Signal Status & Impairments

JPR Engineer Darin Ransom climbs the KSOR tower on King Mountain to make a winter repair.

JPR operates one of the largest terrestrial broadcast networks in the United States.  Much of our equipment is housed in remote mountaintop communication facilities that can be difficult to reach during harsh weather conditions.  And, very few of these facilities have back-up electrical power making them susceptible to service interruptions when commercial power fails.  Additionally, many listeners receive JPR via low-power FM translators which are not able to be monitored in our studios.

Because of these factors, JPR relies heavily on listener reports of service anomalies, impairments and outages. Known impairments and/or outages will be posted to this page.

If you're experiencing an interruption in your service please submit your report using the form below-- this will alert our chief engineer and also other key staff about issues that need to be addressed. When in doubt please let us know!

 

AM Service Alert for Yreka

Apr 21, 2017

Our News & Information service in Yreka is currently down. Our engineer is on his way to the site today to look further into the issue.

In the meantime, you can hear any of our three services using the listen live feature at the top of the page.

Thanks for your patience!

Service Alert News & Information Mendocino County

Apr 6, 2017

Updated 4/17/2017 | 9:30 am -- The transmitter is operating at low power until our engineer is able to install new parts to complete the repairs.

The News & Information service is experiencing issues due to over heating. Our engineer is on his way to the site to work on repairs.

In the meantime you can hear any of our three services using our listen live feature at the top of the page.

Thanks for your patience!

Service Alert for Rhythm & News in Siskiyou County

Mar 29, 2017

Updated 3/30/2017 | 11:00 am -- Our engineer was able to reach the site on Wednesday and restore service on our auxiliary transmitter. When snow levels drop enough to access the site by vehicle he will replace the main transmitter.

The Rhythm & News service in Siskiyou county went off the air Thursday evening. Our engineer attempted to access the site by helicopter over the weekend, but was unable to land. He is snow-shoeing to the site today to assess the issue. 

Classics & News Off The Air in Happy Camp

Feb 7, 2017

The Classics & News service is down in Happy Camp. Our engineer has been unable to access the tower due to high snow levels. We suspect the outage was caused by an utility outage. Our engineer will get up to the tower as soon as it is possible to get through.

In the meantime you can hear any of our three services using our listen live feature at the top of the page.

Thanks for your patience!

Updated 2/24/2017 | 5:30 pm -- A build up of ice on our tower is causing service issues for Classics & News in the Redding area. 

Updated 1/30/2017 | 11:00 am -- The build up of ice on some of our towers continues to cause problems.

KNCA at low power due to ice build up.
KNSQ at low power due to ice build up.

When the winter weather begins to clear up we expect to bring these services back to full power

Update:  Wednesday, 9/21 -- Work at Brookings was completed and we're now broadcasting at 101.7FM. The new translator is operating well but will undergo additional improvements in the coming weeks.

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