List of Programs

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A Different Nature

Every Monday from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM.   --> Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art A Different Nature Mission Statement: A Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art A Different Nature is a curatorial program of genre-defy... Read more

A Popcalypse

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 12am-3am.  Playing all the greatest pop songs, antipop songs, one hit wonders, no hit wonders and A thru Z sides you love but may never have heard. Hosted by Yorik Jones, a DJ of Infinite Jest & Musical Tastes.  Read more

A Radio Geekly

  Every First Friday from 11am - Noon A Radio Geekly is a collective, consisting of geeks from all perspectives, who have come together to discuss “all things geek”. Email us your topics, ideas and comments to: Like us on Facebook! Read more


Produced for Africa-O-Ye!
  ---> Every Thursday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. African music 1st Thursday -  Konah Hall 2nd Thursday - Andy Hosch 3rd Thursday - Mike Johnson 4th Thursday -  Henri Mandekor 5th Thursday - TBA ... Read more

Air Cascadia

  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM. Read more

Alter: Reality Theater

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 12 am to 3 am. Read more

Alternative Radio

Every Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Alternative Radio, established in 1986, is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the US, Canada, Europe and beyond. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently igno... Read more

An Evening of Afrotainment

  ---> Every Saturday from 7:00 PM to 10:00pm. Music of the African diaspora by Black Artists...Worldwide. Black music is to U.S. music what Africa is to civilization... the cornerstone. Don't believe it? Just Listen. Join host Celeste Carey, aka Adiva, to hear music of... Read more

Armando Puentes

  ---> Every Sunday from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Playing the best in Tejano/Conjunto music and public affairs pertaining to the Latino community.  A little bit of funky Tejano mixed in with some traditional Conjunto as well as Mariachi music.  Offering some public affairs/is... Read more

Art Focus

  Every Tuesday from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Art Focus features Interviews artists, curators and critics. Lively voices talking about art, how it's made and sometimes even what it means. Page back through KBOO's schedule to find all the podcasts.   Please send inquiries a... Read more

Artists Rising

  Every first and third Saturday from 3:00 AM to 6:00 AM. Features the music of local and non-local underground artists The Facebook page to link your music or discuss the show:   Read more

Astral Traveling

  ---> Every Sunday from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Rare Grooves, Outernational Soundscapes past or present. Interviews and occasional Live DJ Sets.    Past guests: Phil Ranelin, Micheal White, Brian Auger, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Rob-Swift, Kid Named Miles, DJ Nobody, Derf Re... Read more

Autonomy Hour

---> Every first and third Thursday from 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Eclectic/Global Read more

Back To The Egg

  ---> Every first and third Sunday from 12:00 AM to 3:00 AM. New Wave hits of The Aughties, Saturday nights* from midnight to 3am here on KBOO.           Follow Back To The Egg on twitter for playlist and other pertinent info:   ... Read more

Beloved Community

  John Shuck hosts Beloved Community and Progressive Spirit On “The Beloved Community” we address the philosophical and spiritual foundations for non-violence, activism, political engagement and peace building. We hear voices of those who are building the Beloved Communit... Read more

Between the Covers

  Every third and fifth Thursday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and every first, second and fourth Thursday from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM.   A weekly show featuring interviews with locally and nationally known authors of both fiction and non-fiction. Read more

Black Book Talk

  Every first Thursday from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Monthly program featuring interviews and discussions of works by African American authors. Co-hosts Emma Jackson Ford, O B Hill and Patricia Welch review works in all genres by well-known and emerging authors. Occasional ... Read more

Blues Junction

  ---> Every Saturday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.   Urban and country blues with R&B, soul, jazz, zydeco and classic rock.      Read more

Bread and Roses

  Every Friday from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.   Bread and Roses is a collective of women-identified radio activists. We offer feminist public affairs programming. We give voice to those working for social justice and equity, globally and locally. We strive to challenge syste... Read more

Buscando America

  Every Tuesday from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Hispanic public affairs and music / Temas de actualidad y música hispana Buscando America is a program aimed at educating and promoting action for  social   change through art, music, political and cultural debates and intervie... Read more

Calculated Conversation

  The "Calculated Conversation" Show Created By Your Host David Jefferson and Co-Hosted By fellow thinker Kan Jones. The show is named after one of the Chapters of David's upcoming Book entitled "Society Kollege". The goal of the "Calculated Conversation" show is to discu... Read more

