Listener Announcements

Signal Loss in Humboldt County
7:09 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Power Outage and Signal Loss in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties

Area affected by Signal Outage 1/29/15

A power outage on Thursday, January 29th knocked our Classics and News station, KNHT, off the air. Since KNHT feeds our Mendocino translator, service was also lost in Mendocino County. The frequencies affected are 107.3 FM in Eureka and 101.9 FM in Mendocino.

When power returns the station and translator should come back up.  We will monitor it to make sure JPR comes back on the air. In the meantime, we encourage our Classics and news listeners in the affected areas to listen to our Classics and News live stream. 

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Jefferson Exchange | Feb 2-6, 2015
11:00 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Wolves, Earthquakes, and First Friday Arts: Feb 2-6 on JX

More wolves in Oregon means fewer protections for wolves in parts of the state.  That's one topic we'll explore on the Jefferson Exchange the week of February 2nd.

We'll also get reminders of the looming Cascadia Earthquake, now that it's 315 years since the last one.

And our First Friday Arts segment lays out a cornucopia of arts events.

That's not all... below is the still-developing list for the week.

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Job Opportunity
11:42 am
Fri January 23, 2015

JPR Seeks Jefferson Exchange Producer

Southern Oregon University’s public radio network, 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, operating the control board, screening calls from listeners and steering overall program direction in collaboration with the program’s host.

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Presidential Speech
9:06 am
Tue January 13, 2015

2015 State of the Union Address: Jan. 20th at 6pm

On Tuesday evening, January 20th, President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address starting at 6pm. JPR will broadcast NPR's live coverage of the President's speech, as well as the Republican Response on the Classics & News and News & Information Services.

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Volunteer Position Available
11:02 am
Fri January 2, 2015

Open Air Substitute Host Wanted

Music host wanted. This could be you!

JPR has a rare opportunity to add a new member to its excellent team of volunteer substitute Open Air hosts.

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Tuned In
3:24 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Engineers And Journalists

A recent post on NPR’s All Tech Considered caught my eye. It was called Silicon Valley’s Power Over The Free Press: Why It Matters written by Elise Hu. The piece focused on how the Silicon Valley’s large tech companies, specifically Facebook and Twitter, are now controlling the distribution of the news and information people receive and pay attention to. And, as you might imagine, this is not a great thing.

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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.