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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!
KPOV, 501 NW Bond St, Bend, OR 97703, 541-322-0863
KPOV will be interviewing local candidates for office live on the air on 88.9 FM this fall. Interviews of local candidates will be featured on a number of episodes of KPOV’s daily local affairs show, The Point, between September 21 and November 4. Interviews will be posted on our Election Coverage page.
KPOV believes it is important to keep our community as informed as possible about our critical local elections that often get lost in the hoopla around the national elections. Read more for a schedule of interviews confirmed to date. Read more ›
KPOV will be broadcasting local candidate forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Deschutes County in late September and early October. Read more for dates and details or go to to the League’s forum web page.
These forums are another key part of KPOV’s commitment to providing local election coverage you won’t find in other media. You can listen to archives of the forums, as they become available, on our Election Coverage page. Read more ›
Interested in learning all about community radio? Thinking about becoming a DJ on KPOV? Want to host Youth Radio Hour?
KPOV’s spring DJ training class is coming up September 24. It’s the first step!
You will learn everything from the history and law of community radio to hands on production and broadcast skills. Click here for more information, and to register online now. Or you may sign up by phone by calling COCC at 541-383-7270. Read more for specific dates, times, and teen class info Read more ›
KPOV wants you to talk about it! The issues and events important to Central Oregon that is.
If you want to be talk show host on KPOV’s “The Point” and other KPOV talk shows current and future, we have a great four session class to teach you all the skills. You need to take the September 24 DJ class first. Want info or to sign up? Contact Bruce at email@example.com or 541-322-0863. Read more ›
The 10th annual Bend Roots Revival is coming this year September 23-25 on Shevlin Hixon Road near the Old Mill (same place as last year). Bend Roots 2016 is a FREE community music festival featuring 100 acts & workshops–from blues to bluegrass; from funk & jazz to rock n roll. There’s more about Bend Roots here.
KPOV will be broadcasting from the Art Station and Bucha Buena stages Saturday and Sunday. Read more for a schedule of bands KPOV will broadcast. Read more ›
Continuing our commitment to bring you the best in live local music, KPOV will be broadcasting from the KPOV Locals Only Stage at Fall Festival.
KPOV Will be broadcasting Friday evening, September 30 and Saturday afternoon and evening, October 1. If you can’t be there, listen on 88.9 FM or kpov.org. Read more for the schedule of band we will broadcast.
KPOV’s broadcast is sponsored by Looney Bean Coffee, locally roasted in downtown Bend near Mirror Pond. Read more ›