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Whether you like piano rolls, pre-1920 cylinders, 78s from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s or early 45s and mono LPs, this is your station. Broadcasting on AM 680 with the full audio spectrum.
On the internet we stream in the original monaural not wasting bandwidth. Better than CD quality.

To donate you can send your check to KBRD - PO Box 7034 - Olympia, WA 98507 or just click the button below.

Your donations are fully tax deductable. KBRD is a non-profit, listener supported 501(c)3 institution.
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Streema - Doug's choice for quality.
Lists artist and song.

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To use iTunes radio, insert where it says open stream at the iTunes site. iTunes does not offer a simple click through.
iTunes does list the artist and song.

See our founders, Skip, Bj and Norma on TV.

Paperwork department. Then there are always those legal requirements at a radio station. Here we try to fulfill them.

KBRD Public File

EEO report.

Contact Information
PO Box 7034 Olympia WA 98507
E-mail: skip at
E-mail for Public Service Announcements:
publicservice at Phone: 360-491-6800

At we operate around the clock but to let the more important San Francisco sports information into the Olympia area we must close down when the sun goes down. Our AM 680 hours are:
January   6:30  4:45
February  6:00  5:30
March     6:15  7:15
April     6:00  8:00
May       5:30  8:45
June      5:15  9:15
July      5:30  9:00
August    6:00  8:30
September 6:15  7:30
October   6:15  6:30
November  6:45  4:30
December  6:15  4:15

And the people who keep KBRD going...
Jayson Bucknel - got us into streaming, keeps the stream and our computers humming. Owns Golden- Apple Electronics in Olympia.
Jack Ondracek - keeps the AM signal running and keeps the equipment stable and accurate. Owns Rodeo Drive In in Bremerton.
The board of directors - Jina, Bob, Jack, Leslie, Diane, and DB.
Beancounters Bookkeeping for doing the books.
Apex Mailing Services for providing us with office and studio space
All the listeners and businesses who donate and keep us running.
And, Vicki at Cosmic Awareness Communications for the positive reinforcement provided when really need.

Archeophone Records
Phenominal music from the turn of the century (20th that is).
Olympia Power and Light
Olympia's locally owned definitive newspaper
Golden Apple Electronics
The folks who do our streaming and fix our computers.
Paul Moore's Washboard Wizards
Israel's number one ukulele player.
Bellingham Traditional Jazz Society
Bellingham's home of live traditional jazz for listening and dancing.
Olympia Jazz Festival
Home of America's Jazz Festival.
Traditions Cafe and music
Olympia's greatest music venue.
Ukuleles For Peace
Middle East children playing ukes.
Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band
Simply great traditional jazz

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Go for the hamburgers and garlic fries. Stay for the movie.
Rodeo Drive In helps keep KBRD on the air.
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You can foster an old dog in his/her remaining years. Click the image above for more info.

Here's where you'll find VINCE BROWN

Vince Brown Website

Wednesday Solo Jazz Guitar @ Swing Wine Bar & Cafe
825 Columbia Street, Olympia, WA 98501
Set: 6:00 PM 21+ Free

Lower tuition. $102.75 per credit for Washington residents.

SPSCC Athletics to Launch Volleyball Program
For the first time in 23 years, South Puget Sound Community College Athletics is adding a new intercollegiate sport: volleyball. SPSCC Clipper Volleyball will take to the court for the first time during the fall 2016 season.

GHOULARDIFEST Oct 30, 31 Nov 1
In Cleveland, OH click image for info.

Cosmic Awareness Communications - our biggest supporter KBRD's largest financial supporter. www.
Fox Theatre
What's happening at
Olympia's Carnegie Hall
Traditions - 300 5th Ave - Olympia, WA

Beside the artists below, Traditions hosts events all through the week.
For full information go the Traditions web site. Samples of the music of all the artists are on the site, too!

