List of KBOO Hosts and Staff

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Thomas Hood has been involved in music and sound recording since childhood, making wire recordings with his father, a jazz guitar player with the Charlie Barnet Band. Now a multi instrumentalist playing 6 and 12 string guitars, electric guitars, basses and keyboards, he is... Read more

Isabelle Sinclair

Host and member of the Prison Pipeline collective Read more

Jack Bohl

Produced for Pastures of Plenty
I've been a KBOO Folk Stripper since 1995, starting out as a host of Folk Espresso, and since Spring of 2009 I have been a host Pastures of Plenty on first Wednesdays. I'm not a musician, but I've been playing the stereo ever since I got my first transistor radio in 1961. I... Read more

Jacob Anderson-Minshall

I founded and co-hosted Gender Blender, contributed to Out Loud and was an environmental reporter for KBOO evening news. Read more

Jacob Rosenblum

Hi! My name's Jacob, I got involved in KBOO in May of 2002 when I started the Underground, KBOO's youth program. (Well really I was on Alan Graf's show as a guest just after 9/11) I am the newest (and youngest) host of the Portland Yiddish Hour, on Sundays at 10am. Read more

Jacqueline Keeler

She has contributed to many publications including The Nation, Yes! Magazine and Salon. Her book “The Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears” has been published by Torrey House Press and her next “Standoff: Standing Rock to the Bundy Standoff: Occupation, N... Read more

Jake Vermaas

Produced for Between the Covers
One of the hosts of Between the Covers Read more

James Dixon

Produced for Stage and Studio
Co-Host of Stage and Studio Read more

James Sneed

Audio Production Intern Read more

Jamie Partridge

Produced for Labor Radio
Letter Carriers Union leader & Community activist Portland Jobs with Justice founder & activist Son, Father & Grandfather Read more

Jan Haaken

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Co-Host of Old Mole Variety Hour Read more


Produced for Bread and Roses
Co-Host of Bread and Roses Read more

Jean Bryant

co-host of Transpositive PDX Read more

Jeff Rosenberg

Produced for The Songcircle
Host of The Songcircle Read more

Jeffrey Wade

Evening News Reporter Read more


Jenka Soderberg was born in Washington DC, studied International Affairs at Georgetown University, and Peace Studies at the Bancaixa Institute for Justice and Peace in Spain. She joined KBOO Community Radio in 2007, after helping to organize IndyMedia Centers, being honored... Read more

Jenn Chavez

Produced for The Film Show
Host of The Film Show Read more

Jennifer Kemp

Produced for Between the Covers
Co-Host of Between the Covers Read more

JJ Johnson

Host of The Gospel and More Program Read more

Jo Ann Hardesty

Community dialogue is important. At 8am every Thursday Voices from the Edge lends a KBOO microphone to informed guests you might not hear anywhere else. With an hour to invest, the call-in format engages listeners in meaningful conversations about crucial issues like racial... Read more

Joe Clement

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Co-Host of Old Mole Variety Hour Read more

Joe Uris

Host of The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show Read more

Joe Woods

Host of Lounge World and Host of Tiki Cha Cha Club. Read more


Produced for Roots of Rock and Roll
Co-Host of Roots of Rock & Roll Read more

John Kellermann

Co-Host of Pastures of Plenty and Co-Host of Rise when the Rooster Crows Read more

John Risley

Produced for Pastures of Plenty
Co-Host of Pastures of Plenty Read more

John Shuck

John Shuck hosts Progressive Spirit, a program that talks intelligently about spirituality, social justice, politics, science, sex, and value.   He also hosts The Beloved Community, (every second Friday at 9 am),  a program for activists that provides the resources we need ... Read more

Jonathan Lay

Morning Folk Music host for Rise When the Rooster Crows and Folk Espresso. Read more

Joseph Gallivan

Produced for Art Focus
Host of Art focus Read more

Joseph Lyons

co-host of Fearless Frequency Read more

Judith Arcana

Produced for Poetry and Everything
Host of Poetry and Everything every fourth Monday from 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm Read more

Justin S J Miller

Justin Miller has served as KBOO’s Director of Underwriting since 1996 and has raised over one million dollars in cash, goods, and services for the station. While the bulk of his work for KBOO has been behind the scenes rather than behind the microphone, he produced “The Ro... Read more


Produced for The Monday Sampler
Host of The Monday Sampler Read more


Produced for The Blooming Universe
Host of The Blooming Universe Read more

Karen James

Produced for Prison Pipeline
Co-Host of Prison Pipeline Read more