Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!!

A show with a goal to address the sociopolitical issues pertaining to Afrikan peoples in this country (black people), from a younger person's perspective.

The discussions will be combined with positive and political music of various genres, as composed and performed by a long line of descendants. It will feature book highlights, guests who contribute to pro-activity in their respective communities and an opportunity for the listening community to become involved in conversations, by calling in. Let's liberate our minds through the airwaves!!

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guess who's coming to radio??!!

Air date: 
Thu, 03/19/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
films (and how they've shaped us), plus issues which face us today...

tonight on 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' we will be honoring the aural element of cinema: the score/soundtrack!!! let us take you make or engage you in sounds you've never heard before!!! we will also be playing some trailers from films as well!

and we will be discussing the possibility of a congressional vote on making home gardens illegal; as well as a vote here to close down a successful charter school. and yes.... there was another un-necessary shooting by police of an innocent black person, and we will discuss that! what are YOUR thoughts?

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 02/26/09

Air date: 
Thu, 02/26/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
a look at motown records and it's 50 years of existence.

tonight we will look at the label once touted as being the 'sound of young america'- motown records.  motown has turned 50 years old, and we will look at the complex histories, the successes, and the struggles.  also, we will air some on-the street answers about what motown means to people, as well as get calls from YOU!  if you want to e-mail what the label means to you, you can do that here before the evening of the show.  there will be, of course, motown music, from its infancy to its present. 

stay tuned!!!

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 02/19/09

Air date: 
Thu, 02/19/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
the state of 'black rock': interview with rob fields of

tonight we will speak with rob fields of and explore the histories and present states of black people in 'rock music'.  we will look at the political over-and undertones of musicians, from little richard to the isley brothers, to bad brains, right on down to mos def.  also, even though rock music is a direct descendent of blues and gospel musics, in lieu of the way its changed over the years; do black people still have a place in it? 

stay tuned!!!  if you have any questions for mr. fields you can post them through this page. 

guess who's coming to radio??!!

Air date: 
Thu, 12/18/2008 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
a look at the state of modern black radio.

This is part two of a two-part KBOO 40th anniversary special, taking a look at the state of modern black radio, as well as its histories...  There will be interviews, musings and clips...  Call in with your narratives...!

guess who's coming to radio??!!

Air date: 
Thu, 12/11/2008 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
this is part one of a two-part 40th anniversary special...

this evening we are going to have a program in honor of the life of George Page, who was said to have begun the public affairs department at KBOO; he was also integral in creating the character of 'black radio' here...  there will be interviews, reminiscing, and of course, words from Mr. Page himself...

guess who's coming to radio??!! on 09/17/08

Air date: 
Wed, 09/17/2008 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Short Description: 
art as liberation: part 2

tonight we will be looking at art in alignment with active-ism, connecting it with the speeches of ossie davis.

guess who's coming to radio??!! on 09/10/08

Air date: 
Wed, 09/10/2008 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Short Description: 
art as liberation: part one

tonight we will be the first of two parts: the first of which we'll be looking at the film 'the wiz' from a socio-political viewpoint, in between tracks from both the film and broadway renditions of the soundtrack.

next week (part two) we will be looking at art in alignment with active-ism, connecting this with the sppeches of ossie davis.

guess who's coming to radio??!! on 08/20/08

Air date: 
Wed, 08/20/2008 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Short Description: 
a celebration of michael jackson's 50 years on this planet!!!

of course... we will be celebrating the GREATEST ARTIST TO EXIST ON THE FACE OF THE PLANET (after THE GREATEST ONE, STEVIE WONDER), michael joseph jackson!!! this year he is celebrating his 50 years on this earth, and we would be remiss to not help him do that... but we’re doing it a bit early! come celebrate with us, and hear the greatest in live performances, rare gems, and classic cuts! also, there is going to be an interview with aphrodite jones, author of the michael jackson conspiracy!!! we will celebrate in style, in a way that is only deserving of the MJ!!! as michael says, SHAMON!!!

guess who's coming to radio??!! on 08/13/08

Air date: 
Wed, 08/13/2008 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Short Description: 
jaleel shaw is coming... to radio!!

east coast-based saxophonist jaleel shaw will be on to discuss his latest album, 'optimism', and yes, there will be talks abrout bridging the generational gap through music.  stay tuned... 


"Jaleel Shaw, alto saxophonist, has performed with such world class artists as Clark Terry, Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Arturo Sandoval, Nicholas Payton, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, and the Count Basie Orchestra. He is currently a member of the Charles Mingus Big Band, the JazzReach education group, and performs in various clubs in New York City and abroad with various groups, including the Jaleel Shaw Quintet."

guess who's coming to radio??!! on 08/06/08

Air date: 
Wed, 08/06/2008 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Short Description: 
the rogue librarian makes an appearance!!!

james moore, who works at the north portland library, will stop by and discuss books, music and youth, and why people call him 'strange'...


Chris (guest for 9-10-09)

Hi Jamilah,
Loved the show tonight - I was really struck by Chris' story and how ridiculously the Portland police handled his situation.  It makes me concerned for the future of civic-minded organizations like Copwatch and NoPo Cop Stop which exist to do exactly what Chris was doing - observe & record police conduct and provide that record as a defense to the people who police accuse of wrongdoing. 

Would it be possible for KBOO to post tonight's show or, at least, the fifteen minutes that Chris spoke about his encounter with Portland police on your webpage or myspace page?  I would be very interested to listen to it again and pass it along to my friends at Copwatch, if that is okay.  I believe the segment ranged between 8:45 pm - 9:00 pm.  Please feel free to e-mail me with a response - it would be great to hear from you.  Thank you very much for your help, and keep up the excellent work!


Hey I love motown and motown history and it is sorta at the top of my list of interests right now, so if I wanted to offer some insight into your upcoming program, what is the protocol? Is there any way to get involved?


yes, i am actually planning to do another show on motown; i didn't get to fit everything i wanted to fit into the show... my plan is to do something in april. i would like to go more in depth about what i was touching on in the last show... is it possible for a 'person of colour' to be successful in america and not sacrifice or compromise their beliefs? i want to do more in-depth conversations/interviews about that.

i am constantly welcoming people to get involved and have some input for the show, so that is wonderful that you are interested!!! what sorts of things were you thinking about?

speak soon,


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