Keep an eye out - we're planning a membership drive for July 14th!

We're celebrating the community that makes community radio happen with a whole day of outreach action, starting at 6am on the 14th and going on all night until 7am the next morning. 

Join us for a Shocks of Sheba special, new public affairs features, fuzzy van sightings, and so much more!

We have a $20,000 goal - join us in supporting KBOO's work!

Since 1988, Oregon Food Bank puts on the Waterfront Blues Festival to raise the necessary funds and awareness to fight hunger in Oregon and Southwest Washington. This Portland hallmark event has become a cherished tradition for locals and visitors alike. Join us on July 1st through 4th for an incredible lineup of musical talent, including:
KBOO to live broadcast the Waterfront Blues Festival!

We've broadcast this benefit for the Oregon Food Bank every year since 1988! In partnership with Oregon Community Media members, we've shared this great music with other community radio stations throughout the state (on KSKQ, KPOV, KSOW, KYAQ, KMUZ, KWSO, and KMUN and KTCB of Coast Community Radio,) reaching many Oregonians who wish to join the festivities and who want to help end hunger through their local food banks.

Make sure to tune in all 4 days of the festival - July 1-4th!

Join us for a live remote broadcast of Good in the Hood, June 25th, 2 - 9:30 pm

We're broadcasting the incredible music and community of Good in the Hood on Saturday, June 25th. Tune in to hear 2for30Hot Tea ColdSurround SoundCondition WhiteBen Jones and FriendsKlyntel, and Entouch

Want to join the fun, in person? Learn more about Good in the Hood:

PS: look for the fuzzy van in the parade and be sure to stop by our tent to say "hi!" 
KBOO and CIO Podcast on Criminalization
The second installment of KBOO's Podcast series on criminalization, produced by the Center for Intercultural Organizing and made possible with a grant from Oregon Humanities, aired on June 8th. We heard stories about profiling and criminalization while featuring commentary by CIO staff.

KBOO Reports from The Peltier Justice Ride

KBOO volunteer Christopher Francisco will provide KBOO updated news and broadcasts from the Peltier Justice Ride 2016. The ride is dedicated to creating awareness of the injustice Leonard Peltier has endured and to create support for his clemency.

Congratulations to Lou Watson, the KBOO 2016 Artist in Residence

Welcome to our 2016 Artist in Residence Lou Watson, who will spend her 20 hours of studio time to develop The Sandy Boulevard Sound Map. The piece weaves statistical data, historical facts and folklore tales with an exploration of the textures, rhythms and sonic qualities from field recordings taken along Sandy Boulevard.

Welcome back to The Flamin' Groovies!
The Flamin' Groovies are a legendary garage rock band who had a huge influence on the power pop and early punk scenes. They've been to KBOO before, and are coming back Friday June 24th to perform live on the Roots of Rock'n'roll, hosted that week by Eric Isaacson. Tune in before their set at Nuggets Night at Mississippi Studios!

Be a part of KBOO's leadership! KBOO is an important part of the cultural ecosystem of Oregon, and we're looking for folks who are interested in working with a thriving non-profit radio station. We are electing 2 seats in September at our annual meeting. 

We ask that board members commit 15 hours each month to their work with KBOO. Interested? Email for more information!
Are you passionate about what you hear over the air? The KBOO Program Committee is committed to the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by the station. We're looking for more members! If you're interested in being a part of this important committee, which advises the Board of Directors, please contact Erin Yanke for more information at

The Programming Advisory Committee meets at KBOO's studios on the second Tuesday of every month from 6-8 pm. Meetings are open to all members and volunteers in good standing.

Right 2 Survive: Breaking the Chains

Right 2 Survive: Breaking the Chains is a celebration of Right 2 Survive, R2Dtoo, and the people in the movement, with film, speakers and performance by genius of hip-hop Mic Crenshaw.

Thursday, July 14th at 7pm. Suggested donation: $7-20

KBOO is proud of the work done by the anti-oppression study group, which meets on the first Saturday of every month. We can still do more and that's why we need you!

We will be initiating planning meetings for the People of Color Caucus this summer. Having a closed, POC-centered space is important for ensuring the voices of those most impacted by racial microaggressions are not silenced or minimized in dialogues.

For more info and to be notified of the first planning meeting, please contact Pamela Santos, at
Come by and say hi when you see the fuzzy van!
You might have received a letter that looks like this!
If so, open it and read all about the impact our KBOO Youth Collective is having on our radio community - and learn about how KBOO has helped youth to grow.

If you've already responded to this mailing:
Thank you so much for your support!
Volunteer Spotlight
This month, we had a chance to interview Jaimee Haddad, newsroom volunteer, membership drive pitcher and producer, about her experience with KBOO and her love for community radio!

KBOO Youth Collective Goings On and Happenings

May was full of fun as we did an entire show on the topic of Oddities featuring an explanation of cicada 3301, an exploration of ethical taxidermy, a profile on the Peculiarium in Northwest Portland by Jack, and Marilyn's original song "She Didn't Hid". Off topic: Maeve did a fantastic interview with the ReBuilding Center's Volunteer Services Manager, Dave Lowe about their workshop to build 3 string guitars with Portland area middle school students.

If you want to learn more about getting involved with the KBOO Youth Collective, please contact Erin Yanke at
Meet our Underwriters:

Among all of our fabulous neighbors, we have a special relationship with Grendel's Coffeehouse, and that's not just because they provide KBOO with its coffee! KBOO staff and volunteers have come to depend on Grendel's for coffee, food, and drink day in and day out, and Eric Martin and his staff have been stalwart supporters of community radio.

Do you have an elderly friend or relative who lost their retirement savings to ENRON? The KBOO News staff wants to record their story. We are still gathering audio for ENRON Remembered: a project revisiting what happened to Oregon during the collapse of ENRON. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the conviction of Jeff Skilling and Kenneth Lay, and we are working to tell this timeless tale of unbridled corruption and failed energy policy.

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.

Here are some of this month's audio highlights
The 6 hour Miles Davis 90th Birthday tribute

KBOO's tribute to Miles Davis, on the occasion of his 90th birthday, was curated by a number of Davis devotees dedicated to directing a din of devastating delights.

Celebrating the 75th birthday of Bob Dylan

The Cascadia Coffeehouse featured live and rare recordings from throughout Bob Dylan's incredible career, as well as some favorite folk & roots cover versions of his music.

Live Music from Don't on Drinking from Puddles

DON'T stirs up a musical witches brew with powerful songs that defy easy classification; sometimes dark and eerie, sometimes punk and surfy, but always, always, melodic. And they played live on Drinking from Puddles!

Upcoming Co-Sponsored Events
Soul City Supper Club

A live music R&B soul showcase series featuring up-and-coming local acts plus established regional and national artists. With Alonzo Chadwick, Tamara Stephens, and Ronnie Wright

July 2nd at Star Theater, doors at 8pm.

Debtors Assembly in St. Johns

Strike Debt is a nationwide movement of debt resisters fighting for economic justice and democratic freedom. We will meet for a Strike Debt Portland potluck under the bridge.  Remember: You Are Not A Loan. We look forward to seeing you there!

June 21st at Cathedral Park, from 4-7pm.

American Idiot
The two-time Tony Award winning hit musical American Idiot, based on Green Day's Grammy Award winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before.

June 9th through July 2nd.

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
Host a house party for KBOO!

KBOO is looking for members who are interested in bringing their friends, family, and/or neighbors together to talk about the importance of independent, community supported radio (while having an awesome time!)

E-mail Becky for more information and ideas: or call 503-231-8032, extension 219. And check out this blog post!
KBOO is now registered with the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program!

Now, every time you use your rewards card, KBOO receives cash. Log into your account by going to, click "Re-enroll or link your Rewards Card now," and look up KBOO/Organization Number: 86634.

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. Check out the volunteer page for our next orientation!

Become an underwriter!

Increase your business visibility through program sponsorship & support equitable and accessible media at the same time!

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