About KBOO

We are Volunteer-Powered, Non-Commercial, Listener-Sponsored, Full-Strength Community Radio for Portland, Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, & the World!

Frequencies:

We broadcast at

  • 90.7 fm in Portland
  • 104.3 fm in Corvallis
  • 91.9 fm in Hood River

Our transmitter is located at the Stonehenge Tower in SW Portland - check out these great photos.

Core Values:

Values that are the essence of KBOO and should remain intact no matter how the station changes:

  • Community: local, accessible, empowering. welcoming, inclusive, participatory, involved
  • Progressive Perspective: questioning, vital, uncensored, controversial, activist resource, educational, journalistic integrity, reflecting justice, peace, sustainability and democracy.
  • Emotional Maturity: respectful, honest, fair, positive, peaceful, non-violent, engaging, open
  • Diversity: valuing, embracing, bridging, listening, understanding, giving voice
  • Leadership: bold, exploring, independent, cutting edge, responsible, excellence
  • Creativity: eclectic, traditional to experimental, idiosyncratic, innovative, iconoclastic. evolving, compelling

Mission Statement:

KBOO is an independent, member-supported, non-commercial, 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.

Vision Statement:

Grassroots
KBOO fearlessly strives to deliver powerfully just, lovingly eclectic, vibrantly provocative grassroots content while honoring our growing radical revolutionary legacy.
Service
KBOO commits to providing an inclusive, empowering atmosphere to decolonize mass consciousness with humility and integrity, making a lasting and evolving impact on our communities.
 
Fun
 
KBOO embraces a creative climate that emphasizes fun, truth, beauty, joy, peace, love, and justice.

Programming Charter

KBOO shall be a model of programming, filling needs that other media do not, providing programming to unserved or underserved groups. KBOO shall provide access and training to those communities.

KBOO news and public affairs programming shall place an emphasis on providing a forum for unpopular, controversial, or neglected perspectives on important local, national, and international issues, reflecting KBOO’s values of peace, justice, democracy, human rights, multiculturalism, environmentalism, freedom of expression, and social change.

KBOO’s arts, cultural, and musical programming shall cover a wide spectrum of expression from traditional to experimental, and reflect the diverse cultures we serve. KBOO shall strive for spontaneity and programming excellence, both in content and technique.

 

History:

A group of Portlanders, disgruntled at the lack of a classical music station, organized themselves as Portland Listener Supported Radio in 1964. They had heard of Lorenzo Milam, a former KPFA volunteer, and the success of the station called KRAB that he had started in Seattle. Lorenzo Milam agreed to help them organize a station, and after a series of meetings, Portland Listener Supported Radio applied for a license for a Portland radio station.

Read more about KBOO's history

 

Governance:

KBOO is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership, and a small staff which help coordinate the day-to-day operations and the hundreds of volunteers who help make this community effort a reality.

Click the links below for more information about each of these parts of KBOO's democratic structure:

 

Board of Directors

KBOO Community Radio holds open meetings concerning the operations and programming of KBOO in accordance with requirements of the Communications Act of 1934, 47 U.S.C. 396, et seq. as amended, and certification requirements promulgated by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Information about KBOO Community Radio's open meeting policy is also available by calling the station at 503-231-8032 and selecting extension 205. Board meetings will be conducted at 20 SE 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214 unless otherwise noted. Please call 503-231-8032 to verify if a meeting is being held. To request notice of board meetings in writing, please e-mail manager(at)kboo(dot)fm.

The Board meets at the station on the 4th Monday of each month.
Board meetings start at 6:00pm at KBOO - 20 SE 8th Ave. Portland OR 97214

Sept. 30th 2018: KBOO Annual Membership Meeting - Click here for information and Board Candidate Statements

More information about the KBOO Board & Station Governance

Board Meeting Minutes

Committees

 

President

Sekoynia Wright


Strategic Planning Support Work Group

Station Manager Support Team

Executive Committee

Vice President Danielle Parks

Personnel Committee 

Program Advisory Committee

Executive Committee

Station Manager Support Team

Treasurer Ruban Lawrence

Finance Committee

Executive Committee

Station Manager Support Team

Secretary John Shuck

Personnel/Governance Committee

  Shaheed Haamid

Personnel/Governance Committee

Program Advisory Committee

  Kathryn Garcia

Nominating Committee

Events/Development Committee

  Kipp Kruger

Events/Development Committee

Engineering

     
  Adam Carpinelli

Nominating Committee

Events/Development Committee

     
  Claire Heacock Community Advisory Board

 

   
(Bold committee names indicate who is the board liaison to the committee.)
 

KBOO Board Meeting Minutes

Click below for the KBOO Board Meeting minutes, sorted by year:

 


 

Committees

Meetings are held at KBOO (unless otherwise noted) and are open to all - call ahead (503-231-8032) to check times.

  • People of Color Caucus - Call Celeste Carey at KBOO (503)231-8032
  • Nominating Committee  - The nominating committee meets in connection with the annual meeting and the KBOO election process and meets infrequently.  Please contact KBOO if you wish to attend a meeting.

