About KBOO

We are Volunteer-Powered, Non-Commercial, Listener-Sponsored, Full-Strength Community Radio for Portland, Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, the World

and Beyond! 💫✨




Sobre KBOO en español



We broadcast at

  • 90.7 fm in Portland

  • 104.3 fm in Corvallis

  • 91.9 fm in Hood River


Our transmitter is located at the Stonehenge Tower in SW Portland - check out these great photos.


Coverage Maps


Core Values:

Values that are the essence of KBOO and remain intact no matter how the station changes:

  • Community: local, accessible, empowering. welcoming, inclusive, participatory, involved
  • Progressive Perspective: questioning, vital, uncensored, controversial, activist resource, educational, journalistic integrity, reflecting justice, peace, sustainability and democracy.
  • Emotional Maturity: respectful, honest, fair, positive, peaceful, non-violent, engaging, open
  • Diversity: valuing, embracing, bridging, listening, understanding, giving voice
  • Leadership: bold, exploring, independent, cutting edge, responsible, excellence
  • Creativity: eclectic, traditional to experimental, idiosyncratic, innovative, iconoclastic. evolving, compelling


Mission Statement:

KBOO is an independent, member-supported, non-commercial, volunteer-powered community radio station. KBOO embodies equitable social change, shares knowledge, and fosters creativity by delivering locally rooted and diverse music, culture, news, and opinions, with a commitment to the voices of oppressed and underserved communities.


Vision Statement:

KBOO fearlessly strives to deliver powerfully just, lovingly eclectic, vibrantly provocative grassroots content while honoring our growing radical revolutionary legacy.
KBOO commits to providing an inclusive, empowering atmosphere to decolonize mass consciousness with humility and integrity, making a lasting and evolving impact on our communities.
KBOO embraces a creative climate that emphasizes fun, truth, beauty, joy, peace, love, and justice.

Programming Charter

KBOO shall be a model of programming, filling needs that other media do not, providing programming to unserved or underserved groups. KBOO shall provide access and training to those communities.

KBOO news and public affairs programming shall place an emphasis on providing a forum for unpopular, controversial, or neglected perspectives on important local, national, and international issues, reflecting KBOO’s values of peace, justice, democracy, human rights, multiculturalism, environmentalism, freedom of expression, and social change.

KBOO’s arts, cultural, and musical programming shall cover a wide spectrum of expression from traditional to experimental, and reflect the diverse cultures we serve. KBOO shall strive for spontaneity and programming excellence, both in content and technique.




A group of Portlanders, disgruntled at the lack of a classical music station, organized themselves as Portland Listener Supported Radio in 1964. They had heard of Lorenzo Milam, a former KPFA volunteer, and the success of the station called KRAB that he had started in Seattle. Lorenzo Milam agreed to help them organize a station, and after a series of meetings, Portland Listener Supported Radio applied for a license for a Portland radio station.

Read more about KBOO's history



KBOO is a union shop - all regular, non-interim employees are represented by CWA Local 7901.

KBOO is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership, and a small staff which help coordinate the day-to-day operations and the hundreds of volunteers who help make this community effort a reality.

Click the links below for more information about each of these parts of KBOO's democratic structure:


KBOO Bylaws

Please select the attached pdf file outlining KBOO's official bylaws (last updated 2020)


Board of Directors

KBOO Board Meetings

KBOO Community Radio holds open meetings concerning the operations and programming of KBOO in accordance with requirements of the Communications Act of 1934, 47 U.S.C. 396, et seq. as amended, and certification requirements promulgated by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Information about KBOO Community Radio's open meeting policy is also available by calling the station at 503-231-8032 and selecting extension 205. Board meetings will be conducted at 20 SE 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214, and/or remotely via Zoom. To request notice of board meetings in writing, please e-mail admin@kboo.org

La estación de radio comunitaria KBOO sostiene juntas abiertas a la comunidad, sobre las operaciones y programas en KBOO en concordancia con los requisitos del Acto de Communicación de 1934, 47 U.S.C. 396, así como requisitos de certificación promulgados por la Compañía de Radiodifusión Pública (Corporation for Public Broadcasting). Usted puede encontrar información sobre estas reuniones de KBOO, llamando a 503-231-8032, extensión 205. Juntas directivas van a ser conducidas en 20 SE 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. Usted también puede asistir estas reuniones remotamente, en Zoom. Si requiere avisos acerca de estas juntas directivas mensuales, puede contactar admin@kboo.org por correo electrónico. 


Next Board Meeting

KBOO Board meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:00pm.

In honor of Memorial Day, May's meeting of KBOO's Board of Directors was moved to Monday, May 20th, 2024.


