Listener Announcements

Updated 5/16/2017 | 4:00 pm -- The signal is down due to vandalism and stolen equipment at the translator site. Our engineer is looking for equipment that is compatible with the solar power system at the site and will bring the service back up as soon as possible.

Updated 5/12/2017 | 10:45 am -- Our engineer is on his way to the site today to look into the issue further.

Our Rhythm & News service in Grants Pass is experiencing interference. Our engineer is working to diagnose the issue.

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:

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

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!

On Saturday, October 15th, JPR's News & Information Service will debut two new programs: NPR's Ask Me Another, and PRI's Selected Shorts. Two other shows will shift to new times to accommodate the changes.

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.

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