The Climate Can't Defend Itself. It needs us!

 You won't want to miss these special programs in October!

Naomi Klein, "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate" live in the KBOO Studios, award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author.

Also Coming Up in October! 

  KBOO's Fall Membership is from 10/1-10/11.

Donate now to help shorten the drive! If you donate before October, you can help shorten the drive and be entered into a sweepstakes for a 7 night trip to Bucerias, Mexico, including $1000 in airfare. For every $10,000 raised during September, we will shorten the drive by one day. No Donation is required to enter the sweepstakes. For more information click here.


Matching Funds Go Twice as Far!


Can you donate $500+ for a match for the Fall Membership Drive?

Matches during our membership drives are very effective in raising money for the station. If you can give $500 or more, please contact Sun Lee either by email at membership@kboo.org or by calling him at 503.231.8032 ext 207.

KBOO Co-Manager News

Monica Beemer and Mic Crenshaw, KBOO's new station managers
KBOO Radio Station Co-Managers Monica Beemer & Mic Crenshaw 
September has been a busy month.  We have a lot going on at KBOO.  For one, our fiscal year ends September 30th and a new year starts October 1st so the staff are finishing up our goals and objectives and budget for the year, which the board of directors passed on Monday.

Some really good news.  We've raised about $50,000 more than last fiscal year and it's still looking like we will break-even financially for this current year we are in.  That means that our revenue and our expenses will be very nearly the same for the first time in 3 years.  As one astute caller pointed out recently, there are many ways that you can reach this goal.  While we do still have a lot of room to go to restore the positions that we have lost over the past few years, we will break-even this year after restoring two of the positions that had become part-time during cuts back to full-time.

2015 looks good too! One exciting thing, there is money to support a new website and app and also the goal of hiring a Development Coordinator, to help restore some of revenues to support the station. ... read more

Volunteer Opportunities
Do you want to get more involved with your community radio station?  Have you wondered what volunteering at KBOO is like? This is your time!  KBOO's Fall Membership Drive begins Wednesday, October 1st and runs through Saturday, October 11th.  

KBOO's very existence depends on membership drives as more than 80% of our funding comes from our listeners--this is, in part, what allows KBOO to be so independent and unique.  With shifts available seven days a week, generally spanning the hours of 6 AM to 11 PM, there are shifts to fit anyone's schedule!

The drive is very high energy, and volunteers work very closely together in teams to raise support for the station.  It can be really fun to schedule a shift during a time that you listen; you can meet the volunteers that you hear on the radio and talk with others that share your interests. If you haven't volunteered before, try answering phones & assisting our listeners to become members-it's a great way to jump on in. There are other opportunities related to the drive, so contact our volunteer coordinator, Ani Raven Haines,for more information or to schedule.  She can be reached at  volunteer@kboo.org or 503-231-8032 ext. 213. She'll be happy to hear from you.
What are we excited about? October Community Events!
KBOO is proud to co-sponsor creative, educational and engaging community events.  For more info visit kboo.fm.

Oktoberfest 2014
Sat, 10/04/2014 - 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Join the Breakside Brewery and other inner SE Portland businesses  and community members to celebrate this year's harvest season AND Portland-made craft beer!

Sat, 10/04/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, OR 97202

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The U.S. vs. John Lennon is a 2006 documentary film about English musician John Lennon's transformation from a member of The Beatles to a rallying anti-war activist striving for world peace during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Jeff Clements, founder of Free Speech for People, and an advocate for a constitutional amendment to end the court created doctrines that money is speech and that corporations are people, will speak in Portland as part of a tour promoting the second edition of his book, Corporations Are Not People, Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money and Global Corporations.
$5-20 donation requested, but no one turned away for lack of cash.

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
This is a great family event, as there is both a 5K fun run and walk open to all ages and a 400m kids' run open to ages seven and under. In addition, there will be music and a raffle. All profits from this event will go directly to Dalton's family.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm 
Holoscene, 1001 SE Morrison St, Portland

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
SEUI 49 Union Hall, 536 SE 26th Ave.,Portland, OR

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tackling wide-ranging, thought-provoking issues, activist filmmakers help deepen our awareness of injustice and the values of dignity and equality as they tell universal stories of struggle and triumph.  Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205

Voices in Action: Human Rights on Film - BIG MEN

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
A cautionary tale about the toll of American oil investment in West Africa, BIG MEN reveals the secretive worlds of both corporations and local communities in Nigeria and Ghana. Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205  
Are You a Radio Activist


Over one third of KBOO members donate with a monthly EFT. It's a safe monthly automatic withdrawal from their bank account.  


Become a KBOO member on-line, or by mailing a check, or stopping by the station in person. Take a tour when you drop off your tax-deductible donation.  


Put your activism to work and take pride in supporting your locally produced radio, commercial-free radio. 




Call Sun Lee, in our membership department at 503.231.8032, ext. 207 or membership@kboo.org.  




Business Owners

Promote your work or business while supporting KBOO's programming and social justice mission.

KBOO reaches about 60,000 listeners every week. For more information call Justin Miller at
503.231.8032, ext. 209 underwriting@kboo.org.

Co-sponsoring Events

Do you have a community event you want the world to know about?

Learn how you can use our event sponsorship program by emailing volunteer@kboo.org calling 503-231-8032.

Check the KBOO web site at Community Events to see what's happening.

KBOO Members elect new Directors. 

The KBOO Board is very pleased to welcome its four newest directors, who were elected by Foundation members at the September 20th, 2014 annual meeting.

Sekoynia Wright, Melissa Parsons, Raoul van Hall, and Jason Pretty Boy will officially take their seats on October 1st, and will help to elect new officers at the October 27th regular meeting of the Board, which the public is invited to attend. read more...

Listen to KBOO at:

Portland at 90.7 FM
Corvallis at 104.3 FM
Hood River at 91.9 FM

Online at www.KBOO.fm

KBOO Staff

Co-Station Managers
Monica Beemer
Mic Crenshaw

Program Director
Erin Yanke

AM News & Public Affairs Director
Kathleen Stephenson

PM News & Public Affairs Director
Jenka Soderberg

Tom Hood

Administrative Assistant
Zale Chadwick

Finance Coordinator
MacRae Bogdanov

Finance Assistant
Alexander Roberts

Membership Director
Sun Lee

Underwriting Coordinator
Justin Miller

Volunteer Coordinator
Ani Haines


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