#GivingTuesday? Invest in KBOO!

On December 1st, #GivingTuesday, people and communities around the world will come together for one common purpose: to give. It's a global movement that unites the world for good. #GivingTuesday is a time for communities to come together in a show of collective generosity to improve the lives of their fellow citizens.

Let folks know you #supportKBOO this #GivingTuesday!

Great Special Programming that Deserves Your Support
  • Christian Parenti on his prophetic book about climate change, Tropic of Chaos
  • Poet Sandra Cisneros speaking on her memoir, A House of My Own: Stories from My Life
  • Salon founder David Talbot on The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government 
  • Chris Hedges on Wages of Rebellion 
  • We Too Sing America with racial justice activist Deepa Iyer 
  • 10 HOURS OF LIVE BLUEGRASS MUSIC on Saturday, December 5th
  • A special A Different Nature, with live new and experimental music
Tune in for our weeklong membership celebration and catch amazing special programming you won't find anywhere else on your radio dial. Complete list here! 
#supportKBOO this #Winter15!
Silent Nights 2015: A Silent Disco/Silent Auction Benefit for KBOO

Have outrageous fun while giving to a worthy cause at Silent Nights: Silent Disco/Silent Auction, December 19th from 8pm to midnight at Manifestation PDX, located at 2020 SE Bush Street in Portland. 

Put on your headphones and choose from bluegrass, reggae, funk, hip-hop, afrobeat, world music, electronica - all spun by KBOO's own DJs including Takimba from the Melting Pot, DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid, The Soundbox's Deena Barnwell and many more. 

There will be artwork from local Portland artists available for purchase at the silent auction - just in time for the holidays. Find out more info here and see you there! Buy tickets on Brown Paper Tickets today!
Bluegrass Marathon, December 5th

Celebrate the Pacific Northwest's great bluegrass scene with 10 hours of live music on our Music From the True Vine 2015 Marathon! Guests include: 
Tenbrook, Puddletown Ramblers, Lost Creek, The Loafers, Jackstraw (above), The Horsenecks, Ellie Hakanson band, Jeff, Peter & Doug (Sam Hill trio), The Hazy Dickels, Slipshod, Maris Otter, The Barnburners, The Back Alley String Band, Mountain Honey, AND The Chuck Masi Band featuring Ben Blechman and Garrett Maass. 

Tune in all day for this amazing programming on YOUR Community Radio Station!

A Different Nature is proud to host a spectacular line-up of experimental new music artists on December 9th, the last day of the Winter Membership Drive. This live music special starts at 8pm, and goes on until 11pm. Artists performing include: Tale in the Telling, Dana Reason, Matt Hannafin, Juniana Lanning, Andre St. James, and more.

KBOO At The Clinton: Watch Movies and Support KBOO

KBOO's 2015 Artist in Residence Sunny Bleckinger presents 'The Pool'

Head over to the Clinton Street Theatre on Thursday, December 10th, when KBOO's 2015 Artist in Residence, Sunny Bleckinger (host of the 
Soft Show), presents his 30-min radio play, 'The Pool.' The show is screened with new video made by local filmmaker Lincoln Barron Holmes and will be emceed by the hosts of American Comedy, Paul Schlesinger (Bumbershoot, Bridgetown Comedy, Comedy is OK) and Jason Traeger (Bridgetown Comedy, Portland's Funniest Person).

Following the radio play we'll watch the 1968 classic film, 'The Swimmer,' starring Burt Lancaster (above.) 'The Swimmer' is based on the John Cheever story of the same name.

The fun starts Thursday, December 10, at 7 pm at the Clinton St Theater: 2522 SE Clinton St, Portland. Suggested $7-10 donation to benefit KBOO radio (no one turned away for lack of funds).

The KBOO We REEL Cool Film Series presents - 
Ornette: Made In America

Ornette: Made In America is essential for anyone hoping to understand the history of jazz and the fertile creative exchange that highlighted the 60's and 70's. This documentary spans 30 years of Ornette Coleman's musical development and includes insights from William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Buckminster Fuller, Don Cherry, Yoko Ono, Charlie Haden, Robert Palmer, Jayne Cortez and John Rockwell.

