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Entrance to high school radio station KBPS-AM. Photo: J. Waits

My Visit to the Oldest High School Radio Station in the U.S.: Portland’s KBPS

Radio Survivor readers are well aware of my passion for radio history and my appreciation for high school radio. For those reasons, it was a thrill to finally visit KBPS 1450 AM in Portland, Oregon a couple of months ago. Licensed to Portland Public Schools, the station is housed at Benson Polytechnic High School (thus […]

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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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Cascade Media Convergence Hits Portland This Weekend

The Cascade Media Convergence is a regional gathering of community media organizations, media makers, journalists and artists happening this weekend, September 19 – 21, at the University of Oregon’s Turnbull Center in downtown Portland. The purpose of the event to help create ties between media activists in the Northwest and stimulate discussion and action around […]

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