List of Programs

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A Different Nature

Every Monday from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM.   --> Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art A Different Nature Mission Statement: A Sustained Explorations of New, Experimental Music and Sonic Art A Different Nature is a curatorial program of genre-defy... Read more

Active Listening

 The Seamstress of Sound is sure to keep you active.  Like artist page "Active Listening With the Seamstress Of Sound" on Facebook for updates and sneak peaks on ticket giveaways!  If you are groovin to this music please comment on the Kboo site-Your feedback is important!   Read more


Produced for Africa-O-Ye!
  ---> Every Thursday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. African music 1st Thursday -  Konah Hall 2nd Thursday - Andy Hosch 3rd Thursday - Mike Johnson 4th Thursday -  Henri Mandekor 5th Thursday - TBA ... Read more

Alright Airwaves

Every Other Monday Morning Midnight to 3am   It's Monday Morning at Midnight...and I promise... Everything's gonna be alright! Join DJ Abeni Z and her collection of various and sundry sounds floating over the air. Requests alway appreciated at 503-231-8187 or email her di... Read more

Alternative Radio

Every Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Alternative Radio, established in 1986, is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the US, Canada, Europe and beyond. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently igno... Read more

An Evening of Afrotainment

  ---> Every Saturday from 7:00 PM to 10:00pm. Music of the African diaspora by Black Artists...Worldwide. Black music is to U.S. music what Africa is to civilization... the cornerstone. Don't believe it? Just Listen. Join host Celeste Carey, aka Adiva, to hear music of... Read more

Armando Puentes

  ---> Every Sunday from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Playing the best in Tejano/Conjunto music and public affairs pertaining to the Latino community.  A little bit of funky Tejano mixed in with some traditional Conjunto as well as Mariachi music.  Offering some public affairs/is... Read more

Art Focus

  Every Tuesday from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Art Focus features interviews with artists, curators and critics. Lively voices talking about art, how it's made and sometimes even what it means. Page back through KBOO's schedule to find all the podcasts.   Please send inquir... Read more

Art Talk Bus Stop

Every fourth Wednesday from 11:00 am - 11:30 am Art Talk Bus Stop is a serial 30-minute podcast produced by a group of students and educators based out of Reynolds High School in Troutdale, OR, just outside of Portland. The students are enrolled in the Reynolds Gallery of ... Read more

Astral Traveling

  ---> Every Sunday from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Rare Grooves, Outernational Soundscapes past or present. Interviews and occasional Live DJ Sets.    Past guests: Phil Ranelin, Micheal White, Brian Auger, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Rob-Swift, Kid Named Miles, DJ Nobody, Derf Re... Read more


    Prepare for Take Off! AudioPilot is a designated timeslot for new volunteers to test out the airwaves or do a few one-off episodes with no pressure of commitment! AudioPilot will be on most 5th Thursdays and Fridays 8 PM to Midnight, and 5th Saturdays 10 PM to Midnig... Read more

Autonomy Hour

---> Every first and third Thursday from 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Eclectic/Global Read more

Back from USSR

Sundays 9:00am to 10:00am. This show alternates weekly with Italian Hour. This program will let the slavic community know about the latest news happening here in Oregon and the United States as well as listen to some music in their native language. The program will target ... Read more

Back To The Egg

  ---> Every first and third Sunday from 12:00 AM to 3:00 AM. New Wave hits of The Aughties, Saturday nights* from midnight to 3am here on KBOO.           Follow Back To The Egg on twitter for playlist and other pertinent info:   ... Read more

Between the Covers

  Every third and fifth Thursday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and every first, second and fourth Thursday from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM.   A weekly show featuring interviews with locally and nationally known authors of both fiction and non-fiction. Read more

Black As Folk

Black Book Talk

  Every first Thursday from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Monthly program featuring interviews and discussions of works by African American authors. Co-hosts Emma Jackson Ford, O B Hill and Patricia Welch review works in all genres by well-known and emerging authors. Occasional ... Read more

Bluegrass Marathon

Blues Junction

  ---> Every Saturday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.   Urban and country blues with R&B, soul, jazz, zydeco and classic rock.      Read more

Buscando America

  Every Tuesday from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Buscando América es un programa en español que se transmite por la Radio Comunitaria de KBOO en Portland OR. Transmitimos a través de las ondas radiales del  90.7 FM/Portland // 104.3FM/Corvaliss  //  91.9FM/Hood River. Y la re-... Read more

Calculated Conversation

Every Tuesday from 7-8p The "Calculated Conversation" Show Created By Your Host David Jefferson and Co-Hosted By fellow thinker Kan Jones. The show is named after one of the Chapters of David's upcoming Book entitled "Society Kollege". The goal of the "Calculated Conversat... Read more

Cascadia Coffeehouse

Tune in on Friday mornings for a variety of contemporary and traditional folk and roots music, with a focus on new releases and vintage favorites - every 2nd and 4th Friday from 5:30 - 7am.      Read more

