July 10, 2020 - 2:20 pm
The KBCS Sustainability Campaign is underway. The goal of this campaign is to add 1,000 new monthly sustaining donors to the KBCS family of supporters over the next year (July 2020 – June 2021) and make the station financially sustainable.
The funding KBCS receives from individual donor-listeners make up the largest and most important portion of KBCS’s operating budget. It’s how we remain non-commercial and independent.
July 1, 2020 - 12:15 am
The following email was sent to the Bellevue College Community on Tuesday, June 30th, by the college’s Interim President, Gary Locke and is being shared here for the KBCS community to see as well. “Dear Bellevue College Community, Shortly after assuming the interim presidency at Bellevue College, I learned of the budget shortfall at the
June 23, 2020 - 6:30 am
June 18, 2020 - 11:44 pm
Kendrick Glover, the Executive Director and Founder of Glover Empowerment Mentoring (GEM) shares how his experience of being incarcerated with adults as a youth led him toward working on disrupting the school to prison pipeline. GEM’s programs focus on reducing dropout rates among middle and high school youth and young adults in South King County, WA.
June 12, 2020 - 12:38 am
In the late 80’s, the Ferdinand Marcos regime was convicted of a wrongful death action that revealed the involvement of planning, execution and cover-up of the assassinations of two Seattle labor leaders, Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes. Find out how these Seattle sons posed a threat to the Marcos government.
June 10, 2020 - 12:40 am
Black Lives Matter flashstances are events where groups of people gather at street corners to take a stand for black lives by displaying Black Lives Matter signs and banners, and speaking with passersby. One eastside group has been organizing these flashstances nearly every week for six years. Listen in on how the organizers see their role in working toward social change.
June 1, 2020 - 8:07 pm
Protests of the police involved killing of George Floyd have swept the country since last week. KBCS’s Gol Hoghooghi went to one of these protests in Seattle on May 30th and brings us the voices and sounds from the event. She also talks with KBCS’s Yuko Kodama about what she observed and experienced there.
May 28, 2020 - 3:57 pm
Live music events are missed by many during this time of social distancing. Listen to Dan Cowan, the Owner of Tractor Tavern, and Leigh Bezezekoff, representative of The Washington Nightlife Music Association speak about the breadth of services impacted by this closure and their needs to survive through this time and what’s to come.
May 27, 2020 - 1:15 pm
Our Music Director, Iaan Hughes, is back at it, collecting a second round of go-to quarantine albums from KBCS DJs, local artists, and friends. If you missed it, you can check out the first round here.
Browse the selections below, then share what album is getting you through the day. (Share your album pick here)
May 27, 2020 - 1:07 pm
The great American poet and jazz musician, Gil Scott-Heron, died today in 2011. He was 62 years old. As a boy, living with his grandmother – a civil rights activist, because these legacies can and should be passed down – he was introduced to the poetry of Langston Hughes and began to play piano. Best