• 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.

    KBPS Summer Sound 2022 is live Monday-Friday from 10:00am to 4:30pm!

    Featuring live student DJs, news, traffic, and weather reports, special interviews, surprises and more! Summer Sound 2022 is only on AM 1450 KBPS and online at KBPS.am!

    Announcing the all-new KBPS Talkback Line:


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

    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, July 12th 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!

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

    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 Mondays and Wednesdays 12:21PM-1:52PM | Tuesdays and Thursdays 2PM-3:30PM | Fridays 10:08AM-10:52AM and 2:45PM-3:30PM.

    Juniors broadcast live Mondays and Wednesdays 1:59PM-3:30PM | Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:08AM-11:39AM | Fridays 10:57AM-11:41AM and 1:08PM-1:52PM. 

    Summer Sound 2022 | Student Job Program

    Summer Sound 2022 runs Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    The program ends on Friday, August 12th, 2022. Feel free to give us a call to request a song or reach out to us on Social Media!

    Social Media:

    Facebook: @1450KBPS

    Instagram: @1450KBPS

    Twitter: @1450KBPS

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