Skip to content
Please enable your javascript to have a better view of the website. Click here to learn more about it.

New Programming Coming to KBCS’s 6am Hour

Starting June 1st, KBCS expands its diverse programming to include the BBC NewsHour, weekdays from 6-7am. Democracy Now! You can continue to catch Democracy Now! in its entirety at 8am.

Click here for a full schedule of KBCS programs and air-times.

KBCS News Picks Ten Stories from 2019

  • Getting Out Alive: a harrowing account of one woman navigating for her life after being shot by her ex-partner
  • The Book They Can’t Erase: the ‘jeli’ are keepers of stories in the African Mende tradition.  Listen to this perspective of people who volunteered into slavery.
  • Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: A series of multiple perspectives on this epidemic plaguing indigenous families and our communities.
  • Preteen and Teen Girls, Puberty and the Period: Julie Metzger has been an expert in puberty for over 30 years.  She shares her takeaways from teen girls and their families
  • Omoiyari: An Interview with Kishi Bashi – This singer and songwriter discusses how his latest album addresses the internment of over 100,000 people of Japanese descent and mass incarceration in general.
  • Local Bats: A series on the many facets of our local yuma, little brown and big brown bats
  • Colonialism and Climate Change: a discussion on how colonial mentality and the climate crisis go hand in hand.
  • Canoe Journey : Stories and songs from people involved in the 2019 Intertribal Canoe Journey
  • The Ferry Riot: The teen dance ordinance and a punk riot on a ferry from Bremerton in 1987.
  • Taking Sanctuary: In April, A father, local business owner and dance instructor, Jaime Rubio took sanctuary at Seattle’s St Mark’s Cathedral as a migrant facing deportation.  He and his wife talk about why they chose this.
  • The Last Slave Ship to the United States: The significance of finding the wreckage of the last slave ship to the United States this past spring.

Pet Challenge Day

The age old debate is alive at KBCS today. Which pet is best? Cats? Dogs? Something else?

Donate here or call us at 425-564-5000 to donate and let us know which pet your vote goes to and we’ll add you and your pet to our “Pet Hall of Fame”.

KBCS Pet Hall of Fame:

Heather in Seattle donating on behalf of her dog, Pickle
Ruth in Seattle donating on behalf of her rabbit, Micki
Devin in Tacoma donating on behalf of his dog, Kodiak
Lana in Federal Way donating on behalf of her dog Iris, cat Bells, and cat Sally
Elaine in Seattle donating on behalf of her cats, Lucifer and Sunshine
Karin in Seattle donating on behalf of her dog, Frito
Kay in Seattle donating in memory of her dog, Penny
Susan in Tacoma, donating on behalf of her cat, Butters
Nancy in Renton, donating on behalf of her bunnies, Henri and Josephine
Carole in Seattle, donating on behalf of her cats Rome and Cici
Rita in Snohomish, donating on behalf of her dog, Bonnie
Emily in Shoreline, donating on behalf of her dogs Peco, Leon, and Curly
Jennifer in Federal Way, donating on behalf of her cats Piper and Leo
Stuart in Phinney Ridge, donating on behalf of his cat Sophie
Jeanne in Seattle, donating on behalf of her dog, Georgia
Arnold in Seattle, donating on behalf of his parakeet, Pete
Gary and Susan in Redmond, donating on behalf of their cats Scarlett and Fuzzy
Bill in Renton, donating on behalf of his dog, Ralphie
Sarah in Seattle , donating on behalf of her cat, Jax
Ronald in Kent, donating on behalf of his dog, Sampson
Geraldine in Woodinville, donating on behalf her horse, Apple
Paul in Seattle, donating on behalf of his snake, Timmy
Joan in Seattle, on behalf of her dog, Janey
Sara in Bothell on behalf of her dog, Ted



Win a Summer Picnic Cruise

KBCS is giving away a private luxury picnic cruise for six on a classic wooden yacht in Lake Washington. Donate now to support the KBCS programs you count on each and every day, and when you do you’ll be automatically entered into the drawing.

The drawing will take place just before 3pm today. There’s no donation required to be entered into the drawing (Drawing Entry Only), however, when you do contribute, you’ll hear your gift hard at work each time you tune-in and get automatically entered at the same time.

See a full list of contest rules here.

Fair Trade Friday – KBCS Spring Fund Drive

Today is Fair Trade Friday at KBCS! That means when you make a one-time donation of $120 or become a KBCS Sustaining Donor at the $10/month level we will thank you with the KBCS coffee mug PLUS a bag of delicious Fair Trade coffee from our partners at Equal Exchange.

This offer is only good for a few more hours so take advantage of supporting the music, news, and commentary you count on while also treating yourself to quality coffee and a mug that will make you think of KBCS every time you take a sip! Please make your donation now!

The Media and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

KBCS’s KD Hall interviews clinical psychologist, Chalon Ervin about how some of us can experience post traumatic stress disorder by constantly being exposed to tragedies in the media.


2017 Best of KBCS Produced News

The Top Ten KBCS Produced Stories for 2017 are in. Have a listen!