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KBCS Fall Fund Drive

Many thanks to everyone who donated during the on-air portion of our Fall Fund Drive and all the Sustaining Members of KBCS. If you've yet to support, there's still time to help close the gap on our overall goal and get your contribution counted. Click the "Donate Now" button. Thank you in advance for your support!

$100,000 Goal


Drive ends: September 30, 2019

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Volunteer with KBCS

September 3, 2019 - 7:16 pm

The 91.3 KBCS Fall Fund Drive begins this Friday (9/6) . Help make the fund drive a success and learn about your local community radio station by volunteering to answer donation phone calls from KBCS supporters during our  fund drive. No previous experience is needed to volunteer, and this event is open to the public

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Music of the Moment – August 2019

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August 29, 2019 - 11:02 am

Check out these music reviews from Iaan Hughes in this month’s installment of Music of the Moment. Artists Kishi Bashi, Sunny War, Weyes Blood, Fruit Bats, and Lucibela

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Dana Buckingham, new KBCS GM

August 19, 2019 - 11:20 am

A warm welcome to the new General Manager of KBCS, Dana Buckingham, succeeding Steve Ramsey who retired after 18 years of service.

Dana joins us from KNVO-FM in Omaha, Nebraska, where he served as the station manager, program director and executive news producer.

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Getting Out Alive

August 16, 2019 - 10:59 pm

According to a 2013 Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review, guns are by far the most common weapon used in domestic violence homicides.  More than all other weapons combined.   Emy Johnston shares her remarkable story of how she navigated for her life after being shot by her ex-partner. A warning that the content on this

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Adverse Childhood Experiences and Long Term Health Impacts

August 16, 2019 - 1:44 pm

A study on the impacts of adverse childhood experiences (ACE), including exposure to emotional, physical, sexual abuse, or household dysfunction on adult long term health was published in 1998.  The study found a relationship of ACE exposure to increased heart disease, cancer and chronic lung disease in adulthood.  Since this study, many public health agencies

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Nature – Juvenile Bald Eagle

August 15, 2019 - 11:25 am

Juvenile Bald Eagles are learning to make a living this time of year, while adult eagles feed them.  Follow Seward Park Audubon Center’s Lead Naturalist, Ed Dominguez and KBCS’s Yuko Kodama on a trail in Seattle’s Seward Park as they listen for the young eagles’ calls for food.  Producers: Yuko Kodama and Jesse Callahan

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Canoe Journey 2019 – Samish Landing

July 26, 2019 - 3:02 pm

This year’s Tribal Canoe Journey, honoring ancient indigenous traditions is underway.  The Lummi Nation is hosting this year’s festivities by welcoming over one hundred indigenous canoes  to their shores.  Canoe families come from Washington state, British Columbia, Alaska and as far as Hawaii.

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Taking Sanctuary : Jaime Rubio and Keiko Maruyama

July 25, 2019 - 12:37 pm

Jaime Rubio Sulficio faces deportation, and took sanctuary at Seattle’s St. Mark’s Cathedral at the end of March.  Rubio was a business owner, Latin dance instructor and active member of the community.  He and his wife, Keiko Maruyama describe their experiences adjusting to this chapter in their lives in this series on their experiences. Producer:

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Basing Summer Plans on Wildfires

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July 17, 2019 - 12:07 am

Summer wildfires are the new face of catastrophic climate change in Washington and much of the West. As summer 2019 unfolds, those who can, are making plans to become seasonal climate refugees to escape the smoke and unhealthy air. Find out what options there are who can’t leave town. Producers: Martha Baskin and Daniel Guenther

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How the Indigenous Community Assisted the Fort Sill Protest

July 15, 2019 - 1:56 pm

Paul Tomita is a third generation Japanese American who attended a protest in June, against the Trump Administration’s plans to incarcerate 1400 children at US army post, Fort Sill this month.  The organizers of the event were Japanese American, and some were elders who had experienced forced relocation and incarceration by the United States government during World War II.

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