Join the board meeting at the station: 

KBOO Community Radio; 20 SE 8th Avenue; Portland, OR 97214


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More information about the KBOO Board & Station Governance

Board Meeting Minutes




Emma Lugo

Executive Committee, Management Union Bargaining Committee, Finance Commmittee, Governance & Policy Committee

Vice President Ona Harshaw

Executive Committee, Management Union Bargaining Committee, Governance & Policy Committee, Facilities Committee

Treasurer Joyce Nance

Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Engineering Committee, Program Advisory Committee, Nominating Committee

Board Member Jill Blanchard

Executive Committee - at large, Development Committee, Events Workgroup,  Nominating Committee

Finance Committee, Management Union Bargaining Committee, Strategic Planning Workgroup
Secretary Mike Frost Engineering Committee, Development Committee, Strategic Planning Workgroup  
Board Member

Barukh Kioroglo

Development Committee, Strategic Planning Committee
Board Member Yousef Mayel Development Committee, Events Workgroup
Board Member

Carmen Garnica

Development Committee, Events Workgroup
Board Member Sherry Morisch Engineering, Strategic Planning Workgroup
Board Member Charles Shambry Jr.  Nominating Committee
Board Member Josh Roberts Program Advisory Committee, Strategic Planning Workgroup
Board Member James Draznin Development Committee
(Bold committee names indicate who are the board liaisons to the committee.)



Current KBOO Board Members:


Ona Harshaw


I currently volunteer at the station. I arrive on Monday mornings to sort mail, route voicemails and tidy the reception area and entry way. I have noticed that the station is in need and if filling a board position will help support the station then I am willing to serve.

I am currently on the We’Moon Homestead, Estacada, Oregon Board of Trustees working on Finance and Groundskeeper committees. I am a member of the Portland local NAACP Chapter 1120-B, on the ByLaws Special Committee, compiling a document that synthesizes Oregon State Law and the NAACP National ByLaws for use with our local Branch. I participate in The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond NW Undoing Racism Planning Committee, assisting with a host of duties to strengthen our coalition undoing, unlearning and letting go of the foundational fictions of racism in America. I am also an involved Member-Owner of the People’s Food Co-op.

I fell in love with radio while still in elementary school, sleeping with my transistor radio under my pillow. DJ’s answered letters, responded to requests, and played the music I was waiting for. About the time I became fed up with commercial radio, late in my teens, community radio was being born all across the country. My local stations were WYSO, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, and WCSU, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio. I began volunteering with WYSO during fund drives in the early 2000’s. In 2004, when I took a position at Antioch College managing a scholarship program that required students to devote volunteer time to community organizations, I encouraged students to spend time at the station, among other volunteer opportunities.

About the same time I had the opportunity to take students, as volunteers, to The Free Press National Conference for Media Reform which were held every couple of years in a different major city. The students and I attended the Memphis conference, and after I left Antioch College I continued to volunteer with the Free Press Conference, attending conferences in Denver and Boston. The conferences introduced me to organizations such as Prometheus, Democracy Now!, and Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting. It was a great opportunity to interact with media personalities, lobbyists and reporters who were working hard to keep radio free from commercial interests. Of course that work is ongoing.

After moving here from Ohio in 2013, I was interested in volunteering with KBOO. I was familiar with KBOO from hearing the Old Mole Variety Hour on WYSO! I took my orientation training in 2017 after I retired and began volunteering in the reception area. Since then I have helped with various fundraising events and kept a steady shift on the reception desk.

I look forward to attending the next Board meeting to find out how I can be of more support to the station as an interim board member.


Carmen Garnica

My name is Carmen Garnica. I am a long-time Radio Producer in the Spanish Language Tuesday programing at KBOO 90.7 FM. I was invited to become a part ot the Tonalli Radio Co-Op by co- producer Ivonne Rivero, who was aware of the work and community engagement I had been carrying on for many years in the Latinx and Native-American communities.

The purpose of this letter is to let you know I have been invited to be part of this Board of Directors as an Interim Director.I am interested, I have the time and the willingness to learn, participate and contribute my time and vision for a more equitable radio and community organization.

Let me share with you some of my background. I am an immigrant, but have continuously lived in the area for 20+ years. I am the mother of an amazing woman, artist and keeper of the Oregon lands. I am the grandmother of two wonderful children, one of them is challenged by neuro-diversity and living in a world that was not designed for them. I am a keeper of traditions, as per my ancestors in Mexico.

I earn my living through my business, INSOMNIA Art and Culture,an itinerant gift shoppe for the Latinx culture curious. I also work closely with the Indigenous traditions. I cultivate some of the traditional medicines used by my ancestors to heal the body, mind and spirit.

My shop was formerly housed at the M&M Multicultural market, the so-called “Flea Market” in Hillsboro. After the disruption caused by COVID-19, many micro-entrepreneurs like myself simply had to close shop. I was one of many whose rights were trampled by the lack of funds for paying the rent. Business came to a standstill and many of the small and micro-entrepreneurs lost their belongings as well. Most of this went unknown to the authorities and community, with total impunity.

This is one of the reasons why I believe in the power of KBOO and its programming as a link to underserved communities, like mine. I often ask whether people might have to wait six to ten years to learn the English language, but I tell you that WE NEED COMMUNICATION and ACCESS TO THE MEDIA now. This is one of the reasons why KBOO has been so meaningful to communities all across Oregon (and SW Washington!)

I want to thank you for your attention to this letter. I am looking forward to questions in regards to my work at KBOO in these last 7 years, the alternative media and the role of Spanish and the Spanish- speaking communities in Oregon.


