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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

Date: Thursday, December 7

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

Location: The Grove Hotel, Ballroom 2nd Floor

Last February, City Club lost a beloved and active former member of the board, Marilyn Shuler. Marilyn gave a posthumous gift to the School of Public Service at Boise State University to create a Human Rights Initiative.

 

KBSW is operating at 50% power as of last Wednesday. This is due to high VSWR on the antenna caused by a failing power divider. Engineers are obtaining a replacement, but in the meantime, listeners on the fringes of our coverage area (Kimberly, Gooding, Shoshone, Hazelton, Filer) will have difficulty receiving our signal without an outside antenna.

Our radio show Reader's Corner, hosted by Boise State University President Bob Kustra, is celebrating a major milestone this month. The program's 500th guest is scheduled for the weekend of October 27.

This forum was recorded on Wed the 8th of November, 2017

Tiny Houses seem to be all the rage these days. They even have their own TV shows. But, are all tiny homes the same? How are they constructed? Are they legal residences? Who lives in them? And why are they so popular now?

 

Update: As of 6:15 p.m. Friday, our T-1 circuit was repaired and service is now restored to KBSS and K213EN.

Original post: Programming on KBSS (91.1) and K213EN (90.5) dropped off Friday morning. This was caused by a "backhoe fade" when a company working on the top of Seattle Ridge accidentally cut our T-1 cable.

Our engineers are en route now to assess the situation and remedy the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Idaho National Laboratory

This forum was recorded on Wed, October 11, 2017 in downtown Boise.  Listen below.

 

Idaho National Laboratory Director Dr. Mark Peters will address the City Club of Boise about the INL’s nuclear research, clean energy work and emerging mission to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.

 

The lab, a staple of Eastern Idaho’s economy and identity, expects to see an expanded presence in Boise, with a cyber-security partnership with Boise State University, growing nuclear power research grants here and more.

 

Boise State Public Radio joins five other public radio stations to launch a regional news consortium.

Strange bedfellows? Warring factions? Hardly! See how much your public media has in common when Boise State Public Radio and Radio Boise co-host an event at Cinder Wines in Garden City.  

Where: Cinder Wines, 107 E 44th St, Garden City, ID 83714

When: Wednesday, September 20th @ 7 p.m., doors at 6:30 p.m. 

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This forum was recorded in Downtown Boise on the 12th of September, 2017.

City Club of Boise's guest speakers for this forum include John Reusser, Director of Idaho Suicide Prevention hotline, and volunteer Jennie Rylee.

 

From our archives.

Come celebrate Boise State Public Radio's 40th anniversary!

We couldn't have made it this far without our listeners and members. Let us thank you in-person for 40 years of loyal listening.

Who: Radio listeners, members, current and former DJs, hosts, journalists and staff

What: An open house to mark the station's four decades of service in southern Idaho

When: Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: Boise State Public Radio Headquarters, Ron and Linda Yanke Family Research Park

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

You’re invited to a free talk at the Modern Hotel in downtown Boise. KBSX reporter Frankie Barnhill and Boise State Public Radio "Some of the Parts" podcast host Adam Cotterell will talk about storytelling for broadcast and podcast.

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Date: Thursday, August 3

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

Location: The Grove Hotel, Ballroom 2nd floor

Unusual times call for unusual actions. Such as a City Club summer political pundits forum!

 

Let’s face it. It’s been an uncommonly hectic few months on Capitol Hill, and it doesn’t look like things are likely to quiet down any time soon. And the 2018 Idaho elections are starting to get crowded, and a little bit chippy.

 

Update: As of 3:25 p.m. Thursday, CenturyLink has made their repair and resolved the T-1 issue. Our engineers are currently reconfiguring our program streams back to quality levels. We appreciate your patience during this outage.

Original Post: There has been a CenturyLink T-1 Outage that is affecting the entire Parkcenter area. What does this mean? 

We have lost connectivity to Twin Falls, KBSW, KBSJ and KBSY since 6 a.m. Saturday. We also lost our connection to Deerpoint, KBSU and KBSX. We are operating on the backup STL to Deerpoint so KBSX & KBSU are on the air. 

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

Hiking the Sawtooths. Camping near Stanley. Rafting the Salmon. With summer just around the corner, these are hot topics for Idahoans planning their next seasonal adventure.

 

We've opened the next question round of our "news experiment" and we want to know what you want to know about summer in the Gem State.

 

Good news: K216CD Lower Stanley is back on the air on 91.1 FM. Our engineers were able to get the translator back up with KBSU streaming at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. They have since tweaked audio levels and processing to assure a quality signal.

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