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!

 

Updated 2/17/2018 |1:00 pm -- After several snowmobile trips to Soda Mountain by our engineer, the microwave transmitter was repaired and service has been restored.  Thanks for your patience!

Updated 2/15/2018 |1:00 pm -- The outage is due to an issue at our Soda Mountain transmitter which feeds the Klamath Basin and Northern California. Our engineer is working to restore service.

JPR services are off the air in the Klamath Basin and through Northern California. Our engineer is working to diagnose the issue.

Updated 2/1/2018 | 1:30 pm -- The Classics & News service in Redding is now at 96.9 FM.

Updated 1/26/2018: | 1:30 pm -- The Classics & News service will be moving to 96.9 FM on January 31st at 6 pm. The service will be off the air starting at 4 pm while our engineering crew switches the service to the new frequency. All Things Considered listeners can catch All Things Considered on our Rhythm & News Service on 89.7 FM. The Classics & News service will go live on 96.9 FM at approximately 6pm on January 31st. 

Service Alert for 88.1 Mt. Shasta

Jan 26, 2018

Updated 2/2/2018 | 1:30 pm -- Service is now restored.

Updated 2/1/2018 | 1:30 pm -- JPR's Rhythm & News Service on 88.1 FM in Mount Shasta has been impaired over the last two weeks due to an issue with our transmitter. We are working on a long term solution while we wait for a window to access the site either by snowmobile or helicopter.

Our Rhythm & News service in Mt. Shasta is currently impaired. 

In the meantime, you can hear all three of our services using the Listen Live feature at the top of this page.

Service Alert for 89.3 in Port Orford

Jan 24, 2018

The Rhythm & News service in Port Orford is experiencing problems. Our engineer is looking into the issue and will restore service as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we encourage you to use our online streaming service located at the top of this page.

Thank you for your patience!

Updated 9/26/2017 | 9:00 am -- JPR's Rhythm & News service in the Grants Pass area is now at 97.5 FM. Over the next few weeks our engineer will continue to work to improve the signal with additional equipment and tuning. It is our long term plan to move the antennae higher up to give a better signal throughout the coverage area. This will require the tower to be strengthened.

Updated 8/1/2017  -- JPR engineers replaced the microwave system that delivers our Classics & News service audio to KNHT.  The system has been intermittently malfunctioning causing audio drop outs.  KNHT is now at full strength.

Updated 7/24/2017 | 9:00 am -- JPR's Classics & News service is now at 102.5 FM. 

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reassigned some of the frequencies in Humboldt County and is requiring JPR to move our Classics & News frequency to 102.5 FM. 107.3 FM will no longer be a JPR station.