Listener Announcements

Jefferson Exchange | December 22-26, 2014
10:55 am
Thu December 18, 2014

SOU Football, Learning Collaboratives, and Holiday Specials: Dec 22-26 on JX

We hope the SOU football team brings a trophy.  The Southern Oregon U. football squad sends reps to the studio to talk about playing in the National Championship on Monday.

It's part of our set of Christmas week offerings on The Exchange.  We'll also delve into a learning collaborative in Medford, and offer a couple of musical segments.

Here, minus links and pix, is the week:

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Tuned In
10:53 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Remembering Car Talk’s Tom Magliozzi

Along with the solid car advice he dispensed on the radio show with his brother, Tom often took on the additional roles of philosopher king, life adviser, moral scold and family counselor.

Tom Magliozzi who, along with his brother Ray, hosted NPR’s Car Talk for the last 37 years, died November 3, 2014 from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.  He was 77 years old.

In announcing this sad news for the national public radio community, NPR celebrated the life of one of its most popular radio personalities in a special tribute Car Talk program and in produced segments on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

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Holiday Programming
11:43 am
Fri November 28, 2014

2014 Christmas/Holiday Specials

This holiday season, JPR presents a big bag of special programs for your enjoyment, including a few new offerings, and the return of some old favorites. Here what we have planned for you...

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Don't Miss JPR's Annual Wine Shindig ...
4:08 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Don't Miss JPR's 34th Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction

Kiaterna Design

Jefferson Public Radio presents the 34th Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction on Thursday February 12, 2015 at Ashland Springs Hotel. This year’s event features the same wealth of wine to taste with over 40 regional wineries gathering to pour for over 400 guests. The evening also offers samples of some of the region's best culinary creations from a diverse group of restaurants and caterers.  And again, the Silent Auction will be filled with incredible donations from area businesses, artists, and individuals. 

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Holiday Programming
4:29 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

2014 Thanksgiving Specials

John Birge of Giving Thanks

This Thanksgiving, JPR will offer a bounty of special programming for your enjoyment, including the listener favorite Turkey Confidential with Lynne Rosetto Kasper from The Splendid Table. Read on to see what we've got planned this year.

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6:49 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Power Outage Affects C&N / R&N In Rogue Valley

Make the best of a bad situation. But you can't listen to JPR ...

A power outage on Mt. Baldy near Phoenix has caused JPR's Rogue Valley Classics and News Station KSRG (88.3) and Rhythm and News Station KSMF (89.1) to go silent.  Our engineer is on site and communicating with Pacific Power which expects power to be restored by 7:45pm.  This is the second power outage this week and we wish we could do something about it, other than wait.  Thanks for waiting with us.

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Morning Edition/ATC Change
3:41 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

NPR Makes Changes to Morning Edition/ATC Nov 17th

Don't blame us if you're late! NPR's Morning Edition changes it's layout beginning Monday.

Beginning Monday, November 17th, NPR will roll out a number of changes to the way Morning Edition, All Things Considered (ATC), and their weekend counterparts flow and function.

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In Their Own Words
8:02 pm
Tue November 4, 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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Election Night, November 4
11:09 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Election Coverage From NPR & JPR

Jefferson Public Radio will carry NPR's national coverage on election night, November 4th.

Election coverage begins in the All Things Considered time slot at 5 PM, and continues through 6 PM on Rhythm & News, through 10 PM on Classics & News. 

Rhythm & News will revert to music programming at 6 PM.

The News & Information Service will carry the same NPR election coverage from 5 PM to its conclusion at 10 PM.

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Listener Announcements
9:57 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Aiming High

Voices from leaders in the public broadcasting community echo the work that JPR seeks to accomplish on a daily basis.

Depending on the speed of the US Postal Service in delivering this month’s Jefferson Monthly to your mailbox, JPR will either be in the final days of our Fall Fund Drive or will have just completed the campaign.  As we reach out to our listeners once again to ask for your continued support, it’s always energizing to step back from the day-to-day to remind ourselves of the big picture.

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Thanks So Much ...
8:59 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Sweet Success! Fall Fund Drive Surpasses Goal

JPR's Fall 2014 Fund Drive takes place from October 21st through the 28th. We hope you'll participate in this grassroots fundraising effort that helps fund JPR's service to the region.

You can make a pledge by CLICKING HERE or by calling us at 1-888-552-6191.

  • FALL DRIVE GOAL:  $190,000 (all JPR services)
  • NEW MEMBERS:  400

From all of us here at JPR, thanks so much for your support of our work!

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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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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

Jes Burns, the new Southern Oregon EarthFix reporter based at JPR

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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Tuned In
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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