Donor Stories

KCBX is possible only because a caring community of listeners are actively engaged with the station.

  • A volunteer Board of Directors provides policy oversight and guidance.
  • Dozens of volunteer program hosts provide hours of quality program content.
  • Hundreds of volunteers make the Live Oak Music Festival our most successful fundraising event.
  • Local businesses provide program underwriting support.
  • Thousands of listeners pledge their annual financial support.

Here are some of the stories about people creating and sustaining KCBX - their community radio station.

Do you have a story to share? Send an email to KCBX Development Director Paul Severtson [].

2:52 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Mardi Gras Ball Raises Funds for KCBX

Paul and Greg - at work and at play

Revelers at the Second Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball enjoyed a lively evening of music, dance, Cajun cuisine and libations at King David Masonic Hall in downtown San Luis Obispo last Saturday night. Net proceeds from the sold-out event, totaling over $1,000, were donated to KCBX Public Radio by the event's producers - Bon Temps Creole Cafe and Burning James and the Funky Flames.

Congratulations to the winners of the Raffle Prizes:

4:31 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Mardi Gras Ball to Benefit KCBX

Bon Temps Creole Cafe and Burning James and the Funky Flames present the second annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball at the historic King David Masonic Lodge of San Luis Obispo (859 Marsh Street). Creole vittles, no host bar, colorful revelers and funky good times will be available! Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets available at and the Bon Temps Creole Cafe (1000 Olive Street, SLO; 805-544-2100).

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Phoebe knows quality when she hears it.
4:58 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

A Feline Fan of KCBX

Phoebe's Been Making Music
Nancy Koren

Okay, this isn't quite a cat video, but it's close. We've heard stories about listener's pets who, as much as their cohabiting humans, love to listen to KCBX. Here's evidence submitted by long-time KCBX listener and supporter Nancy Koren. Nancy is a composer, pianist and educator. It appears that her cat Phoebe has picked up some piano technique from Nancy. She's also picked up a taste for quality radio.

Paperless Pledge Week
4:48 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

iPad mini winner

Apple iPad mini

Jan Harper has been a Sustaining Subscriber to KCBX since 2004. As a current Sustainer, she qualified for the first Sweepstakes Drawing of 2014 along with those who made a pledge during our Paperless Pledge Week.

Out of 431 entries, Jan's name came up as the winner of the random drawing. She wins a new 16GB iPad Mini.

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