Sucks To Be KPSU

New budget cuts hit Portland State University's student-run radio station, continuing its "slow slide into irrelevancy."


At a time when local community radio is beginning to thrive, the influence of college radio in Portland continues to shrink, particularly where KPSU is concerned. Last week, Portland State University's campus radio station had its budget for the upcoming academic term slashed by almost 40 percent, removing two paid staff positions and leaving little money to put on events.   It's ...   More
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

FCC Approves New Portland LGBTQ and News/Music FM Micro-Stations

Wild Planet Radio and Portland Radio Project Plan to split shifts on 99.1 FM.


Portland may be getting a new citywide FM radio station this summer. In fact, it may be getting two of them.Both Wild Planet Radio (LGBTQ community radio) and Portland Radio Project (noncommercial music-and-news) plan to broadcast at 99.1 FM from a radio tower leased from Benson Polytechnic High School. The 100-watt signal should cover most of the city of Portland, say Bobby Harsell and Thomas ...   More
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE


Power struggles at Portland’s community radio station overshadow its troubles.

News Stories
On any given morning, those who still tune in to KBOO 90.7 FM might hear stories from the perspectives of prison inmates, homeless people and bicycle advocates. But one of the topics the commu   More
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 SARA SNEATH

One World, One Wave

KBOO’s Sunday shows go around the world in 390 minutes.

Music Stories
The charter for KBOO, Portland’s left-of-the-dial community radio station, vows to use its frequency to fill needs that other media doesn’t, bringing content to underserved groups. Tune in to    More
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 ROBERT HAM

Video: Radiation City, "Park" (Live on Breakthrough Radio)

rad city in studio

Radiation City's recent record release party at Doug Fir was one of the better local rock shows I've seen in a long time. The quartet plays with plenty of loose passion while keeping both the delicate and complex aspects of its songwriting wholly intact. They seem to me to be a band destined for some very big things. I'm not always right about these things, but my track record isn't horrible, either.Here's ...   More
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

OPB Radio Gets Cultural with Debut of "The Speakeasy"

Arts & Books
Oregon Public Broadcasting is gettin' cultural this holiday season with the debut of its hourlong radio show The Speakeasy, which sounds a little like a This American Life devoted to Portland music, food, sports, art and “urban exploring.” “We [wanted] to create a show devoted to all the reasons why people live in this corner of the world in the first place,” says Speakeasy producer and journalist ...   More
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

Reasonably Epic Cascade Community Radio Launch Party Announced

In an elaborate press release sent out today, Jeff Hylton Simmons of Radio 23 announced the official launch party for the new, streaming, 24-hour radio station Cascade Community Radio. CCR, which we wrote about last month, will stream free-form shows from Pacific Northwest DJs as well as live shows taking place in the Northwest. The launch party, taking place April 23, features a number of Portland ...   More
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

KPSU Gets Yanked From AM Airwaves [Updated]

For the past 15 years, PSU radio station KPSU has been rebroadcast on evenings and weekends at 1450 KBPS, a Portland Public Schools-run AM station. The relationship between the two stations has apparently come to an end after a segment run on KPSU last night, which involved a brief discussion of "sodomy." KBPS General Manager Bill Cooper, who declined to comment via cell phone (he's currently attending ...   More
Friday, June 25, 2010 CASEY JARMAN


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