On the front page of its website, Radio Boise now proudly displays its official, signed FCC license for operation to begin broadcasting "independent, community-programmed radio" at KRBX 89.9 FM. To celebrate the eight-year-long fundraising battle that got them there, Radio Boise will make waves with a couple of sweet community kick-off events.
On Thursday, April 21, there will be an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Radio Boise studios at 1020 Main St. at 12:30 p.m. But the real throwdown happens the following evening, Friday, April 22, at the Egyptian Theatre. That fundraiser will feature musicians from A Rising Tide, a new collaboration of local musicians self-described as:
"A cooperative effort centered around collaborative live concerts and established by a group of local musicians in Boise, Idaho. Upon realizing they were all releasing records in a short period of time, [they] decided to pool their efforts and schedule a concert series."
The following artists are scheduled to perform: Bill Coffey, Steve Fulton Music, New Transit, Low-Fi, Audio Moonshine, Randy Meenach, Matt Hopper, Shipshape, a.k.a. Belle, Finn Riggins, Thomas Paul and Sherpa.