How can I donate? Are donations tax deductible?
Yes, donations are tax deductible. Our station has 501(c)(3) status, which means the IRS classifies us as a charitable organization. Freeform Portland gratefully accepts donations through PayPal or by check. We also love donations of records, CDs and headphones in good and working condition. Our station runs on support from our friends and neighbors and we are grateful for any and all contributions! Please visit our Donate page for more information.
What’s the Frequency, Kenneth? How old is the station?
Freeform Portland went on the air at 90.3 FM in north Portland in April 2016. As of October 1, 2018, we have added a second frequency. Our full call sign is KFFP-LP 90.3 FM and KFFD-LP 98.3 FM. (The “LP” stands for “low power.”)
Where can I get the best signal for Freeform Portland?
Our transmitter is located in the NE Alberta neighborhood in Portland, OR. We’re a low-power FM station, which means our range has an approximate 5-mile radius. Your reception will vary depending on your equipment, distance from the transmitter, and the height of the buildings in between. We also stream online at www.freeformportland.org/listen
What about volunteer opportunities? How can I help?
Can I Be a DJ?
Quite possibly! Freeform Portland begins a new programming cycle every sixth months. New programming cycles begin on March 1 and September 1 each year. DJ applications for each new programming cycle go live approximately 6-8 weeks before the new schedule starts. Applications have now closed for the September 1, 2019-February 28, 2020 cycle. The next cycle for which we’ll be accepting applications is the March 1-August 31, 2020 cycle, so keep an eye out for a link to our DJ application form on the Freeform Portland home page in late January of 2020. Follow us on social media for reminders: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram.
All DJs are expected to volunteer, on average, at least 5 hours a month to keep their show. To get a jump on this process, why not volunteer at Freeform Portland now? To volunteer, fill out our Volunteer Contact Form or contact email@example.com.
Will you play my band’s album?
Most likely! Music adhering to FCC regulations is eligible to be played on our station. Send music in physical formats to:
c/o Music Library
5511 N Albina Ave.
Portland OR 97217
You may submit your music in digital format to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there commercials?
No! Freeform Portland is a nonprofit, commercial-free radio station. We’re using the same engineering team that created KZME and XRAY and working alongside other non-commercial radio stations in Portland.
Where’s the studio located?
We’re at 5511 N Albina Ave. in Portland, Oregon. (Our cross street is Killingsworth.)
Are you selling merch?
Yes, we have a variety of things in stock — normally we have t-shirts, koozies, bottle opener key chains, stickers, and more. Keep an eye out for our merch table at KFFP-sponsored events. We plan to have an online shop for Freeform Portland merchandise very soon.