XRAY.FM Starts Citywide Broadcast on Monday

Tune to 107.1 FM to hear Carl Wolfson all across Portland.


If you happened to scan through your car's FM radio dial this morning, you heard a familiar voice: Carl Wolfson is back on the air in downtown Portland.Nonprofit radio startup XRAY.FM officially begins broadcasting on a second signal this Monday, Sept. 22, quadrupling its reach across the city. But clever listeners, including you, can hear the station sooner: XRAY began testing the 90-watt translator ...   More
Thursday, September 18, 2014 AARON MESH

Carl Wolfson Will Be Heard in Downtown Portland This Fall

XRAY.FM finalizes deal to take over KZME


The ink is dry on the deal to quadruple the signal reach of radio startup XRAY.FM.WW reported in June that rock-and-talk station KXRY-FM 91.1—better known as XRAY.FM—was in talks to merge with indie-rock station KZME-FM 107.1, taking over a 90-watt station in the West Hills.The Portland Mercury reported last week that XRAY and KZME formally approved the deal. Today, officials from both stations ...   More
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 AARON MESH

XRAY.FM Will Merge With KZME, Making Progressive Talk Radio Audible in Downtown Portland


Nonprofit rock-and-talk radio startup XRAY.FM plans to merge with local music station KZME.FM this summer, doubling its signal reach.That means XRAY.FM's programming—which has returned progressive talk hosts Carl Wolfson and Thom Hartmann to the radio dial—will finally be heard west of Southeast Cesar Chavez Boulevard.  KZME's board voted last night to authorize its CEO to negotiate a proposal ...   More
Thursday, June 19, 2014 AARON MESH

Carl Wolfson Begins Broadcasting March 19 on XRAY.FM

Christian station causing downtown interference for 91.1 FM


T-minus one week until Carl Wolfson returns to the radio dial.The progressive morning host, whose political show was axed by Clear Channel managers in 2012, will debut March 19 on new rock-and-talk radio station KXRY 91.1 FM. Wolfson, who currently airs an online radio broadcast, has put his show on a week's hiatus to move into the studio of the new station, known as XRAY.FM."Just can't escape those ...   More
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 AARON MESH

XRAY.FM Raises $40,000 in 9 Days

Donate more and the station gets a bathroom.


Merry Christmas, Carl Wolfson.Nonprofit radio startup XRAY.FM—which aims to return progressive talkers Wolfson and Thom Hartmann to Portland airwaves alongside local indie-rock shows—last week launched a Kickstarter campaign. The ambition? To raise $40,000 in a month, in order to launch the station in January.The station has met that goal in the first nine days. Former mayoral candidate Jefferson ...   More
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 AARON MESH

Jefferson Smith Revisits Mayoral Campaign On Stage


On Monday night, Back Fence PDX, which hosts live storytelling, celebrated its 5.5 year anniversary with a show at the Gerding Theater. Among those to take the stage was former State Representative and 2012 Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith (D-Portland). The theme of the evening was "Great Expectations" and Smith used the forum to talk about his tumultuous mayoral campaign, with particular ...   More
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Air Apparent

Jefferson Smith returns progressive talk radio to Portland’s airwaves.

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Jefferson Smith wants to make news again—not as the focus of the media machine but as part of it. Smith, the former candidate for Portland mayor, has engineered a broadcast-radio deal to bri   More
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 AARON MESH

Jefferson Smith Wants YOU

(To Pay for His 40th Birthday Trip to Africa)


Failed Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith wants the Internet to pay for his $4,800 40th birthday trip to Africa.A user account by the name of Jefferson Smith has posted an appeal to crowdsourcing fundraising site crowdtilt.com, under the title of "Mr. Smith Goes to Liberia."The post, written by his wife, Katy Lesowski*, says its been his dream to go to the north African country.“This journey ...   More
Thursday, July 25, 2013 Katie Gilbert

Jefferson Smith Gets His Own Radio Show On Carl Wolfson's Talk Station

The show is called Thank You Democracy.


Political pundits have been speculating since November where former Rep. Jefferson Smith (D-East Portland) would land after losing the mayor's race to Charlie Hales.Answer: on Carl Wolfson's internet talk radio station.Wolfson announced today that starting July 18, Smith will host a new show called Thank You Democracy at 9 am Tuesdays and Thursdays. The show will follow Wolfson's program, Carl in the ...   More
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

WW Endorsement Video: In the Mayor's Race, Talk About Extending the Portland Streetcar


Former City Commissioner Charlie Hales was the most prominent advocate of the Portland streetcar and claims it as one of his biggest success stories. The eastside streetcar "loop" has recently opened, with sparse ridership and a lack of money to operate it as planned.What does Hales think about extending more streetcar lines through the city, now that he's running for mayor?In this endorsement interview ...   More
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 WW Editorial Staff


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