Cascadia Coffeehouse

Tune in for a variety of contemporary and traditional folk and roots music, with a focus on new releases and vintage favorites - every 2nd and 4th Friday from 5:30 - 7am.  Alternating weeks with Kurt and the Lark In The Morning show.      Read more

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

The Festival has a long tradition of taking place on the third weekend of July in the majestic natural setting of Cathedral Park beneath the historic St. Johns Bridge. This festival is a free 3-day event that provides a very diverse audience the opportunity to enjoy " Jazz,... Read more

Combined Culture Radio

Every 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Wenesday from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Combined Culture Radio is a public affairs show that covers culture, sports, music and art. The show is hosted by Tevin Tavares, co-founder and creative producer of Combined Culture, and Combined Culture affiliate... Read more

Comic Insights

Portland has helped produce and grow some of the most accomplished comedians around. Our local comedy scene has boomed and we are so lucky to be around for it! Join host Nick Harris, a manager at Helium Comedy club, as he talks to comedians about the scene, their jokes, the... Read more


Every 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Friday from 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Counter-propaganda show produced by the media watchgroup FAIR. Read more

Democracy Now!

Every weekday from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The program is hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez and produced out of the Downtown Community Television Center, a community media center in New York City’s Chinatown. Democracy Now!... Read more

Disability Awareness

  Every fourth Monday from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM.   A monthly show about issues affecting people with disabilities and their communities. Read more

Ditch Digger

  ---> Every other Wednesday from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Desperate RPMs For Desperate People An eclectic slum of garage, R&B, doo wop, soul, punk...     Read more

Domingos para Recordar

  ---> Todos los domingos de 17:00 PM hasta que 18:30 PM.   Every Sunday from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM.     Gracias por escuchar y ya lo saben, a gozar de la vida que recordando es volver a vivir.   Las noticias que a veces no se escuchan en otras partes, y en cuanto a ec... Read more

Dr. Zomb's Stereo Obscura

  ---> Every other Wednesday from 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Alternates weeks with Life During Wartime.   Offbeat sounds for talented listeners   Read more

Drinking from Puddles

  ---> Every other Wednesday from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Alternates weekly with Ditch Digger.  Music Read more

Ear to the Streets of Portland

  ---> Every first and third Thursday from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Tune-in to ‘Ear To The Streets of Portland’. This program will have conversations around organizing in the Black/African community in Portland and surrounding areas in Oregon, and music of all genres in free... Read more

Early Morning Gumbo

  ---> Every Tuesday from 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM.   A spicy mix of folk and acoustic music, much of which is connected to the American south, including (but not limited to) acoustic blues, Texas folk, Cajun, string band & Texas swing   Read more

Effabl Radio

We come together to speak on the events that affect the African diaspora in art, culture, and television. We speak on the social constructs that shape our paths to love. as well as other aspects of interpersonal communicating We listen in hopes to foster a dialogue that ca... Read more

Evening News

  Every Monday through Thursday from 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM, and Friday 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Non-corporate, volunteer-powered, local, national, and international news  It's the non-corporate, volunteer-powered news you won't hear on commercial media. Call 503-231-8032 x203 o... Read more

FA Radio

  ---> Every Tuesday from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM.  Fa-Radio is a space to share the fine arts, culture and good music in Portland Oregon. Our culture, cuisine and traditions are beautiful and should be transmitted with the respect they deserve.Contemporary music (in Spanish). Read more

Far-Away Places

  ---> Every Tuesday from 12:00am to 1:00am. Lounge and Exotica The Far-Away Places is a musical dream-world - a place deep inside your mind - where everything old is new again - and you might even grow nostalgic for places you've never  been to before. Featuring music y... Read more

Fight the Empire

  Every first and third Thursday from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM.  Connecting history with the latest world events We live in an empire that began 500 years ago with the European conquest of the Americas. This program looks at how the empire permeates our lives.   What are we... Read more


Every Tuesday through Friday 10:15am to 11:00am.  Investigative News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein from KPFA, community radio in Berkeley, California. Flashpoints is an award-winning daily investigative newsmagazine. Through original reports and some of the key invest... Read more

Folk Espresso

  ---> Every Monday from 5:30am to 7:00am.  First Monday: Diane Hunt Second Monday: Jonathan Lay Third Monday: Sam Bouman Fourth Monday: Diane Hunt Fifth Monday: Gordy Euler Folk Espresso, early morning folk music to get your week started. Read more

Food Show

  3rd Wednesday at 11 AM. Do you eat? Then you'll love the KBOO Food Show. Airs on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 11 AM. At the Food Show on KBOO we'll keep you on top of the news and issues surrounding the food on your plate. We sit down and talk with thought le... Read more

