XRAY.FM is an independent, not-for-profit radio station which supports the Pacific Northwest’s music and arts communities. It fulfills its educational mission through airing local public affairs programs featuring voices seldom heard on radio, and broadcasting a diverse array of music, with a focus on new, local, independent, and experimental recordings. XRAY.FM also serves as a resource for training community members in radio, broadcasting, and digital media.
Our mission is to hold a microphone up to the best and most distinctive of Portland. To build a culturally relevant center for ideas, music, and creativity in service of a more open media and a more just community.
Our programming is a progressive blend of talk and music that amplifies the sounds and reflects the values of our city. XRAY.fm started broadcasting from East Portland at 91.1 mhz FM on March 15th, 2014. We now also broadcast at 107.1FM. We stream online right here.
Our music is delivered by 80+ of Portland’s own DJs, respected promoters and record label owners, lauded local musicians, and biggest music geeks. Shows run the gamut from indie to hip hop to metal to soul to psych and beyond, with a dual focus on curation and discovery.
We don’t rely on an algorithm to program merely what you already like — we know your smartphone can do that. We bring together a community of curators who can introduce you to stuff worth loving. Including great stuff produced right in your hometown.
Our programming features local thinkers, comedians, journalists, and commentators. That funny comic who split your side at the club. That local business leader. The community organizer you heard at the rally. The elected leader you wonder about.
We look at matters from multiple angles, we seek truth and a better community…and fun. We want to give everyone a fair shake; we are also a values-driven organization. We don’t think climate change is only half real, we’re not only half in favor of marriage equality, and we don’t think inequities or wealth disparities are only half a problem.
Radio is yours. We are honored to bring you some.