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

The Festival has a long tradition of taking place on the third weekend of July in the majestic natural setting of Cathedral Park beneath the historic St. Johns Bridge. This festival is a free 3-day event that provides a very diverse audience the opportunity to enjoy " Jazz,... Read more

CeCe's Past Bedtime Show

chatrooms: an on-air radio comedy showcast

Every First Monday from 11- Midnight   an on air radio comedy showcase Read more

Comic Insights

Every 5th Monday from 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm Portland has helped produce and grow some of the most accomplished comedians around. Our local comedy scene has boomed and we are so lucky to be around for it! Join host Nick Harris, a manager at Helium Comedy club, as he talks to ... Read more


Every 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Friday from 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Counter-propaganda show produced by the media watchgroup FAIR. Read more

Culture in Motion with Mic Crenshaw

  Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 9:30am - 10am   Art, Culture, Politics, Education and Social Movements with Hip Hop as the guiding light with host Mic Crenshaw   **This program was formerly part of News From the BOO. For archived episodes pre-August 2019, see the New... Read more

Daily News Headlines

Democracy Now!

Every weekday from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The program is hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez and produced out of the Downtown Community Television Center, a community media center in New York City’s Chinatown. Democracy Now!... Read more

Disability Justice: An Everyday Pursuit in Survival

Every first Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. A monthly show interviewing people within the disability community. Read more

Ditch Digger

  ---> Every other Wednesday from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Desperate RPMs For Desperate People An eclectic slum of garage, R&B, doo wop, soul, punk...     Read more

Domingos para Recordar

  ---> Todos los domingos de 17:00 PM hasta que 18:30 PM.   Every Sunday from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM.     Gracias por escuchar y ya lo saben, a gozar de la vida que recordando es volver a vivir. Thank you for listening and you already know, remember to enjoy life because ... Read more

Dr. Zomb's Stereo Obscura

  ---> Every other Wednesday from 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Alternates weeks with Life During Wartime.   Offbeat sounds for talented listeners   Read more

Drinking from Puddles

  ---> Every other Wednesday from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Alternates weekly with Ditch Digger.  Music Read more

Ear to the Streets of Portland

  ---> Every first and third Thursday from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Tune-in to ‘Ear To The Streets of Portland’. This program contains music and content geared toward a frame of thought based on having an ear to the streets. As well as music of all genres in free-form specifi... Read more

Early Morning Gumbo

  ---> Every Tuesday from 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM.   A spicy mix of folk and acoustic music, much of which is connected to the American south, including (but not limited to) acoustic blues, Texas folk, Cajun, string band & Texas swing   Read more

Espiral Radio/ Spiral Radio

  ---> Every Tuesday from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM.  Cada Martes 1:30 PM  a 2:30 PM.  Spiral Radio Letters, Politics, Art and voices of expression.   Espiral Radio. Letras, Política, Arte y voces de expresión.   Read more

Evening News

    We are the non-corporate, volunteer-powered news you won't hear on commercial media. Call our out-of-office number at 971-245-2158 or e-mail: newsdirector [at] to learn how you can help report, produce, anchor, write and edit news at KBOO. About the KBOO... Read more

Fearless Frequency

Produced for Fearless Frequency
Every other Sunday night/ Monday morning from Midnight - 3am Fearless Frequency presented by The House of RIZATEK keeps the night going with New Wave, 80's and House music. RIZATEK DJ Jason Rizzitello brings you a blend of New Wave, Future Wave, Electro and 80's from midnig... Read more

Fight the Empire

  Every first and third Thursday from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM.  Connecting history with the latest world events We live in an empire that began 500 years ago with the European conquest of the Americas. This program looks at how the empire permeates our lives.   What are we... Read more

Film at 11

  –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Every Friday from 10:30 am - 11:00 am Panel reviewing the latest films, from the multiplex to the art houses to the Northwest Film Center, and streaming films.  Occasional special shows for seasonal or current events. Focus is on the ... Read more

First Voices Radio

Every Monday from 11a-12p. Rebroadcast on the 1st and 5th Wednesday from 6-7p. First Voices Radio focuses on global topics and issues of critical importance to the preservation and protection of Mother Earth presented in the voices and from the perspective of the original ... Read more


Every Tuesday and Wednesday  10-11am.    Investigative News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein from KPFA, community radio in Berkeley, California. Flashpoints is an award-winning daily investigative newsmagazine. Through original reports and some of the key investigative ... Read more

Folk Espresso

  ---> Every Monday from 5:30am to 7:00am.  First Monday: Diane Hunt Second Monday: Jonathan Lay Third Monday: Open Fourth Monday: Diane Hunt Fifth Monday: Gordy Euler Folk Espresso, early morning folk music to get your week started. Read more

