Opponents of a proposed publicly subsidized hotel at the Oregon Convention Center
were planning to force a vote on the question in the November 2014
election. Project opponents—downtown hotelier
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 ...
The little Portland-centric radio station that quite possibly could is almost a reality—it just needs a $40,000 assist.
It seems like Portland has been hearing about XRAY.FM forever. So imagine how Jeff Hylton Simmons feels: He's been working to get the free-form, community-centered radio station off the ground for the last seven years. When I spoke to him back in June, when he and the Cascade Educational Broadcast Service were in the midst of their XRAY Fest fundraiser-cum-awareness builder, the station was scheduled ...
As one radio station enters the picture here in Portland, another exits the scene.After a decade of broadcasting both legally and illegally, the Portland Radio Authority (PRA) will go off the digital air at the end of this month, handing the keys to its SE Portland studio and all of its broadcasting equipment over to fledgling terrestrial station KXRY, or XRAY FM. The move—and the farewell party ...
Jeff Hylton Simmons can see the finish
line. Seven years ago, the 37-year-old Midwest transplant, sound
engineer and broadcaster hatched the idea for a free-form,
Portland-inspired terrestrial r