Five Pint Mary, Dennis McGregor and the Spoilers, MOsley WOtta and Triage Improv headline KPOV’s 10th anniversary celebration Tuesday, June 30 at the Tower Theatre in Bend.
Major sponsors of KPOV’s 10th anniversary celebration are Spork, Five Fusion, Deschutes Brewery, Action Print, the Source Weekly, FootZone, and Bend’s Downtown Business Association. Additional sponsors are Bend’s Indoor Garden Station, Center for Car Donations, Desperado Boutique, J.J. Jones-Coldwell Banker Morris, Jobs with Justice, John Paul Designs, JR’s Body and Paintworks, Lulu’s Boutique, Wabi Sabi, and Westbury Enterprises.
“High Desert Community Radio—Live and in Living Color” is the theme for the variety show celebrating 10 years of KPOV in Central Oregon. The Around the Bend Players and comic Celeste Franklin will also perform and the evening will kick off with a parade of deejays, led by local drummers and musicians. There will also be a raffle, featuring 10 local prizes, to support KPOV.
The show will include a fun review of the radio station’s history since it went on air in June, 2005, including video of the raising of the first antenna on Awbrey Butte, a photo display showing construction of the radio station, and a look back at some of KPOV’s first shows from the broadcast studio at 501 NW Bond Street.
Five Pint Mary is a rollicking Bend-based Irish-Celtic band with a bit of punk thrown in for good measure. Dennis McGregor is a Sisters artist and musician whose band plays jazzy folk-rock with the occasional wacky lyric. MOsley WOtta is a Bend artist who takes spoken word and hip hop fusion to a whole new level. Triage is Central Oregon’s premier improv troupe and the Around the Bend Players bring together a number of KPOV volunteers in skits that harken back to the golden days of radio. Celeste Franklin is a touring comic and KPOV DJ.
KPOV is a listener-supported, volunteer-powered, nonprofit community radio station that broadcasts at 88.9 FM and live on the web at kpov.org. High Desert Community Radio offers locally produced programs not heard on any other radio stations in the region, including civic affairs, election coverage, and the most diverse music programming in Central Oregon.
Underwriting and sponsorships are available and affordable for nonprofit organizations and local businesses. For a program schedule, underwriting information, to donate or to volunteer, call 541-322-0863 or visit the website at kpov.org.
Tickets are on sale at the Tower box office and towertheatre.org. Tickets are $20 in advance, $18 for KPOV members, and $25 at the door.