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Corvallis Translator Update


Corvallis Listeners: We are aware of the issues with the Corvallis translator and are currently working to resolve the problem.We are sorry for any inconvenience this may be causing you and other loyal listeners in the Corvallis - Albany area. We hope to have the problem fixed soon and will be posting updates on the website as we are able too.
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Two special events with Hasan Salaam in Celebration of Black History Month

KBOO is proud to sponsor two special Black History events at Portland State University, on Thursday February 21st featuring east coast emcee, educator and community organizer Hasan Salaam. First is a multi-media presentation on the history of Black music titled, “ From Spiritual to Hip Hop. “ this will take place at Noon at the  Smith Memorial Union on the 2nd floor. The second event  is a hip hop show with local progressive artists, Siren’s Echo and March 4th. This will happen at 7pm at the Food For Thought Café in the basement of the Smith Memorial Union.

That’s two special events with Hasan Salaam in Celebration of Black History Month. On Thursday February 21st at Portland State University. More information can be found at k

New Jazz Releases February 8


New Jazz Releases February 2


Jazz Tracking 2/1/13

Patricia Barber            Smash                Concord
LaVerne Butler            Love Lost and Found        HighNote
George Cables            My Muse            HighNote
Denise Donatelli            Soul Shadows            Savant

Lots to Listen To! Upcoming Programming Specials

There is always a lot going on under the roof here at KBOO, and sometimes it's hard to know what's happening! Here are a few highlights I'm looking forward to in the next few weeks:

Monday Feb 4th Fortunato will be hosting the Three Ring Circus that is the Monday Sampler! Between 2pm and 4pm we'll squeeze in 2 live band, Raf and We are Like the Spider, as well as a visit from Pinball Keith!

Later on February 4th , Karen James of the Prison Pipeline Collective will speak with Shannon Wight, from the Partnership for Safety & Justice and Karen Meurer, Phoenix Rising Transitions, to discuss the newly released Oregon Public Safety Commission's report and recommendations for prison reform.

PNCA Benefit Art Auction, February 22nd, 6:00 pm

5th Annual PNCA Benefit Art Auction
February 22nd, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Vestas Wind Systems
1417 Northwest Everett Street

KBOO is a proud sponsor of the Pacific Northwest College of Arts 5th Annual Art Auction. This event, with support of auction house Bonhams, will feature a cocktail reception preceding a professional auction of fine art.
Proceeds from the auction directly support student scholarships. PNCA awards $4 million in scholarship support each year and reflects the College’s commitment to accessibility and affordability – particularly in this economically challenging environment when many students and families are struggling to manage the cost of higher education. 

Winterfolk XXV, February 2nd, 7:00 pm

Winterfolk XXV
February 2nd, 7:00 pm
Aladdin Theater 3017 SE Milwaukie, Portland

KBOO is thrilled to be a sponsor for the 25th Anniversary Winterfolk concert, Portland’s largest folk music event and a special benefit for Sisters Of The Road.

For this special 25th Anniversary Winterfolk concert, Peter Yarrow, world-renowned singer/songwriter, author and social activist is headlining the event. Other performers featured at this gala 25th anniversary concert will include:
•    The Rite of Spring, a folk revival group that has performed together for over 40 years, and who have been part of Winterfolk since the early days.
•    Beth Wood, an exciting, nationally respected touring artist from Eugene.

The Pulp Sampler, February 2nd, 10:30 pm

PULP DICTION IV – “The Pulp Sampler”
February 2nd, 10:30 pm
Brody Theater, 16 NW Broadway

KBOO is a proud sponsor of “The Pulp Sampler”, six 10-minute plays presented by the Pulp Stage during the Fertile Ground Festival of New Works.

Tickets are $15.00... Get $5.00 cash back + chocolate with survey at the show! Seating limited: Online reservations are highly recommended. Go to Best suited for mature audiences.

Heart Light 2013, February 2nd, 7:30 pm

Heart Light 2013
Saturday, February 2nd, 7:30 – 10:30 pm
Gem Studio 1110 NE Glisan

KBOO is excited to be a sponsor of the 3rd Annual Heart Light music event – an evening with Omiza River & special guest Robert Zorn – with all proceeds going to support the pre-K to 3rd grade outdoor immersion school, Mother Earth School.

Tickets are $20 in advance at and $25 at the door.

This is an adults only, alcohol free music event – admission includes singing, kirtan, handmade desserts, tea and your choice of reiki, acupuncture, yoga, massage or I Ching. There will be an auction of local services and a coastal cabin raffle.

More detailed event info can be found

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