UPDATE: KBSS Outage Resolved In Wood River Valley

Feb 1, 2016

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Update, 1:00 p.m.: KBSS service to the Wood River Valley has been restored. The issue was resolved with the repair of the third party data line that feeds the KBSS transmitter with programming.

BSPR engineers continue to monitor the signal for quality and reliability. 

We apologize for the interruption and thank listeners for their patience. 

Original post: Work continued Monday morning to resolve the outage that’s interrupted Boise State Public Radio service to the Wood River Valley since last week.

BSPR engineers have isolated the problem to the third party data line that carries programming from Twin Falls to the KBSS transmitter on Mt. Baldy. The transmitter is functioning properly.

A BSPR engineer was meeting with technicians at the broadcast site Monday morning to further diagnose and resolve the problem.

The interruption began on January 26. Engineers have been on-site nearly every day to determine a remedy.

A temporary patch was established Friday to provide Wood River Valley listeners with alternate BSPR programming. That service has been inconsistent. Listeners with Internet access are encouraged to stream KBSX’s NPR programming through the Listen Live button at BoiseStatePublicRadio.org, or through a listening service such as TuneIn.

While work continues to address the immediate problem, Boise State Public Radio Interim General Manager Peter Morrill says several options are being considered to avoid similar interruptions in the future.

Listeners can stay up to date on the outage and its resolution through the Boise State Public Radio website. We’ll continue to provide updates there and through social media forums Twitter and Facebook.

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