Portland Radio Project
Smart, friendly, local radio.
PRP.fm is smart, friendly, local radio run by passionate Portland radio professionals and incredible volunteers who care about music and community – local radio at its best.
On the FM dial in the heart of Portland at 99.1, and streaming worldwide at prp.fm, we deliver a unique combination of music and public service: rock, folk, blues and jazz. Our core programming includes a local artist every 15 minutes. Commercial-free.
It’s a new model for radio: a true, independent and sustainable radio station/stream that serves as a cultural hub, reflecting and reacting to listeners.
Our mission is to give voice to local musicians, nonprofits and small businesses.
Portland has always been a leader in supporting local arts and culture, showing concern for the environment and planning our future in a deliberate way. Maintaining a vibrant civic life, one where people feel connected, requires open channels of communication. But with media ownership highly concentrated, as it is today, fewer voices are heard and programming often is created from cities far away.
By featuring local musicians, reporting on important public service work and partnering with local groups, we are giving the microphone back to community voices – those of artists, nonprofits and small businesses.
PRP.fm plays a local song every 15 minutes. We produce a four-part special report on a different nonprofit each week. We offer Public Service Announcements for your events, and we invite listeners to chat with live announcers on the Talk Board.
Founded by some of Portland’s favorite broadcasters, including Rebecca Webb, Inessa Anderson, Sean Marten, Cindy Hanson, Phil Biehl and Leann Warren, PRP has been streaming live since October 18, 2013. A project of We Make the Media, which holds the station’s FCC permit, PRP launched FM service at 99.1 on May 22, 2015.
With OPB as our news partner, we emphasize news quality over quantity, and strive to make local and global news relevant to our listeners.
As a 501c3, we operate with the integrity and values of a non-profit, seeking financial support from listeners, friends, businesses and foundations.
Note: If your smart, friendly, local business would like to underwrite programming on PRP.fm, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Portland Radio Project has been honored for outstanding achievement with two Edward R. Murrow Awards, the highest honor in electronic journalism. The awards recognize the PRP.fm website and Community Voices series. Read more about the awards here.