Food Show

  3rd Wednesday at 11 AM. Do you eat? Then you'll love the KBOO Food Show. Airs on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 11 AM. At the Food Show on KBOO we'll keep you on top of the news and issues surrounding the food on your plate. We sit down and talk with thought le... Read more

Free Culture Radio

Produced for Free Culture Radio
  Drugs in society and society on drugs Third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Free Culture Radio is an examination of drugs, drug cultures, and the ineluctable, indelible, and indispensable influence of drugs on society. Free Culture Radio neither promotes... Read more

From the Grassroots

  ---> Every First and Third Friday from 8-10pm Read more

Grateful Dead and Friends

Good ol' Grateful Dead Every Saturday 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Host by week of the month: 1 - Matt (Rolling Thunder Review)  2 - Sun  3 - Andrew (Unbroken Chain)  4 - Phil G. (Forests of Fennario)   5 -   Christi 'Like' us on Facebook   Email us              { Read more

Gremlin Time

    Readings and Dramatic Presentations of Action & Mystery to Challenge the Intellectual. Humorous Narratives for the Serious Minded. Journeys of Discovery for those who are Lost. Sad Stories that make Deep People Happy. And Tales of Terror & Romance for the Too Comf... Read more

Hard Knock Radio

Every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.  We feature in-depth interviews and profiles with elected officials, community leaders, activists, Hip Hop artists and musicians. We give voice to community concerns and offer a unique forum to explore issues relevant... Read more


  Every 2nd Monday from 11:00am to 11:30am Information to make you healthier. You can subscribe to the Healthwatch podcast at---> And download audio for shows at: or for Ellen Goldsmith's shows on every secon... Read more

Heavy Metal Vomit Party

  ---> Airs Thursday 12:00am (midnight) to 3:00am . Alternates weekly with Pandæmonium. JUST RIFFS Heavy Metal Vomit Party is an attempt to provide an overview of heavy metal and its sub-genres, from its roots in hard rock from the late 60s to the more extreme modern st... Read more

Hey Betty!

Hey Betty! -Every first, third and fifth Wednesday 12:00AM- 3:00AM Each episode is built around naturally occurring themes that surface in conversations between Betty and a variety of beautiful and complex people. Relatable topics, ideas, dreams etc…are woven together with ... Read more


  ---> 2nd and 4th Friday nights/Saturday Mornings from Midnight to 3am. Hypnophobia The Hypnophobia collective presents our dear listeners with a variety of noises including: debate, Japanese d-beat, sound collages, hard core, cascadian metal, and whatever else our tiny... Read more

If I Knew What I Was Doing, I Would Stop

Every Other Monday Morning 3-5:30am Bob Pagani has been written about in People magazine and quoted in Time magazine. He has been seen on The Today Show, Oprah and numerous other TV shows. Several websites have run profiles on him as well. Having done all that, the only... Read more

Indigenous Power Hour

  Every last Thursday from 7pm-8pm Read more

Inside Washington County With Rob Solomon

Inside Washington County with Rob Solomon is an interview series designed to bring Washington County residents the information they need to fully engage with issues in their community. Like other counties in the Metro area, we have our own issues and concerns separate from ... Read more

International Womxn's Day

International Womxn's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Womxn's Day is a national holiday. Suffragettes campaig... Read more

Is It You Or Is It Me

  Every third Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Creating radical revolutions within ourselves through personal improvement Personal improvement leads to personal empowerment which leads to a higher level of creativity and happiness! On this show we will be interviewing loc... Read more

Islamic Point of View

On the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday from 8:00 am to 8:30 am, and a full hour 8 am to 9 am on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. Read more

Island Earth Radio

Island Earth Radio

Italian Hour

  ---> Sundays 9:00am to 10:00am. Italian music primarily from the 50s, 60s and 70s with occasional modern tunes.    This show alternates weekly with Muzafon.   Read more

Jazz in the Afternoon

  ---> Every other Wednesday, 2:00pm to 4:00pm Mainstream Jazz from the historic to the present Bob Riddle is continuing the 25-year KBOO tradition established by the late Jim Andrews, in Jim's spirit:  the very best in jazz music, from the historical to the present.  A... Read more

Jazz Lives!

