The KBOO Board of Directors and staff, with input from KBOO members, have drafted the following mission and vision statements for our organization; now, we need your input. Please read them and let us know what you think by July 17th.

Mission Statement Draft: KBOO is an independent, member-supported, volunteer-powered Community Radio Station.  KBOO embodies social change, shares knowledge, and fosters creativity by delivering locally-rooted and diverse music, culture, news and opinions with a commitment to the voices of oppressed and underserved communities.

Tonight, July 9th - KBOO & Clinton Street Theater present:
The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come brought the catchy and subversive rhythms of the rastas to the U.S. in the early 1970s, and introduced us all to reggae legend Jimmy Cliff.  Join us for a cool time at the Clinton Street Theater. Afterwards, Shocks of Sheba
will be spinning hot jams at the Hawthorne Theater Lounge.

We have some exciting live broadcast news for you!
Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
This is the oldest continuous free jazz festival west of the Mississippi River, and we'll be broadcasting it to you live on July 18th from noon - 10pm.

Pickathon pairs excellent music with sustainability at Pendarvis Farm. We'll be bringing you music live from this event on August 1st, from 9am to noon.

Listen to these events live, anywhere you happen to be:

KBOO's 2015 Artist in Residence, Sunny Bleckinger, is putting the finishing touches on the script for his experimental radio play, "The Pool."  In the middle of July he'll record the voice actors and then begin adding in the sound design, probably spending most of August and September editing and mixing with the generous help and guidance of KBOO's mixologist Jessy Damon.

We have three new and innovative
morning public affairs shows to check out!
Voices for the Animals promotes an increased awareness and appreciation for the animals in our homes and our environment. Hosted by Dab Steadman and Courtney Scott.
Intersections Radio starts from an Asian Pacific American perspective, and aims to connect communities through unique and unexpected stories. Hosted by Sarika Mehta.
Join host Lisa Loving as she features interviews with elected officials talking about their work & answering tough questions about issues, with an opportunity for listeners to call in and ask questions.

The magazine put out by Oregon Humanities publishes bonus essays between publication dates. Dr. David Naimon, host of Healthwatch and Between the Covers, was included in this edition, with an essay entitled Stepping Backwards. Congratulations David! Read it here!
Since retiring from IBM, Milt Markewitz's primary focus is on re-achieving ecological and social harmony with the Earth.  He's worked to amplify the messages of indigenous peoples in his book, Language of Life: Answers to Modern Crises in an Ancient Way of Speaking.

Listen to a conversation between Eric de la Place, Peter Goldman of the Washington Forest Law Center, and host Barbara Bernstein, as they explore the dimensions of Arctic drilling, Shell's track record, and Seattle's role in the whole endeavor.

 A Peace Worker Talks About the Crisis in Burundi 


The Burundian government announced that the planned presidential and parliamentary elections will be indefinitely postponed. KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke via Skype with Jean-Claude Nkundwa, a peace-building practitioner based in Burundi but currently living in Kigali, Rwanda due to the ongoing crisis. Listen to the audio.

Holy Crowley Hour, or Two honors Phil Austin of the Firesign Theatre

Phil passed away June 18th. David Ossman called in from his Whidbey Island home to talk about Phil. Sam Mowry of the Willamette Radio Workshop was an in-studio guest. We even featured a new comedy sketch from those Puppet Radio Theater puppets. Listen here!

Upcoming Co-Sponsored Events
Northwest String Summit

The 14th annual Northwest String Summit returns to Horning's Hideout in North Plains, OR from July 16-19th.

PDX Pop Now

PDX Pop Now! is dedicated to stimulating and expanding participation in Portland music. July 24-25th. (Station Co-Manager Mic Crenshaw will be there!)
Clinton/Division Street Fair

This annual street fair offers arts & crafts, live music, food, sidewalk sales, and children's events! There's even a parade, starting at 10am at SE 50th and Division.

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.

Contribute to our Wish List!

Contact Becky Meiers, Development Director, for more information, or check out the list itself here!


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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