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Down On 91.1 In Stanley

Oct 21, 2016

Our service in Stanley is currently down on 91.1 due to a broken antenna that has now been removed. Our engineers are at work finding and hanging a replacement.

Stanley still has service on 106.3.

K262BZ 100.3 Bellevue in the Wood River Valley has been off air since approximately 7 p.m. Thursday. Our engineers are on site working on repairs and will aim to have the signal back up next week.

We appreciate your patience.

Forum: Thursday, November 10, 2016

Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Place: Grove Hotel

Belonging is a fundamental human need. Equally strong is the drive to exclude. This is what Seattle University School of Law professor Sara Rankin calls "the influence of exile," which transcends individuals when powerful groups use laws and policies to restrict marginalized groups. The impulse to exclude is visible today in laws that criminalize and eject visibly poor people, including the homeless, from public spaces.

It's a long story, but here it goes: NPR Digital Services recently announced its transition from Limelight to Triton Digital to host its streaming service. Because both Boise State Public Radio's news and classical streams are hosted via NPR, we've undergone updates regarding our streaming player and URLs.

Outage In McCall

Sep 21, 2016

Update at 1:42 p.m.: The power outage affecting our transmitter in the McCall area has now been resolved.

Original post: It appears that there has been a power outage in McCall affecting our transmitter site, this is for KBSM, KBSQ and KBSK.

The information so far:

Outage started: September, 21 2016 09:00:00

Customers Affected: 26

Status: Crew is onsite at event.

Update at 3:44 p.m.: The issue in Twin Falls has been resolved.

Original post: Intermittent outages continue today, affecting the eastern side of the state. We are working on alternate transmission sources this morning.

Smartphone Streaming Links

Sep 19, 2016

We regret to report that smartphone connections to our web stream player are temporarily impaired. However, you can still connect by clicking on one of the following direct links:
Stream News 
Stream Classical
We are working to solve this issue and very much regret the inconvenience.

Boise State Public Radio

Next week, Boise State Public Radio listeners will be starting their mornings to a new tune -- or voice. Matt Guilhem joined the station at the start of September and is ready to take over the helm as host of Morning Edition. Guilhem joins Boise State Public Radio after hosting and reporting for KVCR, the NPR affiliate in San Bernardino, California.

We sat down with Matt -- who wakes up for his new job at 4 a.m. -- and asked him a few questions about his background, himself and his hopes for his time in Idaho.

Third-party maintenance on our Salmon/Challis translator is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. The outage should last around an hour. Thank you for your patience.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

We thought we'd put together a birthday gift to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial this Thursday, August 25. Help us make it by sharing your national park photos and memories!

How To Submit:

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Albertsons, stadium
Boise State University

Boise State is reportedly among 17 schools that will make a formal pitch to officials from the Big 12 to join the athletic conference.

ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports Big 12 administrators will host video conferences with representatives of the interested schools. Boise State is currently a member of the lower profile Mountain West Conference.

Several repairs and maintenance are scheduled for later this evening that could cause interruptions on the station, as well as our web streams.

Our engineers will be performing an equipment swap between KBSX and KBSS, which will cause periods of silence as they switch the antenna from one transmitter to another.

We will also be doing maintenance tonight on the T-1 connections to Twin Falls and to Deer Point, rebooting the streaming encoders and fully testing the switches that have been deployed.

From 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, our engineers will be in the field performing scheduled maintenance to KBSX in attempt to address the static dropouts that have been occurring. Although this work will not take us off-air, it may affect reception in some areas.

We appreciate your patience while we work to resolve this issue.

Courtesy of Car Talk

In a press release today, NPR announced that after September 30, 2017, weekly broadcast production of the Best of Car Talk programs will end. NPR and Car Talk came to this decision after consultation with key station personnel, programmers, researchers, listeners and Car Talk's own staff.

KBSS Currently Off Air

Jul 22, 2016

​Update, 1:50 p.m.: KBSS is back on air. 

Our engineers found the cooling fans had failed. While repairs are made, KBSS is back on the air with a backup at full power of 2KW.

Original post: KBSS is currently off air. Our engineers are en route to assess the issue.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will update this post when we know more.

Ada County Sheriff's Office / Facebook

Update, Thursday at 5:21 p.m.: Fire crews have reached 80 percent containment on the Mile Marker 14 fire.

Update, Thursday at 10:38 a.m.: The latest tweet from BLM Idaho shows progress is being made in containing the fire: