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6/22-24 Good in the Hood


KBOO is a proud sponsor of 2012 Good In the Hood, celebrating 20 years of uniting community!

What: The Good In The Hood Multicultural Festival
  Kick-Off Gala: Thursday, June 14, 6-9:30 PM
McMenamin Kennedy School

6/21-24 Closer Electronic Music Festival


 KBOO is a proud sponsor of the Closer Electronic Music Festival


6/7/2012 - PDX Pop Now! CD Release Party


PDX Pop Now! -- Portland's premier DIY music festival, compilation and music advocacy organization has announced the dates for its annual CD Release show. The show celebrates the completion and release of PDX Pop Now!'s annual two CD Compilation.

KBOO in the News, May 2012

Mohawk World to Honor John Houston Talley, Radio Host, Veteran and Mentor to ManyIndian Country Today Media Network. May 24, 2012.

John TalleyIn a tribute (Patricia Lenzi) wrote about her uncle and shared with Indian Country Today Media Network, Lenzi said that Talley volunteered at KBOO. When asked why he refused to get paid, he replied, “People say, ‘Well, why do you do that for no money?’ And I say, ‘Because people need the communications.

Member & Volunteer Appreciation Party

Who: Members and volunteers over the age of 21*
Where: Slabtown Bar, 1033 NW 16th, at Marshall Street
When: Sunday, May 27,  3-9pm
Why: Why not?

RIP, Rachel Studer


Very sad news, everybody. Avid KBOO supporter and volunteer, Rachel Studer, passed away March 26 of this year.

Rachel's memorial will be at St. Andrews Catholic Church, 806 NE Alberta, Portland, OR 97211, on May 12th at 11 am. There will be a reception following at noon. All KBOO people are invited.

5/25: Memorial Service for John Talley

Memorial and Celebration of Life for our friend and relative

John Talley


Friday May 25, 2012
2:30 pm to 6:30 pm


Native American Student and Community Center at PSU
710 SW Jackson, Portland, Oregon

The family of John Talley invite you to share in this tribute to his life, and the formidable mark he made with his radio show Indian World on KBOO since 1975. His legendary voice supported the Native community as well as musicians, poets and storytellers from all walks of life.

5/17 An evening with Dennis Bernstein

photo of Dennis Bernstein by Bill Carpenter
Dennis Bernstein, photo by Bill Carpenter.

Pacifica Radio journalist and Flashpoints host Dennis Bernstein reads from his new collection of poetry - Special Ed: Voices from a Hidden Classroom - drawn from his experiences as a special education teacher in an inner city New York public school.

4/12-26/2012 Soul'd Out Music Festival


KBOO is proud to be a media partner with the Soul'd Out Music Festival

When: April 12th - April 26th
Where: Various Venues - Schedule Here
Tickets: http://www.

Rest in Peace, John Talley


We at KBOO would like to pay tribute to former KBOO program host John Talley, who died on Sunday, March 25th. John was the longtime host of the show “Indian World” which aired on KBOO from 1975 until a few years ago, when John retired from the show because of health issues.

Indian World, the first Indian program in the Portland area, featured coverage of Native activities and interests with music, news, interviews, legends, poetry and a calendar of events.

Many of us will always remember a moving segment of Indian World in which John would call out the names of the Native American tribes. John himself was Mohawk, born in New York State.

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