KZME

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KZME-FM
Broadcast area Portland, Oregon
Branding KZME
Slogan Music Where You Live
Frequency 89.9-2 KQAC-HD2
First air date Fall 2011
Format Local Music
Language(s) English
Owner MetroEast Community Media
Webcast Listen Live (login required)
Website kzme.fm (login required)

KZME-FM is a radio station in Portland, Oregon. It currently broadcasts programming from KQAC's HD2 channel.

Notable current regular DJs and personnel are Dennise Kowalczyk, James Dineen, and audio engineer David Elkin-Bram.

KZME went on the air in the autumn of 2011 and is gathering steadily increased listenership due to its unique music programming. Most of their programming consists of local Portland-based and Pacific Northwest original music which is finding favor with local listeners seeking alternatives to the standard chain-radio fare of most other music-oriented radio stations in the greater Portland area. Occasional volunteer DJs play music live on the air, with daytime gaps and nights consisting of pre-programmed local music. Occasional guest DJs, like Dr. Demento (when he appears in Portland each winter), have done live shows on the station also.

The format of the station leans toward pop and rock, which dominates daytime programming, but occasionally showcases alternative local music such as electronic, ambient, industrial, rap, ethnic, and experimental music on some evenings and weekends.

The station is located in Gresham, Oregon just east of Portland and its transmitter (translator) antenna is located in the west hills of Portland, reaching most of the Portland-area Willamette Valley and to most of greater Vancouver, Washington and Clark County just across the Columbia River.

Its current FM stereo broadcasting signal is only at 28 watts of power, but means are being sought to increase its wattage to improve reception as demand to hear more local music increases in the greater Portland-Vancouver area.

KZME also streams on the internet.[1]

KZME went silent on its original 91.1 FM frequency on October 3, 2011, and the station's license expired on October 4, 2012 as a result of remaining dark for more than a year. On February 5, 2014, the KZME call sign was deleted from the FCC database.

On August 28, 2014 the KZME programming ended on translator K296FT 107.1 FM, as the translator switched to a simulcast of KXRY 91.1 FM, known as "X-RAY FM".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fledgling station KZME-FM needs boost as it takes to the air", The Oregonian, August 19, 2010, accessed February 9, 2011.

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Coordinates: 45°19′44″N 121°42′40″W / 45.329°N 121.711°W / 45.329; -121.711