Listener Announcements

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.

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
TVA ARCHITECTS

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.

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