  ---> Every Wednesday from 12:00pm - 2:00pm Jazz America's classical music served up with love.   Jazz of all stripes swingin smokin bluesy funky new and old but all good.   Lots of special guests from the jazz community local and international. I try to have an open ... Read more

Juneteenth Radio

Since the murder of George Floyd, the Civil Rights Movement of the World has come to the Forefront once again. Juneteenth Radio will be sharing, exploring, and reporting the latest stories, topics and situations currently going on Nationally in African-American/ Black Socie... Read more

Juneteenth Special

Special programming for Juneteenth Read more

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Kush

  --->   Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Kush is presented every Tuesday night by your host The Incredible Kid. Electronic folk and urban sounds from the global diaspora and the desh; an auditory map of the world with South Asia at the center.  Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Kush was founded in ... Read more

La Ruleta

  ---> The 2nd and 4th Friday of every month, 10:00pm to midnight.  Cada segundo viernes de cada mes. De 10 a 12 de la noche. Underground, alternative, non commercial, mainly Mexican, Latin American, Hispanic music.  La Ruleta (The Roulette) is a music show, sometimes in... Read more

La Voz Del Sabor

  ---> Every Sunday 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Todo lo que concierne a la comunidad latina. Obras de teatros, entrevistas, informaciones para la comunidad, entrevistas, todo lo que concierne a la comunidad  latina.   Everything that concernes the Latin community.  News, music,... Read more

Labor Radio

  Every Monday from 6:00pm to 6:30pm. Of the working class, by the working class and for the working class. Host schedule: 1st Mondays Coalition of Black Trade Unionists 2nd Mondays Stephen Siegel and Rachel Hanes 3rd Mondays Michael C... Read more

Lady Danger Does Her Thing

Vile, rough, delightful and Crass I grace the airwaves with deep cuts, missed connections, femme led conversations, lectures, and interviews every 1st and 3rd Friday at Midnight (or Saturday morning depending how you look at it.) Check out Hypnophobia every 2nd and 4th Fri... Read more

Lark In The Morning

  ---> Fridays from 5:30am to 7:00am, alternates weekly with Dawnbreaker's Breakdown. Folk Music to get your day started. Read more

Late Night BlueJazz Program

Porltand Jazz Nightlife features some of Portland’s best live Jazz shows including interviews of local musicians recorded by SJ & Adrienne for your enjoyment. Other music podcasts feature host SJ Oxendine as he takes you through basic blues and jazz tracks of his music col... Read more

Late Night BlueJazz Program

SJ Oxendine shares his Late night Blues and Jazz collection! Read more

Let's Talk about Race

Life During Wartime

  ---> Every Other Wednesday 10:00pm to midnight. Alternates weeks with Dr. Zomb's Radio Obscura.   DIY Punk and Hardcore, live bands, and shows listing for the Portland area Life During Wartime started in 1995, and is on every other Wednesday night from 10 pm until mid... Read more

Locus Focus

  Every Monday from 10:00am to 11:00am. A weekly conversation about our place on the planet. Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein talks with local, regional and national experts, activists and policy makers about climate change, food policy, land use, salmon restoration,... Read more

Madness Radio

  *New time!* Every 1st Friday from 10-10:30am Voices and Visions from Outside Mental Health What does it mean to be called "crazy" in a crazy world? Madness Radio: Voices And Visions from Outside Mental Health brings you personal experiences of 'madness' from beyond conv... Read more

Making Contact

Marvin's Room

Every 3rd Saturday from 10 pm - 12 am Helping the  NW Music community. Each episode feature a artist or group , and provides them a live platform to promote their art . The program divide the time between a live showcase  components. Read more

MattC & Wolfman's Variety Hour

Matt C and The Wolfman from Life During Wartime, are back with another weekend variety hour featuring all of the best punk and hardcore music! This episode will feature guest host Janie B. from the Portland punk band, All Hits. Read more


Every Wednesday 3-5:30am MEGAPOWERS is the show where Frsh Craig explores the intersections of jazz, funk, house, soul and r&b all in order to help the listener assume their ultimate form and get over the hump. Read more

MegaWave Radio

Every other Friday 12:00 am - 5:30 am. Current Jams and Throwback mixes with guest DJ's & Interesting hosts representing all types of culture. hip hop, r&b,soul, jazz sounds. Read more

MLK Day Special

More Reggae! 5th Sunday Reggae Special

More Talk Radio

  Every Monday from 8:00am to 9:00am. Call-in Talk Radio   Cecil and Celeste welcome your calls. This program is open to local, national and international issues ranging from poverty in Portland to politics in Africa.     Read more

Morning Glory Snap

Every other Monday from 3:00am to 5:30am Read more

Movin' On

  ---> Every Friday from 12:00pm (noon) to 1:30pm.   Folk, political, and women's music, both traditional and contemporary. A folk music collective, Don and Laurie love to feature live local and nationally known musicians! Music and conversations with an uplifting tilt. ... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood

Every 4th & 5th Friday from 11-12 Noon the children's show for reluctant adults Read more

Mujeres Bravas

  ---> Every Sunday from 12:00pm (noon) to 1:30pm. Latina Music Read more

Music from the True Vine

  ---> Every Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm. Bluegrass and Old Time Music We play the best of traditional and contemporary bluegrass and old time music, and we bring you information about local shows and festivals! First Saturday: Rachel and Justin Second Saturday: DAve Elliot... Read more

News and Public Affairs Day

 The best minds of our times. The most pertinent topics. Our most insightful programming. Brought to you as part of our Membership Drive.  Read more