Free Culture Radio

Produced for Free Culture Radio
  Drugs in society and society on drugs Third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Free Culture Radio is an examination of drugs, drug cultures, and the ineluctable, indelible, and indispensable influence of drugs on society. Free Culture Radio neither promotes... Read more

From the Grassroots

  ---> Every First and Third Friday from 8-10pm Read more

Grateful Dead and Friends

Good ol' Grateful Dead Every Saturday 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Host by week of the month: 1 - Matt (Rolling Thunder Review)  2 - Sun  3 - Andrew (Unbroken Chain)  4 - Phil G. (Forests of Fennario)   5 -   Kassiani (Brown Eyed Women) 'Like' us on Facebook   Email us      ... Read more

Gremlin Time

      Featuring dramatic presentations and readings of action & mystery to challenge the intellectual. Humorous narratives for the serious minded. Journeys of discovery for those who are lost. Sad stories that make deep people happy. And tales of terror & romance for ... Read more

Hard Knock Radio

Every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.  We feature in-depth interviews and profiles with elected officials, community leaders, activists, Hip Hop artists and musicians. We give voice to community concerns and offer a unique forum to explore issues relevant... Read more


  Every 1st and 2nd Monday from 11:00am to 11:30am Information to make you healthier. You can subscribe to the Healthwatch podcast at---> And download audio for shows at: or for Ellen Goldsmith's shows on eve... Read more

Heavy Metal Vomit Party

  ---> Airs Thursday 12:00am (midnight) to 3:00am . Alternates weekly with Pandæmonium. JUST RIFFS Heavy Metal Vomit Party is an attempt to provide an overview of heavy metal and its sub-genres, from its roots in hard rock from the late 60s to the more extreme modern st... Read more


  ---> 2nd and 4th Friday nights/Saturday Mornings from Midnight to 3am. Hypnophobia The Hypnophobia collective presents our dear listeners with a variety of noises including: debate, Japanese d-beat, sound collages, hard core, cascadian metal, and whatever else our tiny... Read more

If I Knew What I Was Doing, I Would Stop

Every Other Monday Morning 3-5:30am Bob Pagani has been written about in People magazine and quoted in Time magazine. He has been seen on The Today Show, Oprah and numerous other TV shows. Several websites have run profiles on him as well. Having done all that, the only... Read more

Indigenous Power Hour

  Every 4th and 5th Thursday from 7pm-8pm Read more

International Women's Day

International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women's Day is a national holiday. Suffragettes campaig... Read more

Islamic Point of View

  Every Sunday from 8:00am to 8:30am. Spiritual Read more

Italian Hour

  ---> Sundays 9:00am to 10:00am. Italian music primarily from the 50s, 60s and 70s with occasional modern tunes.    This show alternates weekly with Muzafon.   Read more

Jazz in the Afternoon

  ---> Every other Wednesday, 2:00pm to 4:00pm Mainstream Jazz from the historic to the present Bob Riddle is continuing the 25-year KBOO tradition established by the late Jim Andrews, in Jim's spirit:  the very best in jazz music, from the historical to the present.  A... Read more

Jazz Lives!

  ---> Every Wednesday from 12:00pm - 2:00pm Jazz America's classical music served up with love.   Jazz of all stripes swingin smokin bluesy funky new and old but all good.   Lots of special guests from the jazz community local and international. I try to have an open ... Read more

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Kush

  ---> Every Tuesday from 10:00pm to midnight. Electronic urban folk from the global diaspora. An auditory map of the world w/ South Asia at center       Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Kush is presented by your hosts DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid. Electronic folk and urban ... Read more

Keepin It Real

  1st Wednesdays from 7 - 8 pm 5th Wednesdays from 6-7pm “Keepin It Real” is a public affairs, talk radio program that strives to educate and to offer a forum for people to speak their truth while being open minded and inclusive. On “Keepin It Real”: We take a look ... Read more

Kitchen Table Conversations

  ---> Every first Wednesday of the month from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm   Kitchen Table Conversations is a spontaneous, Live talk radio program focused on discussing important current events and how they are impacting our community and all of us individually. This is not a new ... Read more

La Ruleta

  ---> The 2nd and 4th Friday of every month, 10:00pm to midnight.  Cada segundo viernes de cada mes. De 10 a 12 de la noche. Underground, alternative, non commercial, mainly Mexican, Latin American, Hispanic music.  La Ruleta (The Roulette) is a music show, sometimes in... Read more

