Ways to Support KBOO

1. Become a Member - Make a Donation

Consider choosing a monthly, safe, automatic withdrawl from your bank, which over 1/3 of our members do. This is easy and it gives KBOO consistent income.

2. Major Gifts ($1,000+)

This level of gift helps KBOO in day-to-day operations, supporting new, exciting programming and developing unique content, as well as providing stability for the long haul Contact Monica Beemer at 503.231.8032 ext 201 or email monica@kboo.org
News from the BOO with Mic and Monica
Wednesdays @ 5:45PM
Tune in every Wednesday at 5:45 to hear Mic and Monica, KBOO's Co-Mangers, highlight events and happenings at KBOO. 

Speaking of community radio - listen to Monica being interviewed by Jefferson Smith on Xray radio about KBOO, radio, net neutrality and more.

New Series with Paul Cienfuegos and an Update on KBOO"s Investigative Report on ALEC

KBOO Evening News is starting a new series with local anti-corporate and pro-local economy activist Paul Cienfuegos. The segment will air every Tuesday starting August 4th on the KBOO Evening News at 5PM.

We are about to present the 4th installment of audio reports from our investigative reporting project on the Role of the American Legislative Exchange Council in Oregon politics. 

A Touch of Portland - A Benefit for KBOO Community Radio

When: 8/16/2014

A Touch of Portland is a KBOO Benefit that focuses on music, food and the healing arts provided by local artists and practitioners. It gives the community a chance  to sample multiple healing modalities in a comfortable setting. 

This year will be a block party taking place Aug 16th on nw 17th between Davis and Everett. The Davis side will have Organic food provided by local restauranteurs and the Everett side will feature a stage for the live broadcast. The stage will toggle between electronic and acoustic acts sprinkled with spoken word. 

Attendees will purchase $10 tickets that they can redeem at any of our 12 booths for 10 minutes of said modality. 

We will have booths with massage, acupuncture, reiki, shiatsu, and more. 

Patrons can use up to 3 tickets (30 mins) on each individual healer but there is no limit over all.

Performers include:

KBOO Movie Nights at Clinton Street Theater

Come out a see a flick while you help support KBOO Community Radio at the Clinton Street Theater.
August 14th 
Jazz On A Summer's Day

August 18th
Woodstock:The Director's Cut

Listen to Events Live on KBOO!

It's been quite a summer for Live Remote Broadcasts! 

We are winding down, with a 3 hour special from Pickathon on August 2nd from 9-Noon

A Touch of Portland on August 16th from Noon - 8pm. More info on A Touch of Portland below.

There may be another one on August 29th, but the details are still to be worked out. 

Thanks to all who have supported us with their performances, organizing, and community involvement: Good in the Hood, the Waterfront Blues Festival, PDX Pop Now!, and the Steam Radio Syndicate.

Thanks also to our esteemed Chief Engineer Tom Hood, and the amazing volunteers of the engineering department. 



KBOO is proud co-sponsor and endorses the Pacific NW Social Forum.
September 26th-28th
First Unitarian Church

Registration is now open. Join this important vent and help build our regional solidarity plan for social, economic and climate justice. Registration is sliding scale $10-$100 with an option to barter hours in exchange for registration. Free, fun childcare will be provided to those who sign up in advance. 

We are proud to announce that KBOO's 2014 Supported Artist will be Tessie-Word, a multimedia artist, curator and educator based in Portland, Oregon.

Her work has been exhibited domestically at venues such as The Women Composer's Festival in Hartford, Connecticut, and The Strange Beauty Festival in Durham, North Carolina as well as internationally at The Harrisburg Museum in Lancashire, England and MMX Gallery in Berlin, Germany.

She was Media Department Chair and Founding Instructor at the Alliance Charter Academy in Oregon City, and has co-founded art exhibition space featuring internationally recognized artists and monthly public events.

The KBOO Community Radio Commissioned Audio Artist Support Program is open to artists of every genre and style, including writers, multidisciplinary artists, sound designers, radio producers, filmmakers, visual artists, and musicians.

Request for Proposals for the 2015 KBOO Community Radio Commissioned Audio Artist Support Program will be available December 1, 2013, and due Feb 13, 2015.
What are we excited about?
KBOO is delighted to co-sponsor creative, educational and engaging community events.  For more info visit kboo.fm.

August 2nd & 3rd @Marylhurst University
ArtBurst Northwest 2014


A Fine Arts and Crafts Festival at Marylhurst University


Located in the beautiful setting of Marylhurst University, the fifteenth annual festival, ArtBurst NorthWest (formerly known as the West Linn Arts Festival) showcases the work of more than 100 Pacific NorthWest artists in all media. ArtBurst NorthWest is produced by artists for artists, open for all to attend, and celebrating the arts and creativity of the region with the accompaniment of great food, music, shaded dining and lounging in a relaxed outdoor atmosphere.


Saturday, August 2nd  2014  10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 3rd   2014 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Admission is FREE and all are welcome!  

August 2nd - 7-10PM @ Clinton Street Theater
Sex Workers Film Series - Mutantes: Punk Porn Feminism

Is pornography an acceptable form of expression - and if so, can distinctions be drawn between different forms of pornography? 

This documentary raises all of these questions, seeking to provide the answers from the perspective of pro-sex feminism, which asserts that pornography must be wrested from patriarchal control, and that in the hands of women and sexual minorities, it can become a tool of liberation. 

Director Virginie Despentes (Baise-moi) takes a wide ranging look at the movement and maps the evolution of pro-sex, or "post-porn", from its pioneers like Annie Sprinkle to newer European work like Emilie Jouvet's Too Much Pussy!