News from the BOO

  Every other Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:00pm. An inside look at the goings-on at KBOO A weekly segment where we provide an inside look at the goings-on at KBOO, and give listeners a chance to weigh in on the priorities of the station. Read more

News In Depth

  Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:00pm. A deeper look behind the day's top stories KBOO News In Depth is a daily in-depth interview or feature on a story of significant interest to our listening audience.  These pieces focus on local, national or in... Read more

Noticias en español

Tenemos noticias al aire en español sobre el #COVID19, y otras noticias relevantes para la comunidad, de lunes a viernes y el domingo al mediodía. Sintonice KBOO en el 90. 7 FM y visite nuestro sitio web para escuchar y descargar las noticias. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour

  Every Monday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view. The Old Mole burrows down to the roots of the great issues of our time – the struggles of ordinary people for democratic and sustainable ways ... Read more

One Land Many Voices

  Every 4th Friday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.                   Exploring political, social and cultural issues affecting Palestine/Israel. Host Layla Kanaan explore political, social and cultural issues affecting Palestine/Israel and the conflict there from a human right... Read more

One Two, One Two

  --->   Every Sunday from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Hip Hop from all corners and blocks....   First Sunday : John Slaughter and Poetic License Second Sunday: Culture Light Beams w/DJ Ambush Third Sunday : with DJ ATM hailing from AZ ...Smashing records in a Gurp City trad... Read more

Pacific Underground

  Every first and third Friday 11am-12pm. Pacific Underground is a show for and by the Asians and Pacific Islander (API) communities There are nearly 225,000 APIs in Oregon. But in one of America’s whitest states, the issues that impact us simply aren’t covered. Imagine... Read more


  ---> Airs Wednesday nights midnight to 3:00am. Alternates weekly with Heavy Metal Vomit Party. Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heav'n. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n. Read more

Pastures of Plenty

  ---> Every Wednesday from 5:30am to 7:00am.  Traditional and Contemporary folk music Jack Bohl hosts first Wednesdays, Wayne and Will host 2nd Wednesdays,  Alex & Erica on  third Wednesdays,  John Risley, Steven Morrison 4th Wednesdays. Wayne Johnson 5th Wednesdays   Read more


  Every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM.   Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation. For over 25 years on KBOO, the Pathways interview program has offered lively, original conversations with leaders in personal and cultural tr... Read more

Persian Hour Art and Music Show

  Every Sunday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Every first Sunday: Radio Saba - hosted by Pari Parizad Every 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sunday: The Persian Hour: Persian Art and Music hosted by Bahram "Barry" Bahmanyar and DaVood Fatehi Read more


Annual bluegrass/old time/rock/indie festival at Pendarvis farm held in the first weekend of August. Read more

Plugged In

  ---> Every first and third Friday from 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Electronic music across the spectrum with recent releases, local artists, and guest DJs. DJ Tronic hosts the Plugged In show on KBOO the first and third Friday of each month from 10pm - 12am PST.  Tronic... Read more

Political Perspectives

  Every Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. News and views on current politics. Different hosts each week bring a variety of guests and topics. Read more

Popular Education

Every third Thursday from 7p-8p Hosted by Tammy Habteyes Read more

Portland General Eclectic

  ---> Every other Tuesdays from 3:00 AM to 5:30 AM. Alternates with Vinyl Pajama Party. Eclectic music programming   Fearlessly eclectic music programming with an emphasis on the jamband scene. From folk to funk, bluegrass to reggae, jazz to jam, it's like a music fe... Read more

Portland Jewish Hour

Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
  --->   Sundays 10-11am Pacific Time Jewish Music and Culture       Jewish, Yiddish, Ladino, Klezmer, Israeli, Mizrahi and Sephardic Music and Culture We'd love to hear from you. You can email us by clicking on our names at the top of the site.   * * * * *... Read more


  Every second, fourth, and fifth Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. LGBTQA public affairs Preference: a queer experiment in radio is KBOO's new program focusing on the LGBTQA community of Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas. We aim to provide space on the radio for me... Read more


Every 1st and 3rd Thursday from 9-9:30am. Every 2nd, 4th, and 5th Thursday from 9-10am.                                                                News you're not supposed to know Tune in at 9AM Thursdays for an anarcho-socialist viewpoint on everything from climate to... Read more

Prison Pipeline

Every Monday 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Connecting with the Community Inside. MISSION STATEMENT Prison Pipeline is a radio program dedicated to educating the public about the Oregon criminal justice system. Our goal is to present a unique understanding of the criminal justi... Read more

Radio Free Palestine

On May 15, 2019, GRC affiliates and Pacifica stations (like KBOO in Portland and WPFW in DC) will host in partnership with radio stations and producers across 5 continents Radio Free Palestine (RFP), a live radio marathon. KBOO will be airing RFP from 8am to 9pm PST.    Read more

