A Different Nature

A Different Nature Mission Statement: A Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art
A Different Nature is a curatorial program of genre-defying avant garde music and spoken word that champions historic and modern sound art and spotlights, new, emergent experimental music and audio art generally not heard anywhere else.
The program's format provides the space for deep listening to pieces not confined to pop song lengths and shows are generally focused on an artist, school of music or discipline, record label or art movement.

A Different Nature is a collaborative effort of the ADN Collective, who each curate a show every week on an informal rotating basis, or a group show, depending on the subject at hand.

A Different Nature was founded in the late Seventies by Richard Francis, who fearlessly championed new music and the unheard Avant Garde. His programs went into exhaustive detail on individual artists, labels and musical disciplines. He also spearheaded many important events on the air, such as the 2001 and 2008 Dada and Surrealism festivals that dominated the airwaves for days on end and involved many in the local avant garde community as well as many KBOO programmers.

Richard passed away in 2009 but it's our hope to carry on with his mission of introducing listeners to unheard new music as a collective of his collaborators and listeners.

Long live Papa Dada!

Airs every Monday from 8 to 10 PM

Episode Archive

A Different Nature on 06/07/10

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Mon, 06/07/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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"Language is a virus from outer space" ~William S. Burroughs
Saluton,  Kiel vi fartas?  Ĉinokte sur MALSAMA NATURO (A DIFFERENT NATURE)  ni far montr kie ĉiuj materialoj estas en artefarita kaj falsaj lingvoj kiel Esperanto, Zeuhl, kaj tiaaĵo(j). Aŭskult Lundon vespere de ok ptm al dek.

A Different Nature on 06/07/10

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Mon, 06/07/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Ersatz Ergot: The Invention of Language in Music

The Different Nature Collective presents Ersatz Ergot, the invention of language in music.

Two hours of invented language: Esperanto - once optimistically hailed as the unifying universal language; Kobaïan - the invented language from French progressive rock band Magma; Molemot - the resultant language of miscegenation of the two races of The Resident's Mole mythos; the wordless stylings of Jaap Blonk, Christian Bök, Mike Patton - as well as classic works by Kurt Schwitters and more.

Espero vi povas aliĝi al ni!

A Different Nature on 05/24/10

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Mon, 05/24/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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New Music for Gamelan
On Monday May 24, A Different Nature will focus on  new music for Gamelan.  You will hear works by North American composers for both Javanese and Balinese style gamelan ensembles (and some non-Indonesian instruments). Featured composers  include David Demnitz, Ron George, Michael O'Neill, Wayne Vitale, and Evan Ziporyn.  Ensembles: Gamelan Son of Lion (New York), Gamelan Pacifica (Seattle), Gamelan Sekar Jaya (San Franciso) and Gamelan Madu Sari (Vancouver, BC).  
This week's host: Andy Hosch

A Different Nature on 05/17/10

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Mon, 05/17/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:10pm
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Brian Eno: The Art Rock Years

On tonight's A Different Nature we are pleased to present the first of two Brian Eno specials.

A Different Nature on 05/17/10

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Mon, 05/17/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Brian Eno: The Art Rock Years

On tonight's A Different Nature we are pleased to present the first of two Brian Eno specials.

A Different Nature on 05/10/10

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Mon, 05/10/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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NAKED vOICE

NAKED VOICE - Tonight we listen to the voice as a solo instrument.. with almost no accompanimnent or electronics, and mostly stearing clear of spoken word and closer to sound-poetry, avant acappella and other forms of music/non-music that uses only the voice. From the soothing to the jarring, from the humorous to the sinister and scary.. we might listen to such artists as Joan La Barbara, Jaap Blonk, Diamanda Galas, Henri Chopin, Junko, Demetrio Stratos, Tamia, Prima Materia, and Lexie Mountain Boys.  

A Different Nature on 04/19/10

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Mon, 04/19/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Music of contemporary Iranian composers.
Monday, April 19, 2010 8-10 pm
A Different Nature will present electroacoustic music from Iranian composers
Alireza Mashayekhi, Ata Ebtekar, and Shahrokh Yadegari.
This week's host: Andy Hosch

 

A Different Nature on 03/22/10

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Mon, 03/22/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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Ice music by Terje Isungset.

