XRAY.FM (91.1FM, 107.1FM, & Online)

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 107.1 FM in Portland & 91.7 FM in Nehalem on the Oregon Coast. 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 trans rights, and we don’t think inequities or wealth disparities are only half a problem.

Radio is yours. We are honored to bring you some.

Contact Information

  • Make Checks Out to: XRAY.FM (or official legal name: Cascade Educational Broadcast Service). 
  • Mailing address: XRAY.FM, PO Box 12147, Portland, OR 97212
  • Office Phone Line: (503) 233-2700** 
  • On-Air & Pledge Drive Phone Line: 503-233-XRAY (9729)
  • On-Air Text Line: 971-220-KXRY (5979)

**Email remains the best and most efficient way to reach us given to limited staff capacity and our 24-hour operation means that hours and availability vary widely. If you're noticing an issue that's time-sensitive, the text line (971-220-5979) is also always a great option.

For more information on our schedule and programs, click the shows link at the top of the page.

As a registered Oregon non-profit, XRAY.FM relies on our individual, foundation, private, and public support. We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our Tax-ID is 46-2172193. 

To become a member and learn how to build XRAY.FM from the ground up, click the donate link here or at the top of the page.


Chase Spross, Station Director 

Nina Dabit, Development Director

Travis Cooper, Finance & Admin Manager

Brandon Cole, Weekend Studio Manager & Audio Engineer Assistant

Board of Directors

Lee Shaker - President

Erica Sinkovic - Vice President

Melissa Harrell Frey - Treasurer

Remy Watts - Secretary

John Lugton -  MetroEast Representative

Rick Albano - Director

Stacey Atwell - Director

Doug Gould - Director

What some folks have said about us: 

  • Best Radio Station (Music) Winner: 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Best Radio Station Winner: 2018, 2019, 
  • Best Radio Station, Second Place: 2020, [no category 2021]

-Best of Portland Reader's Poll, Willamette Week

“Between XRAY's talk and music programs, it has amassed a Portland dream team, making it little wonder that the station's launch has elicited a groundswell of enthusiasm.”

-Extra Terrestrial, The Portland Mercury

“And, of course, the lineup includes the contributions of some 75 or so local DJs spinning tunes that exemplify and demonstrate what they hope will become known as the local Portland sound.”

-XRAY FM is Here!, Blue Oregon

"Portland’s most acclaimed independent radio station serves up the sounds of the city’s popular underground music scene to a global audience."

-The Best Internet Radio Stations, Digital Trends

“If there's any question in your mind that Portland is ready for a new progressive community radio station, take a look at XRAY.FM.”

-XRAY.FM Is Killing It, The Portland Mercury

“Becoming a D.J. at XRAY, being able to take my love of music and my love of being social with people and transfer it all into radio, has become a really important part of my life."

[April 2020]: "Now that concerts are canceled, clubs are closed and record stores have shuttered, stations like XRAY are some of the only remaining local music hubs. And for many hosts, that's sparked a renewed sense of purpose."

Bonus: We're those people who once accidentally sent 4.5 million people down a Reddit / YouTube conspiracy theory rabbit hole. An Occam's Razor situation if we ever saw one. Anyways, The Numberz is great, and how the folks helping launch them kept the FM license active while they got going isn't that deep. And no, their name is not related to this conspiracy theory.
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