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6:55 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Spring Fund Drive Ends With Record Result!

Joe Porta and Marianne Baker took special care of JPR volunteers and staff on the final night of our Spring Fund Drive. Thanks Joe and Marianne!

Our Spring Fund Drive ended at 8pm on Tuesday with a terrific last day.  We raised more than in any previous fund drive, although we fell just a whisker shy of our goal.  Here are the final pledge totals:

  • TOTAL PLEDGES:  $192,882
  • NEW MEMBERS:  359

From all of us here at JPR, thanks so much for your support!


Congratulations to our Drawing Winners:

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Listener Announcements
9:53 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Northern California Outage Update

We're Back! (... on Rhythm & News and Classics & News):  4/8 (1pm) -- Darin made the new microwave units that arrived by FedEx work and we're back with you on 2 of our 3 services.  We're waiting for a repair that needed to be made by the manufacturer in order to re-establish service for our News and Information service.  Thanks so much for your patience and kind, supportive comments.

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KAGI on Backup Transmitter
5:24 pm
Sat March 15, 2014

KAGI Grants Pass Intermittent Outages

JPR's News and Information Service station, KAGI AM930 in Grants Pass, has been experiencing intermittent outages for the past several days.  Our engineer has been on site numerous times to diagnose the problem and KAGI is now back on the air.   KAGI has been operating on a backup transmitter (the equivalent of the old Buick that's been in the garage and still runs) since the main transmitter was fried by lightening several months ago. We recently settled the insurance claim, which provided about half the funds to replace the transmitter.

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Tuesday Night Outage
7:59 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Mt. Baldy Power Outage Causes KSMF/KSRG Signal Loss

An electrical power outage on Mount Baldy has caused a loss of service in the Rogue Valley of both JPR's Rhythm and News Service on KSMF (89.1FM) and KSRG (88.3FM) during the 6pm hour on Tuesday.  We're trying to get information from Pacific Power when service will be restored.  Many other media outlets are also affected.

Carl Kasell Retires
11:33 am
Tue March 4, 2014

After 5-Decade Career, NPR's Carl Kasell Will Retire

Doby Photography NPR

After a five-decade career in broadcasting, Carl Kasell announced his retirement on Tuesday.

Carl will record his final broadcast for Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! this spring. He will, however, remain "scorekeeper emeritus" for the show. Before becoming the official scorekeeper for the NPR news quiz show in 1998, Carl anchored the newscast for Morning Edition.

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KSJK Tower Work
12:41 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

Sunday Rogue Valley News & Information Power Reduction

On Sunday afternoon, February 23rd, JPR's engineering crew will be raising a microwave dish higher on the KSJK (AM1230) tower in order to receive a stronger signal from our studios on the Southern Oregon University campus. During the time we complete this work, we will need to significantly reduce the power of our transmitter to ensure the safety of our engineers.  There may be times we will need to power down completely.  We'll do our best to minimize the service interruption.

11:00 am
Thu January 30, 2014

JPR & OPB Team Up: State Of Jefferson Issues

Lead in text: 
Oregon Public Broadcasting makes occasional treks to the State of Jefferson to explore issues of statewide interest to its audience. Listen Friday (1/31) at Noon as we air OPB's Think Out Loud, live from the Jacksonville Inn. If you'd like to attend the live broadcast, see below...
Peter Laufer/The Elusive State of Jefferson What is the State of Jefferson? Is is a historic secessionist movement? A state of mind? An imaginary, "mythical state"? An inevitable, soon-to-be 51st state? The answer - depending on who you ask - is "yes."
Off Air Announcement
4:54 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Rogue Valley Broadcast Outage

Due to what we assume were the high winds whipping through the Rogue Valley, we experienced two significant outages on the Classics & News and Rhythm & News Services in the Medford/Ashland area on Friday afternoon.

Service was restored just before 5pm.  Thank you for your patience.

Special Coverage
1:54 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

President Obama's State Of The Union Address Tuesday At 6pm

On Tuesday evening, January 28th at 6pm, JPR's Classics & News Service will broadcast NPR's coverage of President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address, and for a different perspective and analysis, the News & Information Service will carry the BBC's coverage of the speech at that same time.

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R&N Computer System Hits the Skids
11:53 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Rhythm & News Outage/Impairment on January 7-8

JPR experienced a major failure of a critical computer system that is central to the routing and control of our Rhythm and News Service at approximately 9pm on Tuesday evening, January 7th.

Our chief engineer will work through the evening to ensure that we have alternate programming available tonight and Morning Edition is available tomorrow at 5am.  We want to let you know that our schedule may be partially impaired until we can restore the system from backup systems.  Thanks for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.

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