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 12/5/2017 | 3:00 pm -- Service is at low power, so service may be impaired. Our engineer is working to bring service back to full power. 

Updated 12/1/2017 | 10:30 am -- Our engineer restored the service to full power, however the service continues to experience intermittent outages. Our engineer is at the site today working on repairs.

The Classics & News service on 88.3 FM in Medford/Ashland is on low power after an issue occurred this weekend. Our engineer is working to complete repairs this week.

Updated 11/22/2017 | 2:00 pm -- The new primary station the FCC has approved on 90.0 FM will be signing on in January. When they sign on we will be transferring our service to 96.9 FM. 

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 9/26/2017 | 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.