KXRY

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This article is about Independent radio station known as XRAY.fm. For the British regiment King's Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC), see King's Royal Rifle Corps.
KXRY
City of license Portland, Oregon
Broadcast area Portland, Oregon
Branding XRAY.fm
Slogan The little station with big ideas
Frequency 91.1 MHz
Translator(s) 107.1 K296FT (West Haven)
First air date May 14, 1958 (as KRRC at 89.3)
Format Community radio
ERP 8.2 watts
HAAT 85.6 meters
Class D
Facility ID 66303
Transmitter coordinates 45°32′26″N 122°33′50″W / 45.54056°N 122.56389°W / 45.54056; -122.56389Coordinates: 45°32′26″N 122°33′50″W / 45.54056°N 122.56389°W / 45.54056; -122.56389
Callsign meaning K X-RAY
Former callsigns KRRC (1958-2013)
Former frequencies 89.3 MHz (1958-1981)
107.5 MHz (1981-1990?)
104.1 MHz (1990?-2001?)
97.9 MHz (2001?-2013)
Owner Common Frequency
(Cascade Educational Broadcast System)
Website xray.fm

KXRY (91.1 FM) is a low power non-commercial radio station in Portland, Oregon, United States operating under the name XRAY.fm. It is a mixed-format progressive, independent radio station which broadcasts progressive talk radio, cultural programs, and music of a wide variety of genres played by its disc jockeys. Its broadcast license is owned by Common Frequency, LLC, and it is operated under a Local Management Agreement by Cascade Educational Broadcast System.

KXRY streams online at xray.fm.

As of August 28, 2014 KXRY began simulcasting on translator K296FT 107.1 FM.

XRAY.fm[edit]

In 2012, Cascade Educational Broadcast System formed a board of directors and entered into a Local Management Agreement with Common Frequency, LLC, who had received the station from Reed College that year, to broadcast on KRRC. The original intention was to found an all-music station that focused on local DJs. On March 11, 2013, the station changed its call sign to KXRY. In 2013, progressive talk was added to the programming lineup with several of the former hosts of KPOJ including Carl Wolfson, Adam Klugman, and Thom Hartmann.[1]

KXRY launched a crowdfunding campaign on the website Kickstarter on December 16, 2013 with the goal of raising $40,000 to fund the launch of the station. The campaign saw unexpected success and reached over $100,000 during its month-long funding period.[2]

On March 15, 2014, KXRY began broadcasting a full 24/7 schedule[3] of programming under the name XRAY.fm. KXRY broadcasts talk programming from 7am to 3pm Monday through Friday, and music during the rest of its 24/7 schedule. The station's music programming is hosted by over 70 Portland disc jockeys, most of whom are live in the studio during their show. KXRY broadcasts from a studio on SE 8th and Main Street in Portland, Oregon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Axtman, Carla (October 3, 2013). KXRY 91.1FM: Progressive radio is back!. BlueOregon. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "XRAY.fm Kickstarter". Kickstarter. Retrieved 21 March 2014.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ Sandberg, James. "XRAY.fm Launch Schedule". XRAY.fm. KXRY. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 

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