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KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio

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Our Mission
KBCS-FM is a listener supported, non-commercial, community radio station, operated as a public service of Bellevue Community College in Washington State. Our purpose is to entertain, educate and involve a diverse community of listeners with a variety of music, cultural and public affairs programs.

Our Programming
Our djs are community volunteers. Our programming takes you on a musical exploration from jazz, blues, and folk to modern global hip hop, electronica, reggae, and dub. We present Democracy Now!, Free Speech Radio News and other cultural and public affairs programs. KBCS is the only station in the Greater Seattle Area that offers ongoing training opportunities.

History and Broadcast Range
KBCS 91.3 FM is the only non-commercial community radio station in the Seattle metro market. We are licensed to Bellevue Community College in Bellevue, Washington. KBCS began broadcasting in February 1973 as a 10 watt, student-run media training center. We increased power to 1,000 watts in the late 1980s and expanded beyond the student body to become a full-time community radio station.
Other milestones followed: we increased power to 8,000 watts in 1990; we installed a new omnidirectional antenna in 2001; and we moved into new studios and offices in Factoria in June, 2002. Today, the signal is heard as far east as Fall City in the Cascade foothills, as far south as Tacoma, as far west as Poulsbo on the Kitsap Peninsula and as far north as Everett.

Pieces

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KBCS’s Yuko Kodama joins Seward Park Audubon Center Lead Naturalist Ed Dominguez to learn more about how Crows teach their young. Also find out wha...

  • Added: May 16, 2017
  • Length: 02:55
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May 15 is the International Day of Families as recognised by the United Nations. Today we celebrate all caregivers in families - parents, grandpare...

  • Added: May 16, 2017
  • Length: 05:36
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In 2012, Barack Obama sign a piece of legislation called the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, expanding what can be done with crowd fund...

  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 06:07
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As the weather warms up, you may be considering walking around town more. And yet, some of our neighbours, like Angie Aldrich in Issaquah, walk all...

  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 05:35
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Did you know that our forests hold licorice treats? Find out how to spot licorice fern on your next hike with Ed Dominguez, Seward Park Audubon Cen...

  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 10:28
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Remember seeing poetry on King County and Sound Transit buses a few years ago? After a brief hiatus, Poetry on Buses coordinated by 4Culture return...

  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 05:32
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Many religions observe modest dress as part of there devotion. The fashion of modest Muslim, Jewish and Sikh men and women is the inspiration of th...

  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 04:39
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Attracting wildlife into your backyard or apartment balcony can help communities thrive with biodiversity. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama visited Julie O’Donal...

  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 05:04
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Are chimps legally entitled to the same rights as humans? Yes Magazine highlights a recent story involving personhood for chimps. Yes Magazine’s Su...

  • Added: May 02, 2017
  • Length: 08:05
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What if you biked everywhere? On today’s Unmute the Commute, meet Fred Miller. Produced by Hebah Fisher. Story discovered through King County Metro...

  • Added: May 02, 2017
  • Length: 06:10
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Remember seeing poetry on King County and Sound Transit buses a few years ago? After a brief hiatus, Poetry on Buses coordinated by 4Culture return...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 05:32
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Washington has many places to visit, and for today’s Unmute the Commute, we’re taking you to one of the unlikely places you can get to by bus. Tran...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 06:13
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We go outside to talk about the life force of trees. The circulation of tons of fluid in them called the Cambium layer. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama speaks...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 03:52
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We take you out to an owl vometorium. The place owls go to do their daily duty of sitting on the throne and coughing up the remains of the night b...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 05:03
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Public health officials have called the opiate epidemic the worst drug crisis in American history – with overdose deaths nearly tripling since 1999...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 07:11
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On today’s Unmute the Commute, join us for a ferry ride between two worlds – the busy, bustling streets of Seattle’s Downtown, to the peaceful, idy...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 05:13
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We ride buses so easily today that we may forget our nation’s history just 60 years ago. Today on Unmute the Commute, join us on a Freedom Ride. Pr...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 06:43
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We explore our region’s original commutes along the water highways of the Salish Sea and Pacific Coast. Listen in on interviews with the late Quile...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2017
  • Length: 06:05
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In Tacoma, detainees at the immigration detention center are continuing their hunger strike. They’ve stopped working at the facility, making phone ...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 08:32
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KBCS’s Yuko Kodama recently took a walk with Seward Park Audubon Center Lead Naturalist, Ed Dominguez. Find out which traits are unique to this fam...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 04:07