KBOO Mission, Vision, Charter in English & Spanish!

We're thrilled to present our new mission and vision statements, as well as our Programming Charter statement, in Spanish and English.

Ursula K Le Guin on the Craft of Writing

Hear an extended version of David Naimon's excellent interview with iconic Oregon writer Ursula K. Le Guin. Ursula talks about how to learn to write and about the ideas in the new completely revised version of her book Steering The Craft.

KBOO 2015 Artist In Residence Sunny Bleckinger presents his work

KBOO's 2015 Artist in Residence, Sunny Bleckinger, has spent nearly 100 hours on his radio play, "The Pool." The play is scheduled to air on Thursday, October 29th at 10pm.

October 24th: Live Remote Broadcast at the Tin Shed

Start your Saturday morning with a little Swing 'n' Country. The KBOO Swing 'n' Country program will be broadcasting live from the Tin Shed Garden Café on Saturday October 24th from 7:00am to 9:00am. Here is your chance to put a face to those velvety tones!  You are welcome to come early, pull up a chair and enjoy some coffee, food, and an earful of country music from Patsy Cline. The Tin Shed Garden Café is located at 1438 NE Alberta Street in the City of Roses.
Here are some of this month's audio highlights
Exorcise Monsanto

With Reverend Billy, who is an activist, radio show host, stage performer and author, as he visits KBOO with the Stop Shopping Choir.

The Work Of Doulas and Midwifery 

Ear To The Streets interviewed the organizers of the International Center For Traditional Childbearing.

 The Psychology 
of Mass shootings

Jenka Soderberg & PSU Professor Eric Mankowski talk about the impact of mass murders on our psyche.

Turn your books, LPs, CDs, and DVDs into money for KBOO! 

Bring your donations to the station at 20 SE 8th, between 9 am - 7 pm, weekdays. If you have a larger donation call 503-231-8032 ext. 213 to arrange a time for a volunteer to pick it up. Questions? Contact Ani by email at volunteer@kboo.org  or by phone at 503-231-8032, ext 213. The last day to donate is Tuesday, November 10th,  so don't wait! Bring in those CDs, LPs, books and DVDs, right away!

The KBOO Book and Record Sale is November 14th, from 10am - 4pm, at the Milagro Theater/Teatro Milagro, 525 SE Stark St. in Portland.
The new website is coming!

KBOO is currently working with C4Tech, a web design company, to build our new website. It will be ready to launch in time for the December membership drive on December 1st. The new site will feature a responsive design (which means it won't look all squished up on your mobile devices), better site architecture and menus (so you can find what you are looking for), podcasts with actual integration into iTunes and other services, and a much simpler, mobile compliant donation form! 

In the meantime, please be patient with the old website - and if something stops working or you have a question, email web@kboo.org.
The KBOO app is coming too!

In collaboration with Public Media Apps, KBOO is developing a robust app for both iPhone and Android devices! Our live audio broadcast, web archives, podcasts, community calendar, newsletters and more will be available at the touch of your fingertips. Keep up on station news and events with our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channels!
The KBOO Annual Report, coming soon to a mailbox near you!

We're gathering all the incredible stories and all the important data for this past fiscal year. 2014/2015 proved to be a year of growth and energy at KBOO, and we'll be sending members an annual report in mid-November.

Find  out more about our Facebook events!
Read what we're saying on Twitter!
See cool KBOO photos with Instagram!
Upcoming Co-Sponsored Events
How We Got On at The Portland Playhouse

Three teenagers in the suburbs of the Midwest dream their beats and rhymes making them famous in hip-hop's golden age of the late 80's. KBOO's station co-manager Mic Crenshaw is the musical director!

Learn more here! 
An Art Exhibit at Yale Union
 A group show that considers the mother, with work by: Lutz Bacher, Susan Cianciolo, Sonya Hamilton, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Eliot Porter, Aura Rosenberg, Diane Simpson, Barbara T. Smith, Frances Stark, Rosemarie Trockel. 

Decolonization and Political Prisoners 

Co-sponsored by All African People's Revolutionary Party, Oregon Jericho, Portland Anarchist Black Cross, NW Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media & Education: join us for an evening of thoughtful discussion with a focus on US held political prisoners: gaining their amnesty in solidarity with Assata Shakur and decolonizing the prison industrial complex.


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

The KBOO Wish List!

Have any extra dSLRs, dishwashing detergent, or plumbing expertise to share? Help contribute to the daily maintenance of the station by making an in-kind donation from our wish list, found here.
Donate your car!

We accept cars with clean titles in any condition. Click on the link below for more information.


Contact Ani Haines, Volunteer Coordinator, to find out how you can help. The next orientation is Saturday, November 21st, noon - 2 pm.

Become an Underwriter!

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

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