Live Broadcast and Skanner Newspaper Breakfast to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Please join KBOO at the annual Skanner Foundation breakfast to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and the observance of his birthday, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, from 8:30 am -10:30 a.m. at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Junior Blvd., in Portland. You can order tickets to the breakfast online here.

Keynote speaker is the Rev. Benjamin Chavis, Executive Director of the National Newspaper Publishers Association and a former assistant to the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

KBOO will also be doing a live remote broadcast that same day from the Annual Portland Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration so be sure to keep tuned to KBOO.FM.

And speaking of the Skanner, "New KBOO Management" was one of The Skanner newspaper's Top News Stories of 2014. We thought it was only top news for us, but turns out, the whole community was excited!


Help KBOO by promoting our upcoming membership drive to your social media circles!  It's easy to do - just click here: http://thndr.it/1DTZFBy to join our Thunderclap campaign and schedule a tweet or Facebook post to promote the drive.


Thanks to those who donated in December!


Thank you to everyone who helped us to meet our match of $10,000 in new and increased donations in December! Thank you to Juan Young Trust, SSI Shredding, Vernier Software and The Wendy Foundation for their generous support in providing the matching funds.


I am also happy to announce that KBOO added 100 new members in the month of December and that over 270 have joined since October 1st. We are looking to recruit and welcome 500 new members this fiscal year, which ends September 30th, and we are over half way there. Please talk to your friends about becoming a member of KBOO if they aren't already.

Job Opening:KBOO is hiring a Development Director!

KBOO is seeking applicants with 4 years of professional development experience to lead foundation relationships, direct mail, communications and social media work while supporting KBOO's growing membership, major donor work and business relationships.  This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $30,400.38/year with fully paid health and dental insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and 11 paid holidays per year. KBOO Community Radio is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.
To apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and answering the question "Why is KBOO important?" to Development Director Hiring: 20 SE 8th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97214 or e-mail to hiring@KBOO.org by 5:00 pm Friday, January 23rd, 2015.  No phone calls please.  For a full job description and more information about KBOO, go to KBOO.FM. Thank you!
Songs of Community, Thursday, January 15th 7:30 PM

A Musical Extravaganza with Artichoke Music, featuring Anne Weiss, Paul Sanchez, Mark Bosnian with Rebecca Cohen, Steve Moss and Richard Colombo, and Satori Men's Chorus directed by Susan Dorn.

Thursday, January 15th 7:30 PM
Clinton Street Theater, 26th & SE Clinton

Tickets available at the door.Admission: $10 to $20, no one turned away for lack of funds. A benefit for KBOO Community Radio.

Alan Lomax Birthday Special Programming, Don't miss it!


Alan Loalan_lomaxmax was one of the great American field collectors of folk music of the 20th century, and this Jan 30th KBOO celebrates the Alan Lomax Centennial! We'll have 13 hours of programming, beginning Jan 30th at 8pm and ending at 9am on January 31st, the 100th anniversary of his birth in Austin, Texas.

We'll  be playing old radio shows and interviews with Alan Lomax, as well as the wide array of field recordings from the U.S. South, the Caribbean, Europe, and North Africa. Guest DJs include Eric Isaacson from Mississippi Records, DJ Highway 7, and KBOO regular Erin Yanke and more.

Don't Miss This Years Valentine Spectacular, February 12, 2015!


Can you sing, tell a joke, read an original poem, dance or perform a magic trick, or any trick? APPLY BEFORE JANUARY 24th, 2015 for a chance to win $100 CASH!

Hosted by Sunday Night Radio Host, Contessa de la Luna, this year's event (a benefit for KBOO) includes performances, sing-a-longs, a video premier and a Local City-Wide Talent Show! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

KBOO TALENT SHOW Applications available now at http://www.kboo.fm/talentshow. Apply before January 24, 2015. The Valentine Spectacular is February 12, 2015 at the Clinton Street Theater.


January 2015 KBOO Co-Manager News 
KBOO Radio Station Co-Managers Mic Crenshaw & Monica Beemer 


Homeless Bill of Rights 


The Homeless Bill of Rights, a KBOO-endorsed campaign, will hold coordinated rallies in cities across the region tying in the message of Dr. King and the call for an end to criminalizing people who are houseless.   


