New Hours at Open Signal Begin Tuesday, March 6

February 20, 2018

Open Signal is officially growing! We connected a whole lot more Portlanders to the magic of media and broadcast during the past year. (Peruse our annual report to learn more about how we checked out our equipment to 48% more people in 2017 over 2016.)

As more people drop by to use our services, we need to be a lot more thoughtful as an organization about how we allocate our limited resources. As we look at the numbers and hear from producers and staff, it's clear that during the past year, our morning hours have been very slow — and overstaffed — while we haven't had enough staff at the front desk during peak evening and weekend hours. 

In order to make sure we have enough people to accommodate our students and community producers during the hours they visit us the most often, we are discontinuing our morning hours beginning March 6, and will open at 2pm Tuesday through Friday. Weekend hours will stay the same. 

Beginning Tuesday, March 6, Open Signal's public hours will be:  

Tuesday - Friday, 2 - 10pm 
Saturday - Sunday, Noon - 8pm

This will allow us to have a third person at the front desk during evenings and weekends, which is not only more secure for our staff, but it also means there will be more staff available to the public when things are the busiest — to help with equipment check-out, to help producers in the studio and to answer phones and other questions.

Thank you for your understanding as we shift things to make sure we're best supporting the greatest number of people.

If you have any further questions, please contact Jamie Plakos, our Operations Manager at jamie [at] or (503) 917-4908.

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