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

As a listener of Boise State Public Radio, you may have noticed some inconsistencies in our audio signal on air in the past day. We are in the process of configuring our digital audio processing, both to address ongoing audio level inconsistencies, as well as assessing the many input and output levels of each of our satellite sources, recording and playback devices.  We appreciate your patience as we we continue to make these adjustments. Our goal is to provide excellent radio broadcasts to our listeners, and we are working very hard to ensure the end product exceeds your expectations.

KBSJ Jackpot Power Work

Aug 14, 2015

The KBSJ tower will be down today from 10am until noon while engineers are doing power work. 

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

KBSJ Scheduled Maintenance

Aug 10, 2015

Update: Due to weather conditions, the KBSJ tower work has been postponed. The scheduled maintenance will pick up sometime next week. Check back here for updates.

KBSJ will perform scheduled tower maintenance tomorrow, Tuesday, August 11 between 11am and 2pm. 

We appreciate your patience during this outage. 

Jackpot KBSJ Off Air

Aug 5, 2015

Update: KBSJ is back on the air.   Jackpot KBSJ is off air due to severe thunderstorms and multiple power outages. Our engineers are aware of the outage and are headed to the transmitter site to repair the signal. 

Thank you for your patience.

Boise State Public Radio will have an outage tonight, Thursday, July 23, between 11 p.m. and 12 a.m. on stations carrying KBSX and KBSK (including streaming) while our satellite receivers are undergoing maintenance. Any loss of signal should be minor, but may occur more than once until maintenance is complete. 

Thank you for your patience.

Update: The feed has been restored as of 5 p.m. However, switching between the KBSX and KBSU feeds has been disabled temporarily. We are working on a solution, but do not yet have an estimated completion date on a full service repair. In the meantime, K292EK Stanley will re-broadcast programming from 90.3 KBSU. 

Original post: Boise State Public Radio's service in the Stanley area has been off the air since approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday due to power problems and an interference complaint. It's not clear yet when the necessary repairs will be completed.  

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Update 1:14 p.m.: The KBSX stream is back online. Thanks for your patience and continued listening!

Original post: KBSX web stream is experiencing an outage. Our engineering team is working with NPR to fix the issue; jazz and classical streams are unaffected at this time.

Thanks for your patience while we remedy the problem. In the meantime, tune in to KBSX 91.5 FM.

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Update: We are back on air after the maintenance. Thanks for your patience.

KBSX 91.5 FM in Boise will be off the air tonight beginning at 11 p.m. for routine maintenance. But you can still listen online, click here for more information.

Thank you for your patience during the outage. The engineers should be done with their work in about an hour.

Boise State Public Radio listeners are waking up to a new voice. Dan Greenwood joined the station in May after hosting public radio news programs at KUNC in Greeley, Colo.

We asked Dan - who wakes for his new job at 3:30 a.m. - a few questions about himself, his background and his interest in Idaho. 

What attracted you to the Morning Edition job in Boise?

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Boise State Public Radio welcomes Dan Greenwood as the station’s new Morning Edition host and reporter.

Greenwood joins Boise State Public Radio after hosting Weekend Edition at KUNC, the NPR affiliate in Greeley, CO.

“I'm absolutely thrilled to be a part of such a solid news team here at Boise State Public Radio and can't wait to be the new local voice that Idahoans wake up to on weekdays,” Greenwood says. “I'm looking forward to learning everything I can about the region and am excited to call Boise home.”

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On May 14, Boise State Public Radio hosted a Community Conversation on the issue of affordable housing in the Treasure Valley. The goal was to examine how new riverfront development in Garden City could affect this important part of the region’s housing stock. The event was part of the KBSX series called “Growing Garden City."

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Are you a Science Friday superfan? Or are you more Car Talk crazy? Have Morning Edition mania? Or maybe you're StoryCorps obsessed; whatever your favorite public radio show is, join us for a fun night of trivia this Thursday June 18, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Cinder Wines in Garden City! All listeners and supporters of Boise State Public Radio are invited to join.

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Housing development on Garden City’s riverfront has picked up as the economy has improved.  The momentum is good for local tax rolls, but it also threatens adjacent areas that are home to low-cost housing. Experts say simply replacing that housing stock won't be easy, and that many residents could be displaced with few other housing options.  

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Boise State Public Radio's newsroom, KBSX, took home 15 Idaho Press Club awards Saturday, including six first-place prizes.

KBSX content was entered in radio, online, and print categories.

Here is a full list of winners.

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Boise State Public Radio's KBSX newsroom has won five regional 2015 Edward R. Murrow Awards.

The Murrow Awards, presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association, RTDNA, announced winners of the regional contest Thursday.

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

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Boise State Public Radio isn't just available on your FM dial anymore. Over the last several months, we've been working to make our news web stream more reliable, AND the jazz web stream is back!

Plus, Boise State Public Radio content can now be heard on a variety of NPR platforms.

Here are the details...

This post was updated Saturday at 12:40 p.m.

KBSS is back on the air.

This post was updated at 3:15 p.m.

The Boise State Public Radio outage affecting listeners in the Wood River Valley has been caused by a disruption from one of our third-party providers.

We have an engineer working with the provider, Syringa, to fix the outage.

Looking for more ways to listen to KBSX News on the go, at the office, or during your commute? We're excited to announce that we're now available on iTunes Radio.

To start listening to KBSX News and the programming you love, simply search KBSX News Boise inside iTunes Radio, and be sure to "add" our station to your personal "My Stations" list for future listening.

Check it out and let us know what you think.

Good news, web stream listeners, Boise State Public Radio's news stream has been updated to a more reliable streaming service. This means your online listening experience should be a better one.

The technical change means your Internet browser may have saved a previous version of one of our web streams.

There's a quick fix to clear that saved browser or cache.

If you're using a Windows-based machine, hard refresh your browser by simultaneously pressing CTRL and F5.

Updated at 3:58 p.m.: KBSW is back on air!

Original post:

Boise State Public Radio's KBSW in Twin Falls is off the air. You can still listen live online at your desktop or mobile device.

Our engineers are aware of the outage and are working to find a fix immediately.

Thank you for your patience.