Listener Announcements

Update:  Wednesday, 9/21 -- Work at Brookings was completed and we're now broadcasting at 101.7FM. The new translator is operating well but will undergo additional improvements in the coming weeks.

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On Friday, September 23rd, JPR will broadcast an NPR News special called The Making of Clinton and Trump: Character in the 2016 Election.

Engaging A Nation

Aug 31, 2016

By now it’s evident that the 2016 Presidential election is not a typical affair.  One of the ways it’s been atypical from a media standpoint is that Donald Trump has been the first major party candidate in modern times to so unabashedly embrace the concept that “there is no such thing as bad publicity” – an expression made popular by P.T. Barnum, the 19th century American showman and circus owner.

Update 8/30/2016 9 am -- Our engineer continues to work to resolve this issue. The counties affected by this issue are:

Jackson
Josephine
Coos
Curry
Douglas

Update 8/29/2016 9 am -- The intermittent interruptions  caused by the problem with our microwave system have increased in frequency. The counties affected by this issue are Coos, Curry and Douglas. Our engineer has narrowed down the source of the issue to our transmitter on King Mountain. He will visit the site today to work to resolve the problem.  

On Tuesday, August 23rd, As It Was, JPR's daily series of audio vignettes on the history of southern Oregon and northern California will reach a significant milestone: 3,000 episodes!

JPR continues its coverage of Election 2016 with special coverage of the Democratic National Convention July 25-28.  The Convention special will be hosted from Philadelphia in partnership between NPR and PBS.  Coverage will include live podium speeches, interviews with newsmakers and delegates, and analysis from NPR and PBS Newshour reporters and editors inside and outside the convention.

A New Beginning

Jun 30, 2016
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After over 47 years operating from its cramped, outdated facility located in the basement of Central Hall on the Southern Oregon University (SOU) campus, JPR is getting a new home.  As part of the renovation and expansion of SOU’s theatre and performing arts building, The Oregon Center for the Arts (OCA), a new state-of-the-art JPR studio facility will be constructed starting this month with completion scheduled for late summer 2017.

On Thursday and Friday evenings June 30th and July 1st, JPR will broadcast a special 2-part documentary from NPR called Obama's Years.

Audio Upgrades Across the Listening Area and Online

Jun 21, 2016

Over the last several months our engineer has begun to move our audio processing from our studio to the transmitter sites. Having an audio processor at each transmitter location (rather than in our main studio facility) allows us to custom tune the overall sound of each individual transmitter's output for better volume and richness. The new audio processors also improve reception. We will continue to add audio processors to the remaining transmitters through the summer. Thus far, we've completed work at:

Classics & News                                     Rhythm & News
KSOR 90.1 (Medford/Ashland)             KSMF 89.1 (Medford/Ashland)
KSRG 88.3 (Medford/Ashland)             KSBA 88.5 (Coos Bay)
KSRS 91.5 (Roseburg)
KOOZ 94.1 (Myrtle Point/Coos Bay)
KZBY 90.5 (Coos Bay)
KNHT 107.3 (Rio Dell/Eureka)

 

  JPR recently upgraded the online tool we use to manage community events. Please delete any old bookmarks you may have created to the previous calendar tool, as that site is no longer updating. To view JPR's new community calendar follow THIS LINK.

NOTE: If you used the old site to post an event before June 10th, it is possible that it did not get properly imported to our new calendar. We recommend that you check your event to ensure it imported correctly.

On Saturday, July 2nd at 3pm, JPR will broadcast Garrison Keillor's final episode of A Prairie Home Companion as he takes to the stage at the famed Hollywood Bowl.

Seven new shows make their debut on the various services of JPR beginning Saturday July 2nd. In all, five new programs will be added to the News & Information Service, including Freakonomics Radio, America's Test Kitchen, Inside Europe, Ken Rudin's Political Junkie, and a weekly investigative journalism series called Reveal. JPR's Classics & News Service sees the return of New Music From Bowling Green, and the show Sound Opinions debuts on JPR's Rhythm & News Service. We're excited to be able to offer these great new shows, and we hope they become a regular part of your weekend listening!

On Tuesday, June 7th at 5pm, JPR will broadcast NPR's special coverage of the New Jersey, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, New Mexico and California primaries.

Jefferson Public Radio is looking for a part-time morning announcer/Morning Edition Host to anchor its regional broadcast of Morning Edition. The host develops and delivers regional newscasts that are inserted into the program, introduces regional features, voices regional weather breaks and forward promotes segments of the program. Position details and application at http://jobs.sou.edu/postings/5051.

On Tuesday evening, May 31st 6pm, JPR will broadcast a one-hour election special called California Counts Town Hall: How California Will Shape the 2016 Election.

As you might imagine, JPR gets a fair amount of listener feedback. A recent email from one listener criticized JPR for an episode of RadioLab we aired which this listener contended was the final straw that proved JPR supported the proliferation and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). GMOs have been a hot topic in recent years, both regionally and nationally, with bans approved by voters in Jackson and Josephine counties and the narrow defeat of an Oregon statewide GMO food labeling initiative in 2014.

2016 Spring Fund Drive Drawing Winners

Apr 7, 2016

Our 2016 Spring Fund Drive is humming along, with lots of energy from listeners, volunteers and staff. Here's a list of Spring Fund Drive drawing winners:

Tuesday, April 5th:
J. Robert Evanhoe  of Yreka was drawn as the winner of a box of classical music CDs played on our Classics and News service.

Gordon Enns of Ashland won a  wide selection of music CDs played on our Rhythm and News service.

On Friday night, April 1st at 8pm, JPR's Rhythm & News Service will present this year's edition of Sleazy Listening with host Ed Polish.

Turning A Page

Mar 2, 2016

Welcome to JPR’s new member magazine, The Jefferson Journal! We consider The Jefferson Journal to be a natural evolution of The Jefferson Monthly, a publication JPR has produced and published since April, 1993. Going back to the JPR history vault even further, The Jefferson Monthly was the successor to The Guide to the Arts, which JPR first began publishing in March, 1977.

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.
 

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