As KBOO heads into the new year, we welcome new programs to our schedule and bid farewell to several staff

A Note After the Election
I'll start with a reflection. You may have received our 3-Year Strategic Plan recently.

On one of the first pages, it reads: KBOO operates from a set of strong progressive values that continue to evolve as the world in which we live changes. We list our values, our guiding principles, here on our website.

I'm not here to write about how overwhelmed I've felt by the tides of linear thinking and ambivalent coverage we're being bombarded by in the mainstream media - which swings between cozy disinterest to aggressive confirmation of a disrespect for our civil rights. Nor am I here to write about the fear I feel for the people threatened by violence, deportation, and even further disenfranchisement. It's important to be present with those feelings.

But for now, I'm here to build you up.

As an independent media, KBOO stands against the complicit oppression of people in our community. We have worked toward empowering our community to express themselves, toward facilitating a space for resistance, and toward creating a tool for critical listening for nearly 50 years.

As we evaluate this world together, know that KBOO is here with you. We share an unflinching, lived truth - that community radio remains a source of revolutionary thought, that we will express our beliefs (no matter how different they might be) with honesty and earnestness, and that we will persist in providing an alternative to mainstream media - one that lifts up the voices of the unheard.

KBOO is a reflection of the power we have when we're together. And when we make radio together, we create media with conscience.

I'm grateful to work with you,

Becky Meiers
Development Director
All new and increased donations in November & December will be matched by The Collins Foundation and SSI Shredding Systems

In the upcoming weeks, some valued members of our team will be moving on to other exciting projects. We are proud to have worked with these talented and passionate people! Read reflections on their time in these roles, as well as more information about the positions opening up, are on our website.
From the KBOO Board of Directors
Monica Beemer will soon leave her role as Station Manager at KBOO and go on to new adventures. We wish her well and want to say a huge thank you for her tremendous efforts, for her incredible accomplishments, for her skilled leadership, and for her unshaken commitment to community building and to social change. 

Monica Beemer 
has served as KBOO's Station Co-Manager with Mic Crenshaw from February 2014 until March 2016, and since March 2016 as Station Manager.

Lisa Loving 
is leaving her role as PM News and Public Affairs chair in January to join the new KBOO Radio Community Advisory Board and help build out our community-wide response to the incoming Trump Administration. 
Justin Miller
has been our wonderful Director of Underwriting for the past 22 years, and now is off to sail the open seas!

Find out more about the Station Manager position.
Find out more about the 
Find out more about the Director of Underwriting position.

For more information on the application process for these positions just click here!

KBOO News/PA Party!

Where: KBOO Community Radio Station, 20 SE 8th Avenue
When: December 2 from 6 pm - 8 pm 

We are calling a meeting to discuss the work we do in the news and public affairs departments and to recruit more volunteers.

If you're a past volunteer, or a new volunteer who wants to learn more about citizen journalism, we are planning an array of future training sessions focused on helping people create content and get it on the air.

For more information, visit our website or join us 
at the planning meeting!


Every Second Friday from 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Discussing the philosophical and spiritual foundations for non-violence, activism, political engagement and peace building. 

Every Third Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm 

A neutral and non-judgmental examination of drugs, drug cultures, and the ineluctable, indelible, and indispensable influence of drugs on society.

Every First Wednesday from 6 pm - 7 pm

A spontaneous, Live talk radio program focused on discussing important current events and how they are impacting us both individually and as a community.

Every First Friday from 11am - Noon 

A collective, consisting of geeks from all perspectives, who have joined together to discuss "all things geek".

Every Fourth Friday from 5.30 pm - 6 pm

Interviews, guests and info on every aspect of Cannabis in Oregon.

Every First Friday from 9 am - 10 am

A monthly discussion about water policy and politics near and far.

What's Life Without Laughter
Every Third Wednesday from 6 pm - 6.30 pm

Hosted by Tsixx Daone and Belinda Jiles, featuring rotating guest comedians from our local Portland comedy community.


Moved to Every Sunday from 8 pm - 10 pm 
Hip Hop from all corners and blocks!

Every Fourth Thursday from 2 pm - 4 pm
Henri Mandekor will now be hosting the fourth Friday spot of this regular program, showcasing musical artists from Africa. 

Every First and Third Friday from 8 pm - 10 pm
Mix of music, spoken word and national political commentary.

Every Wednesday from 12 pm - 2 pm
New Host Marcia Hocker is bringing you jazz of all stripes, plus lots of special guests from the jazz community both local and international.

Every Second Saturday from 10 pm - 12 am
Marv Raines and Brenboy, two KBOO Youth Collective emcees, bring you fresh beats and live performances.

Every Fourth Monday from 10 pm - 11 pm
Judith and special guests read and talk about poetry and everything.

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