Radio Lost and Found

  --->   Every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 10pm to 12 midnight Radio Lost and Found   "Attention Everyone.  The unpleasant noise you are about to hear coming from your radio is not a mistake. Please do not turn off your radio, but turn up the volume on your receiver as h... Read more


  Tune in to KBOO's Morning Radiozine for intriguing Public Affairs programming every Monday through Friday! A variety of intriguing Public Affairs programming Read more


Every 5th Friday from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm Read more

Reggae World

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Was every 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday from 3:00 am - 5:30 am, alternating with Megapowers (until August 2018). Ska, Roots, Dub, Dancehall, Lovers Rock & more ! Playing Local, Regional, National & International Artists. Will... Read more

Right To Survive

  Every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Confronting the housing crisis and organizing housing activists to address systemic inequalities Read more

Rip City Basement

Portland's local Hip Hop show, hosted by Brenboy, airs the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10 pm to midnight. Rip City Basement serves the local Hip Hop community of Portland, OR and surrounding areas. Each episode features 3 local artists or groups, and provides a platfor... Read more

Rise when the Rooster Crows

  ---> Every Thursday from 5:30am to 7:00am. First Thursday: Paul Roland Second Thursday: Gordy Euler Third Thursday: Paul Roland Fourth Thursday: Jonathan Lay Fifth Thursday: Steven Morrison   Traditional american music Folk and traditional musics from a variety of so... Read more

Rising Up With Sonali

  Every Friday from 6p-7p Rising Up with Sonali is an all-women run Radio and Television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. The radio program airs on Pacifica stations KPFA and KPFK, and several affiliate st... Read more

Roots of Rock and Roll

  --->   Every Friday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.   Vintage Recordings from the Birth Of Rock N' Roll.     Rare & Vintage recordings of Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues, Rockabilly and "Doo-Wop" from the "Birth Of Rock N' Roll" thru the 50's and early 60's.  With your alternating... Read more

Rose City Native Radio

  Every Thursday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.  Rose City Native Radio Rose City Native Radio is a native youth music and public affairs show that airs every Thursday 6-7PM. It features local and national native issues and contemparary native music.  For updates and more info ... Read more

Rural Roots Rising

Every 3rd Wednesday at 6:00pm - 6:30pm  Rural Organizing Project produces Rural Roots Rising, a monthly podcast by and for rural Oregonians who are creatively and courageously building stronger and more vibrant communities for a just democracy! This community media project ... Read more

Self Help Radio

Self Help Radio is NOT a self-help radio show. The confusion is understandable. However, one may help oneself to a weekly examination of a particular theme featuring music, interviews with "experts," & quite possibly things that are "funny." It began in Austin, spent some t... Read more

Shocks of Sheba

  --->   Thursdays from 12:00pm (noon) to 2:00pm. Alternates weekly with World Beat Connection. The best in Reggae music  Top Ranking reggae music for your listening pleasure.  From Abyssinians and Alborosie to Zap Pow and Zumjay, Shocks of Sheba brings nothing but gr... Read more

Smokesignals from the Speakeasy

Every other Saturday from 3:00 am to 6:00 am surprise yourself by tuning in Read more

Sojourner Truth Radio

Fridays 8a-9a Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod is a public affairs program from KPFK Radio. Sojourner Truth brings you news and views on local, national, and international policies and stories that affect us all. We draw out how those of us most impacted - women, comm... Read more


  Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 8p-9p  Playing classic and current soul music and current news and interviews from Portland's African American community  Read more

Sounds Unsound

  --->   Every 2nd and 4th Sunday from 12:00 am to 3:00 am Experimental, avant-rock, free jazz/rock/folk, psychedelic, noise, cutups, drone, electronic...   Old and obscure recordings and new releases.    Read more

Special Programming: Music

  ---> Music specials produced by KBOO volunteers! Read more

Special Programming: Other

A variety of non-music, non-public affairs specials aired throughout the year. Read more

Special Programming: Public Affairs

  Specials that feature incisive interviews and speeches. Read more

Squirrels Know

2 hour New Era show, every 4th Friday, 8-10pm PST (Los Angeles, Portland), 11pm-1am EST (New York, Miami)    Critical information about the new era at hand, straight from the mouth of one of the most well-informed, articulate Gen-Z representatives  +Relevant music.  ---  ... Read more

Stage and Studio

Every Tuesday from 11:00am to 11:30am.  Host/Producer Dmae Roberts.  Aired Live from the KBOO studio. Each week Dmae Roberts talks with performing, literary and media artists from the Portland Metro area as well as around the Northwest.  As a two-time Peabody award-winni... Read more

Stew for Thought

Stew for Thought is a podcast produced by students at Portland State University's Native American Student and Community Center which covers a wide spectrum of topics from a student perspective. Read more

