January 2013 - KBOOlletin 

To All of Our Wonderful 2012 Donors 

thank you Thanks very much to everyone who made a financial contribution to KBOO last year.  It is very gratifying that so many people value our work and recognize the importance of taking a little responsibility for helping support us.

While the numbers are not yet finalized, the generosity of our online donors in December may have set a new record for online giving to KBOO in a single month; but if not the total will be very close to the record.  And that doesn't include the many former KBOO members who decided to renew their membership last month.

Oh and your tax documents will arrive late this month.  More info here.
Radio Pictures - KBOO's 2013 Film Series 

Thursday, Jan 10, 7:00pm
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St.

KBOO Radio and the Clinton Street Theater have a partnership to bring you a monthly film series about...well, it could be about radio, or any of the many types of programs that KBOO airs -- politics, labor, human rights and of course, lots of music.

Our kickoff screening is THIS THURSDAY and we will present the 1988 film TALK RADIO, in which a rude, contemptuous talk show host becomes over- whelmed by the hatred that surrounds his program just before it goes national. Watch the trailer below.
Movie Trailer 1988 Talk Radio
Movie Trailer 1988 Talk Radio

This film had its genesis in Portland. Tad Savinar, co-writer, talked about his role recently at the Oregon Sesquicentennial Film Festival. The story goes that Tad Savinar was listening to the radio as he painted when Eric Bogosian visited him, and as they marveled over the vitriol they were hearing. Thus, TALK RADIO was born.

KBOO host Lisa Loving will introduce the film and concept behind Radio Pictures, her experience as a KBOO talk radio host and board member - and will then introduce Carl Wolfson, who has agreed to come and talk about his experience as a progressive talk radio host in PDX, for Clear Channel - and his new online show.  Read more.
Keep Alive the Dream - A Celebration

Monday, January 21, 2013; 11 AM - 6:30 PM  - LIVE ON KBOO

New Beginnings Center, 3300 NE 172nd Place


$5.00 donation or five units of non-perishable foods
to be collected at the door and given to local food banks.


The World Arts Foundation proudly offers its 28th consecutive tribute toMLK   a great American hero, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, January 21, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The theme of this year's program is: Standing on the Shoulders.


The event will include many community speakers from various civic and social organizations, as well as these featured performers: The Jefferson Dancers; The Ghanaian Kukatonon African Drummers and Dancers and Portland Public Schools Elementary and High School bands and choirs. This is a community event for all ages, promising to be an exciting celebration of entertainment, education and multicultural exchange.


The "Keep Alive the Dream" event is nationally recognized as one of the finest community-based celebrations in the U.S., honoring one of its most renowned and respected citizens, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After more than a quarter century of consecutive commemorations, World Arts Foundation, Inc. humbly offers to give voice to the heritage of ordinary citizens' struggle for peace, social justice, civil rights, and human dignity.

Once in A BOO Moon - Saturday, Feb. 23rd 

once in a boo moon An eclectic mix of live music performed by various KBOO hosts from our weekday early morning folk shows, our bluegrass show 'Music From The True Vine,' preceded by 'Swing & Country' and then 'The Noontime Jamboree' found Noon each Monday. 

Tickets on sale as of Monday January 7 through Brown Paper Tickets.

Great sponsor opportunities are available preceding and at the Once in a Boo Moon event for your business recognition and exposure needs.  Email Lynn Fitch or call her at (503)-231-8032 x.222 for more information. 
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KBOO DJ Top Tens from 2012 

What is so appealing about the Top Ten list? I read them even when I don't even care about the subject and I read them with fervor when they are about something I care about.  


Some KBOO DJs have joined in and you can use our lists to explore genres of music with which you are not familiar, or to simply catch up on releases that you may have missed.  


I should really update my KBOO membership today.

Advertise at KBOO.fm


The fairly new KBOO online advertising program is really taking off.

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.
So What's Your Story?

Were you ever a KBOO host? Volunteer? Staff person? Board member? Are you a listener who first heard music or a public affairs program that changed your life? You probably have an interesting or maybe controversial KBOO story to share.

Now is your chance. The picture below is of Ern Hood, a founder of KBOO and one of the first hosts.

we want your stories

Listen to Ern's stories about how we got our infamous call letters. Then please complete and submit the Stories for the Vault form.

Soon thereafter, a KBOO representative will contact you to learn more about your story and schedule a recording session.


We will broadcast these stories and much more from our vast KBOO Vault, throughout 2013, as part of our 45th birthday events. 
To know more, email Lynn Fitch or call her at 503.231.8032 x222
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Promote Yourself!

When you underwrite KBOO programs, you get your message out to the area's 50,000 most diverse and progressive radio audience. Discover what KBOO underwriting can do for your business.

When you support the KBOO Underwriters, tell them we sent you.
KBOO Event Sponsorship Opportunities.

Many options available.


Contact Lynn Fitch, Development Director

503-231-8032 x222. 
KBOO Staff
Interim Program Director
Erin Yanke

Kathleen Stephenson

Jenka Soderberg 
Andrew Geller

Ani Haines

V.J. Beauchamp

Underwriting Coordinator
Justin Miller

Finance Coordinator
Debbie Rabidue

Tom Hood

Zale Chadwick

Finance Assistant 
Alexander Roberts 


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