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The KBCS Party on Wheels bus courtesy of King County Metro transit. The KBCS Party on Wheels bus courtesy of King County Metro transit.

June 30, 2016 - 5:15 pm

We missed you at our #PartyonWheels. But we didn’t want you to miss out on the fun. You can check out what you missed here.

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You can make a difference!

Thrive for Blog 3

June 29, 2016 - 1:06 pm

KBCS’s budget year ends tomorrow…  And YOU can make a difference by supporting the music and ideas you rely on to stay informed and be inspired.  Donate today to keep KBCS a robust cultural resource for the whole community. We’ll end the fiscal year strong and you’ll know you’ve supported the meaningful programs that you rely on.

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Weekday schedule update launches July 1st


June 27, 2016 - 6:27 pm

Listeners to 91.3 KBCS will notice some changes when they tune in on weekdays starting July 1.

Weekday listeners will enjoy progressive ideas throughout the morning, and an eclectic blend of music from noon through the evening.

The Thom Hartmann Program returns to live broadcast, allowing listeners to call in and participate.

Iaan Hughes is followed by veteran music host Carol Handley during the afternoons. Handley, who is known to many radio listeners in the Pacific Northwest from her years at a number of popular stations, returns to KBCS, where she began her career.

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Top Ten June 20th – June 26th:


June 27, 2016 - 8:00 am

  1. case/lang/veirs case/lang/veirs (Anti-)
  2. Charlie Faye & The Fayettes Charlie Faye & The Fayettes (Self)
  3. Gregory Porter Take Me To The Alley (Blue Note)
  4. Corinne Bailey Rae The Heart Speaks In Whispers (Caroline)
  5. Special Consensus Long I Ride (Compass)
  6. The Monkees Good Times! (Rhino)
  7. Sarah Jarosz Undercurrent (Sugar Hill)
  8. Paul Simon Stranger To Stranger (Concord)
  9. Allen Toussaint American Tunes (Nonesuch)
  10. Debo Band Ere Gobez (FPE)

Past Top Ten

Bus Rides, Laughing Yoga and Senior Citizens

Sashi yoga pose

June 9, 2016 - 2:35 pm

Taking the bus is no laughing matter for senior citizen couple, Sashi and Ravi. They live in Bellevue and rely heavily on public transportation to connect with their community through the Indian Association of Western Washington. It’s how they get to laughing chair yoga and share precious laughs with other senior citizens.

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Journalism Fundamentals Training

One World Report-Pledge Drive 022

June 6, 2016 - 10:37 am

Want to learn the fundamentals of community journalism? You can take a training class at KBCS.

Four Buses, Five Hours, Two Destinations

Coen getting ready to board one of four buses he has to take. Photo courtesy Masao Yamada. Coen getting ready to board one of four buses he has to take. Photo courtesy Masao Yamada.

June 2, 2016 - 8:00 am

Seattle is not the only place where housing affordability is a concern. On the eastside, housing prices forced high school student, Coen Lavar’s family to relocate to Renton. For Coen, this meant a longer commute to his school in Sammamish. Much longer. Mona Yeh has his dispatch.

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Party on Wheels


May 31, 2016 - 3:32 pm

Don’t miss our Listening Party on Wheels event!

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Gia’s Bike & Bus Commute

Gia gets her bike ready for the bus bike rack.

May 26, 2016 - 8:00 am

Housing affordability is an ongoing issue in Seattle. For bike and bus commuter, Gia Mugford, housing prices are one part of the equation. For Gia congestion, parking availability and constant crowds on Capitol Hill were other factors that led her to make a move. Gia left Seattle and moved to Tacoma where she’s happy with her new home and her bike and bus commute. Reporter Whitney Henry-Lester has Gia’s dispatch.

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Bus Life for a Syrian Refugee

Syrian refugee, Wasim Altabba, waits on the bus.

May 19, 2016 - 8:00 am

Life in a new country can be daunting and difficult. But for Syrian refugee, Wasim Altabba moving to the U.S. provided him an opportunity to escape the war. Altabba was an sensation in Syria. It was his dream to make it big there. Now he’s starting over in the U.S., something he wouldn’t be able to do without the bus. Here is his dispatch.

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