Emma Lugo


Hi my name is Emma I have served on Kboo’s board twice before.  I am currently a member of the union management bargaining committee, governance committee and finance committee.  I have also semi regularly attended programming committee.  I am also part of the group Save KBOO which still meets from time to time to talk about KBOO’s culture and is a space to have honest community conversations about KBOO.  I am also a programmer with the Prison Pipeline Collective and Transpositive PDX.  I have been active at KBOO for about seven years.  I already serve on the board of two other organizations so I hadn’t planned on being active on the Board at KBOO again, but I was asked if I could consider it.  I can serve as a board member and continue my work with the Union Management Committee and Finance Committee but I wouldn’t be available at this time for a leadership position on the board or executive committee but you could count on me for participation in board activities.  I will have a scheduling conflict with another board I serve on which meets at the same time as this board so I may not be able to attend all board meetings.   A priority for me if I were chosen to serve on the KBOO board would be to reopen KBOO and to support the interim station manager until such time as KBOO is ready to hire a regular station manager.  I would also support moving KBOO toward a flat leadership structure in which the station manager is more of a coordinator of staff within the broader context of KBOO’s culture.​


Jill Blanchard


“We Madlamini Uph’umqombothi….

I hung out in music stores after high school classes ended for the day. One afternoon I left with a used copy of the “Urban Africa” compilation cassette on the top of my stack of new music to explore.

“We Madlamini Uph’umqombothi.”  I was immediately in love with this song. Yvonne Chaka Chaka was my new favorite singer and I was driving my sisters up the wall by constantly rewinding and replaying Umqombothi. 

Fast forward many years. It had been a long while since I had a tape deck or heard Umqombothi. One afternoon I was in my car headed down Sandy Boulevard. I was listening to KBOO, 90.7FM. As I passed the vintage shops on the NW corner of NE 28th Avenue, I heard the first few notes.

 I couldn’t believe my ears. Then…            “We Madlamini Uph’umqombothi” !  

Of course! Of course, KBOO knows Yvonne Chaka Chaka! It was one of those moments when I knew the universe was telling me something. Once I reached my destination, before I got out of the car, I called the station to donate. I became a KBOO member.  

Music is the reason I became a KBOO member. I value music programming that reflects the Portland community.  Radical news and public affairs along with the diverse music programming are my motivations for maintaining my KBOO membership. Higher Reasoning Reggae is one of my favorite broadcasts.

I have been a Portland resident since 2003.  Over the years, my relationship with KBOO has grown – first I was a listener, then I became a member. Over time, I felt I wanted to support the station by becoming a volunteer. 6 years later I applied to KBOO’s Board of Directors. 

As a volunteer with KBOO I worked with the Development & Events Committee. I led the planning team for the KBOO’s 50th Anniversary Block Party and have supported Book & Record Sales along with other community events.  I have also participated in phone-banking activities for membership drives. 

I served on the Board of Directors at Sisters Of The Road for 6 years. I understand the roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit, 501(C)3 – its Board and its members. I also understand the role of a board of directors (governance) is different and separate from the responsibilities of staff (operations).

My strongest contribution to KBOO’s Board will be supporting the Nominating Committee in recruiting. I have experience in training and leadership development. I will work with the Nominating Committee and the Volunteer Coordinator to develop a curriculum for volunteers/community members to complete in order to to become Board candidates. Ultimately, as people progress through the curriculum there will be a pool of strong applicants ready for Board candidacy at any given time.

I have professional experience in project management and strategic planning that I will share with KBOO’s Board as it begins work on its new multi-year plan. I will also participate in hiring committees. As with board recruiting, I will pay close attention to justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (JEDIB) to fill vacant staff positions.

I have time to commit to Board work and activities and a passion for Portland’s community radio station. I will help propel both the Board of Directors and KBOO to a successful and strong future.


Sherry Morisch


As an activist, I’ve stood up for those less fortunate my entire life. Recently, I created a video and voice-over for gubernatorial candidate, Patrick Starnes, focused on his campaign platform initiative, “Campaign Finance Reform”. I am the co-host of Progressive Talk Radio on TV from the Willamette Falls Media Center, I manage their YouTube and Facebook page, though it’s not my show and we are still working on a format for social. I also moderate the iPA - independents for Progressive Action Facebook group and page. Currently, I’m watching over the accounts so there’s a person to connect with if needed. Most of my work volunteering focuses on 501.c3 organizations like Habitat for Humanity, the Project Management Institute, and Willamette Falls Media Center. I also advocate for small businesses and helping the homeless. My husband and I have been known to create sack lunches and pass them out to homeless people downtown and during the winter months of 2020, I volunteered with the Molalla Warming Center. I plan to protest with a local group regarding the overturning of Roe by this recent SCOTUS. I’ll be documenting the effort with video and Live Facebook feeds. 

Past coalition or Board experience - I did hold a seat on the Board of Directors of the Willamette Falls Media Center (WFMC) for 2 years. My time was in 2015-2017, this position offered me experience in running social media for a cable access television station and was very educational. I was involved in setting up social media marketing for the Project Management Institute's Portland Chapter and helped develop the MAAS (Marketing as a service) program for the Chapter. 

Why do I want to be on the Board of Directors for KBOO? Honestly, I want to be involved with KBOO, and this is my next avenue outside of obtaining a staff position. KBOO is a Portland Institution, and I believe in the foundation of the organization’s values regarding diversity and inclusion. Having led the effort to build a SAAS Marketing team with the Project Management Institute Portland Chapter, I understand the foundational importance of good leadership and how it can impact the success of organizations or bring them down. KBOO stands for equity, leadership, and progressive initiatives that align with my own, and I’d like the opportunity to help where I can and offer guidance where my skill set fits in. I want to help people grow and learn to be one with their community. 

