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MOVIE MUSIC SHOW !!!!!!!!!!!!

Corvallis Translator Update


Corvallis Listeners: We are aware of the issues with the Corvallis translator and are currently working to resolve the problem.We are sorry for any inconvenience this may be causing you and other loyal listeners in the Corvallis - Albany area. We hope to have the problem fixed soon and will be posting updates on the website as we are able too.
Thanks for your calls and emails.
Thanks for listening.

Lots to Listen To! Upcoming Programming Specials

There is always a lot going on under the roof here at KBOO, and sometimes it's hard to know what's happening! Here are a few highlights I'm looking forward to in the next few weeks:

Monday Feb 4th Fortunato will be hosting the Three Ring Circus that is the Monday Sampler! Between 2pm and 4pm we'll squeeze in 2 live band, Raf and We are Like the Spider, as well as a visit from Pinball Keith!

Later on February 4th , Karen James of the Prison Pipeline Collective will speak with Shannon Wight, from the Partnership for Safety & Justice and Karen Meurer, Phoenix Rising Transitions, to discuss the newly released Oregon Public Safety Commission's report and recommendations for prison reform.

A Baker's Dozen Rockin' New Years Show


 HEY THERE- - - -

DON'T PASS OUT YET! (or somewhat more sadly-"go to sleep"!?!)... 

Tune in to KBOO right now

because it's time for 

"A Baker's Dozen Rockin' New Years Show"

That's right -  on The Vinyl Pajama Party -

Programming Volunteer Spotlight: DON MERRILL

Don Merrill is a relatively new volunteer here at KBOO, and has been on the air mostly as a news reporter. However, he’s also taken it upon himself to do a web only show called “The Talk”, where he interviews some of the more famous people who request air time on KBOO, as well as community advocates, authors, and anyone he feels like talking to!  I appreciate his willingness to jump into the studio with anyone, and his ability to create interesting and insightful audio.  Here is an interview I did with Don in October, 2012.

Introduce yourself...

 *Hi, people.  My name is Don Merrill and I do interviews.

What brought you to KBOO?

*I came to KBOO because I have always liked community based anything.

Annual All Programmers Meeting THIS SATURDAY 1pm at the Musician's Union Hall



The Strategic Plan asks us to meet yearly...

This year, we will gather on SEPTEMBER 22ND from 1-3pm at the Musicians Union Hall, 325 NE 20th, Portland, (just south of Sandy Blvd.) 

Topics include going over the new Programmer Rights and Responsibilities (The Program Advisory Committee and the Staff have gone over it, this is time for your feedback!) and getting ready for Membership Drive.

More items coming, plus snacks!

New hosts join Yiddish Hour


 From Portland's Jewish Review:

Portland’s Yiddish Hour has three new co-hosts—Ed Kraus, Liz Schwartz and Barry Lavine.

Yiddish Hour airs on KBOO 90.7 FM radio every Sunday from 10 to 11 a.m. Launched in 1979 by Jack Falk, the show has brought Jewish music and culture to Portland’s airwaves for 30 years.

“I’m so glad to see the show continuing in able hands,” said Falk, the show’s producer. “The radio audience gets served and I need a breather after 30 years of contributing my weekends.”

Falk has stepped back from the show, but his wife Reva continues to take one shift each month when she is in town. She said once a month is easy after all the weekends she’s been on the air over the past 30 years...

Read the full article at the Jewish Review and listen to a special Yiddish Hour featuring the Jewish Theatre Collaborative's production of Happy Hour with Sholem Aleichem

Remembering Mary Catherine Lamb


Mary Catherine Lamb died Aug. 15, 2009. She was a pioneer of women’s programming on KBOO. From the mid-’70s to the mid-’80s she had a bi-weekly program, first called “Women Reading Women’s Writings” and later “Women’s Voice,” on which she read diverse fiction and nonfiction.

Remembering Jim Braun


We are saddened by the sudden loss of long-time friend and volunteer Jim Braun, 79, who passed away August 24, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage from a bad fall.

Jim was a native of Portland and was dedicated to community radio. He was not on the air very often but you would recognize his rich, deep voice on early morning classical shows in the 1990’s, a monthly Brazilian show, and occasional jazz substitutions.

Jim did a huge amount of behind-the-scenes production and news work. He recorded literally thousands of hours of public affairs programming off the satellite system, engineered morning Radiozines, and was co-producer of the monthly Indian show, “Mandala,” for over ten years.

Like many music junkies, Jim had one of the largest and most eclectic record collections on Earth.  He constantly dazzled KBOO programmers with historic vinyl rarities that he had acquired.  We have learned that Jim has donated his body for medical research. A memorial service was held on September 6th.  More thoughts on Jim can be found in Barbara LaMorticella's blog

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