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Portland Radio Show Honored

Updated: Aug 15

5/29/2019, 10:21 a.m.




LaNita Duke, broadcasts from KBOO Community Radio as producer of “From the Grassroots.” The magazine format show was just awarded a West Coast Hometown Media Award.



“From the Grassroots,” a local radio magazine format show was just awarded the West Coast Hometown Media Award for audio programming and independent producing. Two segments from the show are also finalists in the East Coast-based Public Media Awards of Excellence taking place this week in New York City during the 8th Annual People’s Film Festival. The recognition comes from a broadcast dedicated to the late Curtis Mayfield’s critically acclaimed album Superfly. The episode included political satire by LaNita Duke, the producer of the magazine format show, with political analysis by The Profit of Rage on voter suppression in Georgia. “From the Grassroots” agitates for social change using music, commentary, satire and analysis to provoke thought and discussion. The broadcast is live every other Friday on KBOO Community Radio (90.7 FM). Besides Duke, the show’s talent includes The Professor Soul, the Profit of Rage, faith reporter Nia Gray and mental health professional Cheryl Jefferson.

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