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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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Bull Riding

In bull riding, a cowboy is challenged to last 8 seconds on a bucking bull. Professional riders have less than a 50% chance of lasting a full ride. This week, we highlight bull riding through the perspectives of those who live it.

Episode 1: Gary Leffew is the 1970 bull riding world champion He’s also a stuntman, actor, and a 40 year bull riding instructor of a school boasting 13 world champion students.

Episode 2: David Danton of Yelm, Washington is a rodeo event producer and raises bucking bulls on the side.

Episodes 3 & 5: Rowdy Barry is a bull fighter, rancher and artist out of Kennewick Washington.

Episode 4: Jinichiro Shibahara is the first Japanese national to have competed in U.S. professional rodeo.  Shawn Stephens is a bull riding and team roping coach and Helldorado Days Rodeo champion bull rider  out of Payson, Utah



Photo – Bull riders and cowboys at an amateur bull riding event held at Lazy HK Bar Ranch in Mossyrock, WA

Video – Bull rider, Scott Bartell successfully rides a bull for 8 seconds at an amateur bull riding event held at Lazy HK Bar Ranch.

Music: Rushus – “29”

Producer:  Yuko Kodama