Special Programming: Music

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Blues Carnaval: Rhythm & Rio LIVE Remote Broadcast!

Airs at: Fri, 05/10/2024 at 8:00pm - 11:00pm
KBOO will be remote live broadcasting this entire event! You'll be able to hear interviews, commentary and all the crunchy grooves from wherever you enjoy your radio! Also live streaming here on the web.  Ready to Strut? Set to Samba? That’s a Rhythm and Rio Blues Carnav... Read more

The 17th Annual Billie Holiday Tribute Night

Airs at: Sat, 04/20/2024 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  Siren Nation presents: Lady Sings the Blues - A Tribute to Billie Holiday   Tune in to the special rebroadcast of the 17th Annual Billie Holiday Tribute Night. These wonderful live performances were recorded on April 6th, 2024 at the Alberta Rose Theater. A portion of e... Read more

Special Programming: Music on 04/20/24

Airs at: Sat, 04/20/2024 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm

V.S.L.P. (Very Special Live Performance) 2!

Airs at: Fri, 03/29/2024 at 8:00pm - Sat, 03/30/2024 at 12:00am
  You're invited to Another Very Special Live Performance from the KBOO Studios on March 29th, from 8 PM to 12 AM. Featuring Gnat Hatcher, Surgery Season, and Holy Catholic Social Club. Read more

Stompin' at the Savoy

Airs at: Thu, 02/29/2024 at 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Unlike many ballrooms such as the Cotton Club, the Savoy always had a no-discrimination policy. The clientele was 85% black and 15% white, although sometimes there was an even split. Lindy hop dancer Frankie Manning said that patrons were judged on their dancing skills and ... Read more

Extra Programming

Airs at: Thu, 01/11/2024 at 12:00am - 2:00am
I don't know what to call this show...  Read more

Special Programming: Music on 12/29/23

Airs at: Fri, 12/29/2023 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm

V.S.L.P. (Very Special Live Performance)

Airs at: Sat, 10/21/2023 at 8:00pm - Sun, 10/22/2023 at 12:00am
The finest in Portland's music scene... brought into your home. From 8 PM to Midnight this Saturday, October 21st, three incredible local bands - Shouter, Mingus Maps, and Cranefist - will play all of their beloved hits live in the studio, just for you. Then, as if that was... Read more

Black American Music

Airs at: Sun, 07/23/2023 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  As with the phrase “Black Lives Matter,” this simple statement of fact interjects clarity and controversy into conversations about improvisational music. For many it’s a righteous claim to the world-class contributions Black Americans have made towards every major musica... Read more

Special Programming: Music on 04/22/23

Airs at: Sat, 04/22/2023 at 7:00pm - 9:00pm