The fall membership drive approaches, as does your chance to shorten it! For every $15,000 raised before September 9th, KBOO will eliminate one day of our 11 day drive. Become a sustaining member before the drive for a chance to win an incredible sweepstakes package! Prizes include:
  • Grand Prize: $1000 in airfare & 1 week's lodging at Casa Tranquila in Bucerias, Mexico* (retail value $1500)
  • 1st Prize: Portland Center Stage Flex Pass, good for 8 admissions (retail value $450)
  • 2nd Prize: $500 in gift certificates to Grand Central Bakery (retail value $500)
  • 3rd Prize:  Acupuncture 3-pack, 5-pack classes with Teddy at Evolution Healthcare & Fitness.  (retail value $325)
There are more prizes, listed here. Be on the lookout for information on how to enter the sweepstakes in mid-August! Your support is invaluable, and will help us reach our $95,000 Fall Membership Drive goal.

* Lodging at Casa Tranquila is only valid April-October, with your stay completed by November 1st. You may travel in 2016.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the writing of KBOO's mission and vision statement. The board of directors met to consider friendly amendments and to approve these statements on July 27th.

KBOO is an independent, member-supported, non-commercial, volunteer-powered community radio station. KBOO embodies equitable 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.

KBOO fearlessly strives to deliver powerfully just, lovingly eclectic, vibrantly provocative grassroots content while honoring our growing radical revolutionary legacy.
KBOO commits to providing an inclusive, empowering atmosphere to decolonize mass consciousness with humility and integrity, making a lasting and evolving impact on our communities.
KBOO embraces a creative climate that emphasizes fun, truth, beauty, joy, peace, love, and justice.

August 15th is our Volunteer Appreciation Potluck Picnic! Join us at Laurelhurst Park, from noon - 4pm

Bring a dish to share, plates/utensils, and your friends & family. We'll be in 'picnic area E,' on the Ankeny street side, near SE 37th Ave.

You make KBOO great! See you this weekend!
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KBOO is in this year's Give!Guide
We're excited to announce KBOO's participation in Willamette Week's Give!Guide, now it its twelfth year. To date, this annual effort has raised nearly $13 million for hundreds of local nonprofits. You'll be hearing and seeing more about the Give!Guide in the next few months.
KBOO At The Clinton presents: The Yes Men Are Revolting, this Thursday

For two decades, the Yes Men have pulled off spectacular media hoaxes to expose corporate crimes. Now, these hilarious activists are approaching middle age, struggling to stay inspired in their fight against climate change. Can they get it together before the ice caps melt?

Find out this Thursday, August 13th at 7pm, for our monthly KBOO fundraiser at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, in Portland! Before the film, we'll be sharing a few of the Yes Men's very first Portland-based exploits. 

Afterwards, a discussion panel with Miguel Robles of the Soil Not Oil Campaign, Nick Caleb of the Climate Action Coalition, Hyung Kyu Nam, and Teresa Roberts of Portland Rising Tide will discuss the current #sHELLNO campaign.

Afrikan Hip Hop Caravan Benefit Show, August 29th from 6-9pm

Come party with Portland Hip Hop artists Mic Crenshaw and Rasheed Jamal, and help them raise funds for the Afrikan Hip Hop Caravan in November, as they go to various countries in Africa hosted by African Hip Hop collectives. This event, hosted at Columbia International Cup (located at 9022 N Newman Ave., in Portland,) is all ages and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

KBOO is participating in the 2015 National Radio Day!

Our goal is to raise the visibility of non-commercial radio and to build a common project that all public and community stations can participate in. There's a Radio Relay, Promo Share, and Sonic ID Pool - we'll be giving shout-outs to stations all over the US!

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RIP Negativland's Don Joyce, 1944-2015

KBOO paid tribute to this incomparable audio artist during the July 23rd episode of Radio Lost and Found, hosted by Richard Lindsay. In attendance: Dr. Zomb, Daniel of The Outside World, Brian of Vinyl Pajama Party. No Soap Radio's Jim Larrance and King Fader/Jay Bozich brought a rare Negativland performance on cassette tape. Regular Over The Edge caller Suicide Man was on the line, as well as Mr. Space and a mystery booper.

Tune in 9/12, 6-9am, for All Things Hank Considered on 
Swing 'n' Country
Please e-mail and tell us your favorite song by Hank Williams, or your favorite Hank Williams song covered by another artist, or your favorite song about Hank Williams.
KBOO at Pickathon: The Tradition Continues

We broadcast a special session from the Treeline Stage at Pickathon 2015!

Check out this blog post for more photos, audio, and video of our show. Onward, to the blog!
Upcoming Co-Sponsored Events
Montavilla Jazz Festival

This jazz festival is a project of the Montavilla Neighborhood Association, and will be held on 8/15-16. It showcases the best of Portland-based artists, including Darrell Grant All 4 Naught!


Festicide is an independent ANTI-fest! Support the scene, D.I.Y. or die! There will be nine shows (both matinee and night events) 8/21-23. Shows will be cheap or free, no wristband needed!

Portland Renters Assembly

The rent is still too damn high and only getting higher. Anyone committed to housing as a human right is welcome to join. The Assembly is meeting 8/26, 5:30pm, at Midland Library.

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

Monthly sustaining memberships are amazing. Not only do they reduce overhead costs, they help keep our community radio station running reliably. Whether you are a new listener, new member, or long-term supporter, we welcome you to call 503-231-8032 or to donate online.

Can you answer phones for the membership drive?

We have all sorts of shifts available - no prior experience necessary!

Join the events committee!

We're looking for folks who are into planning cool events, meeting new people, and representing KBOO! Events connect people to the work we do, and tabling is a good way to participate in festivals, fairs, and other cool happenings.

Matching Employer Gifts!

Does your workplace match your charitable gifts? Let us know - we'll help fill out the paperwork.


Contact Ani Haines, Volunteer Coordinator, to find out how you can help. The next orientation is 9/22, 6pm.

Become an Underwriter!

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

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