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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: 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.

Shaimaa Khalil / Twitter

On April 24, 2017, Shaimaa Khalil of the BBC hosted her segment of the "Newsday" program live from downtown Boise. Below are the audio files for each hour of the show, all of which feature local Idaho voices.

Jim Jones

This City Club of Boise Forum took place on Tuesday, June 27th and The Grove Hotel in downtown Boise.

Former Idaho Chief Justice, Jim Jones, shares his perspective on ways to treat the world’s ‘huddled masses’.

 

Jim Jones became acquainted with the plight of war victims --refugees and orphans -- during his tour of duty in Vietnam with the U.S. Army in 1968-69.

 

Due to a record-breaking winter and a rather wet spring, we continue to experience issues on KBSS (91.1 FM) with our T-1 connection in Sun Valley. At times, the audio drop-outs have been constant. Some listeners have had success with our alternative signal at 100.3 FM.

Currently, water from the 10 feet of melting snow migrates into riser boxes on site and into the wiring, which is happening frequently this season. The dropouts in the audio are exacerbated by snow cats plowing mountain roads, which creates vibration and earth movement that interfere with our digital feed.

This forum was recorded on June 15, 2017 at the Student Union at Boise State University.

Chief Investment Officer Bob Maynard, and PERSI's team of investment managers discuss the global and national state of the economy, and take questions from the audienceduring the forum.

We are experiencing dropouts on KBSS 91.1 FM today. Our chief engineer is in touch with Century Link and they are working on the problem. We hope to have a fix later Friday afternoon. 

In the meantime tune to 100.3 FM for an alternate signal, or use our web stream to stay connected to your favorite NPR shows.

Stealth Drive 2017

May 5, 2017

Welcome to Boise State Public Radio's Stealth Drive. That meme on the left is funny, but it's also the exact feeling we're trying to emulate over the next few weeks.

A "stealth drive" is different than the other membership drives you hear throughout the year because during a stealth drive, we have zero intentions of fundraising on air. Yep, that's right – we don't want to interrupt a single moment of your shows, music or news.

Laurie Stern / APM

The BBC/APM co-production, The Response - America's Story, shares listeners' unique stories about the lives they lead, and their hopes for the next four years. The four-part monthly series has offered Americans a chance to share their realities and reflections with the world, using the technology in their pockets.

The fourth and final episode was produced with 91.5 KBSX and explored the intersection between the personal and political. It features stories of contributors’ first 100 days of the new administration, and their place in society. 

The face of cannabis – medical miracle or gateway drug?  Will it create crime or promote prosperity? Or something in-between?  In this City Club forum you will hear three very different points of view on the business of cannabis. Panelists, Shellie Nash-Huntington Chamber of Commerce, Bill Gardiner- ISP, and Wayne Hoffman- Idaho Freedom Foundation, will speak on the business of cannabis and what it might mean to Idaho.

Chair: Terri Ottens

Moderator: Kevin Richert

 

Rick Strack / Boise State Public Radio

Update: KBSS is back on the air as of 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Original post: Our chief engineer powered down KBSS at approximately 1:30 p.m. Tuesday while a technician performs work at the site. We apologize for the inconvenience and will have everything back up once the work is completed.

RTDNA

Boise State Public Radio's KBSX newsroom has won six regional 2017 Edward R. Murrow Awards.

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

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

Update: KBSS and K213EN in Sun Valley are both back on the air as of 2 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Original post: KBSS Sun Valley is off the air right now while Syringa and PMT are doing some invasive testing of the T-1 circuit feeding the Seattle Ridge site.

K262BZ on 100.3 is still on the air and working properly as well as 93.5 at Hemingway School.

We will update this post as the work wraps up.

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