Contributor Corner

Craig Allen

What is your history with All Classical Portland? I first started listening at the beginning, over 30 years ago now. I was familiar with KBPS, the Benson Polytechnic High School AM station, and then discovered its FM sibling. Although I don’t recall it specifically, I probably heard John Pitman’s first broadcast, or certainly one of... More


Albert and Susan Johnson

What is your history with All Classical Portland? We moved to Portland from San Diego in 2004. In looking for a source of classical music on the radio, we soon discovered your station. It is not an exaggeration to say that once having found your place on the radio dial, we have rarely, if ever,... More


Merrit Hearing

What is your history with All Classical Portland? I was a walking mailman of 22 years. To pass the time, I carried a small radio in my shirt pocket and listened to various types of radio stations as I made my rounds. I had very little knowledge of, or regard for, classical music prior to... More


Sam Dibbins

What is your history with All Classical Portland? As an only child, my room was filled with sports equipment, National Geographic’s and records. My first memory of music that ‘hit home’ was The Children’s Prayer from Hansel and Gretel. Lovely themes and the power of symphonies made an impression that has only grown through the... More


Kay Doyle

All Classical Portland, one of the brightest cultural gems in the Portland metro area, provides unique and innovative music programs produced locally and are available to all throughout the world. We must do what we can to ensure the growth and continuation of this extraordinary classical music station. Sadly, so many U.S. Cities have lost... More


Helga Joyce

What is your history with All Classical Portland? I have no musical background at all. I am Norwegian, and growing up I endlessly heard music from the Norwegian hardanger fele (fiddle). However, it is when I went to school in Oslo that I discovered classical music. The turning point for me was seeing Peer Gynt... More


Jamie Damon

What is your history with All Classical Portland? We started donating to All Classical Portland over 25 years ago when my husband, Warren, and I were in school at Portland State University. Since those early days, we have periodically increased our giving each year as our lives have allowed. We also seized the opportunity to... More