Listener Announcements

Service Alert for All Redding Services

Oct 13, 2017

The Classics & News, News & Information, and Rhythm & News services in Redding are all down due to a power outage at our transmission site in Burney. Our engineer is looking into problem and will restore service as soon as possible. We currently do not have a time-line for this issue.

In the meantime, you can tune in to any of our three services using the Listen Live feature at the top of this page.

Thanks for your patience!

The News & Information service is off the air in Mendocino County. The internet connection for our T1 cable is down which is how we transmit the service to the tower in Mendocino. We believe the internet connection has been affected by the fires and we will work to restore service as soon as possible.

Thanks for your patience!

Service Alert for Classics & News in Grants Pass

Oct 9, 2017

The Classics & News service in Grants Pass is experiencing static. Our engineer is working to restore the service and the repairs will require specialty equipment that will take time to build. We have ordered the parts and expect to receive them in the next two months. Once we have the parts our engineer will make the changes needed to improve the signal quality.

In the meantime you can listen to all three of our services using the listen live feature at ijpr.org.

Thanks for your patience while we work on this issue!

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 10/4/2017 | 9:00 am --  The Classics & News service will be off the air today 4pm - 6pm. The new primary station the FCC has approved on 90.9 FM will be testing during this time. Service will return to normal after 6pm. 

Service Alert for Classics & News in Mount Shasta

Oct 4, 2017

Updated 10/9/2017 | 9:15 am -- Our engineer restored service with a temporary antennae. A new permanent antennae will be installed in the coming weeks. Once the permanent antennae is restored the service will stabilize. 

The Classics & News service is off the air in Mount Shasta while our engineer works on repairing the antennae for the site. The antennae was seriously damaged by ice last winter. We are expecting the repairs to take several days.

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

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.

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.

On Friday night, March 31st at 10pm, JPR's Rhythm & News Service will present this year's edition of Sleazy Listening with host Ed Polish. Sleazy Listening is our annual showcase of music perfect for an April Fool's Day.

JPR Seeks Jefferson Exchange Producer

Mar 3, 2017

Jefferson Public Radio (JPR) seeks a producer for its regional civic affairs program, The Jefferson Exchange. The producer’s main duties include identifying issues and topics of regional interest, booking knowledgeable and interesting guests, overseeing Southern Oregon University interns working on the program, occasionally operating the control board, screening calls from listeners and steering overall program direction in collaboration with the program’s host.

In the last issue of the Jefferson Journal I wrote about the uncertainty surrounding continued federal funding for public broadcasting following the 2016 election. Since the beginning of the year several developments have taken place that inform this issue. But, before exploring these recent developments, here’s an overview of how federal funding fits into the public broadcasting ecosystem and supports JPR’s service to Southern Oregon and Northern California communities:

36th Annual Wine Tasting Food Vendors

Feb 2, 2017

AZ Catering

Arbor House

Caldera Restaurant

CrushPad Creamery

Elements

Fry Family Farm Store

Kaleidoscope

Larks

Lillie Belle Farms

The Loft

La Baguette Baker

Lorella’s of Ashland

Rogue Creamery

Smithfields Pub & Pies

Standing Stone Brewery & Restaurant

Peerless Restaurant

36th Annual Wine Tasting Participating Wineries

Feb 2, 2017

30 Brix

A to Z Wineworks

Abacela

Belle Fiore

Caldera Brewery

Chehalem

Cliff Creek Cellars

Cuckoo's Nest Cellars

Deer Creek

Del Rio Vineyards

Devitt Winery

Eliana

Elk Cove  

Foris Vineyard

Girardet

Grizzly Peak Winery  

Irvine Family Vineyards

Jaxon Vineyards

John Michael Champagne Cellars

Kriselle Cellars

Ledger David Cellars

Montinore

Pebblestone Cellars

Pike Road  

Platt Anderson Cellars

Quady North

Changes afoot for 2017

JPR will be changing a couple of programs on the News & Information Service at the beginning of January. Both Backstory and America's Test Kitchen are ending production at the conclusion of the 2016.

2016 Holiday Specials

Dec 7, 2016

On January 2nd, JPR's News & Information Service will present some special programs for the season. Here's the schedule:

8am/pm: College Choice: The Value of It All

Hosted by All Things Considered’s Robert Siegel, who spent more than a year checking in periodically with nine college seniors, talking with them about their choice of school and how things turned out. The special follows the arc of these visits, capturing the highlights of this ATC reporting project from beginning to end.

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