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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.

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Albion Tower, transmitter
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Update, Dec. 17, 3:40 p.m.: Thanks to a backup antennae installed at the Albion tower, KBSY 88.5 fm is back on the air at full power.

Thank you for your patience.

Original Post: Boise State Public Radio's news station that serves the Burley area is operating on reduced power, which may limit its availability for some listeners. KBSY 88.5 fm is on the air at just 30 watts.

The transmitter, located in Albion, can't be reset remotely. Engineers are planning to make a repair trip Dec. 16.

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Update 5:05 p.m. : KBSX is back on the air.

Original Post: Boise State Public Radio's news station, KBSX 91.5 fm, is currently off the air.

Engineers are aware of the broadcast outage and are working quickly to resolve the issue.

In the meantime, our news web stream is still available. Listen online, or on your mobile device, here.

Thank you for your patience.

Updated, Dec. 3 2:30 p.m.: Boise State Public Radio's HD Jazz station, KBSU HD2, returned to air Tuesday afternoon.

Thank you for your patience.

Original Post: Boise State Public Radio's HD Jazz and KBSU HD2 stations are currently off the air and we're working to fix the issue.

Engineers are aware of the problem.

However, our web streams are still available. You can listen here.

Jeff Crosby, Idaho Music
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Singer-songwriter Jeff Crosby is a native Idahoan, but now calls Los Angeles homes.

Crosby is back in Idaho for a series shows in Boise and Sun Valley. Crosby recently stopped by KBSU 90.3 fm to perform on Idaho Music.

Crosby plays at Boise's The Reef Friday night. He'll be in Sun Valley and Ketchum on Saturday. Crosby is also touring in Montana, Washington and Oregon. You can find his tour dates and download music, here.

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Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Boise band Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats describe their music as "progressive psycobilly folkgrass." It's an amalgamation of many things, as their self-described genre suggests.

The three band members (which includes a cello!) stopped by KBSU 90.3 to perform music from their latest album, "On This Very Evening."

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Update 11:15 a.m.:  Idaho Power was able to maintain power at CSI during its maintenance work which kept Boise State Public Radio programming on the air.

Original Post: Due to a scheduled power outage at CSI, listeners in the Wood River Valley, Magic Valley, and in Jackpot, Nevada may experience disruptions in regular programming.

The power outage is scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. today. Idaho Power crews will be working to replace the main power lines and hope to have power restored by noon today.

We know public radio is important to you. Boise State Public Radio's audience continues to grow as we reach more Idahoans over the airwaves and right here online. In order to keep our signal strong across the southern and central part of the Gem State, we need your help in making sure lawmakers know how important this public service is to you.

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Update, 3:30 p.m.: The Salmon station is back on the air.

Thank you for your patience.

Original Post: Early Thursday morning we received a report that Salmon 91.9 FM went off the air. Since the Salmon station feeds 89.7 FM in Challis, both aren't available over the air right now.

Boise State Public Radio engineers are aware of the outage and are working to fix both signals as quickly as possible.

Update, Nov. 7, 3:35 p.m.: KBSU HD2 Jazz is back on the air.

Thank you for your patience.

Original Post: KBSU HD2 Jazz station is currently down. An issue with the equipment at our headquarters in Boise means the station will require a reboot at the transmitter site.

Our engineers are aware of the problem and are working to fix the issue.

We will update this page when we have more information.

Transmission tower
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Update, Nov. 1, 1:45 p.m.: Routine maintenance on KBSY 88.5 fm's transmitter wrapped up mid afternoon, putting the station that serves Burley, Idaho back on the air. 

Thank you for your patience. If you notice any disruptions or changes to the signal, please let us know through this web form.

Original Post: KBSY 88.5 fm in Burley, Idaho will be off the air this afternoon for routine maintenance.

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KBSY Is On Reduced Power

Oct 16, 2013

KBSY is operating on reduced power right now, which means some people in the Burley/Rupert area may notice an issue with their signal.

Engineers have ordered replacement parts to fix the transmitter.

In the meantime, you can always listen live via our web streams.

Boise State Public Radio

The Boise State Public Radio engineering team recently completed the installation of a new 125 watt translator at the top of Bald Mountain in the Wood River Valley. This means listening will be more reliable in the area, and our signal will reach more places, particularly north of Ketchum.

Weds 9 October 11 AM.  The KBSU HD's are now up and running.

KBSU HD's are down and will require a trip up to the mountain.  The engineer will be going up Wednesday.

In the meantime, you can always listen to Boise State Public Radio's webstreams.

Update: Full power has been restored to KBSJ.

Original Post: KBSJ is currently running at reduced power.  

Most listeners will not notice any change.  An engineer is en route to the transmitter site.