About Us

All Classical Portland is Portland, Oregon’s classical radio station. Established in 1983, All Classical Portland’s mission is to advance knowledge of and appreciation for classical music; to build and sustain culturally vibrant local and global communities around this art form; to reflect the spirit of the Pacific Northwest; and to foster integrity, quality, and innovation in all that we do.

The stations of All Classical Portland rebroadcast the KQAC signal from Portland.

Classical music for the Hood River area became a reality with the launch of KQHR 90.1FM in November 2001.

All Classical Portland added a new station in October 2008, KQDL 88.1 The Dalles. In May 2008, a long-time dream to have a classical station at the Oregon Coast became reality when KQOC 88.1 FM went on the air from Cape Foulweather. Our strongest signal in Oregon, this station reaches Tillamook and Cannon Beach to the north and Yachats to the south.

In 2011, KQHR’s frequency moved to 88.1 and a repeater station in the east Columbia Gorge was added at 96.3. KQHR’s power increased and KQDL went off the air as 88.1 and 96.3 now cover the gorge. 2014 saw the addition of two new KQAC repeater stations, KQMI 88.9 FM in Manzanita, Oregon, and 95.7 FM in Corvallis, Oregon.
As non-commercial public radio stations, KQAC, KQHR, KQOC, and KQMI rely on listener contributions, a marvelous, broad community of support, which provides over 93% of our budget. This amazing show of support includes funding from various regional foundations and local businesses and arts organizations that underwrite our programming through on-air sponsorships. Additionally, a small portion of our annual budget comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

For a full history of All Classical Portland, please see this booklet, which we created in August 2013 in celebration of our 30th Anniversary.

The history of Portland’s only 24-hour classical radio station (PDF).

Your contribution is held by All Classical Public Media, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving classical music radio and radio broadcast education in Portland. Tax-ID # 93-1042868.

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  • KQAC 89.9 Portland/Vancouver
  • KQOC 88.1 Newport/Lincoln City
  • KQHR 88.1 Hood River/The Dalles
  • KQHR 96.3 Columbia Gorge East
  • KQMI 88.9 Manzanita
  • KSLC 90.3 McMinnville
  • 95.7 FM Corvallis/Flynn