Listener Announcements

Weather Related Power Outages Affect JPR Service

Feb 7, 2015

Update 2/8/15: Power remains out at Soda Mountain but our fearless engineer, Darin Ransom, has installed a generator today (Sunday).  Unfortunately it will run out of fuel tonight  and he will need to return tomorrow morning to refuel.  Pacific Power estimates that power will return to the site sometime late Monday.

Vaccines are very much in the news of late, and Oregon's coming deadline for getting kids shots or removing them from school only adds to the headlines.

That's one of the featured interviews in this week of the Jefferson Exchange.

We'll also visit with "Dr. Wes" about consent-based sex education, and learn about how introverts approach love relationships.  Yeah, some of us already know.

Here are the week's highlights so far:


Jefferson Exchange for February 9-13, 2015

Gaining Momentum

Feb 1, 2015

As I sit down to write this month’s column, we’ve just welcomed a new year.  It’s a time for all of us here at JPR to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and set goals for 2015.  2014 was a good year here at JPR.  We grew listener support and underwriting significantly for the first year since the Great Recession.  This allowed us to strengthen our weekend programming, implement 24-hour service on all our stations, expand and improve our local news coverage, welcome a new environmental reporter to our newsroom and replace obsolete equipment at several critical transmission sites

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. 

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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...

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aiming High

Oct 31, 2014

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.

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!

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.

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.