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Open Mic Event

Posted on: May 14th, 2015 by Lamont
OPEN MIC EVENT   JOIN US AT THE NEXT KPOO RADIO LOUNG WAS WE WELCOME YOU OUR DEVELOPELD LISTNERS TO PERFORM LIVE AT OUR FIRST HOSTED OPEN MIC NIGHT EVENT INVITING POETS, SINGER SONGWRITERS, STORY TELLERS, AND MUSICANS TO SHARE THEIR WORDS, SONG, AND MUSIC AT THE MERCURY CAFÉ SUNDAY MAY 31 4PM TO 8PM. BRING YOUR VOICE, BRING YOUR SONGS, TELL US A STORY, SPIT SOME POERTY AT THE NEXT KPOO RADIO LOUNGE FEATING AN OPEN MIC EVENT TO SHOWCASE YOUR ART AND TALENT WITH THE KPOO RADIO COMMUNITY.  DJ MARRILY AND DJ KK BABY WILL BE SPINNING YOUR FAVOIRAE GENRES THROUGHOUT AFTERNOON. THE KPOO RADIO LOUGNE IS A BENEIFT 10% OF ALL FOOD AND BEVERAGE SALES AT THE MERCUY CAFE WILL BE DONATE TO THE ON-GOING OPERATION OF KPOO. COME SHARE YOUR SONG, A RHYME, A JOKE, YOUR MUSICIANSHIP, TELL US A STORY, AT THE NEXT KPOO RADIO LOUNGE,  SUNDAY MAY 31 4PM TO 8PM AT THE MERCURY CAFÉ 201 OCTAVIA STREET HAYES VALLEY SAN FRANCISCO. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SIGH UP CONTACT DJ LAMONT AT 415 370 3014 OR EMAIL AT DJ LAMONT@KPOO.COM   KPOO 89.5 SAN FRANCISCO GINVING VOICE TO THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER 42 YEARS.

“For the People”

Posted on: May 5th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Tuesday the 5th May is Cinco de Mayo. We welcome Anthony Floyd, who has a new CD: Tonight’s the Night. By the way, Anthony Floyd is the son of longtime Soulster Eddie (Mr. Knock on Wood) Floyd. Two Bay Area Treasure, Sax man Howard Wiley (www.howardwiley.com), and Miss Faye Carol (www.fayecarol.com), join us in-studio to highlight the upcoming—still free—and now 15th Annual Malcolm X Jazz and Arts Festival (www.eastsideartsalliance.com), happening Saturday the 16th May, 11am – 7pm, at San Antonio Park, Oakland (18th Avenue at Foothill Blvd). Also included is an excerpt from the recent Towne Hall held in Oakland at Cleveland Elementary School featuring Congresswoman Barbara Lee, U.S. Representative of California’s 9th Congressional District. Hear that and more, Tuesday the 5th May, 4pm – 6pm, PDT, on KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), “For the People”. Hosted and produced by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“Connecting the Dots” will feature Mohamed from the African American Art & Culture Complex and Hilary Klein, author of “Compañeras: Zapatista Women’s Stories.”

Posted on: April 23rd, 2015 by Judy Drummond
Mohamed will discuss some important issues going on with the African American Art & Culture Complex and the help they need from the community. Hilary Klein will read from what Elaine Brown calls: “A guiding light for a new generation of feminists and others who would challenge patriarchy, poverty, gender oppression, racism, and all the other inhumanities maintained by global capitalism.”

“For the People”

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Celebrate the work of two musical giants: Don Covay and Billy Stewart, both born on 24 March. Also, hear an in-studio conversation and live performance by the T-Sisters (www.tsisters.com), as they make ready to shock out at the “Exodus” CD Tribute to Bob Marley, presented by UnderCover Presents (www.undercoverpresents.org). That, commentary, and more, Tuesday the 24th March, 2015, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), 4pm – 6pm, PDT, “For the People,” with your host and producer, Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“For the People” Tuesday 10 March 2015

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Hear an encore presentation from Dr. Julia Hare (www.blackthinktank.com), as well as music and conversation with Kiran Ahluwalia (www.kiranmusic.com), as “For the People” continues to celebrate Women’s History Month Tuesday the 10th March, with poetry, music, conversation, commentary and more, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, and throughout cyberspace, www.kpoo.com. Tune in!

For the People

Posted on: February 24th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Remember Africville, as former residents from one of Canada’s earliest Black settlement on the shores of Bedford Basin (Halifax, Nova Scotia), discuss displacement and redevelopment. Berel Alexander represents the Yiddish Theatre Group as they kick off the Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley later this week. And two lovely young ladies–Adella and Kairi–share youthful wisdom about Black History Month. Music from Buika, (returning to San Francisco this Saturday), commentary and more, happen on 89.5Fm, KPOO, San Francisco (www.kpoo.com), Tuesday the 24th February 2015, 4pm – 6pm, PST, For the People, with host Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com). Tune in, see.

“For the People”

Posted on: February 9th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Ernie Pinata, Bay Area Treasure and band leader of the Delta Wires (www.deltawires.com), joins us in-studio to discuss their current work and their upcoming performance at Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com). Got long overdue commentary for you, and Nicholas Payton (www.nicholaspayton.com) talks about his incredible work and an upcoming performance at the JCCSF (www.jccsf.org) on Sweetheart’s Day, 14 February 2015. Hear that and more, Tuesday, the 10h February, 2015, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, and throughout cyberspace, www.kpoo.com, For the People, 4pm – 6pm, PST.

Leadbelly

Posted on: January 19th, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
20 January 1888 is one of the birthdays listed for Huddie William Leadbetter—LeadBelly—which we celebrate Tuesday the 20th KPOO, San Francisco, 4pm, PST, “For the People.” Also featured will be a KPOO programmer who has been on-air more than three decades, Mary Jean Robertson, host of “Webworks: Voices of the Native Nations.” Hear this and more, Tuesday the 20th January, 2015, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, 4pm – 6pm, PST, “For the People.” Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

Listener Appreciation Gathering & Live Broadcast

Posted on: January 9th, 2015 by Lamont
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Fall Fundraiser Success! $35,000 Raised! Thanks to all!

Posted on: January 5th, 2015 by micheleC
Fall Fundraiser 2014

Serving the San Francisco Bay Area since 1973.
Listener sponsored since 2012.

The KPOO community really pulled through, and thanks to your generous donations, we surpassed our goal and  raised $35,000 to help cover the station’s major annual expenses. We would like to thank each of you for being listener-sponsors of San Francisco’s only local, independent, historical  radio station. We remain on the air because of your loyal support and involvement. Please join us for a Listener Appreciation Party at Mercury Cafe on Sunday, January 25 from 2-8 PM.  More details to follow.