Congrats to Sandra Tucker, KBOO's Spring Sweepstakes Winner!

Thank you to the Crystal Ballroom, Sou'Wester Lodge, Portland Saturday Market and Working Class Acupuncture for providing the prizes.

Join our contingents for Pride and Good In the Hood!
It's summer, and that means lots of cool events for our members and listeners to participate in. This month, KBOO is participating in 2 fun parades: Pride on June 14th, Good in the Hood on June 27th. Join us, wave at people, be fabulous, be KBOO! Call 503-231-8032 and ask for Ani at 213 if you can come, OR...
Strategic Planning Updates

KBOO Members have given input to these important statements through a member survey that was open for 3 weeks in April and May and a member retreat that took place last Saturday, May 30th. Board and staff will review the comments, consider possible friendly amendments, and make a final decision together on the mission and vision statement for KBOO - to be introduced no later than the Annual Meeting in September!

Community Panel on Strategies and Tactics for Resisting Police Violence in Portland

Join us for a screening of Arresting Power, produced by Erin Yanke, Jodi Darby, Julie Perini. The film will be followed by a panel discussion, including Mic Crenshaw, on the future of anti-police work and on visions of community control/autonomy.

Sunday, June 7th, starting at 3pm at the Clinton Street Theater. 
Let's Talk About Standing Desks!
KBOO supports its community, and we realize that we all have different ergonomic needs. We strive to make KBOO a place where volunteers and staff can work in comfort, and we're looking for donations of 2 height-adjustable standing desks.

Can you help? Email Monica or call 503-231-8032!
Outloud is retiring after 13 Years!

Queer Programming will continue on KBOO, as Carla retires in June. KBOO welcomes new show proposals serving and focusing on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning communities. Individuals (or small groups of people) are encouraged to submit a proposal for a new queer/LGBTQ program by June 9th. 

There will be an information session at KBOO on June 3rd at 7pm. For more information on the program slot and how to apply, go to our website!
The NW Film Center and KBOO Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Super 8

The Equipment Room at the Northwest Film Center invited Development Director, Becky Meiers, to participate in the 50 Foot Challenge, in celebration of this important filmmaking innovation. Naturally, KBOO is the subject of her film! Join us for the screening!

We have some exciting live broadcast news for you!
Tune in for a remote broadcast from this vibrant cultural festival!

We are broadcasting live on Saturday, June 27th, after the parade! Join this celebration that values and celebrates diversity through entertainment and food while connecting people with resources and experiences that strengthens unity in the community

Waterfront Blues Festival Live Remote Broadcast
mark your calendars for July 2nd through 5th!

KBOO is proud once again to co-sponsor and provide the community a live broadcast of the 28th annual Waterfront Blues Festival, a benefit for the Oregon Food Bank. The festival has an incredible lineup, and we'll be bringing you music live from the scene from noon - 10pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We'll be there Sunday too, broadcasting from noon to 9pm.

Mobile Silent Disco Ride!

Diablo is mixing and mashing up some of his most favorite things in this world: KBOO Community Radio, Pedalpalooza, The Melting Pot Radio Show & Heartbeats Silent Disco Dance Parties. Join us on Tuesday, June 23rd at KBOO (20 SE 8th Ave) at 7:45pm. We'll be departing at 8pm sharp! 

What The Festival Live Remote!

Be sure to tune in for a historic live remote broadcast from this year's What The Festival. It's KBOO's very first remote from an electronic music festival, and the furthest live remote we've ever attempted (live from Wolf Run Ranch, nestled near the eastern base of the Mt. Hood National Forest!) Tune in on Thursday, June 18th, 10pm.

KBOO represents in Willamette Week's "Best of Portland"

From June 3rd to 30th, vote early and vote often for our amazing candidates. You can vote online here!

 Best Radio Personality in Portland - Contessa de La Luna!
Sunday Night KBOO personality Contessa de La Luna, host of the conscious cleansing late night show "The Confessional," helps listeners realize their true potential. Help bring public awareness to the Contessa's great work!

Mic Crenshaw nominated for Best Hip-Hop Artist in Portland!
We are so proud of Mic's work as an artist, a social justice activist and an educator for cultural activism.

Here's a track exclusive to KBOO, but tell your friends and share Mic's music!
Building Awareness and Ally Skills Against Sexism at KBOO

Ally Skills Against Sexism training at KBOO took place on April 19th, 2015 with Mike Klepfer, Monica Beemer and Delphine Criscenzo co-facilitating the latest of KBOO's Beloved Community training on understanding sexism and the ways it shows up at the station. The training was attended by staff and board members as well as volunteers who discussed for four hours key concepts, and real life examples of sexist encounters at the station. 


A lot of time was also devoted to thinking up ways we can eliminate sexism at KBOO and the following conversation between Mike Klepfer and Delphine Criscenzo discusses some of them.

The River Signal has started!

Our friends at the Steam Radio Syndicate, Galen, Brian, and Reid, are out in the world, getting The Channel Princess, a paddlewheel riverboat, to the Mississippi River. They'll be floating south down "America's Last Highway" for the summer, and creating amazing radio! We'll be broadcasting that radio, on a show called The Radio Signal every Monday from 7-8pm, starting on June 1st. 

Upcoming Co-Sponsored Events
Make Music Day

At various locations all around Portland, on Sunday, June 21st, from 

ALEC Exposed Workshop

At the 1st Unitarian Church, Eliot Chapel, SW 12th and Salmon, on Thursday, June 18th, from 
Death Metal Angola

At Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, on Thursday, June 11th, from

More events can be found on our Community Events calendar!
Additional Ways To Get Involved
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 503-231-8032 or to donate online.

How to donate your car!
If you no longer drive your vehicle, you can turn it into cash to support the vital work of KBOO. It's easy, and you get a tax write-off. Go to  or call 877-526-6123 for more information.

Planned Giving!

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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