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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.

“For the People”

Posted on: February 2nd, 2015 by Safi wa Nairobi
Celebrate living legend and Bay Area Treasure, John Handy (www.johnhandy.com), who goes 82 on Tuesday, the 3rd February, on KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People”. Also, hear a conversation about the recent International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, with in-studio guest, Steven Suen, proprietor of Biscuits and Blues (www.biscuitsandblues.com). Additionally, we remember the life and music of Varetta “Mercy Mr. Percy” Dillard. Then, Jason Crosby of Doobie Decible System Band (www.ddsband.com), joins us for an in-studio acoustic set in support of the upcoming Greg Anton Book signing at Sweetwater (www.sweetwatermusichall.com) in Mill Valley on Sunday the 8th. And, Grammy-Award winning trumpeter, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Nicholas Payton (www.nicholaspayton.com), shares his wisdom, prior to a return visit to the Jewish Community Centre of San Francisco (www.jccsf.org), on Sweetheart’s Day. Hear that and more, Tuesday, the 3rd February 2015, 4pm – 6pm, PST, on 89.5FM, KPOO, San Francisco, “For the People”. Produced and hosted by Safi wa Nairobi (safi@kpoo.com).

“Connecting the Dots” Thursday 1/29/15 with Dr. Joel Westheimer

Posted on: January 26th, 2015 by Judy Drummond


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
KPOO DJ Line Up 01.25Radio Lounge 01

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.

Happy New Year!

Posted on: January 1st, 2015 by Theresa Adams
Happy New Year from KPOO to all of you!    

Chata Gutierrez, 3/4/53-12/17/13

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013 by DJ Marilynn
Chata Gutierrez Chata Gutierrez & Bobby Webb

It is with heavy hearts that we inform you that Micaela “Chata”Gutierrez joined her ancestors Tuesday morning, December 17, after her 5-year battle with cancer. Chata has been with KPOO since the beginning, when she was only 18 years old. She was a wonderful DJ and an even more wonderful person.

On Saturday, December 21, during what would have been her show, people came to the station to pay tribute to their friend. Their words spoke more eloquently than we ever could.

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