What is a sweepstakes? How does it work at KBOO?
Sweepstakes are a type of contest where prizes may be awarded to winners. We promote these prize opportunities before our Membership Drives as a means to "subvert" days of the drive - the more money we raise in this way, the shorter the drive! At KBOO, everyone who donates during this "subvert" period will be entered into the sweepstakes. All monthly donors are automatically entered. As well, no purchase is necessary to be entered into the sweepstakes.

How helpful is the sweepstakes?
Very! Our sweepstakes often shortens the drive by a day. Community support helps to energize everyone involved, especially when it means we can close the drive a day early!
Awesome! How can I help?
You can help as a donor and as a business-owner:

Donors: keep an eye out for our "subvert the drive" mailing! We'll be sending one out in March before our Spring Membership Drive, which is scheduled for April 21st through May 3rd.

Business-Owners: help us build an amazing sweepstakes prize! Gift certificates, vacation stays, bicycles, season passes... the possibilities are endless. It's a great way to promote your business and to promote your support of community radio. Contact Becky Meiers at development@kboo.org or call (503) 231-8032, extension 204 for more info.

For this upcoming Spring Membership Drive, we'll take one day off the drive for every $20,000 we raise beforehand!
An update from Jenka Soderberg: Our new website is almost complete! Here's a sneak preview of the front page design:

When the new site is implemented (in a matter of weeks now), it will be a lot easier to search our archives, post to our community calendar, subscribe to a podcast of your favorite shows, and share your favorite content on social media. 

The KBOO app is now working and available for Androids and iPhones. If you go to the KBOO website http://kboo.fm with a mobile device, you will get an option to download the app.

And our Social Media Team kickoff event is on February 10th, 7pm, at KBOO!
We would love to have anyone who is active on social media involved in this effort! Come to the station at 20 SE 8th Ave. on 2/10 at 7pm to find out more.
KBOO is proud to broadcast the 18th Annual Homelessness Marathon, which will originate from Washington, DC this year. The Marathon gathers homeless people and talks with them all night, while taking calls from around the country and talking to experts, advocates, and politicians. Hear homeless people telling their stories, not as poor unfortunates, but as Americans talking to their fellow citizens about the conditions they face.

The Homelessness Marathon will air from Wednesday, February 17th at 5pm to Thursday, February 18th at 6am. Learn more on our episode page.
Morpheus Youth Project Podcast Listening Party
Executive Director of Morpheus Youth Project, Carlos Chavez, will be hosting a Public Listening Party at his office (1505A SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97233) on Friday, February 29th at 6:30pm. The first episode of the podcast will be played over the air as well - the public event will have a discussion afterwards. This event is free and open to the public.

The KBOO News is looking for more volunteers. Jobs include: writers, reporters, anchors, field recorders, and board-operators. Want to get involved? Come by the station and look for handy sign-up sheets for our many free trainings.

Come down to the KBOO News Open House, on Friday, February 19th from 4-7pm. Watch the news as it happens, ask questions, and find out how you can become a citizen journalist.

Questions? Write to newsdirector@kboo.org or call at 503-231-8032 ext. 203.
Remember that applications for our 2016 Artist in Residence 
are due Friday, February 12th!

The KBOO Community Radio Artist In Residence Program assists artists working creatively with sound. Every year, one artist or one collaborative group of artists will be awarded 20 hours of studio recording & production time with a KBOO mixologist in order to create a piece of sound art that will be be publicly presented at the end of the Residency.

Again, the deadline for this year is February 12th at 5pm.

KBOO is looking for proposals for new queer programming. The format is one hour long and covers the spectrum of LGBTQIA communities. Proposal forms are located in the KBOO lobby at 20 SE 8th Avenue, and online here: https://kboo.fm/volunteer/program-app

Proposals are due Tuesday, March 15th at 5pm. 
Questions? Call Lisa Loving at 503-231-8032 ext. 203, or email newsdirector@kboo.org
To apply for one of the two vacant seats on the KBOO Board of Directors, please fill out the following document completely and either email the documents to kboocommunity@gmail.com or mail/drop off the completed documents to the station c/o Timothy Welp, located at KBOO Radio, 20 SE 8th Avenue in Portland. 

Please send in your application by 5pm, February 15th.

Find out more information, and download the application, here: http://kboo.fm/kbooisseekingboardmembersapplicationsare
Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier
This Saturday, February 6th, 7pm

Co-sponsored by Oregon Jericho, Portland Anarchist Black Cross, NW Alliance for Alternative Media & Education, Warrior is a detailed, painstaking account of Peltier's harrowing odyssey through the American justice system, with post-film discussion with Leonard's son, Chauncy Peltier.

