LOcal Roots History

Local Roots is an all-inclusive musican resrouce for artists in the Pacific Northwest. It was founded in 2013 by local musician and entrepreneur Robert Richter and began as a weekly Sunday night radio program showcasing NW Music on KMUZ-FM in Salem. Local Roots now also hosts a number of programs promoting local music including a live showcase series on CCTV in Salem, The Root Note podcast, the all-ages open mic Portland Hears You, songwriting contests, NW music compilations, several McMenamin's residencies around the Portland area, and an annual music festival.