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

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Join Boise State Public Radio for two evenings of live classical music, brought to you by the New York City-based Piatigorsky Foundation. These family-friendly concerts will feature powerhouse Mexican tenor Rodrigo Garciarroyo and world-renowned concert pianist Richard Dowling. 

There are two opportunities to see them play live, both of them free and open to the public:

OMG, #treefort2018 is finally here!

Treefort Music Fest will take over downtown Boise March 21-25, and Boise State Public Radio has partnered with the festival to bring you even more cool things to do this year.

City Club of Boise

City Club of Boise

The Forum was held on the 14th of March, 2018.  Listen to the audio when you click the 'play' icon below.


Ah, it's that time of year again: NPR Music is asking unknown bands and musicians across the country to film themselves performing one song at a desk of their choice.

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Grab a pint and come meet your local public radio news team Thursday, March 8 at Sockeye Brewing in West Boise! Enjoy some local craft beer and learn about some of the stories and initiatives our newsroom is working on. Come stop by on your way home from work – we would love to see you!

What: A chance to mix and mingle with the Boise State Public Radio News team.

When: Thursday, March 8, 6-9 p.m. (Stop by at any point, but we’ll have an introduction by General Manager Tom Michael around 6:30 p.m.)

It’s a history few in Idaho want to remember. For some, torch-lit demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia by white nationalists this past August resurrect memories of Aryan Nations members marching through the streets of Coeur d’Alene waving Nazi flags. Others may think of recent vandalism and hate crimes reported around the Treasure Valley just this year.

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

Newscast written and anchored by Samantha Wright, aired at 17:30:00 Dec. 21, 2017.

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


Audio link is above. Here's a rundown for the Overall Excellence category:

Boise State Public Radio

Every week during our podcast Legislative Breakdown we dig into what's happening at the Idaho Capitol, and drill down into the why and find out how it affects you.

On Monday, January 29, Kate Concannon joins Boise State Public Radio as Managing Editor of a public media news collaboration across five Western states. This Regional Journalism Collaborative (RJC) is called Collaboration in the Mountain West, serving Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado.

Update: Audio has been restored to the McCall transmitters of 11:45 a.m. this morning and the affected stations are all back on the air.

Update: Technicians have determined this issue requires equipment replacement that will extend the outage on these stations through Wednesday or Thursday. Thank you for your patience as we work through these repairs.

pills, drugs
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The growing abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known as opioids, is quickly becoming Idaho’s largest health crisis. As recently as 2015, abuse of drugs like Oxycontin and Vicodin killed more than 17,500 people nationwide.


Idaho faces a growing crisis right at home. In 2014, 63 people in Idaho died of drug overdose, with 60 percent of those deaths attributed specifically to opioid abuse, according to state and federal data.



For 30 years, Robert Siegel has been the voice of All Things Considered. He steps down from the host chair tomorrow, Friday, January 5. 


The new way to experience public radio is here! Below we have instructions for all the different ways you can access Boise State Public Radio on your smart speaker device.

Your smart speaker just got smarter. With a few simple commands, you can access the entire world of Boise State Public Radio and NPR -- all the latest news, popular podcasts and discussions of the day. Give any of the utterances below a try and hear public radio stories come alive on your Alexa-enabled device.

Here are some general commands:

"Alexa, play NPR."