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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

There will be tower work performed by another station at Deer Point tomorrow, starting around 11 a.m. and estimated to last about four hours. They will reduce power on all stations on the Sutro and LLC towers as work starts, and bring everything back up when work is concluded.

We do not expect to be off-air in any way, but this will affect our coverage area in the Treasure Valley for the interim. Thank you for your patience.

UPDATE: As of 3:06 p.m. Tuesday, we are very pleased to announce that regular KBSS programming service to the Wood River Valley has been restored. Today, technicians from CenturyLink repaired the leased T-1 line that provides our programming service audio feed to the Seattle Ridge KBSS transmitter, which service the greater Wood River Valley.

UPDATE: Our KBSS transmitter is working fine, but the leased telecommunication line that we use to feed KBSS is not working. Technicians from the service provider, CenturyLink, were on Seattle Ridge Thursday, April 21, attempting repairs that were not successful.

To restore some service, BSPR chief engineer Rick Strack was able to tune in our KBSJ Jackpot, NV transmitter signal into KBSS. The sound is scratchy, but it provides some service until the T-1 line is repaired, hopefully, we are told, by mid-next week. 

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Boise State Public Radio's KBSX newsroom has won five regional 2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards. The awards, presented annually by the Radio Television Digital News Association, were announced Tuesday.

Boise State Public Radio's entries were judged alongside submissions from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

“I’m especially pleased with this year’s list of winners,” News Director Scott Graf says. “Every single member of our news staff was involved in the winning entries. These awards symbolize KBSX’s dedication to telling important and interesting stories.”

Update: KBSJ Off Air Again

Apr 17, 2016

UPDATE: At 1:50 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 we received a call that KBSJ was off air again. Our staff engineers attempted to call in and bring it back up remotely without success. They are currently gathering materials for a site visit early in the morning. 

UPDATE: As of 7:30 Saturday evening, KBSJ is back up to full power. There is still a low level buzz in the audio that needs further attention, but the transmitter is fully operational again.

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Co-hosts Erin Fenner of the Idaho Statesman and Frankie Barnhill of KBSX lead panelists John Sowell, Anna Webb and Katy Moeller in a discussion of the final episode of "Serial" Season Two. The big question? Whether Sgt.

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Dan Greenwood has announced his resignation from Boise State Public Radio. Greenwood resigned Tuesday, effective immediately. He joined the radio station in May 2015 after serving as a host at KUNC in Greeley, CO.

"We thank Dan for his contributions here at BSPR and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” says News Director Scott Graf.

Graf – who served as morning host from 2012 to 2014 – will assume hosting duties on an interim basis. Former host George Prentice will also assist.

NPR Digital Services will be performing routine maintenance on the DS streaming encoders on Tuesday, March 29.

In an effort to lessen the impact on station listeners, the scheduled maintenance will occur outside of local standard drive time hours.

Maintenance Window:

5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please note, the stream may go down temporarily while the system processes the updates and reboots. We will closely monitor the situation. Thank you for your patience.

Lacey Daley / Boise State Public Radio

Lucy Dacus is an up-and-coming musician from Virginia. NPR Music's Bob Boilen called her his favorite new artist of 2016, tipping his hat to her lyrics and songwriting.

Erin Fenner and panelists John Sowell, Anna Webb and Nate Poppino discuss episode 10 of Serial's second season. We digest the rift between Congress and the Department of Defense that formed in the wake of the Bergdahl trade and react to descriptions of Bergdahl's initial recovery.

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Boise State Public Radio is excited to host a special performance with Lucy Dacus, one of the 400+ bands set to play Treefort Music Fest. Dacus will play a free "prefort" show Wednesday, March 23 at 11 a.m. The event will take place at The Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St, Boise.

Frankie Barnhill with Boise State Public Radio and Erin Fenner with the Idaho Statesman discuss episode nine of Serial's second season with panelists Nate Poppino and Anna Webb.

Frankie Barnhill with Boise State Public Radio and Erin Fenner with the Idaho Statesman discuss episodes seven and eight of Serial's second season. Our panelists share their reactions to stories of Bergdahl's childhood and time before the military--almost all of which was spent in Hailey, Idaho.

We told listeners over the weekend that the beginning of Daylight Savings Time would require that clocks be set back. That was incorrect. As of 2:00 a.m. Sunday, clocks were supposed to be set forward one hour.

We apologize for the error.

KBSY Back To Full Power

Mar 9, 2016

Update March 10th : Our engineers have installed a new antenna for KBSY which is now back to full power. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks again for your patience while we made the repairs.

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University of Idaho's football team will leave the Sun Belt Conference after the 2017 season.

The conference announced Tuesday that it is dropping the Vandals.

UI President Chuck Staben says he is disappointed by the Sun Belt's decision. Officials for the university say the school will decide whether to play an independent schedule or accept an invitation from the Big Sky Conference for the 2018 season.

UI has struggled for years to find a permanent conference home in the FBS ranks.

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Boise State Public Radio will have service interruption to McCall Tuesday due to network maintenance. The work will take less than an hour and should cause minimal disruption to normal listening.

Salmon/Challis will be off-air for about a day, beginning the same time as the McCall network maintenance on Tuesday, with service restored on Wednesday.

The maintenance on both sites requires re-routing current settings and we will need to access each transmission site to restore programming. 

Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

Our coverage of Boise's high-profile homeless camp included the voices of homeless people, their advocates and members of a city government that ultimately removed the camp from the public eye. The award submission includes breaking news coverage of the camp's dismantling starting at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, December 4, 2015 to 8:04 a.m. the following day.

Update, February 17, 4:00p.m. : Today, Boise State Public Radio technicians completed their fine tuning of KBSX's audio levels. Since last Friday, we have been adjusting volume levels from our NPR networks and local sources that have caused some of our programs to sound soft, loud…or a little bit of both!  We are now back in a “normal” state. Let us know what you think.

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