Sub-Human Intellect Theater

  Every 2nd Monday of the month from 11:00pm to 12:00am. Sub-Human Intellect Theater Sub-Human Intellect Theater is back on the air at KBOO! Making radio sound like a child's play. Follow the show on Facebook for all the latest news and clips from previous episodes, ... Read more

Swing 'n' Country

  --->   Every Saturday morning from 6-9 am Music in the Country style including: western & western swing, cowboy & country blues, country folk, bluegrass, rockabilly, hillbilly, Americana, and honky tonk. Read more

Talking Earth

  Every 2nd and 3rd Monday of the month from 10:00pm to 11:00pm.  Poetry, spoken arts, prose Read more

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show

  Every Tuesday from 8:00am to 9:00am.   Call-in talk radio covering politics, history, and the state of the zeitgeist, with a liberal dose of listener comments.   Read more

The Bike Show

  Every 1st Wednesday of the month from 11:00am to 12:00pm (noon).  We bring you news and views of cycling in Portland and beyond. Whether you haven't pushed a pedal since you were a kid or logged thousands of miles in the past year, we present something for every listen... Read more

The Blooming Universe

  --->     Every Wednesday morning from 12:00 am - 3:00 am Music Music all kinds of music Read more

The Dickenbock Report

Every Tuesday from 12:00 am - 3:00 am Join international radio journalist, newscaster, & talking head Richard D. "Dick" Dickenbock for a mostly musical look at that day in history.  The award-resistant Mr. Dickenbock has left or been fired by virtually every respected & cr... Read more

The Digital Divide

  Every 2nd Friday of the month, from 11:00am to 12:00pm (noon). Analyzing how to use science, medicine & technology to benefit society and keep it from harming us. How do the latest technologies affect our communities? How can we use science to benefit society and how do... Read more

The Dirtbag

  Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 11:00am to 12:00pm (noon). Gardening Read more

The Film Show

  The Film Show features news and interviews about the independent film scene in Portland Every 4th Thursday of the month, from 11:30am to 12:00pm (noon). The Film Show is KBOO's lens on the local and independent film scene, airing the Fourth Thursday of each month from... Read more

The Gap

  The Gap is talk radio aimed at bridging the generational divide. Your hosts Tammy and Althea are here to mind it, bridge it, fill it in.  Zoomers, Boomers, Millenials and everything in between are welcome! Tune in Fridays at 8 a.m. for current events, thoughtful criticis... Read more

The Gospel and More Program

  --->   Airs Sunday mornings from 6:00 to 8:00 AM We Play the best in Gospel,  Gospel Jazz, and Contemporary Spiritual You can contact me JJ Johnson @  The Gospel and more program we support the food and clothes pantrys in our community,if y... Read more

The Melting Pot

  --->   Tuesdays from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. The Melting Pot fuses elements of Electronica with instruments and vocals from various cultures.   Tune in Tuesd​ays from 8-10 pm onlin​e @ ​90.​​7fm in Portland Or, www.KBOO.​​FM/listen. "The Melti​ng Pot fuses​ Eleme​nts of ... Read more

The Monday Sampler

  --->   Every Monday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.  The Music Show that stops to talk, and it's a Talk Show take takes time to play music. The Crazy Fun of Late Night Radio comes to Monday afternoons! A lively mix of Jazz, Swing, Classic Rock, Space Age Lounge Music, Modern F... Read more

The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility

  --->   The Motif: Re-Imagine a Jazz Sensibility Every Saturday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Post modern representations of improvisation, across dramatic modes, and re-imagined spaces of diverse music genre. Hosted by The Motif, aka Yugen Kelsaw. Read more

The Movement

  --->   Every Sunday from 10:00pm to 12:00am.   The finest in the latest and greatest, as well as classic HipHop/Soul/Funk/Electronic/Jazz/Fusion   Read more

The Noontime Jamboree

  --->   Every Monday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz Hawk and Retta bring you the Good Stuff.   American music at its best.    Read more

The Occasion

The Occasion is a themed poetry show airing monthly on fourth Mondays from 10pm-11pm. Hosted by Jennifer Perrine, The Occasion features interviews with poets, who offer a selection of their “greatest hits,” read poems written specifically for the show’s theme, and recommend... Read more

The RadioActivist

  Join hosts Lisa Loving and Suzanne LaGrande and live guests from grassroots activist movements both near and far, speaking on what’s happening, what should happen next and where you come in. We’ll also hold a seat for new KBOO volunteers joining us in Studio 2 as they le... Read more

The Sacred Circle "TEMENOS"

  --->   Every other Friday from 12:00 am to 3:00 am Alternates weekly with Changeable Bulbs. Tune in on Alternating Thursday nights @ Midnight  showcasing a wide variety of musical Genres, often focusing on theme. Come in to The Sacred Circle "TEMENOS" Radio Show with ... Read more