August 7th - 6:30PM @ First Unitarian Church
Drones In Oregon: Myths, Facts and Futures

The use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), is a controversial issue.  Most public discussion of drones has focused on military use.  Less attention has been paid to the expanding use of domestic drones. Oregon passed HB 2710, restricting public agency use of drones, but with no guidance on private use.


To help us understand the safefy and privacy concerns associated with drones, Oregonians for Drone Control is hosting a panel discussion moderated by Steve Duin between nationally known panelists - a retired US colonel, a drone industry leader, a national robotics expert, and an Oregon legislator - on the uses and limits on drone technology, and who should decide. 


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August 7th - 7-10PM @ Hotel deLuxe's Parking Structure

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T




Join us atop the Hotel deLuxe's parking structure at SW 15th and Yamhill for the Northwest Film Center's 10th annual program of cinema under the stars.


US, 1953


The magnificently eccentric mind of Theodor Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) broke its children's literature leash to conjure up this outrageous delight. Young Bart Collins, living with his widowed mother, detests the piano lessons administered by tyrannical Dr. Terwilliker. Cue a dream sequence in which Bart is held captive with 499 other boys at the Terwilliker Institute, where they are all forced to practice piano 24 hours a day. Dr. T. has built a serpentine piano so large that it will take all their 5,000 fingers to play it, and the premiere concert is just days away! This cold war nightmare is a wild ride through childhood fears in a wigged-out world only Dr. Seuss could design. (89 mins.)


Music by Grand Style Orchestra

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August 8th -16th - 7:30PM @ The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza

Medicarefully - Fabulous!




Wendy Westerwelle returns to triangle productions!, for a limited engagement, of her sold-out one woman show Medicarefully- Fabulous! The show is a series of original stories about aging, faith, friendships, recovery. How she sees her life, now in mid-60's; or as she calls it "the last part before I drop dead". Some of her old characters back: Zumi and Golda and some new ones like Soheila-her botox doctor. Medicare-fully Fabulous! is about the celebration of life after 65 - the world politics, sex, aging, facial hair, no sex drive, being Jewish, clothes and well...even food.


4 Nights Only! 

August 8th,9th 15th and 16th 2014 at 7:30pm


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August 8th - 10PM @ The Analog Cafe

Tribalessence Volume II - Album Release Party

Locally based, DJ Waater follow up from the sold out success of Tribalessence. Join us as we celebrate through the trance-dance experience.


Two floors of smashing psychedelic trance and downtempo music with performances, art, prizes and special guests.

Opening performance by Luciana Proano


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August 9th - 6-10PM @ First Unitarian Church
Viet Nam: An Inner View, Live Performance and Book Release

Viet Nam: An Inner View enriches and informs America's understanding of the combat experience on the lives of all fighting men & women. A long-time student of military history, Marc C. Waszkiewicz painstakingly documented his three combat tours in Vietnam. 

Film, soundtrack, photobook, and memoir, all trace Marc's rocky road from patriotic boy-next-door to thousand-yard-stare warrior to husband & father to disabled veteran.


To benefit Returning Veterans Project.. Marking the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution (August 10, 1964), producers Marc C. Waszkiewicz and Lea Jones present a live performance of their multi-media documentary project, Viet Nam: An Inner View. Their newly released photobook, 1000 Yard Stare, will be available for review.

August 10th - 10-8PM @ Pioneer Courthouse Square
 2nd Annual Portland Roots Festival

PCRI is proud to present the 2nd Annual Portland Roots Festival. Once again, we are coming together to promote healthy living through nutrition and exercise by tapping into the rich and ancient sustainable food practices of the African people.


We will highlight the different yet similar avenues these cultures took through celebrating the food practices of African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro- Latin, and African Diaspora populations of Portland, Oregon.


The event will feature local artists and performers, a key-note speaker, African, African-American, Afro- Latin and Afro-Caribbean food vendors, local non-profits, and micro-entrepreneurs. This event is free and family friendly and we invite you to be a part of it.

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August 16th - 17th @ Post5 Theatre at Mile Post 5

Montavilla Jazz Festival




This two­ day music festival focuses entirely on the new sound of Portland jazz. It features a diverse lineup of 13 cutting­ edge, adventurous Portland­ based jazz acts performing only original music at Post5 Theatre.


$10-25 sliding scale for a one­day pass; passes available only at the door; all passes are general admission and seating is limited.




Win Tickets to NW Film's Top Down Rooftop Cinema

To enter, email membership (at) kboo dot org before August 6th. We will choose a winner on August 6th. In the subject please put "NW Film". This will be for 4 tickets to the film festival.

Good Luck!
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KBOO Wish List

We would love to have 12-24 conference chairs. Stackable is the important word. It's more important than wheels, and you can't have both. Gotta be comfy for those long meetings, meaning a fabric seat, not a hard material and we need them to be sturdy. We're tough on our chairs :}
To Donate email Bruce Silverman or call 503.231.8032.
Cosponsoring Events

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 Jessy Damon or calling her at 503-231-8032.
KBOO Staff

Co-Station Managers
Monica Beemer
Mic Crenshaw

Interim Program Director
Erin Yanke

AM News & Public Affairs Director
Kathleen Stephenson

PM News & Public Affairs Director
Jenka Soderberg

Interim Engineer
Tom Hood

Administrative Assistant
Zale Chadwick

Interim Finance Coordinator
MacRae Bogdanov

Finance Assistant
Alexander Roberts

Membership Director
Sun Lee

Underwriting Coordinator
Justin Miller

Interim Volunteer Coordinator
Jessy Damon


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