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Radio 23
Radio 23.jpg
Broadcast area Worldwide
First air date April 23, 2009
Format Freeform[1]
Owner Cascade Community Radio, Inc Webcast[2]
Radio 23 Mirror

Radio23 was a non-commercial, freeform radio station[1] founded by Programming Director Jeff Hylton Simmons[3] and launched in 2009.[4] It was shut down in July 2015. The successor called Freeform Portland went on air in April 2016. Based out of Portland, Oregon, where it supported the local artists[5] and community,[1][6] the station's goal was to provide an international artistic platform for home broadcasters around the world,[7][8][9][10] and to teach anyone around the world how to create radio with a computer and an internet connection.[11] Radio23 is connected with radio stations that include Cascade Community Radio,[2][8][9][12] Hearth Music,[13] WFMU, KDVS, CKUT-FM, KZME, KBOO,[14] Error FM,[15] and Willamette Radio,[16] and also with the magazine War, Semen and Grooviness.[17]


Since its official launch in May 2009, Radio 23 covered many festivals; some of these include the Primavera Festival,[18][19] NYC's No Fun Fest,[20] PDX Pop Now!, Lockstock,[21] North Side Festival,[10] the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's Time-Based Art Festival,[22] and Eye & Ear Fest. Radio23's shows include Cinema Terrorisme,[23][24] Ola's Kool Kitchen[25][19][21][26] and Nine 11 Thesaurus.[6]


Radio23's programming included types of popular music that include rock, indie, jazz, folk, R&B, experimental music, and hip-hop. It also featured band interviews and live broadcasts.[8][9][18][27][28]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Portland Radio: Questions, Answers, Links, Conversation, Willamette Week Blog
  2. ^ a b Reasonably Epic Cascade Community Radio Launch Party Announced, Willamette Week Blog
  3. ^ Jeff Simmons (of Radio23) has an epic 6-hour broadcast! (video), Vokle's Blog
  4. ^ Sonar Festival in NYC, the Radio23 launch party & MoMA Monday Nights (all Prefuse 73 shows, 1 tonight, win tix), BrooklynVegan
  5. ^ Rachel Taylor Brown
  6. ^ a b Keepin' it real in BK, YourNabe
  7. ^ "The Digital Divide | KBOO Community Radio". 2010-05-14. Retrieved 2010-07-27. 
  8. ^ a b c Local Radio Series Part One: Free Radical, Willamette Week Blog
  9. ^ a b c free radical: jeff simmons, pra, radio23 & cascade community radio, MediaMonarchy
  10. ^ a b Introducing: Northside Radio, Northside Festival News
  11. ^ About Radio23
  12. ^ Cascade Community Radio Launch, the Portland Mercury
  13. ^ Hearth Music Radio Playlist for 06/09/2010, Heart Music Blog
  14. ^ KBOO: The Best Music You've Never Heard, Free Music Archive
  15. ^ Grandaddy - Taster - ErrorFM LIVE, Error FM
  16. ^ Willamette Radio Workshop
  17. ^ War Semen and Grooviness
  18. ^ a b "Panda Bear Live at Primavera Sound « The life and times of a Flashflooder". 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2010-07-27. 
  19. ^ a b Ola's Kool Kitchen on Radio23 Dr Dog live and interview at Primavera 2010, from the Internet Archive
  20. ^ to Stream Sonic Youth and Bardo Pond Tonight, nyctaper
  21. ^ a b Ola's Kool Kitchen on Radio 23 May 20 2009 Lockstock special, from the Internet Archive
  22. ^ "W+K Portland • Wk Radio = Wke". WK Portland Blog. 2009-08-31. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  23. ^ O40M
  24. ^ Music For Maniacs
  25. ^
  26. ^
  27. ^ Planet Manda
  28. ^ Cinema Terrorisme, Public Sensory Radio

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