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KBOO at Pickathon!

The 11th Annual Pickathon indie roots music festival is upon us! The always eclectic lineup includes Blitzen Trapper, Dr. Dog, Vetiver, John Doe, The Sadies, Alela Diane, Dale Watson and many, many more across 6 stage. The unique, friendly, sustainable festival takes place all weekend at gorgeous Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley.

Youth Collective Recieves Sound Mixing Grant

Deonta Dorn wanted to do something for hungry students at Oregon City Service Learning Academy, so he came up with the idea for a community breakfast that would serve two purposes – it would feed students at his school and at the same time help the sophomore class raise money for Community 101.

“I wasn’t sure it would come through,” he said, but students and community members showed up and donated $165 last Wednesday.

Senior Brittany Larson also helped put on the community breakfast, and said she was pleased to see members of the community, parents and members of the school district administrative staff attend the event.

KBOO on Face to Face

Earlier this year KBOO Outreach Coordinator Toni Tabora Roberts and volunteer Trillium Shannon appeared on the Portland Community Media program, Face to Face. Watch and enjoy.

Summer vacation? Nah, we're busy busy in the Outreach department

June and July have to be the busiest months ever!

Thank You Pink Martini!

A huge KBOO hug of appreciation goes out to Pink Martini for pulling off a fabulous 4-night Fundfest extravaganza! Fundfest 2008 raised over $66,000 which will be split into a generous $16,000+ for each of the beneficiary organizations. Aside from KBOO, the other amazing non-profits included Friends of Trees, Outside In and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. Pink Martini put on some very exciting concerts, along with wonderful opening bands Portland Cello Project, 3 Leg Torso, The Stolen Sweets and the Fjord Motor Company.


Time to come out of hibernation!

First of all I want to thank all the volunteers who helped with the Amy Goodman/David Goodman benefit we did last month. It was a great success and we raised about $16,000. Upcoming benefits include the Pink Martini Fundfest in June at the Crystal Ballroom with KBOO as one of the 4 non-profit beneficiaries. Big thanks to Pink Martini for choosing KBOO this year! And don't forget, the monthly KBOO Reggae Benefit happens May 24 at the Blue Monk and features Nuborn Tribe w/ Ital Vibes.

Now's a GREAT time to support KBOO!

It's a busy, exciting time at KBOO. Not only are we in the midst of the KBOO Spring Membership Drive (join online now) including awesome music and public affairs specials, we've also got a bunch of KBOO benefits coming up and as always we're co-sponsoring a variety of community events. Big news is that Amy Goodman is coming to town with her brother David and they've graciously agreed to do a fundraising event for us on Monday, April 14. Check out this Benefit page for more details on how you can see Amy and David and support KBOO! Also upcoming: Jim Hightower, Maud Barlow and Earth Day. Check the Outreach and Events page for the latest details.

KBOO Broadcasts March 14 Mayoral Debate


The African American community will be front and center for Portland’s first debate with candidates running for mayor. The debate will take place Friday March 14 from 6 to 7:30pm at Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus, in the auditorium of the Moriarty Building. KBOO will broadcast live from the public forum, which will feature six of the mayoral candidates.

In an announcement from PCC, Cascade Campus President Algie Gatewood noted, “By placing issues of importance to African Americans and other communities of color before the candidates and the voters right out of the gate, we hope to help set the tone that matters of diversity and inclusiveness are critical to the health of our city."

Party planning and more opportunities to give back to KBOO

In June KBOO turns 40. 40 years strong, 40 years young, 40 years of activism, 40 years of fun! We are planning to party in true KBOO style the weekend of June 21. Andrew and I are heading up the party planning and we need your help! We're looking to make it quite the extravaganza. Many of you have shared some great ideas, now it's time to put the action to the words. Some ideas on the table include a 24 hour block party, art auction or art sale, live music/live broadcast and much more. Come to the next planning meeting:

40th Anniversary Workgroup/Development Committee
Monday, March 3, 7pm (and every first Monday!)
at KBOO, 20 SE 8th Avenue, Portland

We love volunteers who help raise funds for KBOO!

It's especially busy at KBOO in the next few weeks. We've got the Martin Luther King Day events, including a day-long live broadcast from some of the festivities. We've also got the very important KBOO Community Meeting which I wrote about previously as well as our special one-day on-air fundraising day, "No Beginning Too Small" on January 31. (More on that next week).

But what I really want to write about here today is two wonderful volunteers who have taken it upon themselves to do their part to help KBOO raise some cash:

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