KBOO Annual Meeting - See You There!

Saturday September 20th, 2014
Lotus Seed - 6 NE Tillamook St  Portland, OR 

1:00 - 1:15 Welcoming Remarks
1:15 - 2:00 Informal Candidate Meet & Greet
2:00 Deadline to Cast Ballots
2:30 - 3:00 State of the Station Report
3:00 - 3:50 Entertainment & Keynote Speaker
3:50 - 4:00 Election Results

Board of Directors Candidates Statements and On Air Forum Schedule: here

On Air Candidate Forums:

9/8 @ 8AM
9/9 @ 8AM
9/10 @ 8AM
9/12 @ 8AM
Ways to Support KBOO in September

1. Touch of Portland

KBOO Community Radio & SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellnessare Proud to Co-sponsor..."A Touch Of Portland 2014: An Exploration in Healing" hosted by TAKIMBA 


Heard of A Taste of Portland? "Touch of Portland" is twist on that idea and allows you to sample different healing modalities from local practitioners in your community. Its a KBOO Benefit that focuses on the healing arts. 


It gives participants a chance to sample multiple healing modalities in a comfortable setting and in 10 - 30 minute increments. 


This year is exciting as we will be hosting a block party with an 8 hour Live Broadcast right from the event.


Sunday September 7th on NW 17th between Davis and Everett. 12-8PM


 More Info on Bands and Details


2. KBOO Book and Record Sale


It's KBOO's legendary Book and Record sale. This is a big fundraiser for us, so if you can't attend the sale, donate online now to help support the station.  Rare, not so rare, cool, and unusual books, vinyl, comics -- all sales benefit your community radio station, KBOO.  Invite your friends on 


As of Wednesday September 10th, no more donations will be accepted!  The sale is on Sunday Sep. 14th from 9 am - 4 pm



Volunteers of America Building - 537 SE Alder Street, Portland, OR


When: 9-5PM

3. Movie night at Clinton

Greet the Autumn with the KBOO Night At the Clinton Movie Bluegrass concert series!!!


Thursday, September 11, 7:00 pm
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, PDX


KBOO will be showing the TransAtlantic Sessions- four, thirty minute films of outstanding international Bluegrass musicians, gathering near the hearth in Scottish castles to jam.  

KBOO Community Radio is currently undergoing an open hiring process for the following positions: Finance Coordinator; Chief Engineer and Program Director.   


Applications are due Friday, September 12th by mailing or bringing to the station at 20 SE 8th, Portland, Oregon 97214 or by e-mailing hiring@kboo.org


To apply please send both a resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications with relation to the minimum requirements and answering the question, "Why is KBOO important?"  Please put the title of the position  you are applying for in the subject header of the e-mail. 


KBOO Community Radio is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer.  Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.  Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, class, creed, physical or mental disability.

Thank you!


Listen to Events Live on KBOO!

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

A Touch of Portland on September 7th from Noon - 8pm. 

Steam Radio Syndicate: Big Rock Candy Mountain

Monday September 8th at 7pm we'll be broadcasting live from the decks, holds, causeways and crevasses of the 150ft steamship for our second live broadcast of the Steam Radio Syndicate. an amazing group of technically proficient artists who come together to create a live multimedia soundscape with slam-poetry, fiction, music, oral histories and found sound. 

Steam Radio Syndicate has put together another great hour of story telling with musicians, authors, and poets creating songs and stories inspired by an old American folk song. This hour will be theme based in "Big Rock Candy Mountain".

Did you miss it? 


We've been broadcasting some amazing performances recently, and here's some links to some programming you may have missed:


AUGUST 29 8pm - Midnight - Live from the Crystal Ballroom: Negativeland, Daniel Menche, Cascadian Knights 


Cascadian Knights

Daniel Menche




Stan Wood Memorial show with J Michael Kearsey, Mike Lastra and a live performance by Dr. Amazon.


Adam Carpinelli interview with Walidah Imarisha of the Sundiata Acoli Freedom Campaign and Claude Marks from the Freedom Archives. 


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. 

What are we excited about?
KBOO is delighted to co-sponsor creative, educational and engaging community events.  For more info visit kboo.fm.

