The KBOO Youth Collective

KBOO is open to the public! To visit the station, contact your staff person or call 503-231-8032.



Come join the Youth Collective! Collective membership is ongoing and totally free! New sessions start on the first Wednesday of each month. The Collective will meet every Wednesday from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM culminating in the show going out live on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 6 PM to 7 PM as The Underground.

You can register online soon (link coming) or show up at the station to fill out a physical registration form (those under 18 need the signature of a parent). Here is the link to the form if you would like to fill it out ahead of time. Please email our Volunteer Coordinator at if you plan on coming on the first Wednesday of the month so we know to expect you.



The KBOO Youth Collective provides an opportunity for youth under the age of 21 years to gain skills in radio broadcasting that is in the context of an ongoing community radio station, KBOO. We offer a safe and supportive setting where young people from all walks of life can gather to share their ideas amongst themselves as well as learn the technical skills needed to broadcast their thoughts, concerns and talents to the larger community.

Young people learn the basic skills of recording, audio editing, and engineering so that their messages are youth driven and youth determined. Being part of the larger radio community also enables the young people to branch out and form mentor relationships with more experienced adult programmers at the station to further develop their skills and interests. Producing radio is an exacting task that helps the young people involved to increase self-confidence, communication skills, critical thinking skills, computer literacy, time management skills, personal responsibility, and gives them the opportunity to work as part of a team to produce a final product.

The KBOO Youth Collective believes that providing young people the opportunity to have their Voices on the Air empowers them to become informed, contributing, and engaged members of our community.


Here is an archive of our past shows.






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