KXRY

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KXRY
CityPortland, Oregon
Broadcast areaPortland, Oregon
BrandingXRAY.fm
SloganThe little station with big ideas
Frequency91.1 MHz
Translator(s)107.1 K296FT (West Haven)
Repeater(s)89.9-3 KQAC-HD3
First air dateMay 14, 1958 (as KRRC at 89.3)
FormatCommunity radio
ERP8.2 watts
HAAT85.6 meters
ClassD
Facility ID66303
Transmitter coordinates45°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 meaningK X-RAY
Former callsignsKRRC (1958-2013)
Former frequencies89.3 MHz (1958-1981)
107.5 MHz (1981-1990?)
104.1 MHz (1990?-2001?)
97.9 MHz (2001?-2013)
OwnerCommon Frequency
(Cascade Educational Broadcast System)
Websitexray.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. As of June 15, 2016, KXRY began simulcasting on KQAC's HD3 subchannel.

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 schedule[3] of programming under the name XRAY.fm. KXRY broadcasts talk and music. 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 started broadcasts from a studio on SE 8th and Main Street in Portland, Oregon, and then built and moved into a new studio on N Killingsworth and N Albina.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Axtman, Carla (October 3, 2013). KXRY 91.1FM: Progressive radio is back!. BlueOregon. Retrieved October 3, 2013.
  2. ^ "XRAY.FM - The little station with big ideas". Kickstarter. December 16, 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  3. ^ Sandberg, James. "XRAY.fm Launch Schedule". XRAY.fm. KXRY. Retrieved 21 March 2014.

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