What's on KPOV this week?

Northwest Taproom

Pacific Northwest – Rock, Jazz & Blues this week on

The Point, Friday 12/14

Michaela Beecham from the Downtown Bend Association will join Carolyn

The Radical Songbook, Friday 12/14

Let’s Talk About Race–conversations with Bend LaPine high school students

The Point, Tuesday 12/18

Evergreen boughs, so beautiful the day they were put up,

The Point, Wednesday 12/19

Did you know that on average waste increases by 25%

Ultimate Oldies Show Friday 12/21 and Sunday 12/23

The Ultimate Oldies Show – Holiday – A two hour celebration
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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 of Central Oregon.

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KPOV, 501 NW Bond St, Bend, OR 97703, 541-322-0863

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Our new transmitter is here!

Our new transmitter is now installed, and word on the street is our broadcast signal is coming in better than ever in Central Oregon.

Many thanks to our supporters who made it possible, including The Collins Foundation, Deschutes County Discretionary Fund, The Old Mill District, and several generous individuals.

Thanks also to our tech crew for getting the installation done and all our volunteers, supporters, and listeners. We would not be here without you.

New Date and Time for Rhythm Trip and Fond Farewell to The Good Stuff

Beginning Tuesday, December 4, DJ Thure will be bringing the live edition of his world music show Rhythm Trip to Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. For those who love it on Saturday at 6:00 pm, never fear. We will be replaying Rhythm Trip then as well.

We do say a sad and fond farewell to The Good Stuff. DJ Harry Godsil retired from KPOV in June and we have been airing encore editions since then.  For the time being, you can still hear encore versions of The Good Stuff Saturday Mornings at 6:00 a.m.

New Show on KPOV — Voices from the Margins

KPOV’s newest show, Voices from the Margins, now airs at 1:00 p.m. every Tuesday. Voices from the Margins is an interview-based show that explores non-dominant cultural narratives and issues impacting marginalized populations.  A rotating cast of five hosts will highlight stories and communities not typically centered in mainstream media.

Tune in to 88.9 FM or kpov.org.

New Show — New York Philharmonic This Week!

We know many of you love classical music, so KPOV is expanding our selection. We are proud to offer our listeners New York Philharmonic This Week, a weekly series of the best in classical music from one of the world’s longest-running and most celebrated orchestras.  New York Philharmonic This Week will air Sundays at Noon.

Combined with Sunday Classics at 10:00 a.m., you can sit back and enjoy hours of great classical music right here on your favorite station.

KPOV to Broadcast City Club Forum

To bring you in-depth discussions of important local issues, KPOV broadcasts live each month from the City Club of Central Oregon Monthly Luncheon Forums. The forums occur on the third Thursday of each month at 11:45 a.m.

Tune in Thursday, December 20 at 11:45 a.m., when the topic will be “FROM INMATE TO NEIGHBOR: What if a felon lives next door?” Listen to City Club of Central Oregon Monthly Luncheon Forums on KPOV at 88.9 FM or live streaming on kpov.org. KPOV archives past Monthly Luncheon Forums at kpov.org/city-club-forums/, so you can listen any time.

KPOV Receives a Grant from Collins Foundation

KPOV was recently awarded an important $7,000 grant from Collins Foundation. KPOV expresses our deep gratitude to Collins Foundation for their generous support of KPOV and for showing confidence KPOV’s ability to meet their high standards.

KPOV was funded by Collins Foundation to support KPOV’s new radio transmitter project. KPOV is working to replace its existing transmitter to ensure reliable service to the Central Oregon community for many years to come.

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