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Ani DiFrancio Special

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Tune in on Tues April 8 from 6 to 7 pm for an hour of all things Ani DiFranco! Special highlights include cuts from her bootleg series, her first album, as well as her latest and greatest pieces too. We're offering special thank you gifts directly from her record label to KBOO members during this special.

Hope you got your tickets to her gig here in Portland on Friday April 18th cuz it is sold out!

Sneakin' Out on April Fools Day

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Pledge Drive Special -- on Tues April 1 (April Fools Day), tune in to enjoy a live performance with local musical talent Sneakin' Out. If you haven't yet heard these three guys play live, you will want to listen to this show! Be ready for some fool-hardy fun and a few very creative covers, along with their original creations. This group has some serious talent and you will see/hear more of them in the near future!

No Out Loud show Tues March 25

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There will be no Out Loud show on Tues 3/25. Instead, Prison Pipeline will have an hour special.

Out Loud in April will bring you some great local musical talent, and some national acts too!

 

The Cliks local show

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If you've read the recent edition of Just Out, you already know about The Cliks. If you haven't yet heard about this Rock-n-Roll group, get ready to be impressed! Fronted by trans-man Lucas Silveira (lead vocals/guitar), with Morgan Doctor (Drums), Nina Martinez (Guitar) and Jen Benton (Bass). Their myspace page offers loads of details.

Hear my interview with Lucas on the 3/18/8 Out Loud show: www.kboo.fm/outloud

Monday on More Talk Radio: "Open Forum"

This Monday, March 17, we are opening the phone lines for Open Forum.  This is your opportunity to share with others anything that is on your mind.

A Few Ground Rules:

You will have three minutes; we may wish to interact with you by asking for clarification or responding to a query.

No disparaging remarks about individuals.

New callers or people who seldom call are strongly encourage to join  in the conversation.

If you have a topic that you want me to raise, drop us a line and we will share it with others.

Share with others about what was your weekend like?  Your reflections on the antiwar rally and actions?  Or anything else that is on your mind.

We will hear from you on Monday!!

KBOO Broadcasts March 14 Mayoral Debate

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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."

Uploading errors and slow connection speeds

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There have been recent reports of error messages when uploading audio and audio cutting off early during playback.  Some of these errors may be due to your own hardware or internet service perovider.  We are currently looking on our end to see if there are any malfunctions we can fix to improve performance.

Discussion forums and training materials now available

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The KBOO website now has discussion forums where volunteers and listeners can talk about the most pressing issues facing their show, the station, and community radio at large.  Materials are also available for you to download documents related to the many trainings that happen at the station.

To access these, you need to first log in to your user account (or create one if you don't have one yet).

To access the forums click on discussion forums on the sidebar.

To access the training materials, click on training materials on the sidebar.

Audio removed from program pages

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Recently, we had a temporary problem that caused audio files to be removed from the program pages where they are normally listed.  This was related to problems with the date field.

During this time, some of the audio files did not write the air date into the database.  This means that some files will be listed with no date.  You can fix this for the audio you have uploaded by going to the "edit" function for that audio page and entering in the date.

Updates

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After a lapse in blog postings, I will using this again as a way to keep users up-to-date on any issues related to the website. 

Please check here before reporting an error, as I will try to post reports as situations arise.

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