List of Programs

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


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


ALTER(NATIVE) Universe ALT + NATIV_U Can be pronounced as: ALTERNATIVE VIEW, ALTER NATIVE YOU,  There is a tear in the fabric of time between the hours. KB00 FM has now taken on a host that brings in the hits from an alternative timeline. You will hear a familiar song ju... Read more

Alter: Reality Theater

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 12 am to 3 am. 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 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 inquiries a... Read more

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Day

May 3 is Asian/Pacific American Day on KBOO! In recognition of the month of May as APA Heritage Month, KBOO is airing all Asian/Pacific American (APA) KBOO programming on May 3, 2019 from 8am-4pm. Tune in to hear our favorite an all new Pacific Underground, music playlist ... 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

Autonomy Hour

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

Beloved Community

  John Shuck hosts Beloved Community and Progressive Spirit On “The Beloved Community” we address the philosophical and spiritual foundations for non-violence, activism, political engagement and peace building. We hear voices of those who are building the Beloved Communit... 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 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

Bread and Roses

  Every Friday from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.   Bread and Roses is a collective of women-identified radio activists. We offer feminist public affairs programming. We give voice to those working for social justice and equity, globally and locally. We strive to challenge syste... Read more

Buscando America

  Every Tuesday from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Hispanic public affairs and music / Temas de actualidad y música hispana Buscando America is a program aimed at educating and promoting action for social change through art, music, political and cultural debates and interviews,... 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

Comic Insights

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 comedians about the scene, their jokes, the... 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 other Wednesday from 5:30p-6p   Art, Culture, Politics, Education and Social Movements with Hip Hop as the guiding light with host Mic Crenshaw   **This program was formerly known as News From the BOO. For archived episodes pre-August 2019, see the News from the... Read more

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 Awareness

  Every fourth Friday from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM.   A monthly show about issues affecting people with disabilities and their communities. 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 will have conversations around organizing in the Black/African community in Portland and surrounding areas in Oregon, and music of all genres in free... 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

Evening News

  Every Monday through Thursday from 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM, and Friday 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Non-corporate, volunteer-powered, local, national, and international news  It's the non-corporate, volunteer-powered news you won't hear on commercial media. Call 503-231-8032 x203 o... Read more

Express Yo'self

Express Yo'self, hosted by the original Ji, features talented spoken word artists, rappers, poets and singers from around the Portland metropolitan area. Not only do the guest of the show write their own lyrical pieces, but Ji is also a singer, song writer, poet and spoken ... Read more

FA Radio

  ---> Every Tuesday from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM.  Cada Martes a las1:30 PM hasta las 2:30 PM.  Fa-Radio is a space to share the fine arts, culture and good music in Portland Oregon. Our culture, cuisine and traditions are beautiful and should be transmitted with the respect... Read more

Far-Away Places

  ---> Every Tuesday from 12:00am to 1:00am. Lounge and Exotica The Far-Away Places is a musical dream-world - a place deep inside your mind - where everything old is new again - and you might even grow nostalgic for places you've never  been to before. Featuring music y... Read more

Fearless Frequency

Produced for Fearless Frequency
Every other Saturday 3am-6am Fearless Frequency aka The House of RIZATEK keeps the night going with House music, New Wave, and 80's. RIZATEK DJ Jason Rizzitello will bring in deep-cut vinyl tracks mixed to perfection for the first hour followed by a mix of New Wave and 80'... 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

  ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––   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 artistic merit of the films, and the... Read more

First Voices Radio

Every Monday from 11a-12p  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 peoples of the world. First Voices Radio is produced... Read more


Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 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 in... Read more

Folk Espresso

  ---> Every Monday from 5:30am to 7:00am.  First Monday: Diane Hunt Second Monday: Jonathan Lay Third Monday: Sam Bouman 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

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

Every Sunday from 8:00 am to 8:30 am Read more

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

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Kush

  ---> Every Tuesday from 10:00pm to midnight. Electronic urban folk from the global diaspora. An auditory map of the world w/ South Asia at center       Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Kush is presented by your hosts DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid. Electronic folk and urban ... 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

