Freeform Portland is a nonprofit, independent, community-driven radio station broadcasting live at KFFP-LP 90.3 FM in North Portland, and streaming online at freeformportland.org/listen. Our purpose is to foster independent, local, experimental, and underground music through volunteer-produced programming that authentically reflects our communities. Freeform Portland is a 501(c)(3) entity, classified by the IRS as a charitable organization, and gratefully accepting tax-deductible donations.
We need more community radio. For a city with a metro area of over two million creative people, Portland has a surprisingly small number of non-commercial, independent radio stations on the air. Three companies control the majority of FM radio stations broadcasting in our city. Community radio provides an invaluable venue for more voices to be heard and more perspectives to be represented in public media. We love local stations like KBOO, KMHD, and XRAY. Freeform Portland is proud to join them in taking back the airwaves from corporate control.
What is freeform radio? Freeform radio is a programming format in which the DJ is given total control over what to play, regardless of music genre or commercial interests. Freeform radio stands in contrast to most commercial radio stations where DJs have little or no influence over programming structure or playlists. Ken Freedman from WFMU (the longest-running freeform radio station in the United States) explains the importance of freeform radio and what Freeform Portland is up to here.