It's Your Last Chance to Support KBOO
Well for 2013 anyway.  This month rounds out the 'donation year,' which definitely makes right now the perfect time to support KBOO for the first, second or hundredth time.
Many of you reading this are already current KBOO members and we greatly appreciate that support.  But thousands more of you have never donated to keep KBOO on the air, though you regularly enjoy our broadcast.  Please pitch in just a little bit today (it costs about $83. per hour to keep us on air) and you'll feel great all next year knowing that YOU are part of why continues to operate. You want to keep us going because...

KBOO is designed to "be a model of programming, filling needs that other media do not, providing programming to unserved or underserved groups" while providing "access and training to those communities."  Our news and public affairs programming emphasizes "unpopular, controversial, or neglected perspectives on important local, national, and international issues, reflecting KBOO's values of peace, justice, democracy, human rights, multiculturalism, environmentalism, freedom of expression, and social change."


Our arts, cultural, and musical programming covers "a wide spectrum of expression from traditional to experimental"reflecting "the diverse cultures we serve." KBOO strives for "spontaneity and programming excellence, both in content and technique."


KBOO has set online donation records each of the past three years and we'd love your help in continuing that awesome trend. Donate.

Radio Pictures - 'Round Midnight
Dexter Gordon


This year KBOO and the Clinton Street Theater partnered to offer a monthly film series about....well, it could be about radio, or any of the many programs that KBOO airs--politics, labor, human rights, and, of course, music.

This month, we are featuring the film Round Midnightin which real-life jazz legend Dexter Gordon brilliantly portrays the fictional tenor sax player Dale Turner, a musician slowly losing the battle with alcoholism, estranged from his family, and hanging on by a thread in the New York jazz world of the 1950s. He gets an offer to play in Paris, where, like many other black American musicians at the time, he enjoys a respect for his humanity not based upon the color of his skin. A Parisian man obsessed with Turner's music befriends him and attempts to save Turner from himself. Although for Dale the damage is already done, his poignant relationship with the man and his young daughter re-kindles his spirit and his music as the end draws near.
Watch the trailer:

Round Midnight (1986) Trailer
Round Midnight (1986) Trailer

Thursday, December 12th, 7 PM.
Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton St in Portland
Make sure to listen to KBOO at Noon this Wednesday (11th) when Rita Rega will talk with bassist Chuck Israels about his experiences as a young American jazz musician in the Paris jazz scene in the 1950s. Israels knows first hand what it was like to play with pianist Bud Powell, the real life inspiration for the film. Read more here.
Welcoming Our Interim Manager 
Victoria Stoppiello
KBOO Interim Station Manager

Victoria (Tempey) Stoppiello was the station manager during the early 1980s when we built our studios on SE 8th while also launching sister station KMUN in Astoria. She's been pulled out of semi-retirement to serve as KBOO's interim station manager while the board hires a permanent manager.


Our studios were completed in 1983 free of debt, requiring focus and teamwork from board, staff and volunteers, plus hours of donated labor, donated materials, and consistent  on-air requests for money. Victoria says George Page exemplified the best of KBOO at the time, using humor while asking listeners to "back what you believe in."


Yes, I'm going to donate to KBOO today!

KBOO Is Hiring


KBOO needs a Station Manager to lead a dynamic 45 year old non-commercial, community radio station.

We are looking for someone with:
* Nonprofit management experience;
* The ability to thrive and work collaboratively in a decentralized organization, and;
* The ability to delegate, plan and organize people to meet goals and objectives.

Interested? See a full job-description and application requirements here.

2014 Artist in Residence Program


Applications are open for KBOO's 2014 Artist in Residence Program.

This program assists artists working creatively with sound. Every year, KBOO will award one artist or one collaborative group of artists twenty hours of studio recording and production time with a KBOO mixing engineer to create a piece of sound art that will then be publicly presented at the end of the residency.

Application is open to non-student artists residing in the Portland metro area of all disciplines whose proposals include sound as a major component. 
More information and the application is available here.
Cosponsoring Events

December is so busy. Let KBOO help you stay on top of what's happening in and around Portland. We have a dynamic media sponsorship program to help get the word out about all types of great, fun community events.
You can always see what's happening on our website under "Community Events" in the right side column. 
Learn how you can use our event sponsorship program by emailing Ani Haines or calling her at 503-231-8032.
Promote Yourself!

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

When you support KBOO Underwriters, tell them we sent you.
KBOO Staff
Victoria Stoppiello
Interim Program Director

Erin Yanke

Kathleen Stephenson

Jenka Soderberg 
Andrew Geller

Ani Haines

Tom Hood

Interim Finance Coordinator 
MacRae Bogdanov

Zale Chadwick

Finance Assistant 
Alexander Roberts 


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