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Evening News Correction: One million acres impacted by wildfires

  At the beginning of the Evening News program on Tuesday, September 15, we incorrectly identified the number of homes and structures impacted by recent wildfires. The fire has impacted one million acres, not one million homes, as we incorrectly stated. Our apologies for t... Read more

KBOO's Citizen Agenda Survey is out now!

  This election season, KBOO is doing our election coverage a bit differently. We want to know what our listeners and community is most concerned about. What do you want candidates to be talking about? Are you most concerned about housing, the environment or transportation... Read more

Protest Reporting Webinar on August 15th

  KBOO News will be offering a Protest Reporting Webinar on August 15h, taught by former KBOO News Director and author of "Street Journalist: Understand and Report the News in Your Community," Lisa Loving with KBOO Web Coordinator Jenka Soderberg.  This class is open to K... Read more

Protest Reporting Webinar offered July 25th

  KBOO News will be offering a Protest Reporting Webinar on July 25th, taught by former KBOO News Director and author of "Street Journalist: Understand and Report the News in Your Community," Lisa Loving with KBOO Web Coordinator Jenka Soderberg.  This class is open to KB... Read more

Correction: PPB press conference question

  At a press conference held by the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) on July 8, 2020, Deputy Chief Chris Davis explained the PPB's approach to ongoing protests related to police brutailty and racial justice. In a question and answer session, a KBOO reporter asked the following... Read more

KBOO Volunteer Reporters Arrested at Protest

  Press Contact: Althea Billings, News Director newsdirector@kboo.org Two KBOO volunteer contributors, Lesley McLam and Cory Elia were arrested at protests for racial justice in Portland on the evening of June 30th. In a livestream video, McLam and Elia identified themselv... Read more

News Training Tracks

Role: Newswriter Required Classes: News Orientation, follow-up meeting with News Director Suggested Classes: Writing for Radio   Role: News Reporter Required Classes: Intro to Audio, Legal Training  Suggested classes: Interviewing Techniques, Field Recorder Training   ... Read more

News and Public Affairs Training Next Week

  Hello! Next Tuesday, January 14th, there will be two trainings for folks interested in News and Public Affairs programming. Hosted by Tammy, the Public Affairs Director, and Althea, the News Director, this orientaition is a great opportunity to get a crash course in news... Read more

News Director's Blog: Anchors Wanted

  Hello friends of KBOO! Your faithful News Director Althea here.  I am in search of some new folks interested in learning how to anchor the Evening News. Anchoring is a great way to get on-air experience and get your voice out there. Being comfortable on-mic can take you ... Read more

Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Tomorrow in Opposition to Measure 106

Airs at: Tue, 10/16/2018 at 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
  COALITION OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESSES, AND FAITH LEADERS JOINED BY ELECTED OFFICIALS TO OPPOSE CUTS TO ABORTION FUNDING Tomorrow, a prayer breakfast will be held as part of the campaign against Measure 106. Oregon has long been on the pro-choice side of the ab... Read more