La Voz de la Comunidad

  ---> Every Sunday 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Todo lo que concierne a la comunidad latina   News, music, general information, interviews     Obras de teatros, entrevistas, informaciones para la comunidad, entrevistas, todo lo que concierne a la comunidad  latina. Read more

Labor Radio

  Every Monday from 6:00pm to 6:30pm. Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class. Host schedule: 1st Mondays Coalition of Black Trade Unionists 2nd Mondays Stephen Siegel and Chris Riser 3rd Mondays Nick Bubb ... Read more

Lark In The Morning

  ---> Fridays from 5:30am to 7:00am, alternates weekly with Dawnbreaker's Breakdown. Folk Music to get your day started. Read more

Life During Wartime

  ---> Every Other Wednesday 10:00pm to midnight. Alternates weeks with Dr. Zomb's Radio Obscura.   DIY Punk and Hardcore, live bands, and shows listing for the Portland area Life During Wartime started in 1995, and is on every other Wednesday night from 10 pm until mid... Read more

Lighthouse Sessions

Every Other Friday from 12-3am   Lighthouse Lessons is the media-production arm of Lighthouse Art Collective, a community which exists to empower creators and neighbors to engage with each other and the greater civic arena in order to facilitate growth, equality, abundanc... Read more

Lizzie Borden's Trial Podcast

Hear the trial that started it all with voice actors playing the parts of the characters involved in the crime. Starting with witness statements that led to Lizzie's Inquest Testimony, Preliminary and Superior Court Trials that resulted in an acquittal despite overwhelming ... Read more

Locus Focus

  Every Monday from 10:00am to 11:00am. A weekly conversation about our place on the planet. Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein talks with local, regional and national experts, activists and policy makers about climate change, food policy, land use, salmon restoration,... Read more

Lounge World

Every Monday from 1:00am to 3:00am. kboo's nu-jazz, broken-world, down-tempo, pro-peace dance music party - featuring your curator - MC dj AKA Chintzy Schmaltz Read more

Madness Radio 5/7

  Every 1st Monday 11:30am to 12:00pm. Voices and Visions from Outside Mental Health What does it mean to be called "crazy" in a crazy world? Madness Radio: Voices And Visions from Outside Mental Health brings you personal experiences of 'madness' from beyond conventional... Read more

Marvin's Room

Helping the  NW Music community. Each episode feature a artist or group , and provides them a live platform to promote their art . The program divide the time between a live showcase  components. Read more


Every Wednesday 3-5:30am MEGAPOWERS is the show where Frsh Craig explores the intersections of jazz, funk, house, soul and r&b all in order to help the listener assume their ultimate form and get over the hump. Read more

MegaWave Radio

Every other Friday 3:00 am - 5:30 am. Current Jams and Throwback mixes with guest DJ's & Interesting hosts representing all types of culture. hip hop, r&b,soul, jazz sounds. Read more

More Reggae! 5th Saturday Live Reggae Special

More Talk Radio

  Every Monday from 8:00am to 9:00am. Call-in Talk Radio   Cecil and Celeste welcome your calls. This program is open to local, national and international issues ranging from poverty in Portland to politics in Africa.     Read more

Morning Glory Snap

  --->   Every Other Monday Morning from 3-5:30am Deep dad rock at dawn, and crepuscular grooves to get the movin' behoovin Read more

Movin' On

  ---> Every Friday from 12:00pm (noon) to 1:30pm.   Folk, political, and women's music, both traditional and contemporary. A folk music collective, Don and Laurie love to feature live local and nationally known musicians! Music and conversations with an uplifting tilt. ... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood

the children's show for reluctant adults Read more

Mujeres Bravas

  ---> Every Sunday from 12:00pm (noon) to 1:30pm. Latina Music Read more

Music from the True Vine

  ---> Every Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm. Bluegrass and Old Time Music We play the best of traditional and contemporary bluegrass and old time music, and we bring you information about local shows and festivals! First Saturday: Rachel and Justin Second Saturday: DAve Elliot... Read more


Sundays 9:00am to 10:00am. This show alternates weekly with Italian Hour. This program will let the slavic community know about the latest news happening here in Oregon and the United States as well as listen to some music in their native language. The program will target ... Read more


  ---> Every Monday from 2:00am to 3:00am. Expanding Your Musical Geography NEKROPOLIS - Are you a Nekropolitan? Nekropolis KBOO, 90.7 Portland is an eclectic mix of mostly electronic, world, hip-hop, experimental, local and new music.....oh yeah, and covers... Read more

