The Tillicum Foundation Board of Directors is the governing body of Coast Community Radio responsible for fundraising, policy-making, and fiscal oversight.
The Board meets regularly on 4th Wednesdays at 5:00 pm. Open to the public.
Hybrid meeting information
In person at the Tillicum House 1445 Exchange St.(driveway on 14th Street)
Meeting ID:   824 3184 5947
Password:  919
The Tillicum Foundation Mission

The Tillicum Foundation mission is to serve the Lower Columbia Pacific Region through commercial-free community radio programs and services that enrich life by illuminating the role of the arts, promoting cultural and educational growth, and bringing focus to current issues of local and regional public interest while providing a forum for diverse and underserved groups.

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Tillicum Foundation Board of Directors

Tillicum Foundation Board Minutes

Tillicum Foundation Bylaws

Board of Director Nominee Packet  Tillicum Foundation application form for Board of Directors Tillicum Foundation Board FAQs (1) Tillicum Foundation Board Member Agreement

Contact with questions and completed  applications.  Or mail to Tillicum Foundation, POBox 269, Astoria, OR 97103

The Tillicum Foundation owns and operates KMUN 91.9fm (Astoria), KTCB 89.5fm (Tillamook) and KCPB 90.9fm (Warrenton), known collectively as Coast Community Radio. We are the only non-commercial, local community radio stations serving the coastal areas of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. The Foundation’s nine-member Board of Directors is non-paid and elected for two-year terms at the annual November membership meeting.

The Tillicum Foundation is committed to using radio as an active resource for community development and public access. We seek to involve and establish cooperative efforts among community groups including seniors, women, young people, and ethnic and cultural minorities.

KMUN first signed on the air on April 17, 1983, from a small studio on the second floor of the Gunderson Building, on Commercial Street in the heart of downtown Astoria. The ground floor was occupied by Mode-O-Day fashions and the Beauty College.

A few years later, KMUN was gifted its very own home by the generosity of Salvatore Sebastian Patti and family. After much hard work and construction, the former Trullinger House (which had a history of a bordello, an apartment house and a dental office) was turned into broadcasting studios and offices. KMUN began operating from the newly named Tillicum House (Tillicum means “people”, or “friend” in Chinook), just above the edge of downtown Astoria, in 1987. It is a lovely Queen Anne Victorian with views of Astoria and the river from the air room and lobby.

KMUN broadcasts 5,000 watts of power at 91.9 MHz from its main transmitter on Megler Mountain (straight up the hill from the Washington side of the Astoria-Megler Bridge), 250watts at 89.3 MHz from translators located in Cannon Beach and 104.3 MHz in Wheeler, and 10 watts at 91.3 MHz from a translator serving South Astoria.

KTCB came on the air in 2005 and broadcasts 400 watts of power at 89.5 MHz from Cape Mears, expanding the reach of KMUN’s services into Tillamook County.

For many years the Foundation was asked by a large segment of the community to provide more national news and classical music programming. In 2003, the FCC allowed broadcasters to apply for a small number of permits for the construction of new transmitting facilities. Financial support from the community and a small business loan brought KCPB to air on KMUN’s 23rd birthday, April 17, 2006.

On January 17, 2007, the Foundation was granted full license for the operation of KCPB.  Then with the support of members in July of 2010, that initial build was greatly extended to reach more of the Coast and inland areas as well.