Donate to KBOO before April 21st, be entered into our sweepstakes!

Donate and be entered - our grand prize is $1,000 in airfare for any airline, our first prize is two (2) Benefactor Passes to the 29th Annual Waterfront Blues Festival, and our second prize is one (1) gift certificate to Revolution Hall AND one (1) gift certificate to Mississippi Studios!

Everyone who donates will be entered into the Spring Sweepstakes. All monthly donors are automatically entered. No purchase necessary to be entered into the sweepstakes. Click here for rules!

April 20th through May 3rd!
Amy Goodman & Democracy Now! A Benefit for KBOO Community Radio & Street Roots 

Sunday, May 8th, 2016, Doors: 7pm // Show: 7:30pm
at the Aladdin Theater in Portland - learn more here!

KBOO Community Radio and Street Roots Newspaper are proud to have Amy Goodman join us at the Aladdin Theater for a lecture followed by a book signing.

Join us as Amy speaks about Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America. She will share the stories of the heroes - the whistleblowers, the organizers, the protesters - who have brought about remarkable change. 

Get tickets in advance here! $15 general admission.

Private reception event @ 5:30pm: meet Amy Goodman! 
Tickets $200 - contact Becky Meiers for more information:, or call (503) 231-8032, extension 219
David Barsamian Fundraiser for KBOO Community Radio May 13th, 7pm

David Barsamian is coming to visit Alternative Radio's Portland home on Friday, May 13th! He will be speaking at the First Unitarian Church/Sanctuary in Portland as a benefit for KBOO Community Radio. David Barsamian is one of America's most tireless and wide-ranging investigative journalists.

David will be speaking on one of the most critical issues we are facing, nothing short of saving the very planet that sustains us.

KBOO Evening News Candidate Forum

The KBOO Evening News All-Inclusive Candidate Forum is live on the air Wednesday, April 6 from 5-8pm. All candidates for city and county office have been invited to deliver their platforms and answer a tricky trivia question about their intended office.

The show also features live music by the KBOO Evening News House band, led by Michael "Shoehorn" Conley.

Tune in on Wednesday, April 6, from 5-8pm.

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the conviction of ENRON chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeff Skilling, KBOO Evening News is launching an ENRON Project set to air in May.

We are looking for people to interview who lost their job or retirement savings in the ENRON implosion. Can you help us tell this heartbreaking but cautionary tale of Oregon history? Please send potential contacts to interview to Lisa Loving at, or call 503-231-8032 ext. 203.
KBOO is a nonprofit partner for Willamette Week's Cultivation Classic!

The Cultivation Classic, with acclaimed speakers, more than 30 vendors, and growing awards, is the first of it's kind and puts Oregon on the map as the premier place for craft cannabis. The event is a benefit for KBOO and Research Cannabis, and tickets are available online!

Join us on April 30th as we celebrate cannabis free of chemicals and talk about sustainable growing practices.

Volunteer for KBOO's Spring Membership Drive, April 20th - May 3rd!

Volunteering for the drive can be a great way to check out the station and to meet other volunteers!

Inner City Blues Festival - 5th Annual Healing The Healthcare Blues
Join us in-person or for our live remote broadcast!
The Inner City Blues Festival in the 1980s & 1990s was a community event for various civil rights and social justice causes. It has returned for the past 5 years to support Health Care For All - Oregon: the campaign to bring universal health coverage to everyone.

...or join us for a live broadcast on Saturday, April 16th, 2016. Doors open at 5pm and we'll be on the air at 6pm!
Passes on sale & headliners announced for 29th Annual Waterfront Blues Fest!

KBOO is a Founding/Legacy Sponsor of the Waterfront Blues Festival, and will be broadcasting the Festival over the weekend as well as helping ensure the broadcast happens across the state though Oregon Community Media!

We're excited to pass on the news on the fest's headliners!

Get to know our Spring Membership Drive Specials!
Greg Palast press photo
Investigative journalist Greg Palast returns for KBOO's Spring Membership Drive 
April 21st, 8am

Greg wrote the book on how elections are stolen. Find out how it applies this year when he speaks with Jo Ann Hardesty on Voices from the Edge.

Ursula K. LeGuin returns to KBOO's Between the Covers with host David Naimon
April 21st, 11am

Join us for an extended talk with Ursula K. LeGuin, Portland's premiere author of novels, children's books, short stories, poetry and essays. She will speak with Between the Covers host David Naimon for this very special episode.

"There is no writer with an imagination as forceful and delicate as Ursula K. Le Guin's."
Grace Paley

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor talks about "From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation" on More Talk Radio
Monday, April 25th - 8am

Taylor says the struggle against racism is central to undoing the ruling class's power. Join us on More Talk Radio with hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod.

Weed: The User's Guide: A 21st Century Handbook for Enjoying Marijuana
Thursday, April 28th - 11am

Seattle writer, playwright, newspaper columnist, and performance artist David Schmader talks about how to enjoy marijuana in Oregon's new world of legalized recreational weed. Tune into Radiozine for this fascinating and informative discussion.

Who Are My People? Sacred Fight in Mojave Desert

Who Are My People? depicts how the world's energy firms have met their match in a small group of Native American elders, in the hottest desert on the planet. 

This searing documentary film exposes the current and controversial topic of the build-out of large scale renewable energy in the deserts of the West. Filmmaker Robert Lundahl, Native Elder Alfredo Figueroa and friends will host a 'free range' conversation with audience members drumming, dancing and sharing stories.