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

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

Lounge World

Every Monday from 1:00am to 3:00am. kboo's nu-jazz, broken-world, down-tempo, pro-peace dance music party - featuring your curator - MC dj AKA Chintzy Schmaltz Read more

Madness Radio 5/7

  *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

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


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

More Reggae! 5th Saturday Live 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 5th Friday from 11-12p 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


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

My Fearless Frequency


  ---> Every Monday from 2:00am to 3:00am. Expanding Your Musical Geography NEKROPOLIS - Are you a Nekropolitan? Nekropolis KBOO, 90.7 Portland is an eclectic mix of mostly electronic, world, hip-hop, experimental, local and new music.....oh yeah, and covers... 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

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, John Kellermann 2nd Wednesdays, Ed Mellnik third Wednesdays,  John Risley 4th Wednesdays. Wayne Johnson 5th Wednesdays   Read more


  Every 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 transformation. Ove... 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

Poetry and Everything

  4th Monday from 10pm  - 11pm Judith and guests read and talk about poetry and everything Hosted by Portland writer/poet Judith Arcana  (photo courtesy of NIRH) Guests will be Portland poets, nearby poets - perhaps faraway poets, pairs of poets, groups of poets - maybe... 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 second and fourth Monday from 3:00 AM to 5:30 AM. 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 festival on the radio in the ... 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.     The 26... 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 9-10a. News you're not supposed to know As a red sun rises over Portland, it's a great time to talk about global climate change.  Also: call in to talk about fascism in Amerikkka. 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

Radio under the Influence

  ---> Every Thursday from 3:00 AM to 5:30 AM. Questionable content from the A.V. Squad   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 & 4th Thursday 9p-10p  Playing Classic and current Roots Reggae and Dancehall !! 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: Sam Bowman   Traditional american music Folk and traditional musics from a variety of sources... 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

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 music/interviews show, every 4th Friday from 8-10pm. Download the app!          MUSICAL FOCUS: Relevant Pop and Hip-Hop, made by young musicians and influencers. Also classics of the past, the foundations of the national music scene.   ------------ Bridging the g... 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

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 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 12:00 am - 3:00 am Music Music all kinds of music Read more

The Confessional

  Every Sunday from 12:00am to 2:00am.  Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187 Each of us has secrets, guilt, and shame we carry with us. These little (and sometimes big) secrets weigh us down, hold us back from r... Read more

The Dawn Patrol Variety Hour(s)

  --->   Fridays from 3:00am to 5:30am. Alternates weekly with MegaWave Radio.  Eclectic mix highlighting local music acts and banter on all things Portland. Nick Towle and Logan Manser are originally from California and Alaska, respectively. They took markedly different... 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 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 Heather McCoy Show

Every Thursday from 10-11am The Heather McCoy Show: We talk about it all! Read more

The Holy Crowley Hour

Produced for The Holy Crowley Hour
  --->     Every 4th Monday of the month from 11:00pm to midnight. Under the influence... as they say. Many of our late-night deejays have been accused of belonging to a cult led by Aleister Crowley. That's only half right. We're member of a cult, and this cult is led ... 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 Politics of Living

Every 1st Wednesday from 9:00 am - 10:00 am The purpose of this show is to create a place on the radio dial in order to elevate women's voices and opinions around political, economical, and cultural issues. The intent is to look at global and local events/topics via interv... 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 Soundbox

  --->   Every 1st, 3rd, 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.  T... Read more

The Struggle

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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 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

The Wyld/Lyfe

Come explore the   "Wyld/Lyfe" with your host Perrin Willis. On "Wyld/Lyfe" we explore everything under the sun, from dating life in Portland to financial literacy in urban areas to children reviewing films, and so much more.   If It's interesting, exhilirating, education... 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? In part, because sounds are disappearing faster than we can capture t... 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

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

Urban Funk

First Thursday of each month from 7-8pm This show is a combination of music,culture,and talk reflection of african american views insight to a variety of  black contributors and celebrate the influences of these artist 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

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