What's on KPOV this week?

The Ultimate Oldies Show

The Ultimate Oldies Show – Tommy James and the Shondells

Building Bridges 6/2

“While Batterers Go Free, Their Victims Get Prosecuted” on Building

Alternative Radio 6/2

“Forgiving the Unforgivable” with Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela on Alternative Radio, June

Radio Curious 6/2

“Chinese Immigration: The Veil of Secrecy and Silence” on Radio
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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 10th Anniversary Celebration is Coming June 30

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We want to celebrate our 10th Anniversary with our community!  So please join us June 30, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tower Theatre for

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The variety show will feature performers Five Pint Mary, Dennis McGregor and the Spoilers, MOsley WOtta, Triage Improv, the Around the Bend Players, Comic Celeste Franklin, the Parade of DJs, a fun look at KPOV history, great raffle prizes and more.

Read more for details and sponsors.

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KPOV Partners with 4 Peaks Music Festival

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KPOV is proud to be selected as the non-profit sponsor of the 4-Peaks Music Festival again this year, June 18-21, 2015 at Rockin’ A Ranch near Bend. Get your tickets here and at Cosmic Depot, 342 NE Clay Ave. in Bend.

This year’s solstice-weekend festival features The Motet, Rusted Root, Melvin Seals, Poor mans Whiskey, the Brothers Comatose and many more great bands!  See 4peaksmusic.com.

KPOV will be broadcasting live from the Festival’s main stage on Saturday, June 20 and we will be the beneficiary of some of the concession proceeds! Listen on 88.9 FM and live streaming at kpov.org.

For the full list of bands and more details read on!

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Increasing KPOV’s coverage of the arts!

KPOV has received grants from Deschutes Cultural Coalition and Deschutes County to sustain and increase KPOV’s coverage of arts and culture in Deschutes County!

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We are very excited for this project to increase the visibility of our local musicians and artists; to provide community access to high quality recordings of visiting talent; and to expand opportunities for Deschutes County residents to experience the arts.

An anonymous northwest author has pledged $1000 towards this project.
Brooks Resources has also pledged $500.

We are looking for the final $500 for the project budget!
If you would like to help with a donation, contact KPOV’s station manager!

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Enrollment open in KPOV’s summer radio kids’ camps!

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Enrollment is now open for summer camp!  We are offering week-long experiences this summer; for ages 10-14.
Sign up now through Bend Parks and Rec.

Youth will learn to DJ, how to conduct and interview, make fake ads, record skits, and generally have fun!
For the summer schedule and to see a video of a KPOV camp, read on!
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Listen to KPOV on your iPhone

It’s easier than ever to listen to 88.9 KPOV with our iPhone application that streams High Desert Community Radio to your iPhone or iPod.  KPOV is excited to be able to offer one more way of listening to your community radio station.Now with the new iPhone App you can listen to KPOV on your phone. This application is free and allows users to access High Desert Community Radio through a radio tuner modeled after many other online Internet Radio stream directories.The App appears at http://itunes.com/apps/KPOVPlayer

If you have trouble with the link try searching for KPOV directly from iTunes!

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KPOV Turns 10 Soon. Join Us to Celebrate on June 30.

KPOV’s Tenth Anniversary Party is Coming Soon! Yes, KPOV  has been bringing Central Oregon the best radio around for nearly

Enrollment open in KPOV’s summer radio kids’ camps!

Enrollment is now open for summer camp!  We are offering week-long experiences this summer; for ages 10-14. Sign up now through