Listener Announcements

Updated 2/22/2017 | 10:15 AM -- The microwave transmitter in Yreka is experiencing complications. Our engineer will be at the site today to diagnose the issue.

The Siskiyou County News & Information service on 1490 AM is experiencing static. Our engineer is working to diagnose the issue.

In the meantime you can hear our News & Information service in Medford and Ashland at AM 1230 or by using our listen live feature at the top of the page.

Thanks for your patience!

Interference On 102.3 FM News & Information

Mar 16, 2017

Updated 3/21/2017 | 8:00 am -- The engineer for the interfering station will be on site Saturday to work on correcting the issue. 

The News & Information service on 102.3 FM is experiencing interference from a station on an adjacent channel. Our engineer is working with the station to correct their signal. 

In the meantime you can hear our News & Information service in Medford and Ashland at AM 1230 or by using our listen live feature at the top of the page.

Thanks for your patience!

Service Alert Rhythm & News Coos Bay

Mar 16, 2017

The main transmitter for Coos Bay may need to be replaced. The service is currently running off our auxiliary transmitter at half power while our engineer assesses the main transmitter. The service may experience intermittent interruptions.

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 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.

Updated 3/21/2017 | 8:00 am -- Our engineer has ordered equipment that will improve the signal until complete repairs are made. 

Updated 3/16/2017 | 5:00 pm -- Service continues to be impaired. The antennae and some cables were damaged by ice, and although our engineer is working on an interim solution, complete repairs cannot be made to the antennae until the ice melts off. The damage is causing a lower power signal that is vulnerable to some co-channel interference. Once weather has warmed more and the ice has melted away our engineer will work on the repairs.

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:

followthewire.com

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.

Classics & News Off The Air in Happy Camp

Feb 7, 2017

The Classics & News service is down in Happy Camp. Our engineer has been unable to access the tower due to high snow levels. We suspect the outage was caused by an utility outage. Our engineer will get up to the tower as soon as it is possible to get through.

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!

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

Updated 2/24/2017 | 5:30 pm -- A build up of ice on our tower is causing service issues for Classics & News in the Redding area. 

Updated 1/30/2017 | 11:00 am -- The build up of ice on some of our towers continues to cause problems.

KNCA at low power due to ice build up.
KNSQ at low power due to ice build up.

When the winter weather begins to clear up we expect to bring these services back to full power

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.

JPR presents a fanciful bounty of special programming for your Thanksgiving this year, with a few new favorites thrown in the mix.

Classics & News

10am - Giving Thanks
Classical music is the heart and soul of “Giving Thanks,” with no clichés about pilgrims and pumpkin pies between pieces. Instead, host John Birge presents a contemporary celebration of the spirit of gratitude, with this year’s special guest, chef Jacques Pepin.

Rhythm & News Service

JPR's 36th Annual Winetasting

Nov 8, 2016

The 36th Annual JPR Winetasting and Silent Auction, generously sponsored by the Ashland Food Co-op and Gastroenterology Consultants, takes place Thursday ~ February 9 at Ashland Springs Hotel.  

Regional wine and food will be in abundance and the Silent Auction tables will be filled with amazing contributions from all sorts of individuals and businesses in the region. So bring your Valentine and enjoy a spectacular night out, all in support of Jefferson Public Radio! 

NPR

In making the announcement, NPR cited three main reasons.In late August, NPR announced that it was discontinuing the feature on NPR.org that enabled visitors to make public comments about its online news stories. The announcement surprised me. After all, it seems antithetical for an organization with the word “public” in its very name to eliminate a mechanism for receiving public feedback.

Fall Fund Drive Ends With A Bang!

Oct 27, 2016

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 $170,000, we were able to welcome 422 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: $169,277

New Members: 425

On Halloween night, Monday October 31st at 8pm, JPR will broadcast a two-hour Halloween special featuring Orson Welles' original 1938 radio drama "War of the Worlds" on our Rhythm & News Service.

JPR iOS / Android Apps

Oct 5, 2016

JPR offer custom apps for iOS and Android!

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