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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

UPDATE: Wednesday, February 22 - As of 2:50 p.m. KBSS is back on air.

Original post: KBSS 91.1 in Sun Valley is currently off the air. Our engineer made it to the site Monday afternoon, but the mountain was closed. Until he can service the area on Tuesday, area listeners can tune in at 100.3 FM instead.

KBSW Out In Twin Falls

Feb 15, 2017

UPDATE: Tuesday, February 21 at 5 p.m. - KBSW is back up to full power.

UPDATE: Tuesday, 3:56 p.m. - KBSW is back on the air via the backup antenna, with the transmitter operating at approximately 250 watts. Our chief engineer is still troubleshooting the main issue.

Original post: Since Tuesday morning's power outage, our signal in Twin Falls has been off the air. We have an engineer en route to address the issue with KBSW.

Thank you for your patience.

Due to a power outage that affected much of the Boise metro area, all Boise State Public Radio services were down from approximately 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. today. 

Power was restored and all services are now back up and running. We apologize for this inconvenience. 

Boise State Public Radio is a small-market radio station that serves a large geographic area in Idaho.

Audio link above. Rundown for Overall Excellence award submission for 2016:

Off The Air In Stanley Area

Feb 13, 2017

We have been off the air in the Stanley area for several weeks now on both K292EK 106.3 and K216CD 91.1.

The snow at our site at Basin Butte Lookout is so deep that it has covered the solar panels and the batteries have discharged to the point that the entire site is down.

Our engineers are waiting to hear back from officials regarding access to the site. We are currently exploring alternative feed options to get the translator back on air in Stanley.

Thank you for your patience as we troubleshoot the issue.

News Series: Watering Idaho

Feb 13, 2017

The scarcity of water in some Western states is a very well known story. But what's our water story here in Idaho? How much do we have? Where does it come from? And how does water fit in our rapidly growing region? Join KBSX News as we answer these and other questions about this essential resource. 

Have you heard? We’re living in the Golden Age of Audio. Or maybe it’s more like the Wild West. Podcasts are popping up in all corners of the media landscape, bringing new listeners to audio storytelling through their smartphones.

Idaho Statesman

Forum: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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

Place: The Grove Hotel, Ballroom 2nd Floor

Audio links for many interviews are listed below. Other audio files may also be available: Contact Janelle Brown, producer with your request.

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Hey, Idaho musicians!

John Sowell / Idaho Statesman

Public health has a long and interesting history of fighting infectious diseases, from yellow fever and malaria to cholera and typhoid fever. While these problems still exist, and public health agencies in Idaho continue to deal daily with whooping cough, tuberculosis, and influenza outbreaks, the scope of public health has expanded greatly to include cancer, heart disease, workplace health and the impact of environmental problems.

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Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Follow NPR's full online coverage with this live blog.

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Due to current weather conditions, KBSX cannot pick up Morning Edition. Our engineers are at work addressing the issue and will have the feed back up as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience during this inclement winter weather.

AP

Update, 1:08 p.m.:

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's top priority for Idaho lawmakers is to focus on education in 2017.

Otter announced his short wish list during his annual State of the State address Monday afternoon.

The Republican governor proposed a 4.6 percent increase — roughly a $189 million funding bump — to the state's overall budget. More than 60 percent of that would go toward education, including more funding for teacher salaries and higher education facilities.

Holiday programming schedule for KBSU:

December 23

All Day: Classical 24 Christmas Music

December 24

6 p.m.: A Christmas Carol. Today’s program was recorded during a live performance in December, 2011 as part of the Morrison Center’s Family Reading Series.

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Listen to the forum from the 11th of January, 2017, recorded at the Boise Centre.

It wouldn't be a new legislative session without a bunch of big questions. Why should 2017 be any different?

A conservative Republican congressman and a prominent environmentalist who put aside their differences to become partners in passing a sweeping Idaho wilderness bill are the 2016 recipients of City Club of Boise's Dottie and Ed Stimpson Award for Civic Engagement.

Congressman Mike Simpson and ICL Director Rick Johnson received their award after leading an effort that involved many, collaborating over the course of 15 years to draft multiple wilderness proposals, build local consensus and then win national support.

Our BSPR engineers are currently placing a borrowed Crown on KBSX in the air chain. There will be brief interruptions in audio as they move sources around, but there should be very little long term off-air time.

Work began at 10:30 a.m. and should take around two hours to complete. Your patience is appreciated during this time.

KBSY Burley Off Air

Nov 29, 2016

As of Monday morning, we are off the air in KBSY Burley. Our engineers have determined we lost an antenna, so a site visit is in order this week to implement the repairs.

We appreciate your patience during this time.

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Forum: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Place: Hoff Building, 802 W Bannock

This is the second forum in the series hosted by Idaho Environmental Forum and City Club of Boise.

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