Listener Announcements

News & Information Off the Air in Redding

May 27, 2016

The News & Information service is off the air in the Redding area. There are three potential sites that could be causing the issue and our engineer will be traveling to each of them today to try and diagnose the problem. 

In the meantime you can listen to any of our three services using our listen live feature at the top of the page.

Thanks for you patience!

A power event on Tuesday took down service for our Classics & News listeners in Mendocino and Fort Bragg.

We have communicated with the site's computers but so far have been unable to resolve problem remotely. We hope to have an engineer on-site today to diagnose the situation and initiate a repair. In the meantime you  can hear any of our three services using our listen live feature at the top of the page.

Thanks for your patience!

On Tuesday evening, June 1st at 6pm, JPR will broadcast a one-hour election special called California Counts Town Hall: How California Will Shape the 2016 Election.

Updated 5/9/2016 9:15 am -- We have ordered a replacement module and will install it as soon as it arrives.

Updated 5/6/2016 3:40 pm -- We are able order the part to repair the tower on Monday and will complete repairs as soon as the part arrives. 

During last night's thunderstorm the KAGI tower in Grants Pass was struck by lightning damaging a main component of the KAGI transmitter.  We're assessing the damage today and will work as quickly as possible to repair the problem.  

As you might imagine, JPR gets a fair amount of listener feedback. A recent email from one listener criticized JPR for an episode of RadioLab we aired which this listener contended was the final straw that proved JPR supported the proliferation and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs have been a hot topic in recent years, both regionally and nationally, with bans approved by voters in Jackson and Josephine counties and the narrow defeat of an Oregon statewide GMO food labeling initiative in 2014.

On Tuesday, April 26th at 5p.m., JPR will broadcast NPR's special coverage of the Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island Presidential Primaries.

Our 2016 Spring Fund Drive is humming along, with lots of energy from listeners, volunteers and staff. Here's a list of Spring Fund Drive drawing winners:

Tuesday, April 5th:
J. Robert Evanhoe  of Yreka was drawn as the winner of a box of classical music CDs played on our Classics and News service.

Gordon Enns of Ashland won a  wide selection of music CDs played on our Rhythm and News service.

News & Information Off The Air in Mendocino County

Mar 28, 2016

Updated 3/28/16 | 2:30pm -- The News & Information service is back up on the air in Mendocino County after a power surge took the service down this morning.

The News and Information service has gone off the air in Mendocino County. Our engineer is working to diagnose the issue. 

In the meantime you can hear any of our three services using our listen live feature at the top of this page.

Thanks for your patience!

On Friday night, April 1st at 8pm, JPR's Rhythm & News Service will present this year's edition of Sleazy Listening with host Ed Polish.

The Rhythm and News service has been affected by bad weather and a build up of ice on the antennae. Service could continue to go in and out over the next couple of days.

In the meantime you can listen to any of our three services using our listen live feature at the top of this page.

Thank you for your patience!

Service Alert for the Coast

Mar 7, 2016

Update 3/14/2016 1:30 pm -- KSBA/Rhythm and News is being affected by an equipment issue. Our engineer continues to work to diagnose what exactly is causing the problem. KOOZ/Classics and News has been affected by weather conditions but should return to normal when the weather resolves.

Update 3/14/2016 1:30 pm -- KNHT (107.3FM) serving both Humboldt and Mendocino counties has been restored.

Turning A Page

Mar 2, 2016

Welcome to JPR’s new member magazine, The Jefferson Journal! We consider The Jefferson Journal to be a natural evolution of The Jefferson Monthly, a publication JPR has produced and published since April, 1993. Going back to the JPR history vault even further, The Jefferson Monthly was the successor to The Guide to the Arts, which JPR first began publishing in March, 1977.

On Thursday, February 11, at 6pm, JPR's News & Information Service will broadcast NPR's special coverage of the PBS NewsHour Democratic Debate from Milwaukee.  The debate, moderated by PBS NewHour’s Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodward, will be the first debate among the Democratic candidates following the New Hampshire Primary. Coverage will begin at 6pm, and will be hosted NPR’s Scott Detrow with analysis from NPR’s lead political editor Domenico Montanaro.

Update | Saturday, 1/23/16 4:15pm -- After a long day on two mountain tops, two snowmobile rides and a mile hike in the snow our intrepid engineer replaced a failed microwave power supply on Antelope Mountain and service was restored.

Electrical Storm Causes Outage on the Oregon Coast

Jan 18, 2016

Update 1/19/16 2:30pm -- A transmitter was damaged by a lightening strike. Our engineer was able to get service back up at low power today and we will return to regular power once the transmitter has been repaired. 

An electrical storm over the weekend caused Rhythm & News to go off the air. Our engineer is on his way to the site today.

We will continue to update this post as we learn more. In the meantime you can listen to any of our three services using the listen live feature at the top of the page. 

Thanks for your patience!

Jerry Brown in 2010
Neon Tommy/Wikimedia

On Thursday morning, January 21st at 10am, JPR will broadcast Capital Public Radio's live coverage of California Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State address on the News & Information Service.

News & Information Off The Air in Redding Area

Jan 11, 2016

Update 1/12/16 2:00pm -- KJPR is back on the air! Our engineer was able to fix the issue and the News & Information service is up and running again. 

Tonight at 6pm, JPR will broadcast President Obama's State of the Union address on the Classics & News and News & Information Services.

Update | Wednesday, 1/6/16 1:50pm: Power returned and service has resumed in Northern California and the Klamath Basin. As one JPR listener put it, I guess it's morning somewhere ...

Update | Wednesday, 1/6/16 4:10am: Pacific Power notified us of yet another power outage on Soda Mountain which has interrupted our service to Siskiyou, Shasta and Klamath counties. We're as frustrated as you ... PP&L reports that power should be back on this morning.

Pacific Power has notified us that they've scheduled a planned power outage at our Antelope Peak transmitter/microwave relay site near Yreka on Wednesday, December 30th sometime between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm. Since this site is a main link to our Northern California stations south of Yreka, our Classics and News Service and our Rhythm and News Service will be affected in the following areas: