A lot of our previous posts have focused on “W” stations east of the Mississippi River. This Friday, we’d like to share the love with some of our friends west of the Mississippi (or the “K” stations).
The following are stations that are providing community support, or simply offering interesting local programming, and we’d like to recognize these stations for their valued everyday work.
KBOO Community Radio in Portland, Oregon provides a riveting array of local programming, including its Labor Radio series, a half-hour program that is “of the working class, by the working class and for the working class,” airing every Monday at 6:00 p.m.
KEOS Community Radio in College Station, Texas broadcasts across the Brazos Valley.
Each year the station takes part in Radio M*A*S*H (Make A Smile Happen), a five-day community toy and fund drive put on by five local radio stations working together to provide toys for children in need. The event is a tradition dating back to the Vietnam War (from which the drive got its name), and members of KEOS play a vital role in operating the equipment required to maintain a seamless remote broadcast from the toy drive’s headquarters, located at College Station’s Post Oak Mall. Great work!
KHEN 106.9 FM in Salida, Colorado has been broadcasting since 2003, and it hosts an impressive assortment of local, member-supported, community-oriented alternative programming, including music, public affairs, poetry and more. You can view their extensive list of local shows here.