my very first kboo blog entry

Well, it's been about 2 months since I first started as PR & Outreach Coordinator here at KBOO. Time sure whizzes by when you're having fun and outreaching! I do believe that I started at the busiest time possible for the department, with immediate rites of initiation granted at Pride Weekend and the annual Waterfront BluesFest. The summer isn't over yet so lots more fun stuff to go...

Remix? Rap? It all goes back to Jamaica!


King Tubby (born Osbourne Ruddock, 1941-89) was a Jamaican audio engineer. He got his start by running a sound system that blasted out the latest rock steady hits at rough-and-tumble street dances in late 60s Kingston. 

After he took on a second job as disc cutter at Treasure Isle studio, he spent his spare time there experimenting with remixes or “dubs” (from “double”) of hit songs. He liked the new sounds that he got and decided to press them on acetate plates to play at a dance. 

on zombies

I’ve been thinking about zombie movies, of which the twenty-first century has seen a resurgence. The zombie movie database lists nearly 1600 films since the year 2000, though that includes shorts, tv shows, and direct to video releases. Still, many of those have been quite successful theatrical features. In 2002, we got 28 Days Later, and this year its sequel, 28 Weeks Later. In 2004, we saw a remake of George Romero’s 1978 classic Dawn of the Dead, as well as the British horror comedy Shaun of the Dead.

Welcome to KBOO Community Radio's New Website!


KBOO is in the process of updating and expanding its web site. Over the next several months, you will see changes, additions and many more expanded services.  Below you will find news on the most recent changes.

If you have questions about the web site, please email your questions and comments to the web assistant, or call us at 503-231-8032 x211.

Celebrating the Spirit of Dave Carter

Today's show was about celebrating the life and music of one of my favorite singer songwriters--Dave Carter who died unexpectedly on July  19, 2001.  I was at the Vancouver Folk Festival in Vancouver BC (which had been a 10+ year summer pilgrimage every year, the highlight of my year). In fact, the first time I ever heard a Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer recording, 2 things were instant thoughts in my mind: 

1.  I have to get a copy of the song "The Mountain" to Joan Baez somehow and

2.  these folks HAVE to play the Vancouver Folk Festival.

your favorites?


If you have an IDEA for a future ROCKAHOLIC FEATURE, or just a SONG ID question, post it here.

We're in the Oregonian!

The KBOO Youth Collective will be featured in the Living Section of this Saturday's Oregonian, July 14th, 2007! Read all about us!

Subbing on Women's Soul this Sunday

I'll play all lady fronted bands this Sunday from 10-midnight, tune in!

First a word from Uncle Mort!


June 21 and this blog is now open for comment and further questions.

ICE Raid Resources


Friday June 22  from 6pm to 9pm there will be a community event James John Elementary School located at 7439 N.  Charleston Avenue, in the St. John’s area of Portland.  Many of the students at this elementary school had parents working at the Del Monte plant.  This event will be an opportunity to mobilize the community and to create an information pipeline that will help get information to our community faster.  There will also be a vigil to honor the imprisoned victims.

There will be a March Against the Raids, and in support of Immigrant Rights SUNDAY JUNE 24, at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement BUILDING, located at 511 NE BROADWAY in PORTLAND, at 2 pm. This has been Organized by the Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition, a group associated with the center for intercultural organizing.  You can find out more information about these events at or at 

Catholic Charities and El Programa Hispano have agreed to open two bank accounts to help families affected by the ICE raid.

The first account will be a general emergency assistance fund to help families that need food, diapers, or other types of emergency assistance.  The second account will be to provide assistance to families that need to pay private attorneys for representation in deportation hearings.  Those who wish to donate should send checks to

Catholic Charities
231 SE 12th St,
Portland, OR 97214

To donate to the first fund, please write RAID EMERGENCY FUND in the memo line of checks.  To donate to the second fund, please write RAID LEGAL FUND in the memo line of checks.  They  will also accept cash or check donations at 451 NW 1st St, Gresham, OR 97030

If you or someone you know has been affected by these raids, there are several places you can contact:  The New Sanctuary Movement can be reached at 503-203-4267

 For Emergency resources and shelter for affected families you can call Catholic Charities at 503-542-2855. 

 And For Resources for high school students with friends of family members detained during the raids, Project Return has offices at Marshall, Jefferson, Roosevelt High Schools.  The contact person is Jonathon Zook, you can reach him at 503-453-6466.

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