Update: KBSS On Air At Reduced Power

Apr 20, 2016

UPDATE: Our KBSS transmitter is working fine, but the leased telecommunication line that we use to feed KBSS is not working. Technicians from the service provider, CenturyLink, were on Seattle Ridge Thursday, April 21, attempting repairs that were not successful.

To restore some service, BSPR chief engineer Rick Strack was able to tune in our KBSJ Jackpot, NV transmitter signal into KBSS. The sound is scratchy, but it provides some service until the T-1 line is repaired, hopefully, we are told, by mid-next week. 

We are operating KBSS running at 50% power to help minimize the scratchy sound. Thank you for your patience.

UPDATE: As of 12:48 p.m. on Thursday, KBSS is on air at reduced power for minimal interference. Until our engineers note some resolution on the T-1 signal, KBSS will continue to run at reduced power. 

Thank you for your patience.

UPDATE: As of 10:18 a.m., KBSJ is back on air. Our engineers are currently en route to resolve the KBSS issue. Because of seasonal weather conditions, our team will not be able to access the site until Thursday morning. The earliest estimated time of resolution is midday Thursday.

Original post: 

Both our KBSS and KBSJ feeds are down. The KBSS transmitter is working, but the leased transmission line that feeds programming into the system is currently not working. The KBSJ transmitter is shut down due to a transmitter control unit malfunction.

BSPR engineers are currently at work on both issues. We apologize for the inconvenience.