Music of Terje Isungset: A Norwegian composer and performer who, in recent years, creates music with instruments made solely from ice. By necessity they are played in sub-freezing temperatures.  Dress warmly for this broadcast. Hosted by Dr. Zomb.

A Different Nature on 03/01/10

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Mon, 03/01/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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A Different Nature Presents: Wire Music

On this week's A Different Nature, we present Wire Music, the otherwise unheard symphony of powerlines, telephone lines and high tension lines, and the interactions with wind, sunlight or human hands.

We'll hear the works of Australian composer Alan Lamb and his multi-volume works dealing with recording miles and miles of telephone wires in the Outback. We'll hear the haunting sounds of an abandoned WWII radar installation, courtesy of English artist Richard Harrison's album Drone Hill 225 and we'll also hear the architectural/acoustic contructs of artists O & A.

A Different Nature on 02/15/10

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Mon, 02/15/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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A look at The BBC Radiophonics Workshop

Coming up on A Different Nature, a look at The BBC Radiophonics Workshop.
Although best known today as the creators of the Dr. Who theme, The Radiophonics Workshop supplied delightfully strange music and sound effects for British radio, television and films for the better part of 40 years.
We'll take a look at their work, as well as some interviews and other ephemera from these Alchemists of Sound. Hosted by Rich L. and Nate M.

Audio

Interview With Negativland's Mark Hosler

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Mon, 08/25/2014
Dr. Zomb of Dr. Zomb's Stereo Obscura and Rich of Radio Lost and Found interview Negativland founding member Mark Hosler.
Mark called in all the way from North Carolina to discuss Negativland history, their upcoming show in Portland on the 29th, their upcoming new album It's All In Your Head and other mysteries.

richard's records

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Mon, 03/25/2013

This time on A Different Nature, we delve into the program's past, and play gems from founder Richard Francis' own record collection.  It's KBOO's spring membership drive, so A Different Nature listeners will have the opportunity to pledge their support for the station during the program. We have special thank-you gifts to offer new or renewing members: copies of the CD "Hendrix Uncovered: New Music Inspired by Jimi Hendrix", donated by March Music Moderne & Bob Priest.

  • Length: 119:47 minutes (164.51 MB)
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Interview with Homer Flynn of The Residents

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Mon, 02/18/2013

 For forty years, the San Francisco Avant-Garde band The Residents have basked in relative obscurity, much of it self-imposed. Their earliest modus operandi had them creating works under their 'theory of obscurity', first coined by N. Senada, who may or may not be an actual person. One aspect of the theory is that a work is created with the intent of never releasing a work until every participant has forgotten about it - or something like that.

Another aspect of the Residents is that they've kept their real identity a secret for many decades, with a few people speaking on their behalf in a business capacity who may or may not be Residents themselves.. Hmmm..

We did, however, manage to get Homer Flynn, The Resident's creative director and visual Major Domo on the phone, while he was, uh, helping the band on the Eastern leg of their Wonder of Weird 40th Anniversary tour.

Homer was more than generous with his time and lots of questions get answered, including a long-time rumour around KBOO's history.

But I'll let you listen to that yourself.

 

ADN 9/17/2012 CAGE CENTENARY PROGRAM 3

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Mon, 09/17/2012

ADN 9/17/2012 CAGE CENTENARY PROGRAM 3 / host: dj what the!@#%*! 

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A Different Nature 4/30/2012 featuring Derek Ecklund

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Mon, 04/30/2012

Interview with Edward Ka-spel of the Legendary Pink Dots

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Mon, 11/22/2010

Kathy, Dr Zomb & Rolf interviewed Edward Ka-Spel of the Legendary Pink Dots for A DIFFERENT NATURE. We conducted the interview at the Doug Fir a couple hours before they performed and aired it on ADN that night. Also thanks to Crystal for digital audio editing before the interview aired.

