Paul Westhelle en Northern California Outage Update <p><strong>We're Back! (... on Rhythm &amp; News and Classics &amp; News): &nbsp;4/8 (1pm)</strong> -- Darin made the new microwave units that arrived by FedEx work and we're back with you on 2 of our 3 services. &nbsp;We're waiting for a repair that needed to be made by the manufacturer in order to re-establish service for our News and Information service. &nbsp;Thanks so much for your patience and kind, supportive comments.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:53:54 +0000 Paul Westhelle 10264 at R&R For Carl <p>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&amp;R and has announced he’s retiring this spring after a five-decade career in broadcasting. Carl will record his final broadcasts for <em>Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!</em> this spring during shows that are being planned to celebrate his career in Chicago and Washington, D.C.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:03:48 +0000 Paul Westhelle 9997 at R&R For Carl KAGI Grants Pass Intermittent Outages <p>JPR's&nbsp;News and Information Service station, KAGI&nbsp;AM930 in Grants Pass, has been experiencing intermittent outages for the past several days. &nbsp;Our engineer has been on site numerous times to diagnose the problem and KAGI&nbsp;is now back on the air. &nbsp; KAGI has been operating on a backup transmitter (the equivalent of the old Buick that's been in the garage and still runs) since the main transmitter was fried by lightening several months ago. We recently settled the insurance claim, which provided about half the funds to replace the transmitter. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 00:24:32 +0000 Paul Westhelle 9172 at KAGI Grants Pass Intermittent Outages Mt. Baldy Power Outage Causes KSMF/KSRG Signal Loss <p>An electrical power outage on Mount Baldy has caused a loss of service in the Rogue Valley of both JPR's&nbsp;Rhythm and News Service on KSMF (89.1FM) and KSRG (88.3FM) during the 6pm hour on Tuesday. &nbsp;We're trying to get information from Pacific Power when service will be restored. &nbsp;Many other media outlets are also affected.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 03:59:14 +0000 Paul Westhelle 8605 at The National Agenda <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For better or worse, broadcasters of all stripes operate in a highly regulated environment. While we work hard to focus on and reflect life in our local communities, what goes on in Washington, D.C. impacts our work and can significantly affect our ability to serve citizens. Several national developments are underway that are worth watching.</span></p><p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 00:42:04 +0000 Paul Westhelle 8545 at The National Agenda Sunday Rogue Valley News & Information Power Reduction <p>On Sunday afternoon, February 23rd,&nbsp;JPR's engineering crew will be raising a microwave dish higher on the KSJK (AM1230) tower in order to receive a stronger signal from our studios on the Southern Oregon University campus. During the time we complete this work, we will need to significantly reduce the power of our transmitter to ensure the safety of our engineers. &nbsp;There may be times we will need to power down completely. &nbsp;We'll do our best to minimize the service interruption. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:41:54 +0000 Paul Westhelle 8115 at JPR 2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As we settle into the new year here at </span>JPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, we’ve made some significant program changes that we hope you’ve had an opportunity to sample. We’ve shifted several of the programs that have been on the </span>JPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> airwaves for years between our three networks and have added several new programs to our schedule that have been high on our listener request list, such as </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Radiolab</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Moth Radio Hour</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the return of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Science Friday</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 20:44:53 +0000 Paul Westhelle 7148 at JPR 2014 Rhythm & News Outage/Impairment on January 7-8 <p><span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">JPR experienced a major failure of a critical computer system that is central to the routing and control of our Rhythm and News Service at approximately </span>9pm<span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;on Tuesday evening, January </span>7th<span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">.</span></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 07:53:59 +0000 Paul Westhelle 5859 at Rhythm & News Outage/Impairment on January 7-8 The System We've Built <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I just returned from a meeting of station managers from across the country who gathered to take stock of the public radio system and develop strategies to attract and engage the next generation of listeners. It’s always refreshing to step back from the churn of daily operations to view the bigger picture. As local stations, together with NPR and the other national producers and organizations, look to the future, it’s also pretty amazing to consider the system we’ve built together.</span></p><p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:11:28 +0000 Paul Westhelle 5537 at The System We've Built Support JPR With A Year-end Gift <div><strong><a href=";PAGETYPE=PLG&amp;CHECK=zLeDYFzr7I2a7VhFRwh3BhiCxtaFReuS">CONTRIBUTE NOW!</a></strong><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">2013 has been a memorable year. &nbsp;And, every day </span>JPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been part of the journey … providing news that informs and music that inspires.</span><br /> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:32:29 +0000 Paul Westhelle 4135 at Support JPR With A Year-end Gift