 Please join us for this important film and discussion. Suggested donation: $5-10, no one turned away for lack of funds!
3rd Annual Clinton Street Fat Tuesday Celebration
It's time to break out your Mardi Gras finest and celebrate Fat Tuesday with a night of film, music and great food! We'll be showing TWO great documentaries by Les Blank: Dry Wood and Always for Pleasure. Please join us on February 9th at 7pm!
Contessa de la Luna's 10 Year Anniversary Performance & Live Show
This is the perfect Valentine Date and so much more! Your fabulous hostess Contessa de la Luna of the World Famous Confessional is putting on an old-fashioned variety show on February 11th, starting at 7pm!

Live performances by Contessa de la Luna, Sea Charms, and Mic Crenshaw
 David Bowie kazoo tribute, audience confessions, human shadow-puppet theater, animal impersonation contest, surprise fun box drawing, thrown prizes, and the World Premier Contessa Luna and Friends Television Show!

"We Reel Cool" Film: A Streetcar Named Desire
This screenplay, written by Tennessee Williams, is both lyrical and gritty, with complex and contradictory characters. Starring Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando.
Join us February 18th at 7pm. Suggested $7-10 donation/no one turned away for lack of funds.
Volunteer Spotlight

This month, we had a chance to interview Brendan, front-desk receptionist and volunteer extraordinaire, about his experience with KBOO and his love for community radio! Read all about him on the website.
Malcom X Tribute on An Evening of Afrotainment

Join Lanita Duke and Grassroots News for the music, memory, and deconstruction of Malcolm X's political career, his split from the Nation of Islam, and the course of action that led to his assassination Feb 21 1965.

It has been 51 years since his assassination, and we have not forgotten. Click here and tune in on February 20th from 7-10pm.
The KBOO Youth Collective in January!

On the youth edition of 1-2-1-2 (the 2nd Friday of every month, from 8-10pm) our regular hosts Stella and Nathan, and Kenny, with us on a job shadow, did a fantastic show featuring live guests and a highlight on the band Aventine Circus. 

Here are some of this month's audio highlights
Dr. Demento Visits KBOO

Dr. Demento joined Marcel on Ditch Digger to educate us all on audio ephemera & tell us about his talks at Reed College, his alma mater!

James Luna on Art Focus

Internationally-renowned performance and installation artist James Luna (Puyukitchum/Luiseno) spoke with André Middleton on KBOO Art Focus.
Guest DJ Nick Jaina

 Author, musician, and The Outside World alum Nick Jaina took over the airwaves for one night. What happened, you might ask?

Upcoming Co-Sponsored Events
26th Cascade Festival of African Films

Welcome to the 26th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films! The films celebrate Africa's achievements, expose Africa's failures, and reveal the possibilities for change and a hopeful, more prosperous future. February 5 - March 5 at Portland Community College.

Learn more here!

Winterfolk 28: A Benefit for Sisters of the Road

Winterfolk, Portland's largest annual folk music event and a benefit for Sisters of the Road, emcee Richard Colombo welcomes David Roth, Casey Neill, Sky in the Road, Dan Weber, Kelly Bosworth, and Paul Sanchez. At the Aladdin Theater, February 20th, doors at 6pm.

Y.O.U.th Summit

The summit provides an atmosphere for youth and adults to experience a high level of reasoning and edutainment while also exploring the elements of Hip Hop. Join us for 2 days of incredible workshops, including Dee-1, S. Renee Mitchell, Mic Crenshaw, Devin S. James, and many more. February 12-13.

More events can be found on our Community Events calendar!
Find  out more about our Facebook events!
Read what we're saying on Twitter!
See cool KBOO photos with Instagram!
Additional Ways To Get Involved
When making your plans for the future, consider KBOO. There are a number of ways to create an enduring legacy of support for our community radio station, whether as a bequest in your will or living trust, as a retirement plan gift, or as ownership of a life insurance policy.

Mention "The KBOO Foundation," tax ID 23-7232987, in your estate plans and contact Becky Meiers, Development Director, at development@kboo.org or at (503) 231-8032, extension 204.
From Justin Miller, KBOO's Director of Underwriting

If you've ever driven along Highway 26 between Portland and Mt. Hood, it's hard to miss the colorful Skyway Bar and Grill in Zigzag. Specializing in barbecue and other handmade food as well as live music, Skyway has helped to underwrite KBOO's Saturday Bluegrass show, Music from the True Vine, for several years now. Recently, I had a chance to catch up with owner Tracie Anderson.

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 two orientations are 
Thursday, February 11th, 6-8pm, 
then Thursday, March 10th, 6-8pm.

Host a poster!

If you'd like to be added to the hosting list, email us! These posters look smart on all sorts of walls, in all sorts of locations!

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