KBOO Community Radio


As an independent, member-supported, noncommercial, volunteer-powered community radio station, KBOO embodies equitable social change, shares knowledge and fosters creativity by delivering locally rooted and diverse music, culture, news and opinions, with a commitment to the voices of oppressed and underserved communities.

Bottom Line for Portland

During 2015, more than 60,000 KBOO listeners were invited to 110 events organized by its community partners. KBOO highlights the work of nonprofit and grassroots partners during each newscast and has since called attention to 125 organizations.

“We keep building, understanding that our community is changing rapidly and we have to be able to change rapidly with it. We become better because we’re able to communicate with people where they are. That’s the wonderful thing about KBOO.” — Jo Ann Hardesty, host, Voices From the Edge, and president of the Portland branch of the NAACP

Business Partners

The Collins Foundation and SSI Shredding Systems will provide a challenge grant of up to $15,000 for all new donations and all additional gifts from current members.

Oregon Cultural Trust Nonprofit Partner

Site by Grady Britton