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Community radio station KBOO's mural outside its building in Portland, Oregon. Photo: J. Waits

Touring Community Radio Station KBOO in Portland

Although I’d been to Portland, Oregon-based community radio station KBOO back in 2013 (when I did a crazy, jam-packed day of touring four radio stations), it was an unplanned, drop-in visit and didn’t warrant an official post. For that reason, I was glad to be able to schedule an proper visit when I was in […]

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KBOO Artist-in-Residence program accepting applications

Community radio station KBOO of Portland is now accepting applications for its 2015 artist-in-residence program. The program supports individuals who are “pushing themselves artistically using sound.” Each year the station awards some person or group twenty hours of studio/production time with a KBOO “Mixologist.” At the end the process the Resident’s creation will be publicly presented. […]

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Midnight tweets: Sun Ra at KBOO; open Philadelphia; Louisville late nite locker; Hell in San Francisco

Some quick twilight tweets from the Radio Survivor tweet-watch committee. Here’s what’s going on. From ARTxFM in Louisville: Midnight Locker now! http://t.co/bDYUdlNq4U — ARTxFM (@ARTxFM) October 7, 2014 From Radio Valencia in San Francisco: On Now: A Season in Hell with @JohnHell. Whether is’s punk, funk, or crunk, you’re sure to get an earful of […]

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It’s official: boring classical public radio format ensconced in Nashville

Last Friday Nashville Public Radio paid the cash necessary to finalize its ownership of WFCL Classical 91.1 FM, once Vanderbilt University’s vibrant student run radio station. I, a classical music/classical radio lover, decided to tune into the signal today and look the website over. Here’s my review: Zzzzzzzzzz. Yes, just what the world needs, another […]

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KBOO giving Thom Hartmann a try

A quick follow up to our post on Thom Hartmann and KBOO. After what appeared to be very lengthy deliberations, the Portland, Oregon based community radio station has began running part of Hartmann’s three hour show on a trial basis. “We’ve heard from a lot of you, from both sides of this question, and have […]

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Speaking of unions… KBOO employees ratify 1st contract

A little while after I hit publish on the post about Chicago Public Media workers seeking SAG-AFTRA representation, this report from NW Labor Press came across the transom. On October 8 employees at community radio KBOO-FM in Portland, OR ratified their first contract as a collective bargaining unit. The employees joined the Communications Workers of […]

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Will KBOO FM take Thom Hartmann?

Progressive talk radio host Thom Hartmann has offered Portland, Oregon community radio station KBOO-FM his three hour daily show. I have verified this from Hartmann’s producer Louise Hartmann. “Yes we have,” she responded to a query. “No charge. Free.” Meanwhile KBOO’s Interim Program Director Erin Yanke says the station is indeed considering putting the program […]

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