Donations from the download of these recordings will be used to support KBOO Community Radio, located in Portland, OR.
KBOO Community Radio was born in June, 1968; a healthy 10 watt baby that would eventually grow up to change the idea of what radio could be: who is on the air, what kind of content is provided to listeners, and how radio waves are valued.
KBOO was the local outlet for the Listener Supported Radio Movement, led in part nationally by Lorenzo Milam, and locally by a group of Portlanders who wanted to hear classical music on the radio. In 1968 we went on the air, and provided not only the music and cultural programming you couldn't hear anywhere else on the dial, but coverage of the burgeoning protests against imperialistic wars and for racial equality, women's rights and other social justice movements of the time.
We are now 45 years old; the media landscape has since then undergone a complete transformation, and KBOO has kept the pace. KBOO has continuously facilitated countless intersections of culture on the airwaves or over the internet–so many that to individually name or thank on this record all that have been a part of this beautiful experiment in free expression, community service and passionate dialogue would be like naming every star in our universe–impossible. We celebrate, with this record, our love and dedication, the opportunity to learn from the experiences of the past, and to boldly follow our hearts into the unknown and exciting changing community of Portland, Cascadia, and the world.
We take this moment to appreciate freedom of expression and communication, our longevity, and our commitment to the community. Thank you for your role in our 45-year old grand experiment that is KBOO Community Radio.
released August 1, 2013
Elizabeth Cotten; guitar, speaking
Marisa Anderson: guitar
Erin Yanke & Eric Isaacson; producers
Alec Icky Dunn: art
Justin Cronin: graphic design
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering
Distributed by Mississippi Records