Transmitter Status

This post was updated Feb. 11 at 10:02 a.m.

Boise State Public Radio's KBSS Sun Valley and K262BZ Bellevue are back on the air after Century Link repaired a problem with a T-1 circuit.

Thank you for your patience as we worked with our network providers to get back on air.

This post was originally created Feb. 10

Boise State Public Radio's news stations, KBSS Sun Valley and K262BZ Bellevue, are off the air.

Our engineers are aware of the problem and are working to get both stations back on the air.

This post was updated at 4:05 p.m.

Boise State Public Radio's McCall stations returned to air at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Thank you for your patience.

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Boise State Public Radio engineers are aware of the signal outage in McCall, and are driving to the location to fix the problem.

You can still hear Boise State Public Radio's news and classical channels online or via the NPR app.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Boise State Public Radio listeners may experience intermittent outages between midnight and 2 a.m. Feb. 5.

The station's engineers will be doing routine maintenance and equipment configuration.

Thank you for your patience. 

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It’s an exciting time to be a listener, member or staffer at Boise State Public Radio because in 2015 the station will continue its transition into becoming an even more reliable and robust conduit to NPR news and talk programming, regional and local news coverage, and an eclectic blend of music programming.

This post was updated at 3:22 p.m.

Boise State Public Radio's KBSJ, KBSS, KBSW and KBSY are back on the air.

Original Post: The College of Southern Idaho is upgrading an Internet circuit, which has knocked several Boise State Public Radio stations off the air.

KBSJ in Jackpot, Nev., KBSS in Sun Valley, KBSW in Twin Falls, and KBSY in Burley have been off air since 1:30 p.m. Tuesday because of the work at CSI.

The college says work will continue for at least another hour.

KBSX Returns To Air

Dec 24, 2014

This post was updated Dec. 25 at 12:20 p.m.

Boise State Public Radio's KBSX News returned to air at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Thank you for your patience as we restarted the transmitter.

Original Post: Boise State Public Radio's KBSX News was knocked off the air around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Our engineers are aware of the outage and are working to get the station back on the air. However, because of the holiday and the storm, it's not possible for our engineers to access the transmitter site until Thursday morning.

Boise State Public Radio engineers are completing scheduled maintenance on KBSU Classical Monday Nov. 17.

The maintenance could intermittently disrupt your listening between noon and 4 p.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience and plan to have KBSU Classical back to normal as soon as possible. 

This post was updated Nov. 5.

Boise State Public Radio's New Meadows news station at 93.5 FM is back on the air.

Thanks for your patience.

This post was originally created Oct. 28.

Boise State Public Radio's New Meadows news station at 93.5 FM is currently off the air, but most listeners will be able to receive the station at 90.7 FM.

Engineers are aware of the outage and are working to repair the New Meadows station.

Boise State Public Radio's news, jazz, and classical music stations will be off the air Wednesday beginning at noon. The planned outage shouldn't last more than an hour.

Listeners may have noticed intermittent audio dropouts over the last 24-hours, and this scheduled outage will be to address those dropouts.

We will update this page with more information as it becomes available.

This post was updated at 10:30 Oct. 3, 2014.

KBSW has been restored to full power.

This information was originally posted Saturday Sept. 27, 2014

Boise State Public Radio engineers are aware of reduced signal strength in Twin Falls, making it difficult for some listeners to hear KBSW.

We are working on resolving the problem and hope to have full service resumed quickly.

Check back here for updates. In the meantime, you can still listen on our live web stream.

On Friday, beginning at 11 p.m., all Boise State Public Radio FM channels will be off the air for approximately two hours.

The late-night outage is to repair electrical wiring in order to make your listening experience better.

Thank you for your patience during this maintenance outage.  

We want to let our KBSW listeners in the Twin Falls, Salmon, and Challis areas that because of some technical issues, we're unable to bring you regularly scheduled programming tonight between 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience while we work on the issue.

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Boise State Public Radio's news, classical, and hybrid stations will be off the air tonight beginning at 11:30 p.m. MST for electrical system maintenance.

Station engineers anticipate the outage will last for two hours, and regular programming will resume overnight.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

This post was updated at 10:00 a.m. Aug. 28, 2014.

Boise State Public Radio's classical music web stream, KBSU, is back on the air.

The stream was taken offline for repairs last week.

Thanks for your patience, and happy listening!

This post was originally created Aug. 21, 2014.

Boise State Public Radio's classical music web stream, KBSU, is currently down.

Boise State Public Radio is planning some technical work tonight to install new electrical equipment.

We will be off the air beginning at 11 p.m. for about an hour. We apologize for this inconvenience.

These repairs should help with some of our recent reliability issues.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

This post was updated at 10:50 a.m. Aug. 5.

Boise State Public Radio's engineers are aware of the intermittent distortion on KBSX.

Engineers are working as quickly as they can to determine the source of the problem and fix it.

We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

This post was updated at 4:40 p.m. July 31.

The intermittent distortion issues on KBSX and KBSX HD have been resolved.

KBSS, KBSW Return To Air

Jul 20, 2014
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This post was updated at 9:00 p.m. July 20.

KBSS in Sun Valley and KBSW in Twin Falls have returned to air.

Thank you for your patience.

This post was first created at 2:45 p.m. July 20.

Boise State Public Radio engineers are aware of the intermittent outages on KBSS in Sun Valley and KBSW in Twin Falls and are working with network providers to resolve the issue.

Thank you for your patience as we work to fix the problem.

You can still listen online here.

This post was updated on June 30, 2014

Boise State Public Radio's high-definition jazz station is back on the air.

Chief engineer Tom Lowther says KBSU HD2 returned to air 10 days ago after a lengthy outage. He says the gear at the transmitter site is outdated and is the reason the HD stations falter.

KBSX HD is still off the air. You can find a list of all FM stations here and listen via our web stream here.

This post was updated June 6, 2014

Boise State Public Radio engineers have replaced a key piece of transmitter equipment returning KBSW 91.7 FM in the Magic Valley to full power.

Listeners across the valley should now be able to hear the station loud and clear.

Thank you for your patience during this transition, and please let us know if listening is difficult.

This post was updated April 11, 2014

Idaho Power has a planned outage for Salmon residents Friday morning that could impact Boise State Public Radio's signal.

The power company tweeted Thursday:

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