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!


Service Alert Humboldt and Mendocino County

Feb 20, 2017

A utility outage at our transmitter in Eureka, CA has taken the service down. Once the power company restores power our engineer will work to restore the service. 

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!

Classics & News Off The Air in Grants Pass

Feb 9, 2017

Updated 2/21/20016 | 10:30 am -- The break in the line was found and repaired yesterday. Our engineer discovered a transformer was also damaged and ordered parts for the repair. Once the transformer is repaired he will be able to assess if there has been damage to any equipment in the facility. We expect service to be restored by the end of the week. 

Updated 2/16/2017 | 10:00 am -- Our engineer is working with the owner of the private property our tower is located on to find where the power line was damaged.

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 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

Updated 1/18/2017 | 10:45 am -- As winter weather continues around our listening area service may be affected by a build up ice on some of our towers. 

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.