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Oct 2015

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Sep 2015
Sep 2015

Web stream listeners, you may have noticed that our webstreams are down. We had a data router failure sometime in the early morning hours that interrupted our streams and communication with our now playing/playlist database.

We are working on the problem. We expect to have it remedied around lunch time today unless we discover something more serious.

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Aug 2015

You’ve been Hearing It on WXRY. Now Watch it Here.

Watch CHVRCHES Free Online

CHVRCHES are a band that you an only hear on Independent Public Radio. We (and you) love “The Mother We Share.” The band has released “Leave a Trace” from their new album Every Open Eye which will be available September 25th.

Of course, you have been hearing “Leave a Trace” already on listener supported WXRY. Now watch the official video.


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Aug 2015

Discover EL VY (pron. like plural of Elvis)

EL VY (pronounced like a plural of Elvis; rhymes with ‘hell pie’) is the musical collaboration between Matt Berninger, vocalist and lyricist of The National, and Brent Knopf, the Portland musician and producer best known for his work in Menomena and his more recent band, Ramona Falls. Their debut album Return to the Moon will be released on October 30th via 4AD.

The album is a project Berninger and Knopf have been thinking about for years. Their friendship spans nearly a decade, starting back when the National and Menomena played small half-empty clubs along America’s west coast. Feeling an immediate musical kinship, the pair kept in touch, Brent sending Matt occasional rough sketches of music and Matt responding with melodies and lyrics. Finally, in the winter and spring of 2014-15, they actually got together to make an album.

Posted in Lunchtime Music Discovery, Music News  
Aug 2015

Discover it First on WXRY Independent Public Radio

Like a sudden summer shower on an otherwise sunny day, Lana Del Rey dropped “High by the Beach,” her new single.

Hear it on WXRY or catch the video here:

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Jul 2015

It’s #DragBingo at the Comedy House Showroom Tomorrow (7/8)

Drag Bingo @ the Comedy House Wed 7-6-15

Help our non-profit radio station boost it’s signal. Get advance tickets here.

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Jun 2015

In Conjunction with Local Brewery Conquest Brewing, You Can Drink Local This Summer!


Signal Booster Summer Pale Ale is the perfect summer brew maintaining a balance between huge flavor and thirst-quenching crispness brewed bright, clean and hoppy with Falconer’s Flight “7 C’s” HopUnion blend to create an incredibly complex yet eminently sessionable Beer. Signal Booster Summer Pale Ale is available on draft and exclusively at Craft and Draft, Dano’s Pizzeria, Thirsty Fellow, Pinch, The Attic, Bourbon, Village Idiot, Liberty Taproom in the Vista, and Morganelli’s.  Plus the Conquest Tasting Room at the brewery (S. Stadium Road).

Not at your favorite bar? Have them ask for it.

If you really like it (and you will) Craft and Draft (2706 Devine) and Morganelli’s (Forest Drive) will cheerfully and happily sell you a growler to take home and enjoy at your leisure.


Posted in Signal Booster  
Jun 2015
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