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KBCS Reflections on the First Day of Broadcast 50 Years Ago

Raoul Van Hall Raoul Van Hall around 1973

February 3, 2023 - 11:35 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230203 KBCS Bday Raoul Van Hall   KBCS was started by Bellevue College students who wanted to broadcast music and their ideas.  After their initial request was declined by the college, they held a President’s office sit-in protest. They started with equipment donated by KING FM, and over time, morphed from

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International Guitar Night at Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center – February 3, 2023

January 23, 2023 - 4:53 pm

International Guitar Night is North America’s premier traveling guitar festival. Each tour, a new cast of guitar luminaries come together for a special evening highlighting the  virtuosity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar. For International Guitar Night’s 23rd year, featured guitarists include Canadian jazz guitarist and vocalist, and recipient of the 2021 Juno (Canadian Grammy) for Jazz Album

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Jeffrey Martin w/ Taylor Kingman at Tractor Tavern – February 2, 2023

January 23, 2023 - 4:47 pm

“Dogs in the Daylight is as close to a masterpiece as a folk album by an emerging singer-songwriter can get.” — No Depression Portland, Oregon’s Jeffrey Martin is a minister’s son who can build a house with his bare hands and holds a master’s degree in English. He worked his way through school as a carpenter,

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Melissa Carper w/ Kassi Valazza at Conor Byrne – January 28, 2023 (SOLD OUT)

January 23, 2023 - 4:43 pm

Melissa Carper’s lifelong, steadfast listening has come to fruition in the songs on Ramblin’ Soul. Her childhood love of the family record collection planted the seeds of what is her own bountiful orchard today.

Marshall, Meyer, Meyer, Sutton at The Moore Theatre – January 23, 2023

January 23, 2023 - 4:36 pm

American music masters Mike Marshall (mandolin), Edgar Meyer(bass), & Bryan Sutton (guitar) join together with George Meyer(violin) for a special collaboration usually only heard on the summer bluegrass festival circuit!

Chinese New Year 2023

January 20, 2023 - 9:44 am

Chinese New Year is January 22nd.  The season is marked with celebrations involving food,  feasts with loved ones, firecrackers and lion and dragon dances.  We bring you an interview with Dr. Connie So, a Teaching Professor at the American Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Washington, Seattle and President of OCA Asian Pacific Advocates

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Linda Sarsour: Intersectional Activism and Organizing

January 20, 2023 - 7:38 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230120 Intersectional Organizing Linda Sarsour is an activist most known for her work in organizing the 2017 Women’s March, involving an estimated four million participants nationwide. Today, she leads the organizations, MPower Change and Until Freedom.  Sarsour discusses what intersectional organizing looks like, as well as what she has experienced as

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Organization for Prostitution Survivors

January 11, 2023 - 8:35 am

91.3 KBCS · 91.3KBCS 20230111 Rebekah Fonden and OPS KBCS’s Kevin Henry interviews, Rebekah Fonden, Board President of the Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS).Fonden, a survivor herself, talks about how to support survivors of the sex trade and discusses available resources.  She also shares her personal story.

Protest Tunes Looks Back

January 4, 2023 - 8:03 pm

DJ General Strike looks back at the Top 40 (not that Top 40!) protest songs of 2022. These are Molotov hot tracks! Adeem the Artist – Heritage of Ignorance – White Trash Revelry- Four Quarters Records (folk/country) Dropkick Murphys – All You Fonies – This Machine Still Kills Fascists – Dummy Luck Music (folk/country) Ezra Furman

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Road Songs Looks Back

December 29, 2022 - 9:16 am

Our host of Road Songs (and Night Train!), Rus Thompson, looks back at 2022 with a few of his favorite albums of the year. Catch Road Songs every Tuesday from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM. “The mark for me of a memorable album of songs is that I end up playing all of them at

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