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Message From The GM – May 2024

Man in a suit with trees in background Dana Buckingham KBCS GM

May 22, 2024 - 9:45 am

Dear KBCS Supporters and Advocates

The past fiscal year has been an exciting year of change and renewal here at KBCS. We have invested a lot of time and effort in expanding and upgrading our digital broadcast platform offerings to keep abreast of the fast-changing digital technical offerings that are radically transforming broadcasting as we know it. While the technology is changing, our programming philosophy remains true to our educational outreach mission and our cherished tradition of community radio programming. All of this is made possible by the generous support of listeners like you.

  1. Building a stronger community and transforming lives through increased educational programming offerings:

    Your contributions this fiscal year have made it possible to expand our educational and cultural program offerings on KBCS. At a time when our most cherished traditions of democracy, free speech, and our personal freedoms are under attack by highly organized anti-democratic forces, a well informed and educated citizenry is critical to the preservation of our representative democracy. Our new noon hour program lineup now features professionally moderated debates on the major issues of the day as well as two cultural/educational programs on Philosophy and Travel.

  2. Celebrating the great diversity of life in our community through programming that highlights different cultural traditions through traditional folk music offerings:

    At the heart of everything we do at KBCS, is our strong belief in helping to build the power of community where our regions mellifluous array of cultural diversity is celebrated and adds to the colorful fabric of life here in the Pacific Northwest. Your ongoing support of our multicultural approach to our music programming strengthens the bonds that unite us through exposure to diverse cultures and traditions via the medium of song and dance music. Your donations make this diverse radio programming of music and life possible.
  1. Providing alternative programming though our HD2 digital on-air broadcast and online program stream. This expertly curated news and fine arts programming stream is designed to serve a more educated and intellectually curious audience that appreciates hard news that is based on evidence and facts and thoroughly fact checked for accuracy:

    World News Radio KBCS HD2 features the live 24-hour broadcast feed from London of the awarded winning and highly trusted BBC World Service as the base programming. This programming is augmented by other independent news and public affairs programs from journalists and producers around the world. Weekday evenings feature syndicated classical and chamber music offerings from some of the most prestigious symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles performing on the world stage today. Sunday evenings feature compelling contemporary and historical radio dramas from LA Theater Works.  You can now hear this unique programming streaming online at  The generous support of informed listeners like you who appreciate our efforts to be more inclusive without the fear of an anti-intellectualism backlash make this great programing possible.

Looking Ahead:

As we embark on the journey that lies ahead, we are filled with gratitude for your unwavering commitment to our educational and cultural cause. Together we will continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve, creating a brighter, more hopeful future for all.

Get Involved:

There are many ways to continue to support our long-time community broadcasting mission. Whether it’s volunteering your time, spreading the word about our unique programming, or making a generous donation to keep this fifty-year old dream alive, your involvement is vital to our ongoing mission. As this fiscal year winds down, please make as generous contribution to KBCS that you can afford to offset those donors who situations have changed and can no longer afford to contribute to KBCS during this difficult economic time of inflation and high gas prices. You can donate online anytime at

Thank you:

In closing, all of us at KBCS extend our heartfelt gratitude to you, our cherished donors. Your generosity fuels our passion and drives our educational and cultural mission forward. Together, we are truly making a difference.

Warmest regards,

Dana Lee Buckingham
General Manager Community Radio KBCS
Executive Producer of World News Radio KBCS

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