2013 marks the 45th anniversary of KBOO Community Radio going on the air. Since 1968, KBOO has brought you news, information and music you won’t hear anywhere else on the radio dial. Thanks to you, KBOO is still broadcasting and continues to be commercial-free and listener-supported.
From a humble beginning in a roach-infested basement closet, with a ten-watt transmitter, and a few stalwart volunteers, KBOO survived. Today, KBOO has 25,500 watts of power, hundreds of volunteers, and we own our station/office building. KBOO has flourished and ingrained itself as a true Portland icon—and we remain, and ever will be, an independent radio voice for Portland.
To commemorate this achievement, KBOO is going to intensify efforts to expand our reach, engage more people and offer exciting new programming. We are stepping into larger shoes, to become the radio station that Portland—and the entire Cascadia region—deserves in these uncertain, turbulent and changing times.
Now, more than ever, WE need KBOO—a courageous, progressive, people-powered radio station that corporate media can’t turn off. KBOO is independent and will never be silenced. Can you help fuel our revolutionary growth and expansion?
As always, we turn to you our listeners, for support. With you by our side, KBOO can, and will, become the radio station our founders envisioned long ago. With a meaningful gift today, you will fuel the flames of true community radio—independent voices creating radio for the people.
Please give generously. Every dollar is deeply valued and will be put to good use.
Thank you so much for your continued support.
Station Navigator, Lynn Fitch