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Our Purpose: Be at the civic, cultural and intellectual forefront of our community to create an informed, engaged public.
 

Our Mission: Produce, acquire and distributes distinctive programs and services that stimulate, educate, inform, and entertain those we serve using all appropriate media. Reach out to the community through strategic partnerships. Enables listeners to learn about issues and ideas that affect our communities, our nation and our world.
 

Our Vision: We will build a stronger community-centered broadcasting organization by focusing the station's new and existing resources where our listener and membership base is the strongest. Our goal is to build a more effective service emphasizing national and local programming that deepens the relationship between us and our listeners.
 

Our Values: Integrity, tolerance, professionalism, transparency, respect of our co-workers and respect for our audience

New York Times, unemployment, jobs, men
New York Times

The New York Times reports there are nine counties in Idaho where at least 25 percent of men are not working. The report draws on data about men aged 25 to 54. The Times says they averaged data from U.S. Census Bureau American Community Surveys taken between 2009 and 2013.

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Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

If you need help, you can contact the hotline by dialing 1-800-273-TALK.

When people in crisis dial the Idaho Suicide Hotline, starting Wednesday, they'll reach someone close to home. The service is marking its second anniversary by expanding to 24-7 coverage.

Wade Goodwyn
Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

NPR National Desk Correspondent Wade Goodwyn recently came to Boise to share with our audience what it's like to be a journalist based in Texas.

Boise State Public Radio engineers are completing scheduled maintenance on KBSU Classical Monday Nov. 17.

The maintenance could intermittently disrupt your listening between noon and 4 p.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience and plan to have KBSU Classical back to normal as soon as possible. 

Wade Goodwyn
NPR

With his unmistakable Texas-twang, one of NPR's most recognizable voices will be speaking at a special Boise State Public Radio event on Nov. 13.

National correspondent Wade Goodwyn has been reporting for NPR since 1991. He's covered a wide range of issues, from crime and punishment to politics and music.

This post was updated Nov. 5.

Boise State Public Radio's New Meadows news station at 93.5 FM is back on the air.

Thanks for your patience.

This post was originally created Oct. 28.

Boise State Public Radio's New Meadows news station at 93.5 FM is currently off the air, but most listeners will be able to receive the station at 90.7 FM.

Engineers are aware of the outage and are working to repair the New Meadows station.

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Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

This post was updated at 4:15 p.m.

At least 53 marriage licenses have been issued to same-sex couples across Idaho. In a random sample of Idaho counties, it appears Ada has issued the most so far, with 35 licenses.

Boise State Public Radio's news, jazz, and classical music stations will be off the air Wednesday beginning at noon. The planned outage shouldn't last more than an hour.

Listeners may have noticed intermittent audio dropouts over the last 24-hours, and this scheduled outage will be to address those dropouts.

We will update this page with more information as it becomes available.

Do you have what it takes to read the news on the radio each day?

During Boise State Public Radio's recent grand opening celebration, we opened our main studio to anyone who wanted to give radio a try.

We handed them a stack of scripts, turned on the mic, and this is what happened...

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Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 7, KBSX News will broadcast a series of political election debates being produced by Idaho Public Television.

The Idaho Debates are a collaboration of the League of Women Voters, the Idaho Press Club, Idaho Public Television, and Boise State University.

Here is the schedule:

This post was updated at 10:30 Oct. 3, 2014.

KBSW has been restored to full power.

This information was originally posted Saturday Sept. 27, 2014

Boise State Public Radio engineers are aware of reduced signal strength in Twin Falls, making it difficult for some listeners to hear KBSW.

We are working on resolving the problem and hope to have full service resumed quickly.

Check back here for updates. In the meantime, you can still listen on our live web stream.

On Friday, beginning at 11 p.m., all Boise State Public Radio FM channels will be off the air for approximately two hours.

The late-night outage is to repair electrical wiring in order to make your listening experience better.

Thank you for your patience during this maintenance outage.  

Jodie Martinson
Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Boise State Public Radio's newest host is on the air.

Jodie Martinson joined our newsroom September 1. She takes over as Morning Edition host on KBSX 91.5 FM for Scott Graf.

Graf was named news director in April after serving as morning host since April 2012.

We want to let our KBSW listeners in the Twin Falls, Salmon, and Challis areas that because of some technical issues, we're unable to bring you regularly scheduled programming tonight between 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience while we work on the issue.

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Boise State Public Radio's news, classical, and hybrid stations will be off the air tonight beginning at 11:30 p.m. MST for electrical system maintenance.

Station engineers anticipate the outage will last for two hours, and regular programming will resume overnight.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

This post was updated at 10:00 a.m. Aug. 28, 2014.

Boise State Public Radio's classical music web stream, KBSU, is back on the air.

The stream was taken offline for repairs last week.

Thanks for your patience, and happy listening!

This post was originally created Aug. 21, 2014.

Boise State Public Radio's classical music web stream, KBSU, is currently down.

Boise State Public Radio is planning some technical work tonight to install new electrical equipment.

We will be off the air beginning at 11 p.m. for about an hour. We apologize for this inconvenience.

These repairs should help with some of our recent reliability issues.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Courtesy Jodie Martinson

Boise State Public Radio welcomes Jodie Martinson as the station’s next Morning Edition host and reporter.

Martinson joins Boise State Public Radio after working with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Vancouver, where she's worked as a producer, director and host for five years. She’s also an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker.

Martinson will take over for current host Scott Graf, who was hired in April as the station’s news director. 

This post was updated at 10:50 a.m. Aug. 5.

Boise State Public Radio's engineers are aware of the intermittent distortion on KBSX.

Engineers are working as quickly as they can to determine the source of the problem and fix it.

We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

This post was updated at 4:40 p.m. July 31.

The intermittent distortion issues on KBSX and KBSX HD have been resolved.

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