The Ides of March really is a day for celebration in Portland this year. After cake and The CRY! at Music Millennium, you can pop over to Mississippi Studios to ring in XRAY.fm's first day on the air.
After a wildly successful Kickstarter effort where organizers raised $103,762 (after seeking a goal of just $40,000), XRAY.fm will officially take to the airwaves on March 15, "unveiling 24 hours a day of talk and music programming," states an official release. "The new online station will also launch its first transmitter, broadcasting a humble seven-watt signal from Rocky Butte in East Portland at 91.1 FM"—which is just the beginning of XRAY.fm's mission to bring local music, progressive talk and homegrown culture back to the overwhelmingly conglomerate-occupied radio airwaves.
The energetic launch party at Mississippi Studios that eve will feature time-honored, honest soul from Ural Thomas & the Pain alongside psych, metal and rock 'n' roll from Old Light, while DJs Rev. Shines and Colton will post up next door in Bar Bar where we're sure they'll be spinning plenty of funk, boogie and R&B all night long.
It's advised that you arrive early since much of the space is already claimed by Kickstarter backers. Here's to XRAY's first day on-air!