Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon


No matter what your line of work, you need to have communication skills. In radio we work to give students those skills that they will need, and we use the hook of Radio Broadcasting to develop those skills, to make them sucessful.

515 NE 15th | Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 916-5828

Phil Knight

Phil Knight
------ NIKE Founder & Chairman Phil Knight -------

NIKE Founder & Chairman Phil Knight
has been
a friend of KBPS since his
days as a
student announcer from
High School. 

Over the years Mr. Knight has made

generous donations that, among other

things, helped the station build the

broadcast center we now call home. 

He also underwrites our annual Summer

Sound program which allows us to

hire the best of our students to work

on the air over the summer.

KBPS thanks Phil Knight for his

contributions toward helping our

students achieve their dreams.

Industry Friends

KBPS is fortunate to have several friends who are professionals in the broadcast industry who do station imaging for a living.  They have in the past, graciously donated their services to provide KBPS with on-air imaging.   (click the captioned names to hear the voice!)



                                          Randy Thomas
             Rachel Thomas


Randy is probably best know as the voice of Entertainment Tonight & The Insider.  She has also announced the Academy Awards; The Emmy Awards; The Daytime Emmy Awards; The Tony Awards; & numerous specials for the American Film Institute.  Randy’s daughter Rachel is also a voice imaging announcer.




                      Charlie Van Dyke                     Bobby Ocean

Charlie Van Dyke and Bobby Ocean have also donated their voice work services to KBPS.  Charlie Van Dyke has worked at some of the top radio stations in the nation, including KLIF in Dallas, CKLW in Windsor/Detroit, KHJ Los Angeles, KFRC in San Francisco, WLS Chicago, WRKO in Boston and KRTH Los Angeles.  He is heard now as the image voice for numerous radio and television stations across the country.


Bobby Ocean is a California radio legend.  He has worked at top rated stations throughout the state including KGB and KCBQ San Diego, KHJ Los Angeles and KFRC San Francisco.  His career spans more than four decades.  He currently has his own broadcast imaging and production company in Northern California.

The voice you hear introducing KBPS broadcasts of PIL Football and Basketball is none other than NBC Sportscaster Bob Costas.

                              Bob Costas

                                              Bob Costas

Bob Costas has worked for NBC since the early 1980s.  Costas has been the studio host for National Football League coverage, and done play-by-play for the NBA and Major League Baseball.  Bob also hosts a sports series on HBO.  Costas has also frontlined many Olympic broadcasts for NBC beginning at the Barcelona games in 1992.  He has won multiple sportscaster of the year awards from the National Sportscaster and Sportswriter Association and he has received numerous Emmy Awards for outstanding sports announcing.