Playlists

A Different Nature playlist for 12/15/2008

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12/15/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:02--Steve Reich--It's Gonna Rain--Early Works--Nonesuch
8:19--Come Out--
8:32--Clapping Music--
8:37--Four Organs--Four Organs/Phase Patterns--New Tone
8:53--Violin Phase--(vinyl)--Live/Electric Music--Columbia
9:17--Piano Phase--Early Works--Nonesuch
9:37--Phase Patterns--Four Organs/Phase Patterns--New Tone
9:54--Pendulum Music--OHM--1948-1980--Ellipis Art
----(the early gurus of electronic music)

A Different Nature playlist for 12/08/2008

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12/08/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:03--MCMaguire--Got That Crazy Latin/Metal Feeling--Meta-Conspiracy--Tzadik
8:32--Alvin Curran--Mango Tango--Toto Angelica--ReR MEGACORP
8:35--We Gotta Wait For The Light--T A--
8:44--Big Bad Guy--T A--
8:46--It's Not My Fault--T A--
9:11--Someone to Watch Over What--Our Ur--Rossbin Production
9:23--MCMaguire--A Short History of Lounge--Meta-Conspiracy--Tzadik
9:56--Alvin Curran--Rue de la Gar 76--Our Ur--Rossbin Production

A Different Nature playlist for 12/01/2008

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A Different Nature
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12/01/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Francis Dhomont--8:02--Frankenstein SymphonyFrankenstein SymphonyAsphodel/Sombient
9:06--ChiaroscuroAcousmatrix VIII-IXBVHaast
9:23--Meteores
9:36--Lettre de SarajevoJalonsEmprientes DIGITales IMED
9:57Studio de Nuit

A Different Nature playlist for 11/24/2008

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11/24/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
8:02Dadayama!!!Walter MehringCD#2
8:16Dada DisgustTristan TzaraCD#3
8:19Sketch of the Human BodyPaul NougeNA
8:22Dada News BulletinPer FarerengCD#1
8:23Such A Divine SoulLouis AragonCD#2
8:34Among The Happy FewPaul EluardCD#3
8:35Free UnionAndre BretonCD#3
8:38Dada News Bulletin RemixCrystal Leighty & Broken HoursCD#1
8:42The Swallow's TesticleJean (Hans) ArpNA
8:49Kid's Spam404 & Georgia HoskinsCD#1
8:52 -- performer Petr KotikSculpture MusicalMarcel DuchampDOG W/A BONE
9:00KBOO Dada Newsvarious & Ani HainesCD#1
9:30The General Suicide AgencyJacques RigautCD#1
9:32Free Union RememberedAndre Breton &n Broken HoursNA
9:35Dada Spam Remix404 & Georgia Hoskins & Broken HoursCD#1
9:36EuphorismsJulien TormaCD#2
9:45Dada Spam Remix404 & Georgia Hoskins & Broken HoursCD#1
9:55This Heart That Hated WarRobert DesnosNA

With one exception, all of the material on this show was performed and produced by KBOO volunteers.  Some of the material is available on three CDs which are available as gifts when you contribute to KBOO membership, 1 CD for each $40. 

The columns indicate time, title, author, CD designation (#1, #2, or #3) if available on CD.

The three CDs are:

#1 -- NEWS, NEWS BULLETINS AND ADVERTISING

#2 -- PLAYS AND GROUPS READINGS

#3 -- INDIVIDUAL VOCAL PROSE AND POETRY

NA -- Not Available

A Different Nature playlist for 11/17/2008

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11/17/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Benjamin Lew and Steven BrownCrammed Disc
8:02 (BL & SB)Les Autres, TousDouzieme Journee: Le Verbe, La Parure, L'Amour
8:08 (BL & SB)EtenduA Propos D'un Paysage
8:13 (BL)La Magnifique AlcooliqueCompiled Electronic Landscapes
8:16 (BL)Regardez EncoreComp. Elect. Landscapes
8:19 (BL & SB)Qu Sujet D'un PaysageA Propos D'un Paysage
8:23 (BL & SB)Aveugle, DepuisDouzieme Journee
8:28 (BL & SB)De L'autre Cote du FleuveDouzieme Journee(also on Lew's Landscape)
8:32 (BL & SB)Profondeurs des Eaux des LaquesA Propos D'un Paysage(also on Lew's Landscape)
8:35 (BL)Ce Qu'elle Voulait Que J'entendeComp. Elect. Landscapes
8:39 (BL)Les Traces D'un PontComp. Elect. Landscapes
8:42 (BL & SB)Une Telle RichesseA Propos D'un Paysage
8:46 (BL & SB)Nouvelles ObservationsA Propos D'un Paysage
8:51 (BL)Joyeux Regrets ImprecisComp. Elect. Landscapes
8:54 (BL & SB)MomentsA Propos D'un Paysage(also on Lew's Landscape)
8:58 (BL & SB)Face a Ce Qui Se DerobeA Propos D'un Paysage
9:02 (BL)Le Sentiment de La CouleurComp. Elect. Landscapes
9:06 (BL)Tori, Pres de La SoierieComp. Elect. Landscapes
9:09 (BL & SB)Elle AvancaDouzieme Journee
9:12 (BL & SB)Il, Les Quitta a L'aubeDouzieme Journee
9:18 (BL & SB)Bamako ou AilleursDouzieme Journee(also on Lew's Landscape)
9:22 (BL)Comme Tout Embue, Tout DanseComp. Elect. Landscapes
9:26 (BL & SB)Les Enormes Et Pourtant InvisiblesA Propos D'un Paysage
9:30 (BL & SB)S'IgnorerA Propos D'un Paysage
9:34 (BL & SB)I'Ile, L'HotelDouzieme Journee
9:37 (BL & SB)Dans Les JardinsDouzieme Journee(also on Lew's Landscape)
9:45 (BL & SB)Le Vie AussiA Propos D'un Paysage
closer (BL)Partout de SableComp. Elect. Landscapes

