Listener Announcements

Jefferson Exchange | October 20-24, 2014
4:41 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Bag Bans, No On Pot, and Yes On Merkley: JX October 20-24

Excitement should be building in the region about now. 

Ballots are arriving in Oregon mailboxes, and candidates are running left and right (literally, not politically) to make their cases for election. 

Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley visits The Exchange to make his pitch for reelection this week (we're awaiting a return message from Monica Wehby's staff). 

The NO side on Oregon's marijuana measure also speaks up, and we hear about plastic at the checkout counter (disappearing) and in the ocean (still there). 

Here's our list, still in development:

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Fall Sun Outages
8:57 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Sun Outages Disrupt JPR Signals

Every spring and fall, all satellite receivers (including JPR’s) experience brief periods of high level background noise due to the alignment of the sun, the satellite and the satellite receive antenna.

The digital audio channels used in the public radio system are more resistant to solar interference than the older analog audio channels, however, the disadvantage is that when they do fail, they fail completely and without warning. The only sound is a brief chirp.

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In Their Own Words
4:10 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

November Election Previews-Oregon

Jefferson Public Radio will preview several of the key races and measures in the November 4th election.

This page will serve as a collecting point for interviews and features on the Oregon candidates and races; just click the highlighted text to jump to the audio.

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Richardson/Kitzhaber In PDX
1:00 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

JPR To Carry Gubernatorial Debate Oct. 10th at Noon

John Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson
Credit OPB/Campaign Materials

Jefferson Public Radio will carry the next Oregon gubernatorial debate, Friday October 10th at Noon on the News and Information Service of JPR.

Democratic incumbent John Kitzhaber and Republican challenger Dennis Richardson will debate in front of the Friday Forum of The City Club of Portland. 

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Tuned In
9:19 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Expanding The EarthFix Beat

By the time you read this you may already have heard the work of a new reporter who will be working in the JPR newsroom.  Following a national search, Jes Burns has been selected as the new Southern Oregon EarthFix reporter based at JPR.  Jes comes to the Rogue Valley from Eugene where she’s worked for KLCC since 2007 as a reporter and All Things Considered host.  She’s produced some great features on environmental issues while covering KLCC’s science/technology feature beat.  Jes has also produced spot news and features as a freelancer for NPR, Sirius Radio’s

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Join Us This Friday in Coos Bay
6:20 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

You're Invited ... Coos Bay JPR Public Meeting This Friday, 9/26

Jefferson Public Radio and the JPR Foundation invite JPR listeners and members from the greater Southern Oregon Coast area to join us for a public meeting this Friday, September 26th at 7pm at the Coos Art Museum in downtown Coos Bay (235 Anderson Ave.). The meeting is part of the JPR Foundation's commitment to hold periodic meetings around the JPR listening area to hear feedback from JPR listeners and supporters related to its service to the region.

For Documentary Film "The Wright Time"
3:25 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

JPR & Shasta Historical Society Win California Historic Preservation Award

Members of the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Redding breaking ground on their Frank Lloyd Wright-designed church in 1960
Courtesy Shasta Historical Society

Jefferson Public Radio and the Shasta County Historical Society have been awarded the 2014 Governor’s Historic Preservation Award for a collaborative film documenting the building of a Frank Lloyd Wright designed church in Redding, California.

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New R&N Program
2:46 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

JPR Adds Mini-Show 99% Invisible to Saturday Nights

Beginning this Saturday night at 8:55pm, JPR's Rhythm & News Service will begin weekly broadcasts of the 5-minute radio program 99% Invisible with Roman Mars.

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New Morning Edition Segment
9:55 am
Wed September 17, 2014

NPR Adds Marketplace Morning Report to Morning Edition

Marketplace Morning Report Host David Brancaccio

Beginning Monday, September 22nd, American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report will become a regular daily feature of NPR's Morning Edition. JPR listeners can hear the program at 5:50am and 7:50am on the Rhythm & News Service, and at 5:50am on the Classics & News Service.

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Tuned In
10:52 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Embracing The Future

NPR's strategic plan lays out both the big picture vision as well as the priorities that detail how to achieve that vision.

Public radio in the U.S. is an unusual amalgamation of locally owned stations and well known national networks. Together, these stations and networks partner each day to create and broadcast programs that touch the lives of nearly 35 million weekly listeners. Listeners tend to think about public radio as “NPR” but the reality is that NPR is only one piece of the public radio puzzle.

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Equipment Failure
9:09 am
Fri August 29, 2014

C&N / R&N Off Air In Rogue Valley

At approximately 9:05am, JPR's Classics & News and Rhythm & News transmitters went silent due to a failed air conditioning unit at the transmission site outside of Ashland.  Our engineer is on the way, and we hope to have service restored as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience.

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3:46 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Is Short Still Sweet?

The hallmark of public radio news is its ability to combine concise news updates, with in-depth, long-form features.

In an age where text messages, tweets and other social media posts demand short writing, there is new focus on the benefits of getting to the point.   The Washington Post recently reported that The Associated Press (AP) has instructed its correspondents to keep stories between 300 and 500 words, citing the lack of staff at its member outlets available “to trim stories to fit their shrinking news holes” as the primary reason for this policy shift.  And, the website Talking Biz News reported that Reuters recently adopted a policy limiting most stories to no more than 500 wor

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Tuned In
9:24 am
Tue July 1, 2014

The NPR Newsroom 2.0

NPR and member stations across the country are joining forces to bring listeners news and analysis.

NPR recently announced a restructuring of its newsroom designed to more efficiently utilize resources while expanding editorial hubs that combine the digital and audio work of its reporters, editors, producers and bloggers around specific areas of focus.

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Tuned In
10:27 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Good News...Bad News About Federal Funding

Language contained in House Republican’s FY 2015 budget blueprint released in early April calls for the elimination of all funding for public broadcasting.

The appropriations season is unfolding in Washington D.C. and there is both good news and bad news to report related to continued funding for public broadcasting stations around the country.

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Thanks for your support!
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!

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Congratulations to our Drawing Winners:

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Tuned In
10:03 am
Mon March 31, 2014

R&R For Carl

When Carl Kassell talks, Peter Sagal listens,
Photo: Tony Nagelmann

After waking up well before dawn for 30 years and flying every week to Chicago for the past 15, Carl Kasell is ready for some well-earned R&R and has announced he’s retiring this spring after a five-decade career in broadcasting. Carl will record his final broadcasts for Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me! this spring during shows that are being planned to celebrate his career in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

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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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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."
Tickets Now On Sale
3:34 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

JPR's 33rd Annual Wine Tasting Now on Feb 13

Due to the severe winter storm that crashed into the Rogue Valley in early December we've rescheduled JPR’s 33rd Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction to Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm at the Historic Ashland Springs Hotel in downtown Ashland. This annual Rogue Valley tradition features a diverse selection of the region's finest wines, delicious food, live music and good friends of public radio. We here at JPR are proud to host the 33rd Annual Wine Tasting and are so grateful that the community supports this festive event year after year.

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Listener Announcement
5:40 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

2014 Program Lineup

Classics & News Schedule

Beginning in January, JPR made a number of changes to its three program service schedules.  In all, thirteen new shows were added to our schedules, including The Moth Radio Hour and American Routes

Many popular programs returned to the airwaves like Radiolab, and Science Friday, and a number of existing programs moved to either new spots in the schedule, or in the case of Fresh Air and Q, a different schedule entirely.

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