About KZME

KZME Radio

- by Dennise M. Kowalczyk


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KZME Radio serves music lovers, artists and the music community everywhere by celebrating the region's local creative culture.

What is Local?

Here's a list of how we will define  'local':

Music written by local artists, performed by local artists, played in a local venue.

Music played by local artists in a local venue.

Music written by local artists, played by local artists in a non-local venue.

Music played in a local venue by non-local musicians.

Music that was influenced by a local musician.

Music that was recorded in a local studio.

Music distributed by a local label.

Music that 'sounds' like it came from Portland or belongs in Portland.

Music, that in some way, reflects local values, history or landscape.

In addition, it is our intention to play music not already well represented on the local dial.

MetroEast Community Media, in collaboration with a coalition of community groups, received word on May 6th that its application for a non-commercial educational (NCE) radio station has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission.

With its transmitter located on Mt. Hood,the signal of the new station - 91.1 on the FM dial - will reach most of the East Metro area as well as much of Portland east of the Willamette.

Portland Tribune 7/3/2008

General Information

KZME  is a non-commercial radio station dedicated to broadcasting local music, supporting local arts and culture, and sharing information about east county public affairs. 

As a non-commercial station, KZME will not air advertising and will be supported by listeners, business partners, special events and various grant funding.

MetroEast Community Media, along with a coalition of community groups, received word on May 6, 2008 that its application for a non-commercial, educational (NCE) radio station had been approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

MetroEast Community Media administers eight cable channels and offers video production workshops, providing individuals, community groups and non-profit organizations a way to discuss community issues through video. As our parent organization, it provides administrative assistance and technical support, namely in the production of promotional spots for our media partnerships.

The KZME transmitter will be located on Mt. Hood in Brightwood and the studio will be located in Gresham.  A translator was purchased in 2009.  The broadcast area will reach most of the east metro and Portland metro areas.


Contact:Dennise M. Kowalczyk
Phone:503-667-8848 ext. 335
Address:829 N.E. 8th Street
Gresham, OR 97030

MetroEast Community Media helps everyday people make television programs. We offer media workshops and equipment, plus studio and video editing space. We show your programs and others from our community on eight (Comcast Cable & Frontier FiOS) channels. Visit us and get involved. Let your voice be heard, and see why we are community television and beyond.



Sat, Oct 25th — 11:00 - 2:00 pm
Sun, Oct 26th — 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Wed, Oct 29th — 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Sat, Nov 8th — 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Program Guide

Program Guide

11⋅22 – Community Access Network –
21⋅321⋅32 – Local Programming –
22⋅33 – Local Programming –
23⋅323⋅34 – Portland Community Media –
27⋅35 Classic Arts Showcase
28⋅36 – Portland Public Schools –
29⋅37 – Municipal Programming –
30⋅330⋅38 – Municipal Programming –
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