A Different Nature playlist for 11/10/2008

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11/10/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Philip JeckTouch
8:04I Just Wanted to KnowSurf
8:11TiltingSurf
8:17Now You Can Let Go7
8:251986 (Frank Was 70)Surf
8:32Wipe7
8:36Wholesome7
8:44Veil7
8:53Museum7
9:00Spirits UpSurf
Philip Jeck & Janek SchaeferSongs for EuropeAsphodel
9:11Kerameikos
9:20Acropolis Now
9:30Istanbul Drift
9:38Song for Europe
9:41Aegean Tea
closerTaxim

A Different Nature playlist for 11/03/2008

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11/03/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Andrew HoschEpitoniumwww.timbuktunes.com
8:04Birds of the Minds OceanElectro Acoustic Biomes
8:12Lost In Migration #1Lost In Migration
8:26Lost In Migration #2
8:51In The Mists
9:18Les Grands OiseauxBicycles & Birds

A Different Nature playlist for 09/11/2008

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09/11/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
CassetteboyFly me to New YorkThe Parker Tapes`Barry's Bootlegs
Ure ThrallPremonition 9/117"Drone
Zbigneiw Karkowski/tesuo FurudateConsolidated WorldWorld as WillStaalplaat
SandHelicopterUltrasonic SeraphimWorld Serpent
Daphne OramIncidental Music for InvasionOramicsParadigm
Pierre BouchetHopscotchSale TimbaleSuicide Commercial
Jacques BerocalConsiel des MinistiresAn Afflicted Mans Musica BoxUnited Dairies
Nurse With WoundSwansongA Missing SenseWorld Serpent
Lily GreenhamCirculationLingual MusicParadigm
Wim Mertens/Soft VerdictWhisper MeMaximizing the AudienceLes Disques Crepsecules

Filled in for Richard for a surprise night on A Different Nature... started off with a 9/11 theme and then went somewhere else

A Different Nature playlist for 08/06/2008

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A Different Nature
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08/06/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Alvin Curran--composer; Daan Vandewalle--pianistInner Cities #4 (in memoriam Lou Harrison)Inner Citiesharmonia mundi--LONG DISTANCE
Inner Cities #6 (for Jed Distler)
Inner Cities #10 (for Daan Vandewalle)
Inner Cities #7 (for Trisha Brown)

A Different Nature playlist for 07/24/2008

Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
07/24/2008
ArtistTitleAlbumLabel
Alvin Curran--composer, Daan Vandewalle--pianoInner Citties #1 (for Ernstalbrecht Stiebler)Inner Citiesharmonia mundi -- LONG DISTANCE
Inner Cities #8 (for Eve Egoyan)
Inner Cities #2 (in memoriam Steve Lacy)
Inner Cities #11 Aglio, Oglio, Peperoncino Blues (for Frederic Rzewski)

Comments

A Tribute to PANDIT PRAN NATH

 

http://www.soundmaps.net/pandit_pran_nath.html

A Different Nature playlist for 08/22/2011

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A DIFFERENT NATURE presents

 A TRIBUTE to PANDIT PRAN NATH --

A 3 HOUR special on A Different Nature (To read more about Pandit Pran Nath and the American avant-garde underground, here is an excellent article -- http://www.bidoun.org/magazine/20-bazaar/lord-of-the-drone-pandit-pran-nath-and-the-american-underground-by-alexander-keefe/.) 