Click the links below to view the past meeting minutes from these committees:

Development Committee

The Development Committee is a now-defunct committee that served during 2013 to advise the Board of Directors regarding the station's fundraising efforts and activities (resulting in the station-wide decision to move ahead with hiring a Development Director).
 

 

2013 Development Committee Minutes

Engineering Committee

Authored by: 

First Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm. Contact Tom Hood.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee provides recommendations and feedback to the board on budgeting, accounting and finance. We review monthly and annual reporting. 

The finance committee meets on the third Thursday of the month at 5:00 pm at KBOO radio station.

Please e-mail KBOO's Finance Coordinator with any questions.


 

2017 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes

Please look below for the 2017 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes.

The January 2017 meeting was cancelled due to snow.

 

2016 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes

Please find the 2016 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes below.

2012 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes

Please look below for the 2012 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes.

2009 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes

Please find the 2009 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes listed below.

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee has merged with the Personnel Committee. Check the Personnel Committee page for information and minutes.

Membership Engagement Committee

Members:

Matthew Bristow
Adin Rgovin
Timothy Welp

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee shall advise the Board of Directors regarding nominations for Board elections and filling Board vacancies;  present nominations to the membership at the annual meeting; ensure that the provisions of Article VI, Section 5 of these bylaws regarding Board elections are carried out; analyze regularly the attendance of Board members; consult with Board members who are not attending regularly; and make recommendations to the Board regarding inactive members of the Board.

Members:

Michael Wells
Melissa Parsons
Michael Papadapoulos
Timothy Welp

Personnel Committee

The personnel committee shall advise the Board of Directors regarding the corporation’s personnel policies and practices.

 

2016 Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes

Please find the 2016 Personnel/Governance Committee minutes below.

2015 Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes

2014 Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes

Please find the 2014 Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes below.

Programming Advisory Committee

The Programming Advisory Committee is made up of the Program Director, AM News and Public Affairs Director, PM News and Public Affairs Director, a Board representative and volunteer members.  The Committee is tasked with advising the Program Staff on programming changes, schedule and evaluations, and other work to support the Program Staff.

The Programming Advisory Committee meets at KBOO 's studios on the second Tuesday of every month from 6-8 pm.  Meetings are open to all members and volunteers in good standing.

 

 

2018 Programming Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

Please see below for the 2018 Programming Advisory Committee meeting minutes.

Note: Feb, 2018 meeting was canceled

2016 Programming Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

Pleae find the minutes for the Programming Advisory Committee Meetings of 2016 below.

2014 Programming Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

2011 Programming Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

Please see below for the 2011 Programming Advisory Committee meeting minutes.

2010 Programming Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

Please see below for the 2010 Programming Advisory Committee meeting minutes. 

2008 Programming Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

Please see below for the 2008 Programming Advisory Committee meeting minutes.

Strategic Plan Workgroup

Authored by: 

This workgroup meets on an ad hoc basis. Helps support the strategic planning and reporting process for KBOO. Contact: Station Manager, manager[at]kboo.fm 

Events Committee

 

This committee coordinates events and outreach.  For more info, contact Ani Haines

2015 Events Committee Meeting Minutes

Please see minutes attached.

KBOO Policies

 

Please find links to the policies (sorted by section) below:

 

KBOO Bylaws

Please select the attached pdf file outlining KBOO's official bylaws (last updated 2014)

 

KBOO Policies Table of Contents

 

Download the table of contents to better find what you seek.

Section I. 1. Foundation--Values

Please find below the relevant policies in this section:

 

Section I. 2. Foundation--Legal Requirements

 

Please find below the relevant policies in this section:

 

Section II. 1. Board--Legal Requirements

Please find below the relevant policies in this section:

 

Section II. 2. Board--Rules-Values

 

Please find below the relevant policies in this section:

 

Section II. 4. Board-Financial Practices

 

Please find below the relevant policies in this section:

 

Section III. Committees

 

Please find below the relevant policies in this section:

 

Section IV. Volunteers

 

Please find below the relevant policies in this section:

 

Old (2014) List of KBOO Policies

 

KBOO Finances

KBOO's financial statements and Form 990 tax filings are posted here, as part of our commitment to transparency.

Click here to see the minutes from the monthly meetings of KBOO's Finance Committee.

See links below.

Annual Financial Statements

KBOO hires an outside financial consulting firm to conduct a financial review every year, and a full audit every 2 - 3 years.

See the links below for the reviewed financial statements for each year.

 

FY 2009 and 2010

For FYs 2009 & 2010, KBOO's bylaws required an audit. The results of that audit are the links below and are for both FY 2009 & FY2010.

 

990 Tax Returns

990 and CT12 filings for the KBOO Foundation

990 Form 2015

990 Form 2014

Please see attached Form 990 and CT-12 for 2014

990 Form 2013

990 Form 2012

990 Form 2011

990 Form 2010

Annual Reports

Here is KBOO's 2017 - 2020 Strategic Plan

See the links below for KBOO's annual reports:

2016 Annual Report

KBOO's 2017-2020 Strategic Plan

The 2016 Annual Report is a Strategic Plan for 2017- 2020, which was developed throughout the course of the year of 2016, and provides a vision for the growth of the station for the next three years.

