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Central Oregon Sports Talk Sep 4

Central Oregon Sports Talk – Central Oregon Running Klub president
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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 Is Broadcasting Live Summer Music Festivals!

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KPOV live at 4 Peaks Music Festival

KPOV has a long tradition of bringing our listeners live local music and showcasing the High Desert’s diverse and accomplished musical talent. This summer we will broadcast performances from these bedrock Central Oregon music festivals live on the air!

  • The KPOV Locals Only Stage at the Bank of the Cascades Bend Summer Festival, July 12 and 13
  • High and Dry Bluegrass Festival, August 16 and 17
  • Bend Roots Revival, September 26-28
  • The KPOV Locals Only Stage at Bend Fall Festival, October 4 and 5.

We also simulcast the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival from Portland live on July 3-6.

If you can’t be there live, listen to KPOV on 88.9 FM or kpov.org. If you are there, visit us!

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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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Vehicle Donations to Support KPOV

If you have an unwanted vehicle that needs a new home, and you love community radio, then we have the solution for you.KPOV has teamed up with the Center for Car Donations to provide a way that –

supporters can donate unwanted vehicles, raise funds for Bend Community Radio, and get a tax receipt for their donation.

It’s simple too. All you have to do is call 877-411-DONATE, and we’ll come and pick up your vehicle and give you a tax receipt for your donation.Tax receipts are for the year in which the car was donated.  Donations can be made any time.

More information is available by calling 877-411-DONATE.

Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions 


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Welcome Underwriters!

KPOV is delighted to welcome Piece of Mind Bend, as a new underwriter. THANK YOU!

And another big thank you to our faithful underwriters who renewed recently:Action Typesetting & PrintingBIGS – Bend’s Indoor Garden StationSEIU Local 503, Source Weekly, Cascade Publications, Inc., Strictly Organic Coffee, Lithia Honda of BendPizza Mondo, and Rockin Daves Bistro and Cafe.

Underwriters are major supporters of the station and help KPOV do what we do. We invite you to visit these great community businesses and our other underwriters and support them as they are supporting KPOV.

It’s community that makes the world go round…….



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KPOV Is Broadcasting Live Summer Music Festivals!

KPOV has a long tradition of bringing our listeners live local music and showcasing the High Desert’s diverse and accomplished musical