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Becoming a KBOO member now will help us to end the drive early -
for every $25,000 we raise, we'll take a day off from the drive.

And, if you become a member before 11:59pm, September 8th, you will be entered into a drawing for amazing prizes!
And you may ask yourself: what prizes can I win?
ARV: approximate retail value

And you may ask yourself: how do I win?
By becoming a member, you'll be entered to win our sweepstakes. All monthly donors are automatically entered. No purchase necessary to be entered into the sweepstakes. Check out the rules and details here. And don't forget...

AM News and Public Affairs Director Kathleen Stephenson announced that she is retiring after almost 30 years on staff at KBOO. She plans to stay in her job until late October.

Kathleen says, "It's been an incredible privilege and experience for me to work here for almost thirty years. I have met and worked with so many interesting and unique people, who I would never have met, if not for KBOO. I really appreciate working with all of you. I have learned so much." We appreciate Kathleen's amazing work!

KBOO is currently seeking a full-time AM News & Public Affairs Director.   Applications are due by 4:00pm Friday, September 2nd, 2016, at 20 SE 8th, Portland, Oregon 97214, or by e-mailing To apply please send both a resume and a cover letter outlining your skills and experience with regard to the minimum qualifications and answering the question, "Why is KBOO important?" No phone calls please. 

KBOO Community Radio is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Find out more information on our website. Thank you!

Meet Selena Chau - KBOO's Digital Stewardship Resident!
Selena Chau, MLIS, has started working at KBOO to aid in the digital preservation & data management of nearly 50 years of historic audio assets.

Selena is one of seven residents to serve out ten-month residencies administered by the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) to support digital audiovisual preservation in the realm of public media. 
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 have 3 seats available - applications are due by September 15th. 

We have all the forms you will need uploaded to this webpage: If you have questions, please contact the KBOO Board Secretary at!
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.

The KBOO Fall Membership drive approaches, and helping us in our phone bank is one of the easiest ways to meet people and contribute to the KBOO community. We'll feed you too! No prior experience necessary. 

The Dookie Jam is a one-of-a-kind Funk Jam Session! KBOO Community Radio and AudioGlobe will bring you all the funky treats your eyes and ears can handle, with live-streaming audio and video from Dante's. But, if you want the freshest of jams, you better plan on being there:

Free // 21+ event // starts at 10pm
KBOO is rolling out new shows over the next few weeks. From community round-table discussions to comedy, cannabis news and youth voices, check out these new offerings featuring local voices.

Kitchen Table Conversations, with Mary Posthlewaite, 1st Wednesdays from 6-7pm - check out the program page here.

Keepin It Real, hosted by students of the Rosemary Anderson School, 5th Wednesdays from 6-7pm.

Free Culture Radio, hosted by Doug McVey, 3rd Wednesdays from 6:30-7pm - check out the program page here.

What's Life Without Laughter? Hosted by TSIXX and Belinda Jiles, 3rd Wednesdays from 6:30-7pm (starting in October).

The State of Cannabis, 4th Fridays from 5:30-6pm (replacing Counterspin once per month).

Digitization of Archival Reel Tapes
KBOO received a grant to participate in the Preservation Access Program at the Bay Area Video Coalition. We've posted 2 of the tapes online for your enjoyment! We have a piece produced by George Page, entitled Blacks and the Law, which aired September 7, 1977. We also have an episode of Indian World produced in June of 1980 (where John Talley mentions the ash in the air from the recent Mt St Helens explosion.)

 Listen to these incredible archives! We're working hard to preserve this important collection, and your support helps make that happen.

Riffslinger and T.SIXX Production present "United We Stand-Up Comedy Show" - A Fundraising Event for KBOO Community Radio! Featuring some of the most hilarious comedians in PDX! Bette Longden, Bri Pruett, Adam Pasi, Brandi Morgan, Belinda Jiles, Nariko Ott, Debbie Wooten.