 

Download kboo-strategic-plan_2017-2020_final-web-1.pdf (7.81 MB) 

KBOO’s vision for 2017-2020 is to become Oregon’s community media hub, leveraging the power of the airwaves to support a revolution for a just and sustainable future.

It will achieve this through the pursuit of these three strategic goals:

  • By 2020, KBOO has deepened its internal and external connections to build “the Beloved Community.”

  • By 2020, KBOO has strengthened its internal systems to live its mission and core values more effectively.

  • By 2020, KBOO’s dynamic programming better serves and engages the local community to connect us with the broader world.






















 

2015 Annual Report

PDF attached

2014 Annual Report

See PDF link below

CPB/FCC Information

Here are links to documents and information required by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC):

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Reports

2016 Station Activity Survey (SAS)

2017 Station Activity Survey (SAS)

KBOO Diversity Statement

2016 KBOO FSR (for our CSG application)

2017 KBOO AFR

2016 KBOO 990

2016 KBOO Audited Financial Statements

Public Meetings

Meetings are held at KBOO (unless otherwise noted) and are open to all - call ahead (503-231-8032) to check times.

  • Events Committee - This committee coordinates events and outreach.  For more info, contact Ani Haines
  • Engineering Workgroup - First Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm. Contact Tom Hood
  • People of Color Caucus - Call Celeste Carey at KBOO (503)231-8032
  • Nominating Committee  - The nominating committee meets in connection with the annual meeting and the KBOO election process and meets infrequently.  Please contact KBOO if you wish to attend a meeting.
- See more at: http://kboo.fm/committees#sthash.WLSI6V1Q.dpuf

Meetings are held at KBOO (unless otherwise noted) and are open to all - call ahead (503-231-8032) to check times.

  • Events Committee - This committee coordinates events and outreach.  For more info, contact Ani Haines
  • Engineering Workgroup - First Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm. Contact Tom Hood
  • People of Color Caucus - Call Celeste Carey at KBOO (503)231-8032
  • Nominating Committee  - The nominating committee meets in connection with the annual meeting and the KBOO election process and meets infrequently.  Please contact KBOO if you wish to attend a meeting.
- See more at: http://kboo.fm/committees#sthash.WLSI6V1Q.dpuf

Meetings are held at KBOO (unless otherwise noted) and are open to all - call ahead (503-231-8032) to check times.

  • Events Committee - This committee coordinates events and outreach.  For more info, contact Ani Haines
  • Engineering Workgroup - First Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm. Contact Tom Hood
  • People of Color Caucus - Call Celeste Carey at KBOO (503)231-8032
  • Nominating Committee  - The nominating committee meets in connection with the annual meeting and the KBOO election process and meets infrequently.  Please contact KBOO if you wish to attend a meeting.
- See more at: http://kboo.fm/committees#sthash.WLSI6V1Q.dpuf

Meetings are held at KBOO (unless otherwise noted) and are open to all - call ahead (503-231-8032) to check times.

 

Ad Hoc Committees:  Public notice is given when these committees meet

  • People of Color Caucus

 

KBOO's Community Advisory Board (CAB)

KBOO Community Radio holds open meetings concerning the operations and programming of All Classical in accordance with requirements of the Communications Act of 1934, 47 U.S.C. 396, et seq. as amended, and certification requirements promulgated by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Information about KBOO Community Radio’s open meeting policy is also announced regularly on the air in the Pacific Northwest.

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) shall be permitted to review the programming goals established by the station, the service provided by the station, and the significant policy decisions rendered by the station. The board may also be delegated any other responsibilities, as determined by the governing body of the station. The board shall advise the governing body of the station with respect to whether the programming and other policies of the station are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities served by the station, and may make such recommendations as it considers appropriate to meet such needs.

The role of the board shall be solely advisory in nature, except to the extent other responsibilities are delegated to the board by the governing body of the station. In no case shall the board have any authority to exercise any control over the daily management or operation of the station.

For more information about CAB meetings, please email Erin Yanke: program(at)kboo(dot)org.

The next CAB meeting will be Tuesday NOVEMBER 20, 2018 from 6-8pm. Meetings are at 20 SE 8th Ave., Portland, OR unless indicated otherwise.

The CAB members include:

Donovan Smith - Journalist, Artist

Emanuel Price - Nonprofit Executive Director

Fahiym B. Acuay - Music Writer, Event Planner

Janice Dilg — Historian

Lisa Loving - Citizen Journalist

Melissa Manuel - Farmer, Certified Permaculture Designer

Paul Riismandel — Content Marketer, Podcaster

Teague Cullen - Audio Engineer, Mixed Media Artist

KBOO Board Liason:

KBOO Staff Liason: Erin Yanke, Program Director