Frequently Asked Questions

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. On October 1, 2018, we added a second frequency, and in November 2020 we added a third. Our full call sign is KFFP-LP 90.3 FM, KFFD-LP 98.3 FM & KYQT-LP 101.5 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?

Yes, we have many volunteer opportunities. To find out more, please fill out our Volunteer Contact Form or contact volunteer@freeformportland.org

Can I Be a DJ?

Quite possibly! Freeform Portland begins a new programming cycle every six months. New programming cycles begin on (or around) April 1 and October 1 of each year.  DJ applications for each new programming cycle go live approximately 6-8 weeks before the new schedule starts.

Our next programming cycle begins on April 4, 2022, and new DJ applications are currently closed. Keep an eye out for the Fall/Winter 2022 cycle’s application form in August, 2022. Follow Freeform Portland’s Instagram for reminders. For more information about the DJ application process, visit our New DJ FAQ.

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 volunteer@freeformportland.org.

Will you play my band’s album?

Send us your music to be considered for airplay!
We accept digital downloads, vinyl, CDs, and cassettes.

Send vinyl, CDs, and cassettes to our physical address:
Freeform Portland
c/o Music Library
5511 N Albina Ave, #7
Portland, Oregon 97217

To submit music to Freeform Portland’s digital library, please send a reusable download link (ie dropbox, WeTransfer, PromoJukeBox) to musicdept@freeformportland.org. Reusable download links are the best and quickest way to get your music in front of our DJs – we strongly encourage this method! You may also send download codes or attachments, but these will take longer to process.

High-quality MP3s are strongly preferred, wav and flac accepted. Please let us know if any songs are not FCC safe and what genres or similar artists you would use to describe your music. We consider all submissions ready for airplay unless you specifically tell us otherwise!

Please note, if your email does not include a direct way to download your music, we are unable to share your music with our DJs. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are generally unable to respond to promotional emails with only streaming links. Advertisements requiring payment for products or services will be disregarded.

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 have an online selection of Freeform Portland gifts (i.e., gifts received in exchange for donations to the station) here: https://thankyou.freeformportland.org/