Community Attraction

Before Radio Boise began, our area hadn’t had access to a true non-profit community programmed radio station since 1988, when KBSU radio became an NPR Station instead of broadcasting student and citizen-driven programming.

In 2002 – a loosely organized group of people, gathered by founder Jeff Abrams, started meeting to discuss the possibility of creating a community radio station. Every single person that came in contact with the project had a vision for what the future could sound like, and anticipated the groundswell of the long-awaited connective tissue of a community station.

Boise, as a place, is far away from the next nearest metro area: 340 miles (5 hours) –> Salt Lake City / 429 miles (7 hours) –> Portland / 503 miles (8 hours) –> Seattle . . . our little island town is both beautifully isolated and stiflingly insulated if we don’t have avenues to connect to each other – encouraging open discussions, discovering things we didn’t know we might like, or being exposed to people who we would not have otherwise met.

Listen to Radio Boise during your stay at the Modern and everyday downtown at 93.5 FM, beyond at 89.9 FM, or online at

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