I hope this offers enough information for you to make an informed decision. Thank you for taking the time to read this note.


Joyce Nance


My name is Joyce Nance and I'm a KBOO board member because I believe I can help. My background in various jobs, hobbies, and passions fit with KBOO. I understand KBOO's humble beginnings and its continued path towards growth. I believe in the power of communication and I appreciate KBOO's big tent philosophy and the voice it provides for underrepresented persons and causes in the Portland community

My background helps KBOO in a variety of ways. First of all, I understand business pretty well. I have a bachelor's degree in business/accounting from San Francisco State and worked as a senior accountant for many years. I also ran my own video post-production business for over a decade where I had many employees and performed all of the company's financial, HR, sales, and tech functions for my company.

I've also had many other jobs and endeavors through the years. Right now, I work part time on  America's number one progressive talk radio show. It's a Monday thru Friday three hour live show, and as a result of working on this show I have increased both my A/V technical skills and my knowledge of politics. I have a creative side as well. I perform stand up comedy around Portland as well as co-hosting a weekly political podcast called Not Right In The Head. I have written six books, including a couple in the True Crime genre. I am currently serving on the Finance, Engineering, Program, and Executive committees. I'm also the board Treasurer. 


Charles Shambry


My activist experience has been through media on TV and radio.  I have interviewed politicians and other activists who have similar mission views of KBOO Radio. My methods on the airwaves have been on a large diversity of platforms.  Cable TV interviews were showcased on public access including KBOO FM. TV broadcasts were hosted through TV Toastmasters, where I presided as President and head of its board. 

As the President over TV Toastmasters and the board, I governed over four locations: OpenSignal, TVCTV, MetroEast and Willamette Falls Media Center under the Toastmaster programming. The viewership was more than 500,000 out of about 2.4 million people in the Portland metropolitan area. I understand the FCC regulations and 501(C)3 nonprofit tax status. Toastmasters International is a global non-profit organization that trains in the discipline of leadership and public speaking on multicultural and diversity issues.  TV Toastmasters is a local chapter and club of Toastmasters where I conducted interviews on Public Access Cable TV and led all weekly meetings with senior board members.

Currently I am the Superintendent of Sharon, a non-profit organization serving over 400 members. I also host Zoom meetings as a board member, facilitating weekly meetings and presentations.  Acquainted with Robert's Rules of Order to conduct the order of business.

I have been training throughout the U.S., presenting 6-hour accredited classes on Human Resources (HR), Civil Rights, Conflict Management, Self-Development, and Diversity.  The HR classes are centered around handling employees and volunteers from a legal and employer’s point of view. The Civil Rights courses focus on privacy, human relations, legal strategies, and how to protect an organization. Conflict Management content is designed to help others deal with difficult people or peers in a business setting. In the Self-Development, I teach leadership, communications, emotional intelligence, how to manage emotion under pressure, goal-setting, and time management skills. In Diversity, I teach the importance of awareness in age, race, gender, physical and mental limitations.  I also educate attendees on Workers Compensation attached to the legal system in state and federal insurance.  My contracts with seminar and consulting groups help my students obtain Continued Education (CE) credit units for 6-hour courses. 

I want to make a noticeable mark locally and be most helpful towards my community. As a BIPOC and African-American native of Portland, Oregon, I grew up listening to KBOO radio. Before my teenage years, I would call in and special request songs. So with these wonderful memories, I was very happy to join the Evening News Team as a volunteer host and anchor. I enjoy being on the radio - it’s my calling.  KBOO has been a part of my history and I want to add to its legacy of impacting and empowering the people at large. My personal statement and motto is: To provide value to content and relationships. I hope to provide more value to the listeners, volunteers, and KBOO Board of Directors.


James Draznin



In the face of rising fascism in the U.S. and around the world, KBOO’s commitment to questioning the status quo and broadcasting and streaming progressive alternatives deserves attention.

KBOO’s training of unpaid volunteers in radio operations is also impressive. Don’t we all listen to KBOO because its programs treat our needs by informing us, soothing us, and inspiring us? Imagine a hospital that treats patients and then, free of charge, trains some of those patients to treat, free of charge, other patients. 

KBOO’s unusual practice of allowing all members and volunteers to vote for its governing board further cements its standing as a community nonprofit. 

These characteristics convinced me to volunteer as a candidate for KBOO’s board of directors. Dammit: I was elected.

I’m happily retired after a career in fundraising for a variety of nonprofits. You know the old saying: “people who can’t do, teach.” Extend that to “people who can’t teach, become charitable fundraisers,” and you understand my background.

More seriously, after 30 years in fundraising, through membership on KBOO’s board of directors and its Development Committee I now hope to share options that, if pursued, will strengthen support of KBOO.


Mike Frost


I am serving as a member of the KBOO Board of Directors. My interest is driven by a desire to give back to the community and support under-represented groups. 

I have worked in the technical aspects of audio manufacturing since 1985 which has given me a thorough understanding of audio technology. I have recent experience as a project manager which involved communication and mediation among disparate functional groups such as hardware engineering, software engineering, product management, manufacturing operations, customer service. In this role, I was responsible for ensuring that projects were completed on schedule and that they met customer requirements.

