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Win The Xbox One Video Game System–Tuesday, May 6th


April 22, 2014 - 1:47 pm

Tuesday, May 6th is GiveBIG day: a one-day fundraising partnership with the Seattle Foundation to raise money for KBCS.

Every donation to KBCS that Tuesday will be increased by money from the Seattle Foundation’s “stretch” fund. And to sweeten the deal even more, we’re offering a chance to win The Xbox One Video Game System.


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GiveBIG – Tuesday, May 6th!

Give BIG 2014

April 1, 2014 - 8:15 am

Mark Tuesday, May 6th on your calendar – that’s the day you can GiveBIG to KBCS. The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG campaign is a fun way to increase the value of your donation to KBCS.

Each credit or debit card donation made to KBCS through The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG website on May 6th will [...]

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Hartmann Webstream issues

April 24, 2014 - 1:20 pm

From: Shane Farnan [] Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:14 PM To: Bruce Wirth Cc: Tim Longpre Subject: Re: wesbtream down

We lost all internet in the studio.  Just came back up



On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 1:02 PM, Bruce Wirth <> wrote:

All webstreams are down

VOXCDN is down.


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Impacts of the Comcast/Time Warner Merger


April 23, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Many consumers and business advocates have a lot to say about the Comcast Time Warner merger announcement.  When Comcast buys out Time Warner, the two combined would have 30 million cable subscribers and would control close to half of the internet connections in the United States.   Music + Ideas host, Sonya Green hosts a [...]

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Top Ten April 14th – 20th:

Weekly Top Ten

April 21, 2014 - 11:08 am

  1. Thievery Corporation  Saudade  (ESL)
  2. Natalia M. King  SoulBLAZZ  (JazzVillage)
  3. The Holmes Brothers  Brotherhood  (Alligator)
  4. Kathy Kallick  Cut To The Chase  (Live Oak)
  5. Ibibio Sound Machine  Ibibio Sound Machine  (Soundway)
  6. Laurie Lewis with Tom Rozum & Nina Gerber  One Evening in May  (Spruce & Maple)
  7. John Németh  Memphis Grease  (Blue Corn)
  8. Cahalen Morrison & Eli West  I’ll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands  (independent)
  9. Alsarah & The Nubatones  Silt  (Wonderwheel)
  10. Thomas Blondet  Future World  (Rhythm & Culture)

Past Top Ten

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Volunteer for GiveBIG


April 17, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Membership Drive

91.3 KBCS is listener-supported, public radio. The vast majority of our operating budget comes directly from listeners. To raise that support, we hold on-air membership drives each year, as well as year-round membership relations. We are always in need of volunteers to help answer phones and take pledges during pledge drives.

Sign [...]

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Pitch Black: African American Baseball in Washington

Courtesy: Northwest African American Museum Courtesy: Northwest African American Museum

April 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm

On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers. However, long before Robinson was a household name, baseball was a part of the fabric of many African American communities. A new exhibit at the Northwest African American Museum, Pitch Black: African American Baseball in [...]

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Music of the Moment:

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April 4, 2014 - 9:22 am

Five new releases that we can’t wait to share with you this month:

1. Rodney Crowell Tarpaper Sky (New West) – Rodney continues to pen deceptively simple songs that hold brilliant nuggets of wisdom.

May you always stay in touch with the things That keep you young. When you’re staring at [...]

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Donate A Vehicle to KBCS!


April 2, 2014 - 2:00 pm

KBCS has good news for you! Whether your vehicle is running or not, you can make a tax-deductible donation of your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, tractor, scooter, snowmobile, boat, and yes, even jet ski, to community radio. Use this convenient online form or call 877-411-3662 for more information about making a vehicle donation to [...]

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Stories of Arrival: Youth Voices for National Poetry Month

Foster High School student with Jack Straw teaching artist Christine Marie Brown. Foster High School student with Jack Straw teaching artist Christine Marie Brown.

April 1, 2014 - 3:06 pm

April is National Poetry Month. This month KBCS in partnership with Jack Straw Productions and the Institute for Poetic Medicine (IPM ) in Palo Alto, CA will air “Stories of Arrival: Youth Voices”.

This project highlights the voices of Foster High School students. The students learn to tell their stories with direction from [...]

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