Please join us in Portland, Wednesday, January 21st at 9am at City Hall for a rally and presentations to City Council at 9:30.  We will then march together to Sisters Of The Road (133 NW Sixth Avenue) for gumbo and presentations.  


Martin Luther King's, Jr's message of justice is as important now as ever. Let us ensure that his messages for racial and class justice shine through our work every day of the year and we look forward to celebrating and struggling toward justice with you! To see other actions during the coordinated days of action, go here.  


KBOO receives a generous grant from Meyer Memorial Trust


We're excited to announce that we have been awarded a $158,000, 3-year grant from Meyer Memorial Trust to support the building of our new website, communications, development, and membership engagement and growth.  Thank you to MMT for their enthusiasm and support for KBOO and community radio!    KBOO is highlighted in the December Meyer Memorial Trust newsletter here


Love is the Key!


Our Winter Membership Drive is right around the corner and will take place Feburary 4th -February 14th. We have some great special programming and look forward to another great fun-drive. If you would like to provide a matching donation please contact Monica Beemer at 503.231.8032 ext 201 or email monica@kboo.org.  


Not a member yet? Donate Now!

KBOO Hosts a Party to Thank All Volunteers!


KBOO volunteers are most cordially invited to a Volunteer Appreciation Party, Saturday, January 31st, 7 - 9 pm, at Mother Foucault's, 523 SE Morrison St., Portland, OR 97214. 


The staff of KBOO are truly grateful for the heart and soul you put into the station.  It is your hard work and dedication that creates dynamic community radio.  You are amazing. Please stop by and let us thank you in person. Refreshments will be served.


RSVP for the next Volunteer Orientation January 24 Noon-2PM at KBOO 20 SE 8th Ave., Portland, OR 97214. Want to learn about volunteering at KBOO?  Call 503-231-8032  ext. 213 for more information.

Your gift donations make our membership drives more successful!
  • Gift certificates for restaurants and stores
  • Overnight, weekend or week long stays at guest houses, vacation get-aways or hotels (anywhere, anytime!)
  • Are you a musician? Want to offer a house concert?
  • Passes to other fun stuff.

If you would like to offer a gift to help KBOO thrive and shorten the drives, call Sun at 503-231-8032, ext. 207 or mail your generous gift to the station at 20 SE 8th, Portland, Oregon 97214. 

Listen to KBOO

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Corvallis at 104.3 FM
Hood River at 91.9 FM

Online at www.KBOO.fm

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Very few people know all of the cool things KBOO does every single day, powered by our community.   We couldn't do all we do, 100's of trainings, a thriving Youth Collective, outstanding music, public affairs, breaking news and more - with out you!  Check it out!   
Hey Big Spender!

Major Gifts ($1,000 and up)

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.
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 or email at underwriting@kboo.org. 

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

Director of Underwriting
Justin Miller

Volunteer Coordinator
Ani Haines

Co-Sponsored Events

January 14-18th 
The Tiffany Center 1410 SW Morrison St Portland, OR
Songs of Community
A benefit for KBOO

Thursday, January 15th 7:30 PM
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 Southeast Clinton Street, Portland, OR 97202  

January 19th, 8:30 - 10: 30 AM
Oregon Convention Center, 777 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Portland, OR 97232

Stay tuned in from 12 Noon to 6PM for KBOO's annual Live Broadcast of Keep The Dream Alive. World Arts Foundation, Inc. presents its 30th consecutive Tribute to the American hero and world citizen, the Reverend Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr.  The 2015 Tribute also includes musical tributes to Janice Scroggins and Linda Hornbuckle. Keynote Speaker Arun Ghandhi will underscore the global struggle for human and civil rights.
Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes
January 21, 2015   7- 8:30 PM
Alliance for Democracy's screening of the documentary, Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes, on the 5th anniversary of the US Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.
First Unitarian Church, SW 12th and Salmon, Portland, OR
Heavy Metal Vomit Party & Life During Wartime Benefit for KBOO
Sat, January 24, 2015  7PM
835 NE Broadway, Portland
Oregon Needs A Raise! Rally at the State Capital
Sat, January 24, 12pm - 1pm
The State Capital Building, 900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301
The Throwaways
January 25th, 7PM
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 Southeast Clinton Street, Portland, OR 97202
Peņa Flamenca: Eric & Encarnaciķ's Duo Flamenco
To learn more about KBOO co-sponsored events go to WWW.KBOO.FM

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