News and Public Affairs Day

 The best minds of our times. The most pertinent topics. Our most insightful programming. Brought to you as part of our Membership Drive.  Read more

News from the BOO

  Every Wednesday from 5:45pm to 6:00pm. An inside look at the goings-on at KBOO A weekly segment where we provide an inside look at the goings-on at KBOO, and give listeners a chance to weigh in on the priorities of the station. Read more

News In Depth

  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:00pm. A deeper look behind the day's top stories KBOO News In Depth is a daily in-depth interview or feature on a story of significant interest to our listening audience.  These pieces focus on local, national or in... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour

  Every Monday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view. The Old Mole burrows down to the roots of the great issues of our time – the struggles of ordinary people for democratic and sustainable ways ... Read more

One Land Many Voices

  Every 4th Friday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.                   Exploring political, social and cultural issues affecting Palestine/Israel. Hosts Mohammed Nabil and Layla Kanaan explore political, social and cultural issues affecting Palestine/Israel and the conflict ther... Read more

One Two, One Two

  --->   Every Sunday from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Hip Hop from all corners and blocks....   First Sunday : John Slaughter and Poetic License Second Sunday: Culture Light Beams w/DJ Ambush Third Sunday : with DJ ATM hailing from AZ ...Smashing records in a Gurp City trad... Read more

Pacific Underground

  Every first Friday from 9am-10am and every fourth Friday from 11am-12pm. Pacific Underground is a show for and by the Asians and Pacific Islander (API) communities There are nearly 225,000 APIs in Oregon. But in one of America’s whitest states, the issues that impact ... Read more


  ---> Airs Wednesday nights midnight to 3:00am. Alternates weekly with Heavy Metal Vomit Party. Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav'n. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n. Read more

Pastures of Plenty

  ---> Every Wednesday from 5:30am to 7:00am.  Traditional and Contemporary folk music Jack Bohl hosts first Wednesdays, John Kellermann 2nd Wednesdays, Ed Mellnik third Wednesdays,  John Risley 4th Wednesdays. Wayne Johnson 5th Wednesdays Audio archives are available fo... Read more


  Every Sunday from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM.   Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation. For over 25 years on KBOO, the Pathways interview program has offered lively, original conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation. Ove... Read more

Persian Hour Art and Music Show

  Every Sunday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Every first Sunday: Radio Saba - hosted by Pari Parizad Every 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sunday: The Persian Hour: Persian Art and Music hosted by Bahram "Barry" Bahmanyar and DaVood Fatehi Read more


Annual bluegrass/old time/rock/indie festival at Pendarvis farm held in the first weekend of August. Read more

Plugged In

  ---> Every first and third Friday from 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Electronic music across the spectrum with recent releases, local artists, and guest DJs. DJ Tronic hosts the Plugged In show on KBOO the first and third Friday of each month from 10pm - 12am PST.  Tronic... Read more

Poetry and Everything

  4th Monday from 10pm  - 11pm Judith and guests read and talk about poetry and everything Hosted by Portland writer/poet Judith Arcana  (photo courtesy of NIRH) Guests will be Portland poets, nearby poets - perhaps faraway poets, pairs of poets, groups of poets - maybe... Read more

Political Perspectives

  Every Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. News and views on current politics. Different hosts each week bring a variety of guests and topics. Read more

Portland General Eclectic

  ---> Every second and fourth Monday from 3:00 AM to 5:30 AM. Eclectic music programming   Fearlessly eclectic music programming with an emphasis on the jamband scene. From folk to funk, bluegrass to reggae, jazz to jam, it's like a music festival on the radio in the ... Read more

Portland Jewish Hour

Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
  --->   Sundays 10-11am Pacific Time Jewish Music and Culture       Jewish, Yiddish, Ladino, Klezmer, Israeli, Mizrahi and Sephardic Music and Culture We'd love to hear from you. You can email us by clicking on our names at the top of the site.   * * * * ... Read more

Positively Revolting

  Every Friday from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM.   A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective   Call in and voice your thoughts, ideas and opinions on today's topics. The studio number is 503-231-8187 Like us on Facebook Read more


  Every second, fourth, and fifth Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. LGBTQA public affairs Preference: a queer experiment in radio is KBOO's new program focusing on the LGBTQA community of Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas. We aim to provide space on the radio for me... Read more


As a red sun rises over Portland, it's a great time to talk about global climate change.  Also: call in to talk about fascism in Amerikkka. Read more

Prison Pipeline

Every Monday 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Connecting with the Community Inside. MISSION STATEMENT Prison Pipeline is a radio program dedicated to educating the public about the Oregon criminal justice system. Our goal is to present a unique understanding of the criminal justi... Read more

