What's on KPOV this week?

Tirebiter Tunes 4/16, 10am

A special Wednesday “Tirebiter Tunes” with guest Brad Tisdale of

League of Women Voters 4/16/14

DA Debate: Election coverage from KPOV and the League of

Musical Treehouse 4/19

Do you miss the Musical Treehouse? We’ll carry a special

Center Stage 4/19

Live local bands from around Central Oregon on Center Stage
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KPOV – High Desert Community Radio

Welcome to 88.9 KPOV! KPOV broadcasts from Bend, Oregon and reaches listeners throughout Deschutes County and into Crook County.  With over 40 locally produced programs and 70 hosts, KPOV is radio by the people and for the people.

Listener Supported and Volunteer Powered!

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KPOV’s spring membership drive is off to a strong start!

btn donateHelp us get off to a strong start on our Spring drive by Donating now to KPOV’s membership drive which runs April 10- April 19

Spring+DriveKPOV relies on the donations of our community to help provide quality local programming originating right here in Central Oregon.  We need your help today.  

Click here to donate now and help us make our goal of $21,000.

Special programming including:

  • Wed 4/16 noon – Listen to Tuesday night’s League of Women Voters Deschutes County District Attorney candidates debate.
  • Sat 4/19 2pm -  Live local music on Center Stage, featuring Los Ratones and duo Dave Ehle and Kim Kelly.  The finale performance of our Spring Membership Drive!

More information about special programming here!

Prize drawings:
CD Spotlights photo (620x457)Anyone who donates starting March 22nd will be automatically entered into our membership drive drawings for fabulous prizes including our grand prize of a $100 American Express gift card! More info >>.
Central Oregon non profits and businesses, like Central Oregon PFLAG,  the Environmental Center, Human Dignity Coalition, the Downtown Bend Business Association, Jobs with Justice, the Social Justice Center, the Center for Car Donations, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, the Oregon League of Conservation Voters, Spork, Commute Options, Ten Friends, and MAMA are volunteering during KPOV’s spring drive!  If your organization would like to partner with KPOV during our drive, send an email to ‘pearl AT kpov.org’. 

We will have specials, giveaways, thank you gifts and more.  If you come in to the office during the drive we’ll have food and coffee from local Bend businesses like Strictly Organic, Nancy P’s, Baked, Real Food, and Sol Verde!

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KPOV brings political satirist Will Durst to Bend! – rescheduled

Tickets now on sale for this rescheduled benefit performance!

Will DurstWill Durst’s BoomeRaging:

From LSD to OMG

Monday, May 12, 7:30pm
Volcanic Theatre Pub in Bend

A Benefit for KPOV, 88.9 fm, High Desert Community Radio

Written and performed by Will Durst, with KPOV’s Celeste Franklin opening.

Advance tickets available at bendticket.com.
Tickets $15 plus fees. KPOV members can call the station for a discount code. All tickets $17 at the door, by cash or check only.

Thanks to our sponsors - BIGS Hydroponics and Organics, DoubleTree by Hilton Bend; JR’s Body and Paint Works; Hendrix, Brinich and Bertalan, LLP; Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails; Center for Car Donations; Kristin Morris of Connect Hearing; Lulu’s Boutique; Marcia Koff Watercolors and wabi sabi. 

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KPOV’s kids’ camp in the news

Thanks to KTVZ‘s Femi Abebefe for visiting the KPOV studios during spring break and sharing this view of KPOV’s kids’ radio camp!

You can hear the finished product from kids’ camp airing on 88.9 KPOV on Wednesday April 9th at 4pm!

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KPOV Receives Two Grants

A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING FOUNDATIONS FOR GRANTS RECEIVED IN NOVEMBER & DECEMBER:Oregon Community Foundation (OCF)Capacity building grant for 2014 to fund a part-time development director and increase fundraising capabilities through donor development, business underwriting, and marketing.

McKenzie River Gathering General support grant to sustain KPOV in its mission as an independent voice of and for the people of Central Oregon.


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2012 KPOV Annual Report

For a summary of KPOV’s 2012 activities, financial report, and full listing of members, donors, foundations, business underwriters and sponsors, check out the newly minted ANNUAL REPORT.Thanks to all our supporters!
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KPOV brings political satirist Will Durst to Bend! – rescheduled

Tickets now on sale for this rescheduled benefit performance! Will Durst’s BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG Monday, May 12, 7:30pm