Thursday, April 14th at 7pm. Suggested donation: $7-10

Imagine The Sound
Imagine The Sound is an eloquent tribute to a group of highly celebrated artists that helped forge the avant-garde jazz of the 1960s. The film features articulate interviews and dramatic performances by pianists Cecil Taylor and Paul Bley, tenor saxophone Archie Shepp, and trumpet player Bill Dixon.

Thursday, April 20th at 7pm. Suggested donation: $7-10
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktavists

Join us for film screening of "We Are Legion," by director Brian Knappenberger. This stunning film looks inside the complex culture and history of Anonymous, the notorious hacktivist collective. The film will be followed by a facilitated discussion by Veterans for Peace and the founder of

Thursday, April 14th at 7pm. Suggested donation: $5-10

Donations support the defense funds of imprisoned whistle-blowers Chelsea Manning and Jeremy Hammond as well as the PDX MeshNet.

Volunteer Spotlight

This month, we had a chance to interview Adrienne Carmichael, volunteer board-op and membership department assistant, about her experience with KBOO and her love for community radio!

Mic Crenshaw - KBOO's New Youth Outreach and Hip Hop Coordinator
Former Station Co-Manager Mic Crenshaw is making some amazing things happen. We're expanding our Youth Collective offerings to include another music program using Hip Hop as a tool for social justice and awareness - with Hip Hop Battles!

The KBOO Youth Collective was started in 2002. We are thrilled to support the youth in our community in this and many other ways.

Keep an eye out for more information on this program, and in the meantime: enjoy Mic's great on-air set from earlier this month.
The KBOO Evening News produces a nightly one-hour newscast every weekday. 

We need writers, editors, reporters and more to make this grassroots community resource happen.

Are you interested? Would you like to try something exciting? Training in writing for radio, interviewing, field recording and audio editing is all free of charge - but you have to go through the KBOO volunteer orientation first. 

Email Lisa Loving at or call 503-231-5032 ext. 203.
Transpositive PDX

KBOO producer Emma Lugo is launching a new Tuesday night public affairs show starting Tuesday, April 5, at 6pm. The program is an extension of the vibrant activism going on in Portland reflecting the Transgender, Two Spirit, Non Binary and Gender Non-Conforming Community. Emma is also a member of the Prison Pipeline collective and serves on the KBOO Finance Committee.

The KBOO Youth Collective in March: We've Been Busy!

We've been out in the community, working with youth at Open School East as an Artist in Residence - creating a shadow puppet show with Alex Luboff!

We've also had lots of guests from the community this month, including folks from Lifeworks, Merlo Station, and a few spring break youth coming in for tours! On the air we've also had guests join us including Andromeda Sun on the Youth 1-2-1-2, and Portland-based picture book author Stephanie Campisi on The Underground. Check out the episode here!

Also, we'd like to give a formal welcome to the new-ish members of the Youth Collective: Tristin, Quinton, Mallory, Sully, Oriah, Maeve, and Liana. If you want to know more about what we're about, please contact Erin Yanke at

From Justin Miller, KBOO's Director of Underwriting

At the east end of the Sellwood Bridge you'll find this month's underwriter, Tom Dwyer Automotive Services, Inc. TDASI has been a strong supporter of KBOO, underwriting Saturday morning bluegrass on "Music from the True Vine," Tuesday Talk Radio with Abe & Joe, and Democracy Now! Tom has built his reputation on reliable service, environmental sustainability, and a strong commitment to offering advice centered on his clients' priorities.

Here are some of this month's audio highlights
DJ Anjali on International Working Women's Day

One of the highlights of our 24 hours of special programming for International Womens Day on March 8th was DJ Anjali bringing it all to a close. Thanks Anjali!

Duane Goslar's Begonia Studios: 5 Hours of the Dead!

Grateful Dead and Friends host Duane Goslar celebrated his last show on KBOO with 5 hours of incredible music! We'll miss you, Duane. Good luck on your new adventures!

A tribute to Julie Bernard

 In celebrating what would have been Julie Bernard's 90th birthday, Kathleen Stephenson put together this beautiful tribute to the former Art Focus host that aired on March 18th.

Upcoming Co-Sponsored Events
Oregon PSR Awards

The Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility 8th Annual Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship Awards Ceremony is on Friday, April 29th, 6:00-8:00pm at the First Unitarian Church's Buchan Reception Hall. High school students answered this question:

"How would a successful movement to confront climate change help create a more just and peaceful world?" 

Pan-African Film Night: Kwame Ture on Zionism as Africa's Enemy

Kwame Ture, formally known as Stokely Carmichael, speaks on the zionist movement, the difference between zionism and Judaism, and the role zionism plays in destabilizing the African liberation movement and why in this important film. Join us Wednesday, April 27th, 6pm at Smith Memorial Union at Portland State University.

Tim DeChristopher Lecture: "Wielding the Power of Vulnerability"

Tim DeChristopher, as Bidder 70, disrupted an illegitimate Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction, then served 21 months in prison. He is the founder of Peaceful Uprising in Salt Lake City, and most recently, the Climate Disobedience Center. He will speak on Thursday, April 7th, at 7pm at the First Unitarian Church Sanctuary.

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
Rerun will sell your used items to raise money for KBOO!

It's spring cleaning time! Do you have used furniture, household goods, clothing etc. that are great for resale? Rerun can help you with all that - and make sure to tell them your stuff is for KBOO. After they sell it, KBOO will receive a check to help run our community radio station.

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
Tuesday, April 5th, from 6-8pm.
 We have the next one scheduled too: Monday, May 9th, from 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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