Remember that new all-local, commercial free, radio station that everyone is chatting about? Well, they just got a name (KZME) to go along with their home on the FM dial (91.1).
Granted, it's not "The Buzz" or "Charlie," but since it's just a call name there is plenty of time for them to work on a snappy name. Also, maybe get a logo too. I'm getting tired of using the same damn radio tower clip art. And what about some promotional windbreakers from the street team, or a wacky and offensive online game for your listeners to silently judge people? Amateurs.
Full release after the jump...
(GRESHAM, OR) June 24, 2008 - MetroEast Community Media has chosen a format and selected call letters for its new radio station. With a transmitter to be located on Mt. Hood, the signal of the new station - 91.1 on the FM dial - will reach most of the eastside area and with the expected addition of a translator, will reach most of the Portland area.
When the station goes on the air sometime in 2009, the new call letters will be KZME and the format will be dedicated to showcasing local music. As a non-commercial station, 91.1 FM will not air advertising and will be supported by its listeners and underwriting from local businesses.
Rob Brading, CEO of MetroEast said, "This is an important next step in our exciting effort to bring an amazing resource to the airwaves of the Portland area. The local music scene in the area is one of the most vibrant in the country and our goal is to showcase this great talent by providing the access that all the talented musicians and eager listeners have been looking for over the years.”
MetroEast Community Media was founded in 1984 and is a non-profit community television organization that provides opportunities to produce and cablecast Public Access, Educational and Governmental (PEG) programming. It administers eight cable channels and offers video production training to individuals, community groups and non-profit organizations.