Listener Announcements

2017 Holiday Specials

Nov 29, 2017

This holiday season, JPR has a big bag full of special programming for your enjoyment. Here's what we've got planned...

Classics & News
December 25

7am - A Christmas Carol
An updated version of a public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. Also featuring Mimi Kennedy. From NPR and KCRW.

Updated 12/5/2017 | 3:00 pm -- Service is at low power, so service may be impaired. Our engineer is working to bring service back to full power. 

Updated 12/1/2017 | 10:30 am -- Our engineer restored the service to full power, however the service continues to experience intermittent outages. Our engineer is at the site today working on repairs.

The Classics & News service on 88.3 FM in Medford/Ashland is on low power after an issue occurred this weekend. Our engineer is working to complete repairs this week.

Updated 11/22/2017 | 2:00 pm -- The new primary station the FCC has approved on 90.0 FM will be signing on in January. When they sign on we will be transferring our service to 96.9 FM. 

Updated 10/4/2017 | 9:00 am --  The Classics & News service will be off the air today 4pm - 6pm. The new primary station the FCC has approved on 90.9 FM will be testing during this time. Service will return to normal after 6pm. 

This Thanksgiving, JPR is serving up a few helpings of special programming for you. Here's what we've got planned...

JPR's 37th Annual Wine Tasting

Nov 6, 2017

The 37th Annual JPR Winetasting and Silent Auction, generously sponsored by the Ashland Food Co-op and Gastroenterology Consultants, takes place Thursday ~ February 15 6-9 PM at Ashland Springs Hotel.

It’s been an interesting time to work in public media. On the up side, there’s been an amazing renaissance in the oral tradition.

Podcasts, public radio and other on-demand audio platforms have attracted new and younger audiences for the art of audio storytelling, fueling a surge in the innovative and creative work of artists, journalists and audio producers. 

Fall Fund Drive Ends Successfully!

Oct 26, 2017

From all of us at JPR, thanks so much for your generous support during our Fall Fund Drive!  We appreciate your vote of confidence and commitment to our work. Although we landed just shy of our goal of $200,000, we were able to welcome 428 new members to the JPR family and our base of sustaining members continues to grow. 

Thanks again for being such a responsive and supportive public radio community! We look forward to creating more inspired radio for you in the months ahead.  Stay Tuned!

Funds Raised: $196,261

New Members: 428

On Saturday, October 6th at 11am, JPR will debut NPR's new program Hidden Brain on the News & Information Service.  Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.

Updated 9/26/2017 | 9:00 am -- JPR's Rhythm & News service in the Grants Pass area is now at 97.5 FM. Over the next few weeks our engineer will continue to work to improve the signal with additional equipment and tuning. It is our long term plan to move the antennae higher up to give a better signal throughout the coverage area. This will require the tower to be strengthened.

The Classics & News service at 101.5 FM in Grants Pass will be off the air for several hours this afternoon while our engineer is working at the site. Service should return to normal by this evening.

During this outage you can listen online using the listen live feature at the top of the page.

Thanks for your patience!

Pushing People Up

Sep 1, 2017

In the alphabet soup of public broadcasting acronyms, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), often takes a back seat to more familiar organizations like NPR, PBS and even well established local stations. 

Updated 8/1/2017  -- JPR engineers replaced the microwave system that delivers our Classics & News service audio to KNHT.  The system has been intermittently malfunctioning causing audio drop outs.  KNHT is now at full strength.

Updated 7/24/2017 | 9:00 am -- JPR's Classics & News service is now at 102.5 FM. 

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reassigned some of the frequencies in Humboldt County and is requiring JPR to move our Classics & News frequency to 102.5 FM. 107.3 FM will no longer be a JPR station. 

Moving Forward

Jun 29, 2017

It’s been a busy time at JPR with numerous projects moving forward. I thought it might be useful to share a glimpse of some of the major initiatives and developments in which we’ve been engaged that will allow us to advance our service to the region. 

Federal Funding

For over thirty years, Tom and Ray Magliozzi, better known as "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers," entertained listeners nationwide with a unique combination of wit, charm, love and laughter. Along the way, they shared countless stories all things automotive, of life, and of loss.  This post is is of loss, as we say farewell to one of the all-time favorite shows in public radio. Car Talk ends its three-decade run on JPR at the end of the month. The show ends production later this year.

On March 16th, the Trump administration released its FY2018 budget outline which includes a provision to eliminate annual grants to public radio and television stations through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).  Ultimately, Congress will make the final decision on continuing the annual federal investment that supports JPR and other public radio and television stations across the country. This support totals $1.35 per citizen per year for all public radio and television stations, and just 30 cents per citizen annually for radio stations alone.

On Friday night, March 31st at 10pm, JPR's Rhythm & News Service will present this year's edition of Sleazy Listening with host Ed Polish. Sleazy Listening is our annual showcase of music perfect for an April Fool's Day.

JPR Seeks Jefferson Exchange Producer

Mar 3, 2017

Jefferson Public Radio (JPR) seeks a producer for its regional civic affairs program, The Jefferson Exchange. The producer’s main duties include identifying issues and topics of regional interest, booking knowledgeable and interesting guests, overseeing Southern Oregon University interns working on the program, occasionally operating the control board, screening calls from listeners and steering overall program direction in collaboration with the program’s host.

In the last issue of the Jefferson Journal I wrote about the uncertainty surrounding continued federal funding for public broadcasting following the 2016 election. Since the beginning of the year several developments have taken place that inform this issue. But, before exploring these recent developments, here’s an overview of how federal funding fits into the public broadcasting ecosystem and supports JPR’s service to Southern Oregon and Northern California communities:

36th Annual Wine Tasting Food Vendors

Feb 2, 2017

AZ Catering

Arbor House

Caldera Restaurant

CrushPad Creamery

Elements

Fry Family Farm Store

Kaleidoscope

Larks

Lillie Belle Farms

The Loft

La Baguette Baker

Lorella’s of Ashland

Rogue Creamery

Smithfields Pub & Pies

Standing Stone Brewery & Restaurant

Peerless Restaurant

36th Annual Wine Tasting Participating Wineries

Feb 2, 2017

30 Brix

A to Z Wineworks

Abacela

Belle Fiore

Caldera Brewery

Chehalem

Cliff Creek Cellars

Cuckoo's Nest Cellars

Deer Creek

Del Rio Vineyards

Devitt Winery

Eliana

Elk Cove  

Foris Vineyard

Girardet

Grizzly Peak Winery  

Irvine Family Vineyards

Jaxon Vineyards

John Michael Champagne Cellars

Kriselle Cellars

Ledger David Cellars

Montinore

Pebblestone Cellars

Pike Road  

Platt Anderson Cellars

Quady North

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