XRAY puts a microphone to the best and most distinctive of Portland. We strive to create a culturally relevant center for ideas, music, and creativity in service of a more open media and a more just community.
Bottom Line for Portland
XRAY provides a purpose-driven alternative to traditional media in a place where three large corporations own the majority of the media available for us to consume. Our music is curated by real Portlanders with creative control, not algorithms feeding listeners the biggest names; our news programming and interviews aren’t focused on pleasing advertisers, but on the community’s wants and needs; and our community maintains access to the process and platform, rather than having a critical resource gatekept.
We believe that radio is yours; help us build the future of conscious, community media as a lasting institution in Portland.
“XRAY has a kind of success that I think is unique and valuable beyond measure. You help people find their voice. Thank you for helping me rediscover mine.” --Volunteer Talk Show Host
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
XRAY.FM is committed to fostering, cultivating, preserving, and amplifying a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion that reflects the community we represent. We recognize that marginalized identities are underrepresented in the radio, broadcast, and audio/podcast industries; we strive to correct this inequity by prioritizing participation from BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ+ artists in our programs with a goal of amplifying the voices that corporate consolidation of media has shut out. We’ve put our values into action through teach-ins highlighting women & femmes + Black voices, developing publicly accessible media education and access programs like our audio gear and training library, providing fundamental resources to launch The Numberz KNUM 96.7 (The Black Music Experience for Black Portland), and consistently handing the microphone to marginalized groups through PSAs, programs, news coverage, and music.
- 1) ALL Donors who give $35 or more will receive a complimentary pint* of their choice from Hopworks Urban Brewery!
*can be exchanged for an alternate non-alcoholic beverage
2) All donors who give $60+ will become a member of XRAY for one year! Members receive periodic perks such as member-exclusive merchandise items, discounts on annual merchandise, access to exclusive giveaways, and discounts on XRAY events.
With brewpubs in Portland & Vancouver, Hopworks is a B-Corp committed to sustainability, and their Powell brewery was the first salmon-safe-certified brewery in the world.