Donate anytime in March up to April 21st to be entered into the Spring Drive Sweepstakes. For every $25,000 we raise before April 21st, we will take one day off our Spring Membership Drive (April 21 - May 3).

There are many fabulous prizes, including a $1000 airline voucher for the carrier of your choice, for use in going anywhere your heart desires. Find out more about the prizes on our website!

Members: keep an eye on your mailboxes for your subvert mailing, but you can also donate online, right now. Click here to donate online to KBOO!

Thank you for supporting KBOO!
The Future of KBOO
The Future of KBOO Campaign is in full swing! KBOO is seeking 50 of our committed members to add KBOO to their planned giving in 2016. Check out our new brochure and give us a call with questions and/or to let us know you are one of the 50 committed supporters - thank you!

John Nichols and Bob McChesney Live in the KBOO Studios - March 7th

Two leading advocates of the media reform movement, Nichols and McChesney discuss their new book, "People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy".

Find out how we can democratize our digital destiny. 

Tune in 10:15-11am this Monday, or listen to the audio here.
KBOO honors the life and work of Julie Bernard, who hosted Art Focus from 1985 until 2008. We'll hear excerpts from Julie's shows and remembrances from those close to her. Please join us Friday, March 18th, at 11am.

KBOO women take over the station!

Imagine, a world where women can be their full selves. Hear it next week, all day on Tuesday, March 8th! KBOO Community Radio brings you International Women's Day, as it has for more than 25 years.

This year, the celebration goes from midnight to midnight, and features a variety of musical genres, both recorded and live, with performances by Martha Wainwright and her sisters, Blossom, and local turntablists. We'll also feature news and information from Dmae Roberts, Zoe Piliafas, and more!

Mic Crenshaw is no longer the Station Co-Manager. As of March 2nd, 2016, Mic will be the Youth Outreach and Hip Hop Coordinator for KBOO Community Radio!

Mic's focus will involve using Hip Hop as a tool for outreach and education, hosting events like regular classes and battles at KBOO and in the community, while bringing more and more youth of color into the station!

Mic will also be on the air, hosting a Hip Hop program, on Saturday, March 19th from 10 pm to midnight. Be sure to tune in!
KBOO's Monica Beemer and Mic Crenshaw featured in Snacks in the Park

Snacks in the Park is a zine by Moe Bowstern of XTRA TUF fame! This zine invites you to have a seat on a park bench, enjoy a snack and engage in conversation with some of the most interesting people in Portland.

Fade to Black: Activist/Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaquim Book Release Party

Thursday, March 10th, from 7-9pm at the Social Justice Action Center
400 SE 12th Avenue, in Portland

Join us for another amazing political education/fundraising community event. The event will help to promote the recent book release of Jalil Muntaqim, a political prisoner and former member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army.

News Director Lisa Loving to moderate City Club of Portland's Friday Forum

Lisa will moderate the City Club's March 11th forum: "Game Changer? How Social Media Change Perceptions, Influence Policy and Decide Elections in Oregon." 

Showing of Salt of the Earth and 15 NOW Panel
Based on actual events, this landmark film depicts a strike by Mexican-American mineworkers in New Mexico. Made during the McCarthy era by blacklisted filmmakers, Salt of the Earth is a powerful, emotionally-charged film.  

We will also have a panel of speakers: Jaime Rodriguez, of the American Federation of Teachers, and Andrea Lemoins from Jobs with Justice.

Thursday, March 10th at 7 PM. Suggested donation: $7-10
St. Patrick's Day showing of Jimmy's Hall
Join us for Jimmy's Hall, the story of Jimmy Gralton, who lead the Revolutionary Worker's Group in Ireland, and who faced deportation for running a community hall for the arts. Enjoy this rousing film filled with great Irish dance hall music!

Thursday, March 17th at 7pm. Suggested donation: $7-10
Volunteer Spotlight

This month, we had a chance to interview Delphine Criscenzo, volunteer producer, trainer, and board member, about her experience with KBOO and her love for community radio!

The KBOO Youth Collective in February!

The Youth Collective hosted a great show on Imaginary Things, including a great interview by Maeve with Alexis Thompson of Young Abundance,talking about their short story contest! Listen to it here:

We have 5 new members who joined the Collective this month, & are always excited to add new folks. Contact Erin Yanke at if you're interested or you know youth who would be.

From Justin Miller, KBOO's Director of Underwriting

Just south of SE Foster Road, on 63rd, is where you can find The Garden Spout, an indoor gardening supply shop that has been an extremely supportive underwriter for about ten years, underwriting Grateful Dead & Friends, the Wednesday Radiozine, World Beat Connection/Shocks of Sheba, and Democracy Now! The Garden Spout carries all kinds of indoor gardening products, hydroponic equipment, accessories, nutrients, and more.

Here are some of this month's audio highlights
The Memory, Life and Legacy of Malcolm X

Hosted by Lanita Duke: 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.

Reggie Workman

Jazz Lives! interview with avant-garde jazz great Reggie Workman, a member of the John Coltrane Quartet in the early sixties, who also played with James Moody, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Yusef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, and many more.
A tribute to the music of Alice Coltrane

 The Outside World hosted Brandee Younger, Michael Stirling, Andre St James, Tim DuRoche, Ralph Carney, John Savage, Reed Wallsmith, and Mike Gamble, as they played "Blue Nile" and "Journey In Satchidanada."

Upcoming Co-Sponsored Events
The Lady Aoi

The original story of The Lady Aoi has its roots in one of Japan's most legendary collection of stories, "The Tale of Gengi," and is being performed at Imago Theater, 17 SE 8th in Portland, from March 11th to March 27th.

Mayoral Forum on Social Justice

Join social justice activists & candidates for mayor of Portland for a public conversation about the social justice issues in our community. With Jo Ann Hardesty of the NAACP, Israel Bayer of Street Roots, and Jason Renaud of the Mental Health Assoc. of Portland. March 10th, 6-9:30pm, at Maranatha Church, 4222 NE 12th Ave in Portland.

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The 3rd competition of the Mad Bro Xtreme Amateur Games is a Scooter Comp. Cash, and prizes will be awarded. Winners are allowed to compete in the final. Sign up online at or at the Skate Park: D-Block Indoor Skate Park, D, 8921 SE Jannsen Rd in Clackamas.

More events can be found on our Community Events Calendar!

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Additional Ways To Get Involved
Buying or selling books? If you shop at Powell's, KBOO receives a donation!

KBOO and Powell's Books have partnered, and we're looking for you to join us in supporting community radio. Everytime you shop online at Powell's Books, KBOO earns a flat 7.5% commission on all sales and book buy-back referrals.

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
 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!