The first 2 hours were dedicated to 4 compositions --4 Portland area composers offering their piece in tribute to or inspired by Pandit Pran Nath

1.  Air Objects by John Berendzen   24:30

2.  Planetary Sine Wave Organ by Derek Ecklund  30:30

3.  Referent  by Scott Goodwin  24:00

4.  Raindrop Garden by Matt Carlson  10:00     

The last hour of the broadcast was indeed very special, even historic, as Michael Stirling sang/performed a raga live in the KBOO studios with accompaniment from Derek Ecklund and Kelly Jennings, each playing a tambura, and Aran Adams on tablas.

Here's what Michael had to say about this raga:  "i dedicate my offering to Shamsudin Faridi Desai, a music family friend from Dehli who passed on 8/16 - one of the last living masters of the Binkar in the tradition of Mian Bande Ali Khan - the great Binkar of the Kirana tradition.  He and sarangi virtuoso and Khalifa of the Kirana Gharana, Ustad Hafizullah Khan were inspiriations and their classical music will never be duplicated - as Terry Riley said of Faridi, a Ghandarva!

To listen, enjoy, and paint the inside of your mind with peace and the walls of your home with a deep resonant ommmmmmmmmmmm, click on this : http://www.soundmaps.net/pandit_pran_nath.html

have a nice trip.

A Tribute to PANDIT PRAN NATH

 

http://www.soundmaps.net/pandit_pran_nath.html

A Different Nature playlist for 08/22/2011

Categories:
Program name: 
A Different Nature
Air date: 
08/22/2011

 

 

 

A DIFFERENT NATURE presents

 A TRIBUTE to PANDIT PRAN NATH --

A 3 HOUR special on A Different Nature (To read more about Pandit Pran Nath and the American avant-garde underground, here is an excellent article -- http://www.bidoun.org/magazine/20-bazaar/lord-of-the-drone-pandit-pran-nath-and-the-american-underground-by-alexander-keefe/.) 

The first 2 hours were dedicated to 4 compositions --4 Portland area composers offering their piece in tribute to or inspired by Pandit Pran Nath

1.  Air Objects by John Berendzen   24:30

2.  Planetary Sine Wave Organ by Derek Ecklund  30:30

3.  Referent  by Scott Goodwin  24:00

4.  Raindrop Garden by Matt Carlson  10:00     

The last hour of the broadcast was indeed very special, even historic, as Michael Stirling sang/performed a raga live in the KBOO studios with accompaniment from Derek Ecklund and Kelly Jennings, each playing a tambura, and Aran Adams on tablas.

Here's what Michael had to say about this raga:  "i dedicate my offering to Shamsudin Faridi Desai, a music family friend from Dehli who passed on 8/16 - one of the last living masters of the Binkar in the tradition of Mian Bande Ali Khan - the great Binkar of the Kirana tradition.  He and sarangi virtuoso and Khalifa of the Kirana Gharana, Ustad Hafizullah Khan were inspiriations and their classical music will never be duplicated - as Terry Riley said of Faridi, a Ghandarva!

To listen, enjoy, and paint the inside of your mind with peace and the walls of your home with a deep resonant ommmmmmmmmmmm, click on this : http://www.soundmaps.net/pandit_pran_nath.html

have a nice trip.

A new song for your show

 http://www.boyjah.net/music/LoveMe2.mp3

Archived shows?

I loved the show today and read about the history of the show and about Richard.  Are there any archived Richard Francis shows?  I feel bereft i am so late to this party!

 

Ben

Thank you!

Tuned in on my way home from work. I don't usually get to listen but tonight I did and I'm sooooooo glad I found this show! I love gamelan. Love love it. Thank you!!!!

 

 

Experimental music show

Hello, I am a portland experimental music artist and would like to know how to get my music on Kboo. Thanks

-Electriqu Quid

Program submission forms are

Program submission forms are available at the station, 20 SE 8th Ave. You can also call Program Director Chris Merrick at (503) 231-8032. This is assuming you've already gone through volunteer orientation and FCC training....

music submissions

Is this the official KBOO music submission
"protocol"?
-OR-

Can I send a cd with some music on it ?

 

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