Enemigo: Imperialismo 
9/5 - 9/25
Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) 
1001 SE Division St. Portland OR

Enemigo: Imperialismo (Enemy: Imperialism) is a bilingual community art exhibit that explores the dimensions of imperialism in the world today. We invite artists and community to envision a world free of imperialism, "where people have the right to stay, freedom to move, and right to return, where liberated communities have control over their own lands, lives, and labor and where each of us is able to self-determine and express our dreams and desires" (Harsha Walia).

Giants of Jazz and Blues: Benefit Concert for American Music Program 
9/5/2014 @ 7:30PM
Winningstad Theater 
1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR


Woodwind virtuoso, Bennie Maupin, and acclaimed trumpet player, Terell Stafford, will headline a concert to benefit the American Music Program-Dr. Thara Memory's youth jazz education program.  


More Info



White Bear Polar Tundra Album Release Show

9/6 @ 9PM

Alhambra Theater 

4811 SE Hawthorne Portland, OR


Sex Workers Film Series : Dirty Diaries
9/6 @ 7PM
Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton St Portland, OR

Consisting of twelve short films by twelve women artists, DIRTY DIARIES explores the new genre of "feminist porn" by challenging images of female sexuality. 

The project brings together artists, filmmakers and activists to express their own perspective on porn and female sexuality, offering an array of inventiveness and diversity, and, in the process, questioning conventional stereotypes of female and male sexuality.

Two Rivers One City
9/9 @ 6PM
Charles Jordan Community Center
9009 N Foss Ave Portland, OR

What can you do to redirect our river's future in a healthy and safe direction? Join us in the Two Rivers - One City evening event to find out!


The Two Rivers - One City event will bring a broad network of river users together to share their stake in clean water. Two Rivers, One City will highlight the value that the Willamette and the Columbia hold for different communities in the Portland area, as well as educate attendees about the current threats to the health and prosperity of these waterways.


More Info

Triple Divide: Fracking Documentary
9/12 7PM
First Unitarian Church
SW 12th and SW Salmon Portland, OR

Public Herald investigative journalists Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman will be in Portlnad to screen their debut documentary, Triple Divide.


Triple Divide deconstructs the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) handling of shale gas development. Touted as a modern day gold rush for landowners, the controversial technology of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) shatters shale formations to release trapped fossil fuel resources.

More Info

Tiny Home Celebration and Fundraiser
9/14 @ 2PM
Overlook Park
1301 N Freemont Portland, OR

Tour a "Tiny Home" & learn about tiny house living from designers, builders and residents of tiny homes, also known as  "Accessory Dwelling Units."


Learn about Micro Community Concepts plan to develop Portland's first "Micro Community."


More Info

The Sexbots EP Release Show
9/14 @ 9PM
350 W Burnside Portland, OR

The much awaited release party for The Sexbots' EP "Songs for Jamil", with Lisa Vazquez and Reverse Cowboy


The Sexbots will be joined by DJ team Reverse Cowboy(DJ Ceez and Alex Marine) and Eugene's live-looping songstress Lisa Vazquez.  Over the course of the evening, each act will perform two unique sets. 


More Info


Cascade Media Convergence

9/19 - 9/21

George S. Turnbull Center @ University of Oregon

70 NW Couch St Portland, OR

Cascade Media Convergence is a media based gathering which will be taking place in Portland, OR. 

The CMC will be a series of workshops, open-themed strategy sessions, and public events aimed at bringing together alternative and community media organizations, independent journalists and artists engaged in community based media to build a regional media movement that will work to support larger social movement organizing throughout the region.

Pacific Northwest People's Movement Assembly
9/26 - 9/28
First Unitarian Church, Sanctuary
1211 SW Main St., Portland, OR

The Pacific NW Social Forum (PNWSF)is not a conference, it is a convergence of people's movements who's primary work & struggles take place in No Cal, OR, WA, British Columbia, MT, ID, UT, Hawaii & Alaska to build solidarity and unified action toward social, economic and environmental justice in the Pacific NW.

La Peña Flamenca de Portland presents: Berto Boyd with Daniel Azcarate & Elena Villa
9/26 @ 7PM
The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven
SE 2nd Ave between Madison and Hawthorne Portland, OR 

Join us for an intimate evening of Flamenco with Oregon's newest resident guitarist/composer Berto Boyd. In this Portland debut, Berto will delve deep into his past to bring forth an offering of some of his favorite compositions, both traditional repertoire and modern original Flamenco. Joining him will be guest artist and Flamenco singer from Seattle, Daniel "El Conejo" Azcarate and guest artist/dancer ElenaVilla (Portland).

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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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