Listener Announcements

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:

Updated 12/29/15 | 2:00 pm - All three services are back on the air. Thank you for your patience during this outage!

Updated 12/29/15 | 1:00 pm - Our engineer made it up to Soda Mountain! 

Updated 12/29/15 | 8:39 am - Our engineer was unable to get up to the site yesterday due to weather. He will work to get up there today, weather permitting. 

Updated 12/28/15 | 11:04 am - Service has been restored to Northern California, however, service to the Klamath Basin is still impaired. Our engineer continues to work on restoring service.

Winter storms and severe ice at our microwave translator sites caused the Rhythm & News service and the News & Information service to go off the air in Shasta County. Our engineer has limited access to the site due to heavy snow fall and icy conditions. He will visit the site as soon as it is safe to do so. We will post further updates here as we learn more. 

Out With The Old In With The New

Dec 18, 2015

As we greet 2016, we're making some significant changes to the JPR members' magazine, The Jefferson Monthly. Effective March, 2016, The Jefferson Monthly is becoming The Jefferson Journal.  The Jefferson Journal will arrive in your mailbox every two months starting with the March/April issue.  We’ll take a publishing hiatus in January and February in order to redesign and launch the new publication – which will include all the favorite content our readers tell us they enjoy most as well as a few added features.

Outage Update In Siskiyou & Shasta Counties

Dec 15, 2015

Updated 12/17/2015 | 8pm -- Power went off again on Soda Mountain today and has been intermittent.  When power stabilized late in the day our audio didn't recover. Our engineer will need to snowmobile into the site tomorrow.  In the meantime all our services are off air, except for News and Information in Shasta County.

Updated 12/17/15 | 8pm -- A fallen tree on the power line is being cleared on Gilbert's Peak. We're focusing our energy on helping the site owner get this accomplished.  We'll keep you posted.

Updated 12/16/15 | 4pm -- It appears the cause of the power outage on Gilbert's Peak is a severed line going up the mountain on private property.  We are exploring alternative ways to get power to the site while the break in the line is found.

Weather Related Outages in the Klamath Basin

Dec 15, 2015
Darin Ransom | JPR Director of Engineering

Updated 12/17/2015 | 8pm -- Power went off again on Soda Mountain today and has been intermittent.  When power stabilized late in the day our audio didn't recover. Our engineer will need to snowmobile into the site tomorrow.  In the meantime all our services are off air.

TVA Architects

Jefferson Public Radio (JPR), extends the regional educational mission of Southern Oregon University (SOU) by promoting lifelong learning, providing access to diverse arts and cultural programming, and fostering the intellectual growth and civic engagement of Southern Oregon and Northern California communities.

TVA Architects

Click on the slide show above for architectural renderings and current site photos of the JPR Studio and Oregon Center for the Arts complex by TVA Architects.

TVA Architects


  • January, 2016: Design work completed
  • February, 2016: Construction bidding and selection of general contractor
  • April, 2016: Groundbreaking, construction begins
  • May/June, 2017: Project completed, grand opening


Weather Related Outages Across the Listening Area

Dec 14, 2015

Updated 12/14/15 | 4:45 pm -- We have confirmation that the outage in Grants Pass was caused by a power outage to the microwave relay site at Gilbert Peak. We are waiting for an estimate from PP&L on when they can restore power to the site 

Updated 12/14/15 | 2:50 pm -- An additional event has caused an outage on 930 AM, the News & Information Service in Grants Pass. Our engineer is working on finding out what caused the outage. 

The News & Information signal to Grants Pass is experiencing frequent pauses and silences due to intermittent microwave issues at our King Mountain site. This issue can be exacerbated by windy or icy weather. Our engineer has made an adjustment that may alleviate the problem.

This past summer I wrote about NPR’s plan to restructure its newsroom shifting resources from beat reporters covering single issues to interdisciplinary teams. The goal of this approach is to provide more holistic coverage of complex issues from diverse vantage points. Also central to this effort is a new commitment by NPR to integrate the work of local station and regional reporters into its coverage.