Saturday, September 5
Denise Daverso with Joe Baque & Steve Luceno
Vocalist Denise Daverso and pianist Joe Baque are joined by bassist Steve Luceno for an evening of music from the Great American Songbook. All three are long-time Olympia transplants (Denise from Chicago, Joe & Steve from New York) combining their talents for this cabaret show. Whether performing at house concerts or concert halls Denise’s performances are warmly received for their beauty of sound, musical expertise, and sincerity of expression. This veteran threesome will be sure to please anyone who loves the songs of Arlen, Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart and Porter.
8:00 PM, Tickets: $15, Student/low income: $10

Friday, September 11
The Burren Band
The well-loved Olympia band return to our stage with their unique collection of tunes and songs from Ireland, Brittany and beyond. The evening will offer beautiful slow airs to driving jigs and reels, and likely a couple surprises. Visit the website.
8:00 PM, Tickets: $15, Student/low income: $10

Saturday, September 19
Chuck Stentz Quartet
Chuck Stentz brings us an evening of great jazz. With Andrew Dorsett on piano, Steve Luceno on bass and Steven Bentley on drums.
8:00 PM, Tickets: $15, Student/low income: $10

Friday, September 25
Scott Ainslie
This acclaimed veteran musician comes to us for a first time from New England. Scott came of age during the Civil Rights era, and cultivated a powerful affinity for cross-cultural exchange. He has studied with elder musicians on both sides of the color line – in the Old-Time Southern Appalachian fiddle and banjo traditions, as well as Black Gospel and Blues. He plays this music with affection, authority, and power. Armed with a variety of instruments – vintage guitars, a fretless gourd banjo, a one-string, homemade diddley bow (aka cigar box guitar) and carefully chosen historical personal anecdotes of his encounters with senior musicians across the South – Ainslie brings the history, roots music, and sounds of America alive. 8:00 PM, Tickets: $15, Student/low income: $10

Saturday, September 26
The Righteous Mothers
A Traditions favorite that we always look forward to presenting. The Righteous Mothers are four funny, philosophical female folk-rock musicians who have been one of the Northwest’s foremost musical performing groups for the past 26 years. They whip their audience into a frenzy with zany original music, witty theatrics, and mind-boggling, intricate vocal harmonies. The Righteous Mothers grab hearts and funny bones with songs about ice cream, labor pains, annoying dreams and Supreme Court decisions. They surprise and delight young and old, gay and straight, male and female with their quirky humor and open hearts. Visit the website.
8:00 PM, Tickets: $20, Student/low income: $12

Here's where you'll find YODELADY
Playing at Traditions
Check out their website

At the Olympia Farmers Market 11-2
September 13, 2015
This is true Appalchian music.

Want more? Check out OLYMPIA POWER AND LIGHT. When we want to find out the latest on what is happening, this is where we turn.
Our friends at the Ted Lewis Museum have lent out some of their 78s to make a new CD. This is Ted in the accoustic era and shows a different Ted than we usually hear.
Click the image to vist the museum where you can buy the CD.
And yes, you'll hear cuts from the CD on KBRD.
If page is partially blank just move the bar on the right down and things will show up (so much for the free pdf converter).
You can help KBRD by dealing with our business partners...
Bremerton, WA. 3 Screens and fantastic hamburgers.
Olympia, WA. You have questions, they have answers.
Tumwater, WA. For bulk mailing try Apex - supporting KBRD for 20 year.
Tumwater, WA. They do our books and they can give you the same error free service. (360) 357-7081

List of songs on KBRD AM 680 and KBRD.ORG as of October

We play music 24 hours a day with 2 one hour hosted programs.

Saturday and Wednesday at noon - Rhythm Sweet and Hot

Sunday and Thursday at noon - John Wright's British Dance Bands

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Thurston County Animal Services

Lewis County WA no kill cat sanctuary.

Bill Wlson's sculptures in Centralia
Bill's sculptures at 505 N Tower in Centralia next to the Hub-Bub.

Using an ipod? Here's the app
Al Johnson recommends.