Thank You Volunteers: XRAY Staff Pick Top Tracks of 2019


Thank you listeners, volunteers and givers for sharing your ears, time and money with us in 2019! We have a lot to celebrate and be thankful for from last year.

Accomplishments include: a launch of the XRAY podcast website, a re-launch of our app with new features and content, our growing partnership with The Numberz, our fifth birthday (holy cow!), and the successes of ever-important fundraising to keep us on-air! We were also voted Best Radio Station in Willamette Week’s “Best of Portland” Readers Poll for the 5th year in a row.

XRAY.FM is run with the help of many hands. There are a myriad of different tasks and responsibilities that it takes to keep things on track every day. Most of the station is run from volunteers who give many unpaid hours, blood, sweat, and sheesh,⁠ even a few tears here and there.

Here’s what we’ve been listening to this past year. Better late than never, right?

Listen to this playlist via Spotify here.

Director of Development, Amanda Brockman: “Devotion” – Pure Bathing Culture
Director of Operations, Chase Spross: “The Devil is a Snake” – Help
Digital Media Coordinator, Heejae Jeong: “Circles” – Post Malone
Events and Fundraising Coordinator, Jennifer Thelander: “Truth” – Mark Ronson (feat. The Last Artful, Dodgr and Alicia Keys)
Sponsorship Coordinator, Maria DeLorenzo: “Dance Monkey” – by Tones and I
Content Coordinator, Miranda Selinger: “101 FM” – Little Simz
Development Coordinator, Nina Dabit: “Tempo” – Lizzo
Traffic and Carts and The Numberz Ops Manager, Ambush: “Palmolive” (feat. Killer Mike & Pusha T) – Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Communications and Marketing Manager, Alexandra Gregory: “Broke Leg” – Tory Lanez (feat. Quavo and Tyga)
Weekend Ops Manager, Brandon Cole: “Mantra” – Makay McCraven
Music Program Director, Theo Craig: “Alive” – Oh, Rose
Blog Editor, Joel Sommer: “Ghostride” – Jinx
Executive Director, Jefferson Smith: “Land of the Free” – The Killers