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Fall Fund Drive

The on-air portion of our fall fund drive has ended, but there's still time to help KBCS reach it's overall goal by month's end. Please give now, and thank you to everyone who has already donated and our many sustaining donors!

$150,000 Goal


Drive ends: September 30, 2023

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Rustin Thompson

Rus Road Song Host, Rus
One of my favorite, solitary games as a kid was playing deejay in my bedroom. I had a turntable, an 8-track tape player, and a cassette recorder, which I used to record made-up radio commercials. I’d play my 45 rpms, my LPs, and my tapes for hours at a time, talking into a cardboard microphone, while trying to avoid dead air. When I had a chance to be a deejay for real in college at the UW’s KCMU, I immediately produced a show called The South’s Gonna Do It, the forerunner of today’s Road Songs. I eventually graduated, KCMU became KEXP, and it wasn’t until I knocked on the door of KBCS in 1998 that I was able to get back on the air. Long live radio and KBCS!