I have worked as a live sound engineer for nearly the same amount of time, so I am very experienced in the practical deployment of audio systems. I worked as a live sound engineer for Robyn Shanti when she was promoting a series of folk music events in the basement of the Melody Ballroom many years ago. I’m currently on the roster with frequent gigs as an engineer at Mississippi Studios, Polaris Hall, and Revolution Hall. I occasionally consult with other live music venues as a system engineer, tuning the PA systems for optimum sound quality.

I have always had a progressive mindset which has been amplified by recent events. I attended the first Women’s March in 2016 and the March for Science shortly thereafter. I haven’t had much time for volunteer work although I try to make up for it with recurring donations to organizations such as ACLU, Mother Jones, Planned Parenthood, and Human Rights Campaign.

I believe my mindset and experience will allow me to facilitate communication between the staff and the board regarding technical issues. I’m sure I can contribute as a member of the technical committee. I look forward to serving my community as a member of the KBOO board of directors.


Josh Roberts

Greetings!  My name is Josh Roberts and I currently serve on the Board of Directors at KBOO.  I live with my family in West Linn which has been our home for the better part of 7 years.  I currently work as a consultant and project manager for Legacy Medical Group.  I have a passion for music that stretches back over 40 years to my childhood in Ohio.  My musical interests span most genres but jazz, blues, classic rock, electronic, industrial, alternative, metal, classic country, and folk stand out the most.  For my service at KBOO, I’m looking forward to marrying up my love of music with my experience in leadership and governance.

As a past not-for-profit board trustee, I want to bring a host of governance skills to the station.  Also, as a community member and volunteer in Portland for the past 23 years, I have a familiarity with our city and region including their progressive and changing atmosphere and special place in the hearts and minds of the community.  Finally, as a business leader whose roles have involved embracing creativity and diversity in the workplace, I’ve led or participated in myriad events and activities that celebrate the spectrum of civic interests and cultures.  

My current roles on the board include the Programming Advisory Committee and the Strategic Planning Workgroup, in addition to recent work assisting with station manager recruitment and hiring.  What I want to do in the near-term is learn as much as possible about the staff and station, as well as get exposure to the spectrum of programming we offer and the community events in which we participate.  And as with any position on a governing body, my job will be to listen to and serve the best interests of the station and its listeners.





  • Interested in joining the KBOO Board?


Contact Jill Blanchard at jillboard@kboo.org / 503-381-7591 for more information.


email KBOO's Nominating Committee at boardapplication@kboo.org to request an application.


  • ¿Interesado en formar parte de la Junta Directiva de KBOO?

Envíe un correo electrónico al Comité de Nominación, boardapplication@kboo.org, y solicite una aplicación.







KBOO Board Meeting Minutes

Click below for the KBOO Board Meeting minutes, sorted by year:



Committee Meetings are held online and are open to the public



The Development Committee meets on the third Monday of the month at 5:30pm


We are currently meeting via zoom

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For more info, contact development@kboo.org



First Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm

We are currently meeting on Zoom

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Meeting ID: 894 9766 8414 / Password: 314844

For more info, contact engineer@kboo.org



Third Thursday of the month at 5:30pm

Meeting ID: 842 4580 4134 / Passcode: 988457

For more info, contact accounting@kboo.org


*GOVERNANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE (formerly the Personnel/Governance Committee)

Quarterly, on the third Tuesday of March, June, September, and December at 6:00 pm

Meeting ID: 834 5882 9679; Passcode: 899579

For more info, contact admin@kboo.org


Quarterly on the first Tuesday of March, June, September, and December at 6:00 pm

We are currently meeting on Zoom:


Meeting ID: 829 0859 7861
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For more info, contact program@kboo.org



Second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm

Meeting ID: 876 0282 9879
Passcode: 060060

For more info, contact jillboard@kboo.org



Second Thursday of the month at 7:00pm

Meeting ID: 820 8891 9526
Passcode: 498755

For more info, contact emmaboard@kboo.org


A group for KBOO volunteers, staff, and board members. For more info, contact board@kboo.org


Meets on an ad hoc basis. Helps support the strategic planning and reporting process for KBOO. For more info, contact jillboard@kboo.org

Currently inactive







Development & Events Committee

Development & Events Committee minutes

2019 Development Committee Minutes

Please find the 2019 Development Committee Meeting Minutes below.

2013 Development Committee Minutes

Events Committee (2015-2019)


This committee coordinates events and outreach.  For more info, contact Ani Haines

2019 Events Committee Meeting Minutes

Please find below the Events Committee Meeting Minutes for 2019

2015 Events Committee Meeting Minutes

Please see minutes attached.

Engineering Committee

First Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. Contact Arthur Rizzotto at engineer@kboo.org.

2024 Engineering Committee Meeting Minutes

2021 Engineering Committee Meeting Minutes

Please look below for the 2021 Engineering Committee Meeting Minutes.

2023 Engineering Committee Meeting Minutes

2020 Engineering Committee Meeting Minutes

Please find below the 2020 Engineering Committee Meeting Minutes

2019 Engineering Committee Meeting Minutes

Please find below the 2019 Engineering Committee Meeting Minutes

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee provides recommendations and feedback to the board on budgeting, accounting and finance. We review monthly and annual reporting. 

The finance committee meets on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm at KBOO radio station.

