Listener Announcements

Jefferson Exchange | September 15-19, 2014
1:42 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Planned Fires, Poachers, and Art+Sound: Sept 15-19 on JX

The role of prescribed fire, the killing of elephants for ivory, and Medford's new music/art festival all get an airing on the Jefferson Exchange the week of September 15th.

We'll also talk about mixing drinks, language immersion programs, and flying saucers.

Something for everyone?  We hope so.  Below is the list for the week, minus the pictures and links.

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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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Equipment Failure
9:09 am
Fri August 29, 2014

C&N / R&N Off Air In Rogue Valley

At approximately 9:05am, JPR's Classics & News and Rhythm & News transmitters went silent due to a failed air conditioning unit at the transmission site outside of Ashland.  Our engineer is on the way, and we hope to have service restored as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience.

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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Tuned In
9:24 am
Tue July 1, 2014

The NPR Newsroom 2.0

NPR and member stations across the country are joining forces to bring listeners news and analysis.

NPR recently announced a restructuring of its newsroom designed to more efficiently utilize resources while expanding editorial hubs that combine the digital and audio work of its reporters, editors, producers and bloggers around specific areas of focus.

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Tuned In
10:27 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Good News...Bad News About Federal Funding

Language contained in House Republican’s FY 2015 budget blueprint released in early April calls for the elimination of all funding for public broadcasting.

The appropriations season is unfolding in Washington D.C. and there is both good news and bad news to report related to continued funding for public broadcasting stations around the country.

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Thanks for your support!
6:55 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Spring Fund Drive Ends With Record Result!

Joe Porta and Marianne Baker took special care of JPR volunteers and staff on the final night of our Spring Fund Drive. Thanks Joe and Marianne!

Our Spring Fund Drive ended at 8pm on Tuesday with a terrific last day.  We raised more than in any previous fund drive, although we fell just a whisker shy of our goal.  Here are the final pledge totals:

  • TOTAL PLEDGES:  $192,882
  • NEW MEMBERS:  359

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

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Congratulations to our Drawing Winners:

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Tuned In
10:03 am
Mon March 31, 2014

R&R For Carl

When Carl Kassell talks, Peter Sagal listens,
Photo: Tony Nagelmann

After waking up well before dawn for 30 years and flying every week to Chicago for the past 15, Carl Kasell is ready for some well-earned R&R and has announced he’s retiring this spring after a five-decade career in broadcasting. Carl will record his final broadcasts for Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me! this spring during shows that are being planned to celebrate his career in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

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Carl Kasell Retires
11:33 am
Tue March 4, 2014

After 5-Decade Career, NPR's Carl Kasell Will Retire

Doby Photography NPR

After a five-decade career in broadcasting, Carl Kasell announced his retirement on Tuesday.

Carl will record his final broadcast for Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! this spring. He will, however, remain "scorekeeper emeritus" for the show. Before becoming the official scorekeeper for the NPR news quiz show in 1998, Carl anchored the newscast for Morning Edition.

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11:00 am
Thu January 30, 2014

JPR & OPB Team Up: State Of Jefferson Issues

Lead in text: 
Oregon Public Broadcasting makes occasional treks to the State of Jefferson to explore issues of statewide interest to its audience. Listen Friday (1/31) at Noon as we air OPB's Think Out Loud, live from the Jacksonville Inn. If you'd like to attend the live broadcast, see below...
Peter Laufer/The Elusive State of Jefferson What is the State of Jefferson? Is is a historic secessionist movement? A state of mind? An imaginary, "mythical state"? An inevitable, soon-to-be 51st state? The answer - depending on who you ask - is "yes."
Tickets Now On Sale
3:34 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

JPR's 33rd Annual Wine Tasting Now on Feb 13

Due to the severe winter storm that crashed into the Rogue Valley in early December we've rescheduled JPR’s 33rd Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction to Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm at the Historic Ashland Springs Hotel in downtown Ashland. This annual Rogue Valley tradition features a diverse selection of the region's finest wines, delicious food, live music and good friends of public radio. We here at JPR are proud to host the 33rd Annual Wine Tasting and are so grateful that the community supports this festive event year after year.

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Listener Announcement
5:40 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

2014 Program Lineup

Classics & News Schedule

Beginning in January, JPR made a number of changes to its three program service schedules.  In all, thirteen new shows were added to our schedules, including The Moth Radio Hour and American Routes

Many popular programs returned to the airwaves like Radiolab, and Science Friday, and a number of existing programs moved to either new spots in the schedule, or in the case of Fresh Air and Q, a different schedule entirely.

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Keep JPR Strong in 2014
10:32 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Support JPR With A Year-end Gift

CONTRIBUTE NOW!

2013 has been a memorable year.  And, every day JPR has been part of the journey … providing news that informs and music that inspires.

When discoveries are made… when chaos breaks out… when your world changes… you turn to JPR.  When you want to learn about a new artist making waves on the music scene … or revisit a beloved classic … JPR is here for you.

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Listener Announcement
5:04 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Jim Fleming To Retire As Host Of To The Best Of Our Knowledge

Steve Paulson, Jim Fleming, and Anne Strainchamps

After more than 20 years at the helm, Jim Fleming announced that he will retire at the end of January as host of To the Best of Our Knowledge. Beginning in February, the show will launch the most significant makeover of the program in its 23-year history. Long-time interviewer and producer Anne Strainchamps will become the new host.

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Make A Pledge: October 22-29
4:24 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

We Made It! -- Fall Fund Drive Exceeds Goal

  JPR's Fall 2013 Fund Drive takes place from October 22nd through the 29th. 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 541-552-6191 or 1-888-552-6191.

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JPR Birthday
6:12 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Retro Lounge Celebrates 20 years

This hand-drawn poster for The Retro Lounge has hung in the production studio for years.

On Saturday night at 9pm, The Retro Lounge with Lars & The Nurse celebrates twenty years of JPR broadcasts!  

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Tuned In
2:48 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

The New iJPR.org

By the time you read this I hope you’ve had an opportunity to explore JPR’s new website.  There are a number of features about the new site that I’d like to highlight.

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Listener Announcement
3:56 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Custom iPhone/Android Apps Available!

JPR is proud to announce two custom mobile apps! Our iPhone app has a complete redesign, and is now available via the iTunes store. In addition to the sleek new color scheme and station logo, the update fixes a compatibility issue with Apple's latest iOS operating system. It should now prove to be much more stable as a streaming device. There is also a direct link to contribute to JPR, as well as links to the JPR website and Facebook page.

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Tuned In
11:30 am
Sat June 1, 2013

Lost in Translation

I recently exchanged email with a JPR listener who was frustrated that one of our translators was experiencing a degraded signal. After our communication, I thought it might be useful to dedicate my column this month to explaining how translators work and why recent developments have caused difficulties for some translators JPR has operated for decades.

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Service Impairment
7:00 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Solar Interference: March 1-5

followthewire.com

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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