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, 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.

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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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Become part of our Public Insight Network and join more than 200,000 people who help make Boise State Public Radio's network of sources and experts even stronger.

The Public Insight Network, operated by American Public Media, was founded in 2003 as a way to strengthen resources for journalists. You can find more information, and read the privacy policy, here.

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.

Update, 7:20 a.m.: KBSX 91.5 returned to air at 7:18 this morning. The outage was due to an equipment malfunction at Boise State Public Radio headquarters.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

6:07 a.m.:  We're encountering technical problems with our KBSX programming this morning.  Our engineers are diagnosing the problem and hope to fix it quickly.  We apologize and will bring you Morning Edition as soon as possible.

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Update, 3:40 p.m.: Our news, classical and jazz stations are now fully functioning for listeners in McCall.

Thank you for your patience.

Update: Our news channel serving McCall, KBSQ is fully functioning, but KBSM and KBSK are off the air. 

Our engineers are working to resolve the issue. In the meantime, you can always listen live at our website.

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We want you to follow along with us as we head into the home stretch of building Idaho's 21st Century radio station. We'll post photos of the progress at our Tumblr site. By the start of 2014, Boise State Public Radio will be in our new digs and all under one roof.

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UPDATE 1:50: Our web streams are now available. Thanks for your patients.  

UPDATE | Aug. 9 at 10:30:  Our live web streams are again unavailable. We are working quickly to resolve the issue.

We are working with Time Warner, the company that operates our Internet circuit.

You can still listen to us on your FM radio. Find your local frequency here.

Threadless, tshirt design contest

NPR, with the help of, is hosting a T-shirt design challenge. From now until Aug. 26, NPR wants to see your designs based on the theme "My Sound World".

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Protect My Public Media

Dear BSPR members and listeners,

The 170 Million Americans campaign has a new name, but its mission is the same, to protect public media. The website, “Protect My Public Media”,  has a whole set of tools for you to interact with your elected officials here in Idaho, and in Washington D.C., to tell them why public media means so much to you.  You can also connect with your friends through Facebook and Twitter and let them know why it is so important to support Boise State Public Radio.

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We're upgrading our live web streaming service to make it more reliable, and allow more people to listen to Boise State Public Radio at the same time.

The upgrade means you may experience brief outages or disruptions over the next several hours.

We hope to keep these outages to a minimum and have our news and music web streams running at full capacity by the end of the day.

Thank you for your patience.

Boise 150, Community Conversation
Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

This year, Boise turns 150-years-old. When it comes to national top 10 lists, the town has been competitive with much bigger cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and even New York City. But what exactly is it about Idaho’s capital city that makes it a place people love to call “home”?

During a community conversation hosted by the KBSX newsroom, Boiseans dug in to what makes the city tick.