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.

Series


Latest 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