The Songcircle

  --->   Every Friday from 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm The Songcircle blends songs from various eras and genres to reveal new connections, exposing forgotten artists and discovering new ones, exploring connective themes and topics, or responding to the events of the day. Studio g... Read more

The Soul Connection

On Every 2nd and 4th Thursday 8-10pm Read more

The Soundbox

  --->   Every 4th and 5th Saturday from 10:00pm to 12:00am. We love music and turntables. Music and Mayhem via downtempo, hip hop, rap, drum n bass, beat breaks, and everything else EXCEPT the kitchen.  via art, and space and all that's happened inbetween.  The Soundbo... Read more

The Struggle

THE STRUGGLE IS CURRENTLY ON HIATUS! Every Friday from 7-8pm Read more

The Sub Show

The Underground

  4th Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. The KBOO Youth Collective hosts The Underground dealing with a wide range of issues affecting American youth including music, arts, school, activism, and local events, with humor and creativity. Here is a list of our p... Read more

The Unlabeled Mixtape

Every 1st Saturday from 10 pm - 12 am Read more

The World of Jazz

  --->   Every other Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Celebrating the Art of Jazz With the passing of venerable KBOO host David Lifton, Rita Rega will continue in David’s time slot to celebrate the art of jazz. The show “The World of Jazz” will look at this ever changi... Read more

Threshold Shift

Produced for Threshold Shift
Hear the Earth You're Missing Threshold Shift is a collection of field recordings created and contributed by sound professionals, scientists, and student-citizens from across the globe. Why do we record? By many accounts, there is less than 2% of the Earth that is free fro... Read more


  --->   Every Tuesday from 2:30pm to 4:00pm.   The Tonalli Program is a Latina/o radio talk show covering local, regional and international news with an emphasis on social, cultural, educational and political analysis.   Radio Tonalli es un programa Latina/o que cubr... Read more

Too Much Information with Abe and Traci

Every Tuesday from 8:00 am - 9:00 am (replacing Abe and Joe Talk Radio, which retired Sept. 2020) Read more

Totality of Circumstances

  Totality of circumstances is a legal concept with a wide usage, but in this context it is part of the framework used around police interactions with the public, in which the actions of an officer are viewed in terms of the “totality of the circumstances” at the moment of... Read more

Transpositive PDX

1st Tuesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Transpositive PDX explores the vibrant activism going on in Portland reflecting the Transgender, Two Spirit, Non Binary and Gender Non-Conforming Community.  Through the strength of our vibrant and diverse Trans and Gender... Read more

Veteran's Voice Radio Show

  Every 3rd Friday of the month from 9:00am to 10:00am.   With Northwest Veterans for Peace   Veteran's Voice Radio Show with Northwest Veterans for Peace deals with matters of war and peace. Also deals with veterans health issues and the after effects of war. Read more

Vinyl Pajama Party

  --->   Tuesdays from 3:00am to 5:30am. Alternates weekly with Portland General Electric. Late night variety Read more

Voices for the Animals

  Every 4th Friday of the month from 10a -10:30a   "Voices for the Animals"  is a monthly half hour  program that tackles the issues around animal rights, with interviews of front-line activists who are working to make a difference in the lives of animals around the wor... Read more

Voices from the Edge

  Every Thursday from 8:00 am - 9:00 am Progressive talk radio from a grassroots perspective About the program … Community dialogue is important. Voices from the Edge lends a KBOO microphone to informed guests you might not hear anywhere else. With an hour to invest, the... Read more

War Pig's Arcade

Produced for War Pig's Arcade
War Pig's Arcade is a late night radio program hosted by Poxy Lynard. Each episode typically features discussions on cult film, silly call in game shows, and plenty of underground music. For contact, War Pig Q & A letters, and submissions:   *NOTE... Read more

Waterfront Blues Festival

  --->   Annual event benefiting the Oregon Food Bank, and broadcast live by KBOO Radio! More info Read more

Wednesday Talk Radio

  Every Wednesday from 8:00 am - 9:00 am News & commentary on local, national and international issues - we invite your calls at 503-231-8187 Read more

Wider Window Poetry

First Monday 10-11pm Wider Window Poetry: bringing you voices you may not have heard from places you may not have been. Tiel Ansari hosts readings and conversations with local and regional poets, and also reads poetry by writers from elsewhere in time and space.   Read more

Words and Pictures

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm    By Carol Lay,Words And Pictures guest 23rd Oct '07   "Persistance Of Kat Klocks" by Carol Lay Read more

World Beat Connection

  --->   Thursdays from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Alternates weekly with Shocks of Sheba. Crucial and conscious, roots and contemporary, the music of Africa and the Caribbean comes alive on the World Beat Connection Read more

Youth Randomonium

  --->   Music for and by Youth! Every 2nd Friday from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm The KBOO Youth Collective hosts this music show once a month. We feature about half music produced by people 21 and under, and half the time we play the music we like. This year, we've featured Y... Read more