You can also purchase raffle tickets before the show. For more information, go to our Brown Paper Tickets page:

Thursday, September 8th at 6:45pm. Suggested donation: $7-10

Melao de Cuba, hot Latin Salsa ensemble, will play before film from 6:45-7:15!

Directed by Fernando Trueba, the filmmaker responsible for the crucial Cuban-jazz documentary Calle 54, Chico & Rita is an animated valentine to Cuba and its music.

Thursday, September 15th at 6:45pm. Suggested donation: $7-10

We had a great summer with our youth interns!
KBOO Community Radio and Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), with support from WorkSystems, collaborated to host 12 youth for their first employment experiences. Young people aged 16-24 are locked out of the job market, and the SummerWorks program presents opportunities to learn critical workplace skills.
Goodbye to Early Morning Volunteer Steve Nassar

Our good friend Kush the Dog, along with his person Steve Nassar, are retiring from their amazing support of our morning programming. If you listen to Democracy Now on KBOO at 7AM, you have heard Steve.

Check out this sweet blog by Kathleen Stephenson:
Volunteer Spotlight
This month, we had a chance to interview Sam Parrish, live-remote broadcast producer, membership drive pitcher and receptionist, about his experience with KBOO and his love for community radio!

KBOO Youth Collective Goings On and Happenings

With the tragic events of Orlando on our minds, in June, the Youth Collective hosted a great show on the theme Life and DeathQuinton told us about what happens to corpses, Elizabeth told us about some strange death scenarios, and Hunter gave us advice on how to survive life on the streets or after an apocalypse.  There were also some great collaborations where many of the young folk participated in a radio play written Maeve and some sonic lifespan radio art by Ryan. We also grieved with Marilyn singing Amazing Grace, and Gene's touching poem. 

Things took a more lighthearted approach in July with a show on Fashion, with a great group collaborative radio play and Miles asking everyone at KBOO for Fashion Advice. 

In August, Nathan interviewed James Mercer from The Shins on the Youth Randomonium.

These youth are amazing, and if you would like to join them and are under 21, please contact Erin Yanke at!
Meet our Underwriters: People's Food Co-op

A member owned food cooperative cultivating strong relationships with the food we eat, the people who produce it, and the friends and family we share it with. It would be hard to imagine a more like-minded organization than this month's underwriter, People's Food Co-op.

Here are some of this month's audio highlights
Poetic License

Conversation about Poetry and life on the porch - eavesdrop with Poetic License by Turiya Autry

Pickathon Live Remote!

We went to Pickathon, and we brought you this audio! We were joined by 10 String Symphony, The Easy Leaves, and Kacy and Clayton.

Was that James Mercer on the Youth Randomonium? Why Yes It Was!

The Shins have finished recording their fifth studio album, according to frontman James Mercer in an interview with Nathan Wilk last Friday.

Upcoming Co-Sponsored Events
Montavilla Jazz Festival

The mission of the Montavilla Jazz Festival is to support and strengthen local music culture and to enrich our community by showcasing the best of Portland's originally composed, progressive jazz. Please join us on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 2pm, for incredible jazz from expert musicians and new talent.

At Portland Metro Arts, 9003 SE Stark

Expungement Day

Minority Cannabis Business Association and Marley Natural will help folks expunge their records of applicable non-violent cannabis related crimes. The cost for expungement participants is free; you will leave with your expungement paperwork approved and processed.

August 27th, 11am to 2pm, The Village Ballroom, 704 NE Dekum St

Produced by Her: A Screening

We will celebrate and uplift women & diversity in Portland with a screening of four documentaries filmed by young filmmakers, ages 12-17. Their shorts will explore The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Oregon, The Importance of Safe Space in the LGBTQ community, women and street art, and the experience of black girls in Portland.

August 28th, 5pm, at the Hollywood Theater, 4111 NE Broadway St

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
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 more info! Our next Orientation is September 6th at 6pm.

Become an underwriter!

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

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