Listener Announcements

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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