Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Radio Station Field Trip 97 - High School Radio Station KBPS

Entrance to high school radio station KBPS. Photo: J. Waits

I was thrilled to finally get to visit Benson Polytechnic High School's radio station KBPS-AM in Portland, Oregon on November 8, 2015. To the best of my knowledge, it's the oldest, still operating high school radio station in the United States, as it launched in 1923.

The license is held by the Portland Public Schools and over the years students of all ages have participated in station activities. Today KBPS broadcasts over 1450 AM, offering radio training to high school students on the Benson campus.

Read my full report on Radio Survivor.

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