Upcoming Changes to JPR's Classic & News Service in Redding

Oct 4, 2017

Updated 10/4/2017 | 9:00 am --  The Classics & News service will be off the air today 4pm - 6pm. The new primary station the FCC has approved on 90.9 FM will be testing during this time. Service will return to normal after 6pm. 

Updated 9/7/2017 | 1:00 pm -- The new primary station the FCC has approved on 90.9 FM has begun testing and you may hear static or programming which is not the Classics & News service intermittently this week. We will send out an email to our mailing list as soon as we know when we are able to transition to the new Classics & News frequency at 96.9 FM.  To join our email list click here.  

Updated 9/5/2017 | 3:00 pm -- The new primary station the FCC has approved on 90.9 FM has notified us they may begin testing this week. This will cause intermittent interruptions of JPR service. We expect the new station will go live on the air in the next few weeks and we will transition our Classics & News service to 96.9 FM at that time. So, if you tune to 90.9 FM in the coming weeks and do not hear the Classics & News service try tuning to 96.9 FM. We will send out an email to our mailing list at least a few days prior to the change.  To join our email list click here.  

It is possible the transition may take up to several days, so while we're moving, please take advantage of our webstream at ijpr.org to enjoy your favorite programs. Questions about the change should be directed to JPR at (541) 552-6301 or via email at jprinfo@sou.edu.

Updated 8/16/2017 | 9:30 am -- Engineers will be at our Hatchett Mountain site today, working to improve signal quality for this microwave link, which is currently impacting the Classics & News service in the Redding area. Service may experience intermittent interruptions as they complete their work. 

The FCC has approved a new primary station on 90.9 FM in Redding that will displace JPR's Classics & News service. When this new station goes live we will move our Classics & News service to 96.9 FM. ​ In approving the relocation of our translator to 96.9FM, the FCC has stipulated that the new station must first be on the air.  This will mean that we will not be able to provide JPR Classics & News listeners as much advance notice as we would like. We are working closely with the engineer of the new station to narrow down the time frame and coordinate the frequency switch so we can send out emails to our mailing list at least a few days prior to the change.  To join our email list click here

Additionally, the Classics & News service in Redding has been experiencing intermittent interruptions due to interference that's been impacting the microwave system that delivers our audio to our translator.  We've applied to the FCC for a new frequency for this microwave link and once it is approved we'll be able to solve this technical issue. 

Thanks for your patience as we address these two unusual issues.  We hope to have the Classics & News Service sounding better than ever later this summer!