About KXRW Vancouver
KXRW is an independent, volunteer-based, values-driven, community-supported organization that supports radio station KXRW-LP on 99.9FM. We are dedicated to delivering quality programming with an emphasis on local voices. We are committed to sharing knowledge and information to build a stronger community, based on inclusion, diversity and social justice in Southwest Washington and beyond.
The KXRW Vancouver – LP 99.9 FM signal went live on air March 1st, 2017 and our programming includes a variety of voices from our community. Interviews with local elected officials, political candidates, founders of many local non-profits, local community leaders and members doing amazing things. We love to highlight our local art scene and help with community event promotion. One of our goals in 2018, is to highlight local bands and learn about their musical journey as well.
The KXRW journey started in 2015 after being awarded a Low Power (LP) FM FCC license. It took well over a year to find the perfect location for the radio broadcast antenna through topography studies that would give our KXRW signal the best reach. LP FM signals are limited by FCC law to be no more than 100 watts. After months of permitting setbacks, we finally found the perfect spot to co-locate our antenna at the 130-foot mark on the CTI Tower by Vancouver's Auto Mall and Andresen Rd.
It takes a lot to run a radio station 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and why KXRW works closely with XRAY.FM. XRAY is an instrumental part of our programming and we are proud to call them our sister station. Partnering with XRAY allows KXRW Vancouver programming to be heard in Vancouver and the greater Portland area along with XRAY’s great programming to fill our 24/7 schedule on XRAY’s 91.1FM and 107.1FM. They also archive and stream our programming on their website where it can be heard anytime and on their free XRAY.FM App for smartphone and tablet devices. No matter where you live, you can always tune in to KXRW and XRAY on your radio dial or online everywhere.