• Welcome to AM 1450 KBPS!  

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    This is the radio station owned by the
    Portland Public School District. 
    We are located on the campus of
    Benson Polytechnic High School
    in Portland, Oregon.

    Holiday music and the Cinnamon Bear returns to the Voice of the Portland Public Schools!

    The KBPS Holiday Music Library is unlike anything you've heard before!

    Join us for your favorite holiday classics and some new tunes on KBPS starting December 1st!

    The Cinnamon Bear returns to KBPS with back-to-back episodes airing December 11th to 23rd each day at 12noon!

    If you can't wait, you can listen to Cinnamon Bear episodes on demand on the KBPS Audio Page

    The Cinnamon Bear 

    You, your family, and friends are all invited to a free holiday concert happening at the Marshall campus auditorium on Sunday December 18th from 2 to 4pm. The 'Holiday Gift of Music' concert will be performed by the Rose City Pride Band's Wind Symphony featuring 50+ musicians and some of your favorite holiday songs! Benson's BATS team is producing the live show. Come join us and celebrate the holiday season through music.

    Here's video of their last concert on November 5th, 2022. Audio, Video & Lighting are produced and engineered by KBPS and BATS students with KBPS Instructor and BATS Advisor Jacob Patterson.


    kbps 100th anniversary

    Calling all KBPS alums! KBPS 100th Anniversary celebrations are just around the corner! You're invited to join us live in-person at the 100th Tech Show: Thursday and Friday April 20th and 21st, 2023 at the Marshall Campus! Live broadcasts on AM 1450, Special Limited Edition 100th Anniversary Swag, Free food, and much more!

    We want to hear from KBPS Alums! Please give us a call at 503-916-5101 and record your KBPS 100th Anniversary messages! Leave your name, class year, and special 100th Anniversary comments! You can also email your stories and audio to KBPS Instructor Jacob Patterson (c/o 2006) at jacpatterson@pps.net

    Hope to see you there! Stay tuned for more 100th Anniversary announcements!  

    New Programs on AM 1450 KBPS!

    KBPS on PRP

    KBPS On PRP Saturdays 8a (Airing on both AM 1450 KBPS and 99.1 FM PRP)

    The Children's Hour Mondays 7a and 4p

    The Children's Hour with Katie Stone Mondays at 7a and 4p

    The Morning Joe Show every other weekday 8:30a to 10a

    We want to hear from you!

    KBPS Talkback Line: 503-916-5101

    Call in song requests, news tips, comments and suggestions! Your message may be played on-air on AM 1450 KBPS!

    Call KBPS 503-916-5101 

    Listen to Portland Public School Board Meetings Live on AM 1450 KBPS

    The seven-member board is responsible for the budget and policy decisions of Oregon’s largest school district. The next regular meeting of the PPS Board of Education is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13th at 6pm.

    Click Here For The PPS Board Meeting Schedule 

    Happy 99th Birthday AM 1450 KBPS! Portland, Oregon's 2nd Oldest Radio Station turned 99 on March 23, 2022! Click here to listen to a special KBPS Birthday presentation


    Listen to KBPS online wherever you have internet access via mobile device or computer!

    Listen Live


    KBPS STUDENTS ON-AIR (During the School Year)

    Listen to Benson radio students playing your favorite Teen Sound Music weekdays 8:30AM-3:30PM.

    Seniors broadcast live Monday - Friday 12:19PM - 1:51PM.

    Juniors broadcast live Monday - Friday 1:58PM-3:30PM. 

    Click here to see the KBPS Student On-Air Schedule

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    Please be appropriate when interacting with our social media accounts. Thank you!


    Follow PIL football and basketball action live all season on KBPS.  Click the "Sports" tab on the left side for information on how PPS high school students can become KBPS sportscasters!

    2022-2023 Winter Basketball Sportscasting Schedule (Games and times subject to change.)

    * Most games tipoff at 7pm - KBPS Pregame at 6:55pm

    Wed 11/30/22 Glencoe @ McDaniel Girls 7pm

    Fri 12/2/22 Forest Grove @ McDaniel Boys 7pm

    Tue 12/6/22 David Douglas @ Grant Girls 7pm

    Fri 12/9/22 Beaverton @ Lincoln Boys 7pm

    (Stay tuned for more games to be announced!)