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.