Listener Announcements

Updated 2/17/2018 |1:00 pm -- After several snowmobile trips to Soda Mountain by our engineer, the microwave transmitter was repaired and service has been restored.  Thanks for your patience!

Updated 2/15/2018 |1:00 pm -- The outage is due to an issue at our Soda Mountain transmitter which feeds the Klamath Basin and Northern California. Our engineer is working to restore service.

JPR services are off the air in the Klamath Basin and through Northern California. Our engineer is working to diagnose the issue.

Wineries

Updated 2/1/2018 | 1:30 pm -- The Classics & News service in Redding is now at 96.9 FM.

Updated 1/26/2018: | 1:30 pm -- The Classics & News service will be moving to 96.9 FM on January 31st at 6 pm. The service will be off the air starting at 4 pm while our engineering crew switches the service to the new frequency. All Things Considered listeners can catch All Things Considered on our Rhythm & News Service on 89.7 FM. The Classics & News service will go live on 96.9 FM at approximately 6pm on January 31st. 

Service Alert for 88.1 Mt. Shasta

Jan 26, 2018

Updated 2/2/2018 | 1:30 pm -- Service is now restored.

Updated 2/1/2018 | 1:30 pm -- JPR's Rhythm & News Service on 88.1 FM in Mount Shasta has been impaired over the last two weeks due to an issue with our transmitter. We are working on a long term solution while we wait for a window to access the site either by snowmobile or helicopter.

Our Rhythm & News service in Mt. Shasta is currently impaired. 

In the meantime, you can hear all three of our services using the Listen Live feature at the top of this page.

Service Alert for 89.3 in Port Orford

Jan 24, 2018

The Rhythm & News service in Port Orford is experiencing problems. Our engineer is looking into the issue and will restore service as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we encourage you to use our online streaming service located at the top of this page.

Thank you for your patience!

Neon Tommy/Wikimedia

On Thursday morning at 10am, JPR will broadcast California Governor Jerry Brown's State of the State address. Scott Shafer, senior editor for KQED's California Government and Politics Desk, will host the program which will include the governor's speech in its entirety followed by reporting and analysis from in-studio guests and reporters and newsmakers in the field.

Coverage can be heard on JPR's News & Information Service beginning at 10am, right after The Jefferson Exchange.

I admire the skills of accomplished interviewers. The ability to formulate a logical set of questions that tells a concise, interesting story while cutting to the heart of a complex issue is truly an art. Add to this the interviewer’s role as an active listener who must be able to veer from a planned narrative direction when the interview subject reveals something unexpected or presents a complex or questionable set of data.

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.

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. PURCHASE TICKETS

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.

Pages