Queen Talk

3rd Thursday at 7pm Queen Talk is a monthly, talk radio show featuring a main host with guests utilizing live conversation and call in options. The show is a forum for the host, guests and audience members to express themselves holistically on various topics including bu... Read more

Radio Lost and Found

  --->   Every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 10pm to 12 midnight Radio Lost and Found   "Attention Everyone.  The unpleasant noise you are about to hear coming from your radio is not a mistake. Please do not turn off your radio, but turn up the volume on your receiver as h... Read more

Radio under the Influence

  ---> Every Thursday from 3:00 AM to 5:30 AM. Questionable content from the A.V. Squad   Read more


  Tune in to KBOO's Morning Radiozine for intriguing Public Affairs programming every Monday through Friday! A variety of intriguing Public Affairs programming Read more


Every 5th Friday from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Read more

Recovery Zone

  Every 4th Wednesday of each month, from 11:00 am to 11:30 am.  Healing Our World Everywhere we look we see a world in trouble--environmental degradation; war, torture and militarism; corporate greed, poverty and economic injustice;  a negligent media--and all of it in... Read more

Right To Survive

  Every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Confronting the housing crisis and organizing housing activists to address systemic inequalities Read more

Rip City Basement

Portland's local Hip Hop show, hosted by Brenboy, airs the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10 pm to midnight. Rip City Basement serves the local Hip Hop community of Portland, OR and surrounding areas. Each episode features 3 local artists or groups, and provides a platfor... Read more

Rise when the Rooster Crows

  ---> Every Thursday from 5:30am to 7:00am. First Thursday: Paul Roland Second Thursday: Gordy Euler Third Thursday: Paul Roland Fourth Thursday: Jonathan Lay Fifth Thursday: Sam Bowman   Traditional american music Folk and traditional musics from a variety of sources... Read more

Roots of Rock and Roll

  --->   Every Friday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.   Vintage Recordings from the Birth Of Rock N' Roll.     Rare & Vintage recordings of Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues, Rockabilly and "Doo-Wop" from the "Birth Of Rock N' Roll" thru the 50's and early 60's.  With your alternating... Read more

Rose City Native Radio

  Every Thursday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  Rose City Native Radio Rose City Native Radio is a native youth music and public affairs show that airs every Thursday 6-7PM. It features local and national native issues and contemparary native music.  For updates and more info ... Read more

Say It Outloud

Every third Wednesday from 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Read more

Shocks of Sheba

  --->   Thursdays from 12:00pm (noon) to 2:00pm. Alternates weekly with World Beat Connection. The best in Reggae music  Top Ranking reggae music for your listening pleasure.  From Abyssinians and Alborosie to Zap Pow and Zumjay, Shocks of Sheba brings nothing but gr... Read more

Sleepwalking Through Time

Sleepwalking Through Time explores different artists and genres from the 1920's through the 1980's with different genres each hour. Certain episodes may have interviews and guest hosts.  Read more

Smokesignals from the Speakeasy

Every other Saturday from 3:00 am to 6:00 am surprise yourself by tuning in Read more

Sounds Unsound

  --->   Every 2nd and 4th Sunday from 12:00 am to 3:00 am Experimental, avant-rock, free jazz/rock/folk, psychedelic, noise, cutups, drone, electronic...   Old and obscure recordings and new releases.    Read more

Special Programming: Music

  ---> Music specials produced by KBOO volunteers! Read more

Special Programming: Other

A variety of non-music, non-public affairs specials aired throughout the year. Read more

Special Programming: Public Affairs

  Specials that feature incisive interviews and speeches. Read more

Squirrels Know

Produced for Squirrels Know
2-hour music show, every 4th Friday from 8-10pm   MUSICAL FOCUS: Relevant Pop and Hip-Hop, made by young musicians and influencers.   ------------ Bridging the gap between radio, instagram and youtube! For Portland and beyond the galaxies !!  Songs to uplift the spirit ... Read more

Stage and Studio

Every Tuesday from 11:00am to 11:30am.  Host/Producer Dmae Roberts.  Aired Live from the KBOO studio. Each week Dmae Roberts talks with performing, literary and media artists from the Portland Metro area as well as around the Northwest.  As a two-time Peabody award-winni... Read more

Sub-Human Intellect Theater

  Every 2nd Monday of the month from 11:00pm to 12:00am. Sub-Human Intellect Theater Sub-Human Intellect Theater is back on the air at KBOO! Making radio sound like a child's play. Follow the show on Facebook for all the latest news and clips from previous episodes, ... Read more

