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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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In this week's Nature segment, KBCS's Yuko Kodama talks with Ed Dominguez, Audubon Center Lead Naturalist in Seattle's Seward Park, about the ups a...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2017
  • Length: 03:31
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This week, highlights of Interrupting Whiteness - What is Whiteness? What is the culture of it, and how is it a system of oppression? The recording...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2017
  • Length: 06:12
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This week, highlights of Interrupting Whiteness - What is Whiteness? What is the culture of it, and how is it a system of oppression? The recording...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2017
  • Length: 06:18
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This week, highlights of Interrupting Whiteness - What is Whiteness? What is the culture of it, and how is it a system of oppression? The recording...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2017
  • Length: 06:40
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This week, highlights of Interrupting Whiteness - What is Whiteness? What is the culture of it, and how is it a system of oppression? The recording...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2017
  • Length: 08:11
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This week, highlights of Interrupting Whiteness - What is Whiteness? What is the culture of it, and how is it a system of oppression? The recording...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2017
  • Length: 07:10
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Find out more about the sights and sounds of one species of bird in our area, the Dark-eyed Junco in this KBCS nature segment. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama s...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:48
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The month long Muslim observation of Ramadan began this year on May 26th. We take you to a street corner in north seattle outside of Idris Mosque....

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:55
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What is it that gives flamenco dancing its passionate flare? Listen to the stories that are the foundation for Flamenco dance. Belen Maya is a prof...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 05:16
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Ramadan, the month where Muslims fast, is May-June this year. For this week's Unmute the Commute, we tagged along with some fasting Muslims for the...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 06:50
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For today’s Unmute the Commute, the story behind the lady passing out apples and oranges on Seattle buses.

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 05:34
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Washington state has the fifth largest homeless population in the country, at about 20,000 individuals as estimated in 2016. When night comes, ther...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 06:42
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Have you ever wondered what it’s like for veterans to get around town? For this week’s Unmute the Commute, ride along with us to the VA center in S...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 06:18
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Find out more about Seattle’s official city bird, the Great Blue Heron, and their nesting habits in this KBCS nature segment. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama ta...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 06:06
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In traditionally conservative Alaska, renewable energy is on the rise. YES! Magazine senior editor Stephen Miller visited Alaska recently, and foun...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2017
  • Length: 05:58
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In this week’s Nature segment KBCS’s Yuko Kodama talks to Audubon Lead Natualist Ed Dominguez about local plants that attract hummingbirds. Include...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2017
  • Length: 03:06
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As anti-Muslim rhetoric continues locally, and around the U.S., we turn to the Owner of modest fashion Boutique Al Firdaus, Chema Oh. She shares ...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 06:57
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Catch a glimpse of the lucrative industry of modest wear, which includes hijabs and abayas. KBCS's Yuko Kodama spoke with Boutique Al Firdaws Owner...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 05:32
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How do you persuade investors that Tar Sand projects are toxic? YES! Magazine highlights a recent story regarding the Race to Stop Tar Sands Pipeli...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 07:44
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Farms throughout the state are busy with work for migrant laborers as the growing and harvesting season ramps up. A group of farm workers in the Sk...

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 03:54