KYRS Fundraiser Day at Caffe Affogato
Mar 4 all-day

You can support KYRS by drinking coffee! Every first Monday of the month, KYRS gets 10% of the proceeds at Caffe Affogato. 

Caffe Affogato is located at 19 W. Main. Information at (509) 868-0011.

KYRS Presents: Indian Goat, Itchy Kitty and more at the Big Dipper
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:15 pm

Stay tuned for details!

KYRS Presents: An Evening with David Barsamian, Host of Alternative Radio
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

KYRS Presents:

An Evening with David Barsamian

Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00 PM

Unitarian Church (4340 W Fort George Wright Dr)

$10 tickets available at or at the door

$5 for students with ID

Limited $50 pre-event reception with David, includes autographed book and reserved seat (must purchase ticket before April 1st)

Information at 509-747-3012

Sponsored by the Washington Chapter of the Progressive Democrats of America and Spokane Veterans for Peace.

About David Barsamian

One of America’s most tireless and wide-ranging investigative journalists, David Barsamian has altered the independent media landscape, both with his weekly radio show Alternative Radio—now in its 33rd year—and his books with Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Richard Wolff, Arundhati Roy and Edward Said. His latest book with Noam Chomsky is Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy. He lectures on world affairs, imperialism, capitalism, propaganda, the media, the economic crisis and global rebellions.

David Barsamian is the winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU’s Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center. In 2017 the South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy presented him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. He has collaborated with the world-renowned Kronos Quartet in events in New York, London, Vienna and elsewhere.

Barsamian was deported from India due to his work on Kashmir and other revolts. He is still barred from traveling to “the world’s largest democracy.”

The Boulder Weekly published this feature about him.


David’s book with Edward Said – Culture and Resistance – will be reissued in a new edition with a new intro by David. It had been out of print because the publisher closed. Haymarket is the new publisher, and we are very excited the book is available again. The first book with Edward Said was The Pen and the Sword. This one is even better!

Also available at the event will be Global Discontents, David’s latest book with Noam Chomsky.

KYRS is the round-up recipient in May at the Main Market
May 1 – May 31 all-day

KYRS is the round-up recipient in May at the Main Market. That means, when you do your shopping at the Main Market, you can ask to round up your purchase, and the proceeds go straight to KYRS!

Main Market Co-op
44 W Main Ave (free parking)


KYRS Tuesday Night at the Movies Presents: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, a film by Greg Palast
May 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

With a Skype Q&A with Greg Palast after the film

KYRS Day at Lindaman’s Bistro
Jun 5 all-day

Join KYRS at Lindaman’s Gourmet To-Go & Neighborhood Bistro for Community Day. On Wednesday, June 5th, Lindaman’s will donate 15% of all sales to KYRS! Lindaman’s is open from 8AM to 8PM. Grab an espresso and breakfast in the morning, meet for lunch, bring the family for dinner, or meet friends for drinks after work. Enjoy great food and drinks, AND support KYRS. Lindaman’s is located at 1235 S. Grand Blvd. Call the station for more information: 747-3012

KYRS Presents: The Spokane Record Expo
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Thousands of records and more, from vendors from around the state.

KYRS Membership Outreach
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Help KYRS conduct outreach and build its membership by distributing leaflets on doorsteps around the city. Volunteers will target specific neighborhoods around the Spokane area, and leave an information piece on screen doors/doorsteps.

Includes coffee, donuts and refreshments at the training session in the morning.

Bring your friends and family! Call KYRS for information 747-3012 or email info ( at) ky r s. or g

KYRS Presents: Life During Wartime: Talking Heads Tribute
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

$12 advance. $15 at the door. Big Dipper is located at 171 S. Washington ALL TICKETS ARE WILL CALL

In the summer of 2013 a group of Portland, Oregon musicians got together around the love of Talking Heads music. Especially that of the epic 1984 concert film, Stop Making Sense, which they consider to be the most brilliant concert film of all time. They began to perform with a 7-piece lineup that was inspired by that particular movie and time period. “There was so much funkiness, movement, and excitement to the music in that movie and we just knew it would get people excited and feel fresh” says Lawrence Orleck, co-founder and singer in the band.

Audiences keep coming back to see LDW. Not only for their exuberant interpretations of the legendary Talking Heads, but also for their original music, improvisation, choreography and the random experiences they deliver at every one of their shows.

KYRS Movie Night at the Garland Theater: Pirate Radio
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

What Is Pirate Radio:  The year is 1966, and despite England’s successful production of some of the most famous rock ’n’ roll bands in the world, the national British radio only plays two hours of the music per week. To combat this, a group of DJs have established a radio station on a small freighter in the middle of the North Sea.

Where: Garland Theater is located at 924 W. Garland Avenue, Spokane

When: Thursday, September 5th at 7 PM.  Doors Open at 6 PM

Cost: $5.  All Proceeds Benefit KYRS.

Where can folks by tickets? At the Garland Theater or

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Nick Frost