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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 11:23 AM

XRAY.FM launches Kickstarter to return Progressive Talk, independently curated music to Portland

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/4023949/xrayfm-the-little-station-with-big-ideas

Of the 23 FM radio stations on the Portland radio dial, the majority are owned and programmed by three companies: Clear Channel, Entercom, and Alpha Broadcasting. What gets left out? Some of the best music and ideas. Many amazing music curators are set aside in favor of standard playlists handed down from central command. After the 2012 Election, the conglomerates have been slashing progressive talk radio stations across the West Coast. Portland has recently lost KPOJ, its leading outlet for progressive talk.

Portland is distinctive; our radio should be distinctive too. XRAY.FM will shine a light on the best parts of the city that we love, amplifying its voices and sounds. We will be a station for people who live in Portland, people everywhere who love Portland, and people who love the idea of progressive radio, wherever they are. XRAY.FM will start the day with a powerful lineup of talk programming that rolls into expertly curated sets of music. XRAY will broadcast locally at KXRY FM, and stream online worldwide at XRAY.FM.

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Beginning in January 2014, XRAY.FM will broadcast 24/7 radio to the Portland metro area, and stream online to the world.

We believe that a station thatís all music wouldnít be as smart as Portland, and a station thatís all talk wouldnít be as beautiful as Portland. Our daytime programming will bring you engaging talk programs, while our evenings and weekends will feature Portlandís best DJs spinning their favorite music. With XRAY.FM, you get the best of both worlds.

This Kickstarter will give us what we need to get the station up and transmitting. Hardware, software, construction, and licensing. All costs the that we need to pay one time and up front. Our project is to build a station and get it on the air, and once it's there we hope that its ongoing business costs will be supported by the community.

. . . more

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/4023949/xrayfm-the-little-station-with-big-ideas

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Reply XRAY.FM launches Kickstarter to return Progressive Talk, independently curated music to Portland (Original post)
swag Dec 2013 OP
msongs Dec 2013 #1
swag Dec 2013 #2
Jamastiene Dec 2013 #3
Fenris Dec 2013 #4
Hissyspit Dec 2013 #5
99th_Monkey Dec 2013 #6
swag Dec 2013 #7
99th_Monkey Dec 2013 #8
swag Dec 2013 #9
99th_Monkey Dec 2013 #10
swag Nov 2014 #17
RetroLounge Dec 2013 #11
swag Dec 2013 #12
bettyellen Dec 2013 #13
swag Dec 2013 #14
0rganism Feb 2014 #15
swag Feb 2014 #16

Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 12:59 PM

1. do "progressives" support the sponsors of these stations thus keeping them alive? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 01:59 PM

2. You mean the conglomerate-owned stations?

I suppose some progressives buy stuff from the sponsors of corporate-controlled stations.

And I suppose some progressives can support this station, too.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 03:10 PM

3. K&R

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 04:20 PM

4. Kick

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 05:44 PM

5. Cool.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 05:50 PM

6. Woot. K&R One of the organizers is friend of one of my sons. ~nt

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 05:57 PM

7. Very nice. I wonder if I know that person. And if I know your son!

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Response to swag (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 06:03 PM

8. Jimbo and Ben H.? nt

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 06:16 PM

9. Ha. I know Jimbo is on staff, though I haven't met him yet that I'm aware of.

Ben H, well, I know a few Bens in town, but no Ben H I don't think. But there's still time!

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Response to swag (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 16, 2013, 06:21 PM

10. cool man

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 3, 2014, 01:50 PM

17. Oh, I now know both Jimbo and Ben, btw.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 03:15 PM

11. K&R (and a random poem)

Some Months After My Fatherís Death

I am watching the movie Twelve Angry Men
because there is a character in it
who reminds me of him.

He is the one who wants to go to the baseball game
instead of decide on a manís life,
he is the weak one, the one afraid to reveal
what he really feels, the one for whom everything
is a joke. He is not Henry Fonda,
the tight-lipped moral one.

The man is despicable, his weaknesses obvious
to all, as obvious as Henry Fondaís goodness.
I watch the movie again and again, loving
the black and white of it, soothed
by the sound of my fatherís voice,
the careless pronunciation, the easy
shrugging of the shoulders at every crucial question.

I sink lower into the dark arms of the sofa.
Strange how comfortable the familiar is,
how we can even prefer it,
however terrifying.

SHERYL ST. GERMAIN

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Response to RetroLounge (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 01:03 AM

12. Thank you so much, RL!

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Response to swag (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 12:12 PM

13. KICK

 

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 12:26 PM

14. Thanks, Betty!

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2014, 11:58 PM

15. so is this happening?

testing, testing 123... is this thing on? mic check (tap tap)

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Response to 0rganism (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 01:35 PM

16. Yes. Hope to start FM broadcasting in March

Doing trial broadcasts with streaming starting this week.

More details as they arrive.

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