Here are some of this month's audio highlights
Indigenous Takeover!

Rose City Native Radio's Alecia McConnell talked with Delphine Criscenzo about Native American art. Local native poets shared their poems about Thanksgiving with us.

Public Enemy Artist Focus!

Lanita Duke hosted a special feature on this legendary hip-hop group on November 14th. 

The Motif Plays Live!

On Saturday November 14th Yugen Rashad brought his band The Motif into the studio for a 2 and a half hour live performance.

Toxic Hate and Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!!

On November 12th, producer Jamilah Bourdon was verbally attacked on-air by a virulently racist caller and she did an amazing job. She is on the front line of this culture war, and we urge you to listen to the audio here

We'd like to thank Jamilah for the work she does! We would also like to thank our members for your support in helping fight hate with intelligent conversation, community support, and amazing music.
The Engineering Workgroup Cleans the Air Room!
On November 5th, KBOO's Engineering Workgroup, led by Chief Engineer Tom Hood and broadcast contractor Mike Johnson, descended upon the KBOO air room for some serious maintenance and calibration fun.

Not a member of KBOO? Want to increase your monthly donation?
KBOO community radio currently has a 1:1 match for all new and increasing members. A $100 new or increased donation will become $200 to support the important work of KBOO. If you become a member at this time, or increase your donation over last year, your donation will be matched 1:1 by a group of generous donors up to $10,000.

New and increased donations made during programs with a match will be matched even further - you will be matched 2:1 for every dollar you donate!

To donate now go to our website.
Volunteer for the Drive!
Got a few hours to volunteer at KBOO this week? Come and answer phones during our Winter Membership Drive, December 1st through 7th. Just check out the schedule in the link below, and add yourself to the shift(s) that work for you. The drive is a great way to get a behind the scenes look at KBOO, meet great people, and have fun while doing a lot of good for your community.
Sign up here.
Find  out more about our Facebook events!
Read what we're saying on Twitter!
See cool KBOO photos with Instagram!
Upcoming Co-Sponsored Events
Hats for the Homeless

ZippityNews is collecting clean, new or gently used hats, scarves and gloves for distribution to local shelters from December 1st through the 16th. 
Call 503-880-7858 to learn where to drop off hats.
Charles Addams Art Show

Cerimon House is proud to present "Charles Addams: Family and Friends," a spectacular art exhibit featuring 52 original pen & inks by Charles Addams, creator of The Addams Family. Open now through December 13th!
Wamba - World Beat & African Jazz!

Join us for an amazing two set performance with Wamba!, a contemporary African world beat project playing everything from traditional West African music from Ghana and Sengal.

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

The KBOO Wish List!

We're looking for 2 small desks for our Finance Department (24" deep and up to 50" wide), as well as brooms and mops.

Thank you for coming to the book and record sale!
Every year, we gather a variety of words and sounds for you to discover. We found homes for so many things, and KBOO continues to thrive with your financial support. It's a community win-win! 

We <3 you and look forward to next year's sale!
Businesses Can Support KBOO Too!

Are you a business owner? There are many ways to support KBOO and have KBOO support you!
  • Make a matching donation to your favorite program during our December Membership Drive, and have us mention your support over the air!
  • Sponsor our upcoming Silent Disco on December 19 and be part of the fun!
  • Donate gift certificates or other items for sweepstakes prizes, and be part of our subvert-the-drive mailing and our other promotional material!
  • Host a beautiful, silkscreened flyer in your retail space or shop!
Want to help? Email Becky Meiers at development@kboo.org or call (503) 231-8032, extension 204.
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 Wednesday, December 9th, 7pm - 9pm.

Become an Underwriter!

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

Note: who wants a gajillion media envelopes? We have a lot of them available for pickup. Call or email Monica to coordinate - (503) 231-8032, extension 201, or email monica@kboo.org!

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