Help grow our community radio station this Membership Drive!
May 6th - 16th, 2015

KBOO stands in solidarity with its communities of volunteers, programmers, and members. We all support media engagement that promotes respectful, diverse voices/programming and aims to lead the Portland community to a greater understanding and a more colorful perspective.

We can do that with your help!
Become a member! Effect positive change in our local Portland media landscape by being part of the KBOO Community. Whether you are a new listener, new member, or long-term supporter, we welcome you to call 1-877-500-5266 or to donate online.

Everyone who donates will be entered to win our sweepstakes!
One grand prize will include: A 6 month VIP pass to the Crystal Ballroom, a week long artist residency at Sou'wester Lodge, $200 in gift certificates to Portland Saturday Market, and 10 treatments from Working Class Acupuncture. For more information on the sweepstakes, click here.
Join us for our Kick-Off Party! Hopworks Urban Brewery and KBOO are starting off the Drive with an amazingly fun, family-friendly night at the SE Powell brewpub tonight, from 7-11pm. The Melting Pot Radio Show and DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid will be playing, and 1% of all pint sales go to KBOO. In fact, the benefit goes on all through the month of May!

If you're reading this today, donate to end the drive early!
For every $15,000 we raise before the drive starts, we'll end the drive a day early. This offer will only last until the end of the day.

Match all the donations made during your favorite show!
Matching donations help energize the drive. It's like working together!

Email Development or call Becky Meiers at (503) 231-8032.
Use the hashtag #supportKBOO
Follow us on Twitter, join the conversation on Facebook, and see what we're up to on Instagram. Tell the world what you love about independent, community-made media!
Help tell the world what KBOO is all about: The KBOO Strategic Planning Support Work Group invites you to engage in a process of input toward a mission and vision statement for the station. We're looking to have as many community members lend their guidance as possible, and we ask that you take a survey! The survey ends on May 15th at 5pm.

You are also all welcome to join us for a retreat to discuss the mission and vision statement in person, on May 30th. For more information and to RSVP, email Monica.
Membership Drive Special Programming
News and PA Day is May 15th, 8am-8pm

KBOO's volunteer news and talk producers have put together an amazing lineup for this Spring Membership Drive. Speakers will include: Bill Moyers, Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, Jerry Mander, Helena Norberg Hodge, Winona LaDuke, and more!
May Day Redux 2015
Tune in on Wednesday May 6th for a Mayday redux - including audio from Portland's Mayday on Friday May 1st!

Jean Ritchie Special
Jean Ritchie played a huge roll in the folk revival in the 60's. Tune in to Movin' On, Friday, May 8th 12 noon to 1:30pm to hear music from one of the most important musicians playing traditional music.
Brain Maker - May 11th
New research reveals that the health of your brain is, to an extraordinary degree, dictated by the state of your microbiome - the vast population of organisms that live in your body.  Click here.
What else is going on at KBOO?
Thanks to Tom Park for over 30 years of Pathways programs on KBOO!

Tom Park, founder and co-host of Pathways since the early 1980's, is retiring after producing over 400 shows on KBOO. Tom became a grandfather last year, and he says he is starting a new phase of his life. He wishes the best to co-host Paul O'Brien, who will continue to host Pathways every Sunday at 8:30AM. Read more about Tom 
Tribute to Melodie Silverwolf

We honor the memory of former KBOO Host and Board Member Melodie Silverwolf, who died on April 24th. Melodie was one of KBOO's original Morning Talk Show hosts. She and Ani Haines founded Positively Revolting Talk Radio 21 years ago.

A Service for Melodie will be held on Saturday, May 16th, at 1PM, at the Melody Ballroom. Click here to learn more about Melodie.

APA Compass 10th Anniversary and Last Show Celebration 

The APA Compass aired its 10th Anniversary Special recently, featuring the best of their 10 years as the Pacific Northwest's only Asian Pacific American public affairs radio show. This is also their very last show! Stay tuned for Compass's makeover to "Intersections", a new radio show produced and hosted by Sarika Mehta. If you missed the program, you can still catch it here.
The Lost Art of Soldering Workshop

Last month, KBOO Engineering Workgroup volunteers were offered an opportunity to learn hands on skills with the lost art of soldering. Mike Johnson of Mike Johnson Broadcast Technology shared his expertise with all who attended. If you're interested, stay tuned for an announcement of our next scheduled soldering workshop!
Announcing KBOO's Artist in Residence - Sunny Bleckinger
Sunny Bleckinger is the co-founder and host of The Soft Show, a reading series with live illustration. He has been a weekly radio show host in Amsterdam, and was also a contributor to a podcast produced by the Independent Publishing Resource Center. Sunny's proposal is to create a stand-alone soundscape for an experimental theatrical production. Find out more here.
Upcoming Co-Sponsored Events
Marc Ribot: Solo Concert and Improvisation

At Marylhurst University, 17600 Pacific Highway, on Friday, May 8th, from 
Symphony of the Soil benefit with Sunnyside Elementary

At Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, on Thursday, May 14th, from 
Shake The Dust Film Screening

At Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, on Saturday, May 23rd, from

More events can be found on our Community Events calendar!
Additional Ways To Get Involved
Join our Development Committee!

Our first Development Committee meeting is scheduled for May 21st, from 4-6pm. This committee meets monthly, and advises the Board of Directors regarding KBOO's fundraising efforts and activities. We invite you to join us if you are interested in fundraising strategy, publicity, writing, social media, systems implementation, and guerrilla marketing. For more information, or to express interest, email Becky Meiers or call (503) 231-8032, extension 204.
Donate Stock!

Contact Becky Meiers, Development Director, for more information.


Contact Ani Haines, Volunteer Coordinator, to find out how you can help.

Become an Underwriter!

Contact Justin Miller, Director of Underwriting, to learn more about our guidelines.

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