Sucks To Be KPSU

New budget cuts hit Portland State University's student-run radio station, continuing its "slow slide into irrelevancy."


At a time when local community radio is beginning to thrive, the influence of college radio in Portland continues to shrink, particularly where KPSU is concerned. Last week, Portland State University's campus radio station had its budget for the upcoming academic term slashed by almost 40 percent, removing two paid staff positions and leaving little money to put on events.   It's ...   More
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Out of Print

So much music. So little page space. Here are some shows we missed in this week's print edition.

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Thursday, May 9 Laura Stevenson, Field Mouse, Dresses [INDIE-POP] It is easy to dig a band when they let their freak flag fly as though it is the most normal thing in the world. Laura Stevenson and the Cans combine upbeat tempos with silly and clever wordplay, all to the imperfectly polished range and cadence of Stevenson’s borderline euphoric vocals. But this is more than unabashedly ...   More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Scoop: Dude, Shorty Jizzle & The Plumber Cracks Rock.

BUSTIN’ CAPS: Local farmers markets may be a lot quieter this season: Market organizers have been told they can’t have live music unless they pay licensing fees. The American Society of Composer   More
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Top Five Summer Shows In Odd Places

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The Great Idea, Friday, Aug. 10, at Enchanted ForestIt’s a show in a creepy theme park for kids. And Quasi is playing. Come on, what more do you want?Pop-Up Pool Party, Sunday, Aug. 19, at Portland    More
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

KPSU Gets Yanked From AM Airwaves [Updated]

For the past 15 years, PSU radio station KPSU has been rebroadcast on evenings and weekends at 1450 KBPS, a Portland Public Schools-run AM station. The relationship between the two stations has apparently come to an end after a segment run on KPSU last night, which involved a brief discussion of "sodomy." KBPS General Manager Bill Cooper, who declined to comment via cell phone (he's currently attending ...   More
Friday, June 25, 2010 CASEY JARMAN


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