

Advertise at KBOO.fm


KBOO now has an online advertising program.

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.
Meyer Memorial Trust Awards Us A Grant

We were very excited to learn a couple of weeks ago that the Meyer Memorial Trust approved our grassroots grant request for $25,000. 


We'll use these restricted funds to support key Strategic Plan projects:


Board training and development

The board will complete and implement a plan for professional board development, which will include allocations for outside trainers and will prioritize immediate and long-term priorities.


Policy development

Revise station policies at every level to create an up-to-date set of policies and practices to more effectively guide KBOO.     Read more... 


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.
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KBOO Staff
Program Director
Erin Yanke (interim)

Kathleen Stephenson

Jenka Soderberg 
Andrew Geller

Ani Haines

V.J. Beauchamp

Underwriting Coordinator
Justin Miller

Finance Coordinator
Debbie Rabidue

Tom Hood (interim)

Zale Chadwick

Finance Assistant
Alexander Roberts 


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