June 2013 - KBOOlletin

Last Call for Fruits, Nuts and Flakes

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DO NOT miss this event.
Saturday is June 1st, the month of KBOO's 45th birthday and we're holding a Pancake Breakfast Birthday Celebration from 9am - Noon.

Hosts from our Music from the True Vine bluegrass show will broadcast on-site and feature several live bands (9:00-9:40 am - Puddletown Ramblers; 9:45-10:25 am - Gabrielle and Joanna; 10:30-11:10 am - Stumbleweed; and 11:15 am-Noon - Steer Crazy).

It's all happening at Portland's Matt Dishman Community Center, located at 77 NE Knott St (map) and we would love to see you there.
Tickets are available at the door or in advance here.
KBOO's First Artist in Residence:
Marisa Anderson
Marisa Anderson
Marisa Anderson


KBOO has started a new Artist Support Program. It will function like a more traditional residency, but also includes public performances, on-air guest DJ time, a meet and greet event with the artist and more!


Our first Artist In Residence is Marisa Anderson, a Portland based guitarist and composer. Read more about her and our new program. 

Happy 45th Birthday to KBOO!
We're releasing a Record!

Marisa Anderson KBOO 45 coverKBOO went on the air in June 1968 and we're hosting a series of small birthday parties for ourselves over the next few months.


But our present to you is this seven inch vinyl record! One side will have 2 unreleased Elizabeth Cotten songs, and the other will feature our 2013 Artist in Residence Marisa Anderson!  Find out how to get one of your very own here.

KBOO Remembers 1948 Vanport Flood
vanport flood
1948 Vanport Flood
A massive flood responsible for wiping an entire city off of the map near
Portland in 1948 was the subject of a three hour KBOO-produced special broadcast on Friday May 24th.

Sixty five years ago, a dike broke on the Columbia River and record Spring runoff washed away Vanport City, the largest public housing project ever built in the U.S.  Fifteen people died in the flood, which also left 18,500 people homeless, a large number of whom were black. The flood changed race relations in Portland forever.

Our special programming on the Vanport flood looked specifically at lingering racism in Portland, sixty five years later. We featured historians and archived audio, as well as a discussion led by Portland State University professor and activist Walidah Imarisha asking 'Why are there so few black people in Oregon'.  Listen to the audio below.

Why Are There So Few Black People in Oregon?
KBOO EXCLUSIVE! - Max Romeo Interviewed on Shocks of Sheba
Max Romeo
Max Romeo

Max Romeo is a Jamaican reggae and roots reggae recording artist with chart success in his home country and the U.K. He will perform at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in California and is going to do just one publicity interview. Who is the lucky outlet? KBOO!


Teresa and Michelle from KBOO's 'Shocks of Sheeba' will conduct the only interview with this amazing performer and international sensation. Listen to their show on June 6th starting at Noon.

Teresa and Michelle will also perform as DJs every day of the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. KBOO is proud to have them on our airwaves and appreciate their accomplishments, hard work and amazing DJ skills. Thanks to Michelle and Teresa for being part of KBOO's family!

Volunteer this Summer at 
Summer is coming, which means that KBOO will be extra busy with community events and music festivals.  This makes right now a great time to become an active volunteer at KBOO. 
Click here for more info about upcoming events and trainings.

Next orientation: June 5
KBOO Event Sponsorship Opportunities.

Many options available.


Contact Lynn Fitch
Development Director
503-231-8032 x222
KBOO Reached the Beach

Team KBOO successfully rode to Reach the Beach on Saturday May 18th! Two members of the team biked 28 miles from Grande Ronde (one with a baby in tow), and one member of the team biked the full 100 miles.
Photos and audio here.
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Interim Program Director
Erin Yanke

Kathleen Stephenson

Jenka Soderberg 
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Ani Haines

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Justin Miller

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