Please e-mail KBOO's Finance Coordinator with any questions.


2024 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes

2022 Finance Committee Minutes

2022 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes





2017 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes

Please look below for the 2017 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes.

The January 2017 meeting was cancelled due to snow.


2016 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes

Please find the 2016 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes below.

2012 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes

Please look below for the 2012 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes.

2009 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes

Please find the 2009 Finance Committee Meeting Minutes listed below.

Governance and Policy Committee (formerly the Personnel/Governance Committee)

2024 Governance and Policy Committee Meeting Minutes

2023 Governance and Policy Committee Meeting Minutes

2015 Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes

2014 Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes

Please find the 2014 Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes below.

Governance Committee Minutes (2015 & earlier)

The Governance Committee was a separate committee until 2017 when it merged with the Personnel Committee.

Membership Engagement Committee


Matthew Bristow
Adin Rgovin
Timothy Welp

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee shall advise the Board of Directors regarding nominations for Board elections and filling Board vacancies;  present nominations to the membership at the annual meeting; ensure that the provisions of Article VI, Section 5 of these bylaws regarding Board elections are carried out; analyze regularly the attendance of Board members; consult with Board members who are not attending regularly; and make recommendations to the Board regarding inactive members of the Board.

Members: Jill Blanchard, Joyce Nance and Charles Shambry


Programming Advisory Committee


The Programming Advisory Committee (PAC) is made up of the Program Director, Public Affairs Director, News Director, a Board representative and volunteer members.  The Committee is tasked with advising on programming changes, schedule and evaluations, and other work to support Programming Staff.


PAC meets on the second quarterly; the 1st Tuesday of March, June, September, and December from 6-8 pm.  Meetings are open to all members and volunteers in good standing.


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2022 Program Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

Please look below for the 2022 Programming Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes.

2019 Programming Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

2016 Programming Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

Pleae find the minutes for the Programming Advisory Committee Meetings of 2016 below.

2014 Programming Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

2011 Programming Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

Please see below for the 2011 Programming Advisory Committee meeting minutes.

2010 Programming Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

Please see below for the 2010 Programming Advisory Committee meeting minutes. 

2008 Programming Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

Please see below for the 2008 Programming Advisory Committee meeting minutes.

Strategic Plan Workgroup

This workgroup meets on an ad hoc basis. Helps support the strategic planning and reporting process for KBOO. Contact: Station Manager, manager[at]kboo.fm 

2024 Strategic Planning Meeting Minutes

KBOO Policies


(For Bylaws click here)


Click on section name to find the policies.


I. Foundation Policies

A. Values

  1. Non-Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policy
  2. Programming Charter (formerly #23)
  3. KBOO House Rules (formerly #68)

B. Legal Requirements

  1. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan (formerly #13)
  2. Obscenity/Indecency (formerly #34)

C. Operating Policies

  1. Political Advertisements (formerly #7)
  2. Fundraising (formerly #9)
  3. KBOO Holidays (formerly #14; rescinded 6/23/23; info covered in Union Collective Bargaining Agreement)
  4. Ownership and Distribution of Produced Materials (formerly #15)
  5. Co-Sponsorship of Events (formerly #18)
    • 5a. Examples of How to Announce Events on the Air
  6. Underwriting Policy (formerly #19)
  7. Major Programming Changes (formerly #22)
  8. Payola/Plugola (formerly #31)
  9. Station Access (formerly #32)
  10. Ticket Giveaways (formerly #33)
  11. Mailing List Rental and Exchange (formerly #37)
  12. Hiring Committee Composition (formerly #53)
  13. Gift Acceptance (formerly #61)
  14. Gift Memberships (formerly #64)
  15. Membership Dues (formerly #64)
  16. Ways of Becoming a KBOO Member (formerly #71)
  17. Background Checks (formerly #72)
  18. Cannabis-related Underwriting and Fundraising (formerly #73)

II. Board Policies

A. Legal Requirements

  1. Terms for Board of Directors (formerly #49)

B. Rules/Values

  1. Comment on Private Personnel Matters (formerly #54)
  2. Financial Compensation to Board Members (formerly #57)
  3. Legal Matters (formerly #63)

C. Board Operations

  1. Board Operating Procedures (formerly #68)
  2. Guidelines for Addressing the Board of Directors (formerly #44)
  3. Rotation Calendar (formerly #62)
  4. Board Committee Liaison Responsibilities (formerly #66)

DBoard Financial Practices

  1. Budget Process (formerly #24)
  2. Operating Reserves (formerly #25)
  3. Financial Review (formerly #38)
  4. Spending Authority Outside Budget (formerly #39)
  5. Check Signing and Limit (formerly #51)
  6. Cardholder Security (formerly #67)

III. Committees

  1. Program Committee Responsibilities (formerly #6)
  2. Committee Membership (formerly #47)
  3. KBOO Member Participation through Committee Work (formerly #69)

IV. Volunteers

  1. Conflict Resolution and Grievance (formerly #5)
  2. Volunteer Process (formerly #70)



KBOO Bylaws

Section I. 1. Foundation--Values

Please find below the relevant policies in this section:


Ways to Support KBOO

Here are some ways you can support KBOO!

Section I. 2. Foundation--Legal Requirements

Please find below the relevant policies in this section:


KBOO Finances


KBOO's financial statements and Form 990 tax filings are posted here, as part of our commitment to transparency.