Swing 'n' Country

  --->   Every Saturday from 6:00am to 9:00am A whole lot of country & western swing! Music in the Country style, including western & western swing, cowboy & country blues, country folk, bluegrass, rockabilly, hillbilly, Americana, and honky tonk. Read more

Talking Earth

  Every 2nd and 3rd Monday of the month from 10:00pm to 11:00pm.  Poetry, spoken arts, prose Read more

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show

  Every Tuesday from 8:00am to 9:00am.   Call-in talk radio covering politics, history, and the state of the zeitgeist, with a liberal dose of listener comments.   Read more

The Bike Show

  Every 1st Wednesday of the month from 11:00am to 12:00pm (noon).  We bring you news and views of cycling in Portland and beyond. Whether you haven't pushed a pedal since you were a kid or logged thousands of miles in the past year, we present something for every listen... Read more

The Blooming Universe

  --->     Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 12:00 am - 3:00 am Music Music all kinds of music Read more

The Confessional

  Every Sunday from 12:00am to 2:00am.  Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187 Each of us has secrets, guilt, and shame we carry with us. These little (and sometimes big) secrets weigh us down, hold us back from r... Read more

The Dawn Patrol Variety Hour(s)

  --->   Fridays from 3:00am to 5:30am. Alternates weekly with MegaWave Radio.  Eclectic mix highlighting local music acts and banter on all things Portland. Nick Towle and Logan Manser are originally from California and Alaska, respectively. They took markedly different... Read more

The Digital Divide

  Every 2nd Friday of the month, from 11:00am to 12:00pm (noon). Analyzing how to use science, medicine & technology to benefit society and keep it from harming us. How do the latest technologies affect our communities? How can we use science to benefit society and how do... Read more

The Dirtbag

  Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 11:00am to 12:00pm (noon). Gardening Read more

The Film Show

  The Film Show features news and interviews about the independent film scene in Portland Every 4th Thursday of the month, from 11:30am to 12:00pm (noon). The Film Show is KBOO's lens on the local and independent film scene, airing the Fourth Thursday of each month from... Read more

The Gospel and More Program

  --->   Airs Sunday mornings from 6:00 to 8:00 AM We Play the best in Gospel,  Gospel Jazz, and Contemporary Spiritual You can contact me JJ Johnson @  The Gospel and more program we support the food and clothes pantrys in our community,if y... Read more

The Holy Crowley Hour

Produced for The Holy Crowley Hour
  --->     Every 4th Monday of the month from 11:00pm to midnight. Under the influence... as they say. Many of our late-night deejays have been accused of belonging to a cult led by Aleister Crowley. That's only half right. We're member of a cult, and this cult is led ... Read more

The Lit Fantastic: Writers Geek Out

First Monday from 10pm - 11pm The Lit Fantastic features interviews with poets and writers from a variety of places, at different stages of their writing careers, discussing their favorite or strangest obsessions and interests. Guests include: Rosebud Ben-Oni, David Campos,... Read more

The Melting Pot

  --->   Tuesdays from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. The Melting Pot fuses elements of Electronica with instruments and vocals from various cultures.   Tune in Tuesd​ays from 8-10 pm onlin​e @ ​90.​​7fm in Portland Or, www.KBOO.​​FM/listen. "The Melti​ng Pot fuses​ Eleme​nts of ... Read more

The Monday Sampler

  --->   Every Monday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.  The Music Show that stops to talk, and it's a Talk Show take takes time to play music. The Crazy Fun of Late Night Radio comes to Monday afternoons! A lively mix of Jazz, Swing, Classic Rock, Space Age Lounge Music, Modern F... Read more

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility

  --->   The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility Every Saturday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Post modern representations of improvisation, across dramatic modes, and re-imagined spaces of diverse music genre. Hosted by The Motif, aka Yugen Kelsaw. Read more

The Movement

  --->   Every Sunday from 10:00pm to 12:00am.   The finest in the latest and greatest, as well as classic HipHop/Soul/Funk/Electronic/Jazz/Fusion   Read more

The Noontime Jamboree

  --->   Every Monday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz Hawk and Retta bring you the Good Stuff.   American music at its best.    Read more

The Politics of Living

The purpose of this show is to create a place on the radio dial in order to elevate women's voices and opinions around political, economical, and cultural issues. The intent is to look at global and local events/topics via interview, commentary or discussion in order to con... Read more

