KPOV to Broadcast Homelessness Marathon July 24

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In keeping with our commitment to bring you programming covering important local, regional, and national issues, KPOV will broadcast the Homelessness Marathon again this year on Thursday, July 24 from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The Homelessness Marathon is a unique radio program that gives homeless people and their allies a chance to speak to the nation about their experiences.

The annual Marathon features live reports, interviews with advocates and experts, and calls from listeners all over the country. Above all, the program centers the voices of homeless people talking about their real circumstances, obstacles, and potential solutions.

Sister's Rhythm and Brews Coming July 26 and Offering You a Discount.

Sister’s Rhythm and Blues Festival is coming July 26 and 27. It’s a homegrown festival with some fantastic blues and beyond from artists like Mr. Sipp, Larkin Poe, McDougal, and Hillstomp.

KPOV is a proud sponsor again this year and that gives you an opportunity to save on your pass and support KPOV.

Buy your tickets here. Use the code “KPOV” and magic happens. You get a 10% discount on your pass and the festival donates 10% of the proceeds to KPOV. Win, win, win. And win!

KPOV broadcasts City Club monthly luncheon forums

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. Hear the July Forum July 18 at 11:45 a.m., when the topic will be TALKIN’ TRASH: Managing our Waste in Deschutes County.

Listen to City Club of Central Oregon Monthly Luncheon Forums on KPOV at 88.9 FM or live streaming on Listen or download past Monthly Luncheon Forums here.


“Historic Moments of Central Oregon” Airing on KPOV

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KPOV is now airing “15 Minute Histories,” rebroadcasting stories told by Central Oregon pioneers and settlers to KBND’s Kessler Cannon in 1953. This recorded series comes out of a collaborative effort between the Deschutes County Historical Society and Deschutes Public Library. KPOV will play two oral histories each month on The Point between 9 and 9:30 am, on the second Friday and third Wednesday in a segment called “Historic Moments of Central Oregon.”

KPOV Is Hiring Underwriting Representatives

Want to make some extra money and support a great cause – KPOV?  Join the KPOV team as an underwriting representative.

KPOV is looking for motivated, dedicated community radio lovers, or sales enthusiasts, to help KPOV engage Central Oregon businesses in supporting KPOV through underwriting. Put your go-getter attitude and stellar communication skills to work supporting KPOV!

Learn more details and how to apply on our job page.

KPOV's Center Stage Featured in Bend Bulletin

After nearly 14 years of featuring over 300 local musicians live on the air, KPOV’s Center Stage finally took, well, center stage last weekend with a full length feature in the Bend Bulletin. Check out the article here.

Thank you so much for all the hard work to founding Center Stage host Rick Miller, long-time sound engineer Dennis Plant, co-host Lynn Bancroft, and a few other co-hosts along the way, and congratulations for this well deserved acclaim for one of KPOV’s most emblematic shows. Listen to the live, local magic every Saturday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. on KPOV, 88.9 FM and Listen to the most recent show archive here.

Rick and Lynn in the studio on KPOV’s Center Stage

Rick and Lynn in the studio on KPOV’s Center Stage