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Roosevelt Oral History Project on the air This Wednesday!


As you may remember, KBOO was awarded funding from the Regional Arts & Culture Council for a collaborative project with Roosevelt High School.  Six students are participating in the project.

Brooke Palmer, Ryan White, and I have been working weekly with the kids who are participating in the Roosevelt Rough Riders Oral History Project. We are so excited, and a bit nervous to be going on the air this Wednesday! Solomon will act as the host for the show. We will play the interviews that were conducted by Briana, Erin, Willie and Dorian, with interesting residents of Portland. Tyrin will do technical support work. 

Update on the Roosevelt Oral History Project

As you may remember, KBOO was awarded funding from the Regional Arts & Culture Council for a collaborative project with Roosevelt High School.  Six students have are participating in the project.

Brooke Palmer, Ryan White, and I have been working weekly with the kids, and they have finished conducting their oral history interviews. We will begin the editing process this week, and also begin looking forward to script writing. We have made a promo for the program they'll be airing on May 19th from 6-7pm, that you will hear on the KBOO airwaves soon!

KBOO gets a RACC Opportunity Grant!

KBOO found out this week that it will be awarded funding from the Regional Arts & Culture Council for a collaborative project with Roosevelt High School.  Students are being taught how to conduct interviews, edit audio and create great radio. 

This is a special opportunity for KBOO.   Former evening news volunteer, Ryan White and Youth Advocate, Erin Yanke will be working with Brooke Palmer, a Literary Specialist at Roosevelt teaching students the elements of story telling with sound.  We are thrilled to be able to accept the invitation from Roosevelt, which will result in a rich and powerful experience for the youth involved.

The students will be featured on KBOO radio on two separate occasions.  First they will be guests on April 28th edition of The Underground, the monthly program hosted by the KBOO Youth Collective. The Roosevelt students will be interviewed about their projects and will play samples from their 'work in progress.'  A few weeks later, on May 19th, the students will have their own hour-long program dedicated to sharing their project with the wider community. 

Help Us Help You, The Punk Scene!

Dear The Punks:
We have decided to do a weekly show listing HERE on Our Blog... and then You will add shows by Commenting on what we've forgotten! How's that sound? Great!

Thursday Jan 21

Walls, Raw Nerves, Cower, None (Van,WA!) and Lee Corey Oswald play at NE 22nd and Holman. All Ages. Over by 10. Pack it in, Pack it out. No damn dogs.

Okay, now your turn!

Life During Wartime Top 10's 2009

Our Top Ten Records decided at 2 am after a show... don't hold us to it, but we have good taste!

Wasted Time – Futility
Destino Final – Atropados
Needles – Disastre
Marked Men – Ghosts
Iron Lung/Walls/Pig Heart Transplant - Public Humiliation
Condominium 7” ‘s
Reigning Sound - Love and Curses
Fy Fan 7"
Pissed Jeans - King of Jeans

Frozen Teens - From Minneapolis
Semen - From Basque Country
Manipulation - From Chicago
Arctic Flowers - Locals
Me Das Asko - From LA

Zero Boys
The Ex
The Fems
The Nixe
Social Unrest
Die Kreuzen
The Rats
Eddie and the Subtitles
Government Issue

Young Women’s Equity Project at KBOO


The Portland Tribune has posted an article on the Young Women's Equity Project that we have been working with:

It can be pretty daunting for a teenage refugee girl from a different country to talk with a stranger on the street.

But it has become second nature to five girls working with the Immigration and Refugee Community Organization and KBOO (90.7 FM) radio during the past six months.

As part of IRCO’s Young Women’s Equity Project, the five girls have learned the ins and outs of the radio business – story development, interviewing, writing, producing, editing and completing programs on various topics. While IRCO helps thousands of people each year simply acclimate to life in the United States, the girls want not only to survive, but also to thrive through college years and adulthood.

Read the full article here.

The Young Ladies Radio Project in the Portland Tribune!


The Young Ladies Radio Project is one of the projects between the Young Women's Equity Program, of IRCO (The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization) and the KBOO Youth Collective have collaborated on the past six months.

The last episode of the program will be on the Youth Collective's show this Wednesday, from 6-7 pm.

But, to learn more, read the article that Jason Vondersmith wrote about us in the Portland Tribune!

Job Opportuntiy: Live Music Mixing Mentor


Reports to: Erin Yanke, Youth Advocate
Employment Status: Temporary Position Hours: 15

General Description: Plan and Teach a workshop to youth on the art and science of live music production.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Demonstrated expertise mixing live music
2. Experience mixing live music at KBOO.
3. Experience training volunteers.
4. Ability to work with a diverse population of Youth.
5. Ability to create curriculum in conjunction with KBOO staff person.
6. Working knowledge of KBOO programming and volunteer culture.
7. Ability to be calm under pressure.
8. Ability to resolve conflicts.

Youth Collective Report: June - Dec, 2008


Hello listeners and members, we’ve wrapped up another successful year with KBOO's Youth Collective. We’ve reached a new level of stability within the group and with new community partners, with exciting plans on the horizon.

In 2009 we saw an increase in the average age of the KBOO Youth, and now the Collective is majority teenagers. In the recent past we had a group that consisted of youth who were 19 and 20, and many who were 11 and 12.

Also within the station we have had a fair amount of school and community groups visit. In the past six months we have hosted youth from Human Solutions, a residential home outside Beaverton, youth from Helensview High School on 86th and Sumner, youth from The Pangaea Project, and youth from the Centennial Learning Center, where we did our Global Youth Service Day project last April.

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