Listener Announcements

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.

Jerry Brown in 2010
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On Thursday morning, January 21st at 10am, JPR will broadcast Capital Public Radio's live coverage of California Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State address on the News & Information Service.

Tonight at 6pm, JPR will broadcast President Obama's State of the Union address on the Classics & News and News & Information Services.

Pacific Power has notified us that they've scheduled a planned power outage at our Antelope Peak transmitter/microwave relay site near Yreka on Wednesday, December 30th sometime between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm. Since this site is a main link to our Northern California stations south of Yreka, our Classics and News Service and our Rhythm and News Service will be affected in the following areas:

Winter storms and severe ice at our microwave translator sites caused the Rhythm & News service and the News & Information service to go off the air in Shasta County. Our engineer has limited access to the site due to heavy snow fall and icy conditions. He will visit the site as soon as it is safe to do so. We will post further updates here as we learn more. 

Out With The Old In With The New

Dec 18, 2015

As we greet 2016, we're making some significant changes to the JPR members' magazine, The Jefferson Monthly. Effective March, 2016, The Jefferson Monthly is becoming The Jefferson Journal.  The Jefferson Journal will arrive in your mailbox every two months starting with the March/April issue.  We’ll take a publishing hiatus in January and February in order to redesign and launch the new publication – which will include all the favorite content our readers tell us they enjoy most as well as a few added features.

TVA Architects

Jefferson Public Radio (JPR), extends the regional educational mission of Southern Oregon University (SOU) by promoting lifelong learning, providing access to diverse arts and cultural programming, and fostering the intellectual growth and civic engagement of Southern Oregon and Northern California communities.

TVA Architects

Click on the slide show above for architectural renderings and current site photos of the JPR Studio and Oregon Center for the Arts complex by TVA Architects.

TVA Architects


  • March 2016: Design work completed
  • April, 2016: Construction bidding and selection of general contractor
  • July, 2016: Construction begins
  • June, 2017: Construction completed
  • August, 2017: Move completed
  • September, 2017: Grand Opening


This past summer I wrote about NPR’s plan to restructure its newsroom shifting resources from beat reporters covering single issues to interdisciplinary teams. The goal of this approach is to provide more holistic coverage of complex issues from diverse vantage points. Also central to this effort is a new commitment by NPR to integrate the work of local station and regional reporters into its coverage.

Kiaterna Design

Jefferson Public Radio presents the 35th Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 6-9PM 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.

2015 Holiday Specials

Nov 2, 2015

This holiday season, JPR presents a big gift box of special programming for you. And now, to start unwrapping...

Classics & News Service

Stories And Grace

Nov 1, 2015

On the morning after the horrific mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg I listened to Morning Edition intently to learn more about the tragic events of the previous day.  That morning NPR aired a StoryCorps segment that reminded me of the power of personal stories to put in context even the darkest reaches of the human experience.

Making Radiowaves

Oct 1, 2015

This past summer has been an active time here at JPR as we’ve been addressing both long and short term issues that impact our service to the region.  I thought I’d take a moment to update you on some of those recent developments.

Jackson County News And Information Service Gets FM Frequency

After about a year of concentrated effort to acquire and construct an FM translator for our News and Information Service in Jackson County, we were finally successful and able to begin service on 102.3FM in mid-September.  

JPR's News and Information Service is now available on 102.3FM in the Rogue Valley! After nearly a year of concentrated effort to acquire and construct an FM translator for our News and Information Service in Jackson County, we began service today. Broadcasting is a highly regulated industry and the effort to make this happen was multi-layered, requiring extensive legal and technical work and the joint support of Southern Oregon University and the JPR Foundation.

JPR Pulls Ahead in Rusty Hubcap Race

Sep 9, 2015

Grammys.... Oscars... Rusty Hubcaps

Sure, Sam Smith is talented. But he still hasn't won the most coveted award out there: The Rusty Hubcap!

Every year, The Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program presents awards to distinguished public radio stations across the nation to recognize the special achievements of public radio listeners supporting their local station by donating a vehicle. Jefferson Public Radio is currently in the lead for 2015 in a very special category: Oldest Donated Vehicle!

I’m writing this on the day of the first debates between candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination. When I walked into our studio this morning one of our staff members was commenting with surprise that the debates weren’t accessible online without a Fox News Channel subscriber password. I must confess, before today I haven’t paid a great deal of attention to how the debates were being made available to the public.

Service Outage Affecting Douglas County

Aug 7, 2015

The microwave transmitter sending our signal north has gone down. Our engineer is at the site as of 3:00pm on 8/7 and is working to fix the issue. 

In the meantime you can still hear JPR on the three live streams found on our website:

Thank you for your patience!