Portland Radio Project, 99.1 FM is celebrating five years on the dial this month – with special programming all week August 10 – 16!

Co-founded by professional Portland broadcasters, and backed by devoted volunteers, the station gives a voice to local musicians, nonprofits, and small businesses – engaging and mentoring new generations of arts lovers and community supporters.

PRP plays two formats: Fresh Vibe (10 am – 6 pm), electro and indie pop, shoegaze, neo soul, nu jazz, and more; and Night Tribe (6 pm – 10 am), new and alt-rock, indie, pop, R&B, Hip Hop, and several curated shows. Regular listeners know we feature a local artist every 15 minutes.

Leveraging Platforms to Meet the Needs of 2020

Offering free publicity to struggling small businesses, PRP created The Open List, to broadcast the names of local businesses open for pickup/takeout during the pandemic. To reflect the uprising against police brutality and other compelling social issues, PRP launched a new podcast, Culture Hub PDX.

Giving Voice to the Local Community 

The station has garnered two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, the highest honor in electronic journalism, for its Community Voices news series, which highlights local nonprofits.

More than 150 public service organizations have been profiled so far, including arts/culture (Youth Music Project, Ethos, Northwest Black Comedy Festival); children’s health (Friends of the Children, Autism Society); education (Thomas Edison High, Open School) and nonprofits addressing barriers of all kinds (Polaris Dance Theater, Friends of Baseball, Ride Connection).

Special Celebration Programming

The week of August 10th, PRP will celebrate with interviews of volunteers and key supporters at 9 am, noon, and 5:30 pm daily, and share messages from local artists and listeners throughout each day.


A 501c3 nonprofit, PRP relies on revenue from listeners, friends, foundations and businesses.

If you love independent local radio, support PRP by becoming a monthly donor at our home page. (Click on the big red heart.) Thank you for helping keep local artists on the radio!

Rebecca Webb
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