Click here to see the minutes from the monthly meetings of KBOO's Finance Committee.

See links below.

Annual Financial Statements

KBOO hires an outside financial consulting firm to conduct a financial review every year, and a full audit every 2 - 3 years.

See the links below for the reviewed financial statements for each year.


FY 2022

FY 2021

FY 2009 and 2010

For FYs 2009 & 2010, KBOO's bylaws required an audit. The results of that audit are the links below and are for both FY 2009 & FY2010.


990 Tax Returns

990 and CT12 filings for the KBOO Foundation

Section I. 3. Foundation--Operating


Please find below the relevant policies in this section.


Section II. 1. Board--Legal Requirements

Please find below the relevant policies in this section:


Annual Reports


KBOO's annual reports:

KBOO's 2017-2021 Strategic Plan







Note: The 2017-2020 Strategic Plan has been extended through 2021. The end year hs been changed in the summary, but not in the document itself. 

The Strategic Plan for 2017- 2021, which was developed throughout the course of the year of 2016, provides a vision for the growth of the station for the next four years.


Download kboo-strategic-plan_2017-2020_final-web-1.pdf (7.81 MB) 

KBOO’s vision for 2017-2021 is to become Oregon’s community media hub, leveraging the power of the airwaves to support a revolution for a just and sustainable future.

It will achieve this through the pursuit of these three strategic goals:

  • By 2021, KBOO has deepened its internal and external connections to build “the Beloved Community.”

  • By 2021, KBOO has strengthened its internal systems to live its mission and core values more effectively.

  • By 2021, KBOO’s dynamic programming better serves and engages the local community to connect us with the broader world.


2014 Annual Report

See PDF link below

2015 Annual Report

PDF attached

2018 Annual Report



2020 Annual Report


From the Station Managers:

2020 for KBOO Community Radio was a year unlike any other for us, while at the same time echoed our 53 year history of serving our communities. One year ago, the station shut its doors to the public and to our own volunteers. A KBOO first. Behind-the-scenes, KBOO found new ways to run our operations remotely, while also continuing to bring locally focused, volunteer-powered radio to our listeners.

Public Affairs and News volunteers featured voices from communities to talk about critical information, social perspectives, and grassroots discussions. Music programmers brought us music that highlighted the gamut of emotions that was 2020 or sometimes took us away from it. Despite moments of collective anxiety and great community loss, KBOO was able to also have moments of success and joy as a community. It was a year that truly tested KBOO’s resolve and resilience. 

Thanks to our supporters, KBOO was able to make it through the year in the black and saw a rise in membership and listenership. Thanks to our volunteers, staff, and board, KBOO was able to keep our airwaves going. For KBOO, 2020 was truly a year that exemplified what community can accomplish when working together. 

-Celeste Carey & Jenna Yokoyama
Interim Station Co-Managers


Financials - Fiscal Year 2020

(Oct 1 2019 - Sept 31, 2020)



Net Income - $175,813                        Net Asset Balance - $825,302 



Pie chart of annual revenue



Pie chart of annual expenses



 Bar graph comparing 2019 and 2020 membership data


On-air and Online Engagement


Avg monthly
radio listeners


Website avg monthly
unique visitors


Mobile app
Avg monthly unique users


Most visited page on kboo.fm
with 117,337 unique views



Highest listenership
day of the year
online and on-air.
Over 20,000 tuned in to hear
the Waterfront Blues Fest.


Hours of original
KBOO programming
produced by volunteers




Health & Safety

  • KBOO closed the station to volunteers and non-essential staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Implemented in-station protocols regarding PPE, social distancing, cleaning, etc. per local and national guidelines


Year In Review

Closing the station and getting automated

Due to the rapid progression of COVID-19, KBOO made the emergency decision to close the station to all volunteering and non-essential personnel on March 13, 2020. KBOO’s daily operations were restructured to a remote work environment to allow staff to work from home. For the first time in KBOO’s history, we implemented remote automation of our airwaves, allowing our original programming to continue while prioritizing the health and safety of our volunteers and staff. This was, to say the least, and exhausting transition for all involved. 

Volunteering from home

In 2020, KBOO’s 200+ on-air volunteers donated over 24,000 hours producing their original programming from home. New online classes offered training volunteers in setting up home studios and how to digitally edit audio. Volunteers assisted and mentored to help each other produce their programs. Our engineering team setup live remote broadcasting capabilities so volunteers could host their music programs live from their homes.

KBOO Music, Public Affairs, and News Programming

  • New original programs including Let’s Talk About Race, The Children’s Hour, Juneteenth Radio, Boogie Pachanguero, The Metal Margin, Oil for Kisses, Black as Folk, Spanish noon headlines

  • On the ground coverage of local protests, marches, and rallies

  • KBOO hosted free, public webinars for the first time, featuring experts and activists on topics like Jordan Cove LNG, U.S./Middle policy, and protest reporting for citizen journalists. 

  • 2020 Election Coverage highlights: Eudaly/Mapps debate hosted by KBOO; LIVE election night coverage; KBOO News’ Citizen Agenda Survey; broadcast of Oregon Urban League of Portland and Open Signal PDX’s Black Votes Matter: 2020 Candidate Forum; interviews with Commissioner Hardesty about police reform, and Secretary of State-elect Sen. Shemia Fagan.