The RadioActivist

Join hosts Lisa Loving and Suzanne LaGrande and live guests from grassroots activist movements both near and far, speaking on what’s happening, what should happen next and where you come in. We’ll also hold a seat for new KBOO volunteers joining us in Studio 2 as they learn... Read more

The Sacred Circle "TEMENOS"

  --->   Every other Friday from 12:00 am to 3:00 am Alternates weekly with Changeable Bulbs. Tune in on Alternating Thursday nights @ Midnight  showcasing a wide variety of musical Genres, often focusing on theme. Come in to The Sacred Circle "TEMENOS" Radio Show with ... Read more

The Songcircle

  --->   Every Friday from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm The Songcircle blends songs from various eras and genres to reveal new connections, exposing forgotten artists and discovering new ones, exploring different genres and topics, or responding to the events of the day. Past gues... Read more

The Soundbox

  --->   Every 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Saturday from 10:00pm to 12:00am. We love music and turntables. Music and Mayhem via downtempo, hip hop, rap, drum n bass, beat breaks, and everything else EXCEPT the kitchen.  via art, and space and all that's happened inbetween.  T... Read more

The Struggle

The Underground

  4th Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. A wide range of issues affecting American youth including school, activism, and local events Here is a list of our past shows with direct links   The KBOO Youth Collective was started to create and run The Undergr... Read more

The World of Jazz

  --->   Every other Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Celebrating the Art of Jazz With the passing of venerable KBOO host David Lifton, Rita Rega will continue in David’s time slot to celebrate the art of jazz. The show “The World of Jazz” will look at this ever changi... Read more

Threshold Shift

Produced for Threshold Shift
NEW EVENT: We're teaming up with the OMSI Planetarium for the first time on Wednesday, Aug 29th for an ultrasonic immersive sky and sound experience at 8 PM as part of OMSI After Dark:  Good Vibrations. Tickets still available! Hear the Earth You're Missing Threshold Shif... Read more


  --->   Every Tuesday from 2:30pm to 4:00pm.   The Tonalli Program is a Latina/o radio talk show covering local, regional and international news with an emphasis on social, cultural, educational and political analysis.   Radio Tonalli es un programa Latina/o que cubr... Read more

Transpositive PDX

1st Tuesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Transpositive PDX explores the vibrant activism going on in Portland reflecting the Transgender, Two Spirit, Non Binary and Gender Non-Conforming Community.  Through the strength of our vibrant and diverse Trans and Gender... Read more

Valley Views

    Valley Views is a weekly forum for sharing relevant topics relating to people and places in the central Willamette Valley with host Dale Holiday.  There will be discussions about race relations, gender issues, the environment, healthy eating and more.  The purpose o... Read more

Veteran's Voice Radio Show

  Every 3rd Friday of the month from 9:00am to 10:00am.   With Northwest Veterans for Peace   Veteran's Voice Radio Show with Northwest Veterans for Peace deals with matters of war and peace. Also deals with veterans health issues and the after effects of war. Read more

Vinyl Pajama Party

  --->   Tuesdays from 3:00am to 5:30am. Alternates weekly with Portland General Electric. Late night variety Read more

Voices for the Animals

  Every 4th Monday of the month from 11:30am to 12:00pm.   "Voices for the Animals"  is a monthly half hour  program that tackles the issues around animal rights, with interviews of front-line activists who are working to make a difference in the lives of animals around... Read more

Voices from the Edge

  Every Thursday from 8:00 am - 9:00 am Progressive talk radio from a grassroots perspective About the program … Community dialogue is important. Voices from the Edge lends a KBOO microphone to informed guests you might not hear anywhere else. With an hour to invest, the... Read more

Waterfront Blues Festival

  --->   Annual event benefiting the Oregon Food Bank, and broadcast live by KBOO Radio! More info Read more

Wednesday Talk Radio

  Every Wednesday from 8:00 am - 9:00 am News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187 Read more

Words and Pictures

Every 2nd Thursday from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm    By Carol Lay,Words And Pictures guest 23rd Oct '07   "Persistance Of Kat Klocks" by Carol Lay Read more

World Beat Connection

  --->   Thursdays from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Alternates weekly with Shocks of Sheba. Crucial and conscious, roots and contemporary, the music of Africa and the Caribbean comes alive on the World Beat Connection Read more

Youth Randomonium

  --->   Music for and by Youth! Every 2nd Friday from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm The KBOO Youth Collective hosts this music show once a month. We feature about half music produced by people 21 and under, and half the time we play the music we like. This year, we've featured Y... Read more