Portland Radio Project Expands To 24 Hours
October 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM (PT)
Commercial-free music station PORTLAND RADIO PROJECT will now be on-air 24 hours per day on the FM dial as of SEPTEMBER 29th after FCC approval.
PRP founder REBECCA WEBB commented: "We are absolutely thrilled. Our mission, for three years, has been to provide a non-commercial platform and free media voice to promote local musicians, our caring nonprofits and extraordinary small business community. Now we can do that every hour of the day.”
Initially launched as an online station in 2013, PRP.fm was granted an FM construction permit in 2014, and began broadcasting 12 hours per day at 99.1 FM on MAY 22nd, 2015 under a timeshare agreement with PORTLAND's Q CENTER. The CENTER’s leadership recently approached PRP.fm to step in as they released their portion of the timeshare agreement.
Q CENTER Executive Co-Director STACEY RICE said, “We’re looking forward to working with REBECCA’s team at PRP. It’ll be great to have our media outreach in the hands of wonderful supporters of the LGBTQIA+ community of PORTLAND.”
PRP will continue collaborating with the Q CENTER on its award-winnig series, "Community Voices."
Listeners can hear a mix of rock/folk/blues and weekend jazz at PRP.fm worldwide, and locally at 99.1 FM.