Special Programs and Live Remote Broadcasts

  • Live remote broadcasts: 35th Annual Tribute to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Homelessness Marathon, Juneteenth livestream of local events

  • Music festivals! Cathedral Park Jazz Festival; Waterfront Blues Festival: Blues Fest On-Air, a 2-day radio only event that brought in our highest online listenership ever with over 30,000 streams on KBOO.FM. Plus, we raised $6,500 for Music Cares and Meals on Wheels People! 

2021-2022 Annual Report

Section II. 2. Board--Rules-Values

Please find below the relevant policies in this section:


CPB/FCC Information

Documents and information required by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC):

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Reports

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Reports

Station Activity Survey (SAS) - includes Employment Statistical Report and Local Content and Service Report

2021 Station Activity Survey (SAS)

2020 Station Activity Survey (SAS)

2019 Station Activity Survey (SAS)

2018 Station Activity Survey (SAS)

2017 Station Activity Survey (SAS)

2016 Station Activity Survey (SAS)

Diversity Statement

KBOO Diversity Statement

Financial Statements and Annual Financial Reports (AFR)

KBOO's fiscal year runs from Oct 1 thru Sept 30 and we manage our finances within the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, the legal requirements governing Oregon nonprofits, and with respect to the members and community intentions in maintaining KBOO's mission.

We provide the following financial reports to the community to facilitate transparent and informed financial management. Click the links below to download our statements.

FY22: Audited Financial Statements  |  AFR for Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)

FY21: Audited Financial Statements  |  Annual Financial Report for CPB

FY20: Audited Financial Statements  |  Annual Financial Report for CPB  | 990

FY19: Audited Financial Statements  |  Annual Financial Report for CPB  |  990

FY18: Audited Financial Statements  |  Annual Financial Report for CPB  |  990

Open Meetings

Meetings are held at KBOO (unless otherwise noted) and are open to all - call ahead (503-231-8032) to check times.

  • Events Committee - This committee coordinates events and outreach.  For more info, contact Ani Haines
  • Engineering Workgroup - First Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm. Contact Tom Hood
  • People of Color Caucus - Call Celeste Carey at KBOO (503)231-8032
  • Nominating Committee  - The nominating committee meets in connection with the annual meeting and the KBOO election process and meets infrequently.  Please contact KBOO if you wish to attend a meeting.
- See more at: http://kboo.fm/committees#sthash.WLSI6V1Q.dpuf

Meetings are held at KBOO (unless otherwise noted) and are open to all - call ahead (503-231-8032) to check times.

  • Events Committee - This committee coordinates events and outreach.  For more info, contact Ani Haines
  • Engineering Workgroup - First Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm. Contact Tom Hood
  • People of Color Caucus - Call Celeste Carey at KBOO (503)231-8032
  • Nominating Committee  - The nominating committee meets in connection with the annual meeting and the KBOO election process and meets infrequently.  Please contact KBOO if you wish to attend a meeting.
- See more at: http://kboo.fm/committees#sthash.WLSI6V1Q.dpuf

Meetings are held at KBOO (unless otherwise noted) and are open to all - call ahead (503-231-8032) to check times.

  • Events Committee - This committee coordinates events and outreach.  For more info, contact Ani Haines
  • Engineering Workgroup - First Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm. Contact Tom Hood
  • People of Color Caucus - Call Celeste Carey at KBOO (503)231-8032
  • Nominating Committee  - The nominating committee meets in connection with the annual meeting and the KBOO election process and meets infrequently.  Please contact KBOO if you wish to attend a meeting.
- See more at: http://kboo.fm/committees#sthash.WLSI6V1Q.dpuf

Due to COVID-19 all KBOO Committee and Board meetings are open and being held online unless otherwise noted. Schedules, meeting minutes, and links to meetings:

Ad Hoc Committees:  Public notice is given when these committees meet

  • People of Color Caucus


KBOO's Community Advisory Board (CAB)

KBOO Community Radio holds open meetings concerning the operations and programming of KBOO in accordance with requirements of the Communications Act of 1934, 47 U.S.C. 396, et seq. as amended, and certification requirements promulgated by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Information about KBOO Community Radio’s open meeting policy is also announced regularly on the air in the Pacific Northwest.

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) shall be permitted to review the programming goals established by the station, the service provided by the station, and the significant policy decisions rendered by the station. The board may also be delegated any other responsibilities, as determined by the governing body of the station. The board shall advise the governing body of the station with respect to whether the programming and other policies of the station are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities served by the station, and may make such recommendations as it considers appropriate to meet such needs.

The role of the board shall be solely advisory in nature, except to the extent other responsibilities are delegated to the board by the governing body of the station. In no case shall the board have any authority to exercise any control over the daily management or operation of the station.



The next CAB meeting will be:

Thursday Dec 7th 2023 at 5:30pm PST

 Meetings are being in-person and virtually via public video conference


Topic: KBOO Community Advisory Board 2023
Time: Dec 7, 2023 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Link:


Meeting ID: 825 9918 7426
Passcode: 750065

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Section II. 3. Board--Board Operations


Please find below the relevant policies in this section:


Section II. 4. Board-Financial Practices


Please find below the relevant policies in this section:


Section III. Committees


Please find below the relevant policies in this section:


Section IV. Volunteers


Please find below the relevant policies in this section: