Specials & Documentaries

KBSX, Sunday 9 p.m.

Tune in to KBSX 91.5 fm each Sunday evening to hear specials and documentary radio programs. Frequently featured programs include Intelligence Squared Debates, America Abroad, BackStory and Humankind.

A different program is featured each week, so check here to see what's coming up next.

 A special one-hour documentary about the history of KBSU, more than 40 years in the making! 

 In 1976, a group of students at Boise State University met with a plan to start a student-run FM radio station, with an ambitious goal: “to bring progressive radio to a town that didn’t have it.” This music-rich, true-life retrospective follows the station’s founders as they retrace the history of KBSU from its rowdy beginnings, through the infamous "Takeover," to the well-earned praise and present-day accolades for the little student station that grew to become Boise State Public Radio. 


Treefort Music Fest

In the ever growing-world of podcasts, NPR host Lauren Ober is like a New York Times book reviewer for audio. She's listened to thousands of podcasts as part of her job with WAMU’s show “The Big Listen,” a radio program that seeks out the best and brightest minds in podcasting.

Shaimaa Khalil / Twitter

On April 24, 2017, Shaimaa Khalil of the BBC hosted her segment of the "Newsday" program live from downtown Boise. Below are the audio files for each hour of the show, all of which feature local Idaho voices.

Laurie Stern / APM

The BBC/APM co-production, The Response - America's Story, shares listeners' unique stories about the lives they lead, and their hopes for the next four years. The four-part monthly series has offered Americans a chance to share their realities and reflections with the world, using the technology in their pockets.

The fourth and final episode was produced with 91.5 KBSX and explored the intersection between the personal and political. It features stories of contributors’ first 100 days of the new administration, and their place in society.