January 3rd - Playlist Spotlight

// B. here, the Saturday, January 3rd show, An Evening of Afrotainment, was a bit reflective with a little nudge on how we the people, in 2009, can be change agents.  I went back in time to play some old "spirituals" using Amazing Grace and Ol' Man River as my easing in approach to the first segment of the show. 

It was 1927, Jerome Kern created the music and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote the lyrics.  Show Boat was the musical that told the melancholy story of the hardships black people went through and the "...struggles of the time, related to the endless flow of the Mississippi River, from the view of a dock worker on a showboat. It is the most famous song from the show.  However, the most famous rendition of it, one that is still noted today, was sung by Paul Robeson in James Whale's 1936 film version of Show Boat (Robeson had first performed the song in the 1928 London production of the show and in the 1932 Broadway revival, and

Volunteer Appreciation Party this Saturday, January 10th!

You are most cordially invited to the

KBOO Volunteer Appreciation Party!!! 

Volunteers are the life's blood of KBOO. It is your contributions that make our station so eclectic, strong, and fun. Now it's time to celebrate together! Please join us for this great afternoon, on

Saturday, January 10th, 1 - 4 PM, Liberty Hall, 311 N. Ivy

It's sure to be a great afternoon together with:

­ Honoring volunteers
Sharing refreshments
Great friends

­ Door prizes

All we need is you!

News from the Board- January 2009


We would like to re-welcome Louis Sowa as our twelfth seated board member. Louis pinch hitted last year and served on the board for half a year. He will be serving a two year term having been appointed to the position vacated by Jay Theymeier. Louis is a tremendous help around the station in the engineering department and you can sometimes hear him on the air with Indian World. We appreciate all the great contributions that Louis is making to the station. Welcome Louis!

Job Posting: Graphic Artist / Web Template Designer


KBOO.FM needs a new look! KBOO Community Radio is looking for a graphic artist/web template designer to work with our web team to give our website a makeover. The current site is driven by Drupal, a PHP-based CMS (content management system). We're specifically looking for better ways to communicate with our audience, by using enhanced site layout and the best of current web open source technologies.

Give!Guide Results


Thanks to everyone who sent us a donation through the Give!Guide during the last six weeks of 2008!  As anticipated, the final days were particularly exciting in terms of watching the giving results really accelerate their climb.  We ended up receiving just over $14,000, which we hand't budgeted for earlier in the year, and given our planned deficit this fiscal year, it will really help alleviate that situation.

An extra special thanks for those Give!Guide donors who becamse first-time KBOO donors; your investment in community radio is particularly important as the number and quality of free media choices continues to increase.

Introduction to Ustad Amir Khan


On Whole World Music on January 11, 2009, Craig Burk gave this introduction to raga Marwa, sung  by Ustad Amir Khan.

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.

Literary Feast on Out Loud Tues Jan 13th


Out Loud is preparing a literary feast for your ears and sharing important details on some upcoming events.  (more below)

Playlist for The Long & Dusty Road 12.31.08


Happy New Year Blues (Blind Lemon Jefferson)
God Don't Like It (The Tallboys)
In The Middle Of Nowhere (The Meat Purveyors)
Jolie Joues Roses (Austin Pitre and His Evangeline Playboys)
Grapes Will Turn To Wine (Mighty Ghosts of Heaven)
Here We Come A-Wassailing (The Watersons)
Trouble In Mind (Greg Clarke)
Christmas In Washington (Steve Earle)
Oregon Trail (Woody Guthrie)
There's A Brown Skin Gal Down The Lane (Lisa Ornstein)
The Well (Tarnation)
Tall Trees (Dave Alvin)

Going Beyond National Health Care

Public Health: Beyond Obama
December  29, 2008

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