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10:52 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Jazz, Radio Bilingue Web Streams Unavailable

Boise State Public Radio's jazz and Radio Bilingue web streams are currently unavailable.

Chief engineer Tom Lowther says the two station's streaming machines are down and repair is underway.

Boise State Public Radio's news and classical web streams, however, are fully functional.

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10:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Boise State Public Radio's High-Definition Stations Remain Off Air

This post was updated April 23, 2014

Boise State Public Radio is experiencing continued technical problems with all of our HD stations, including KBSU HD2 Jazz.

Chief engineer Tom Lowther says the issues originate at the transmitter site. Lowther hopes to get to the transmitter in the next few weeks to resolve the ongoing outages.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

This post was updated April 11, 2014

Boise State Public Radio's HD Jazz station returned to air April 11.

Thank you for your patience.

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11:44 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Updated: KBSW Twin Falls Remains On Reduced Power, Listen Online

This post was updated April 11, 2014

Over the last several weeks, Boise State Public Radio has been in the midst of a significant technical upgrade, which in the long term will only be a benefit to our listeners who rely on NPR news programming, local news, and classical music shows.

The technical transition means KBSW 91.7 fm listeners across the Magic Valley have likely noticed intermittent outages and reduced signal strength. Those technical issues have been compounded by moving the station’s headquarters into a new broadcast facility in Boise.

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Web Streams
10:21 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Boise State Public Radio News And Classical Music Web Streams Available

This post was updated April 1 at 6:45 p.m.:

Boise State Public Radio's news and classical music web streams are now fully functional.

This post was updated April 1 at 10:20 a.m.:

The Boise State Public Radio web streams are still unavailable as engineers work to move circuits from our old broadcast facility into our new station.

We'll update this post when the streams are back online.

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10:23 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Update: Circuit Move Complete, Salmon And Challis Return To Air

This post was updated at 2:00 p.m.

Salmon 91.9 fm and Challis 89.7 fm returned to air at 12:15 Monday after engineers completed the circuit move.

Original Post:

Boise State Public Radio's engineers are working with one of our network providers, Century Link, to move the circuit that feeds the Salmon and Challis stations.

The circuit move means Salmon 91.9 fm and Challis 89.7 fm will be off the air Monday morning.

We anticipate the stations will be back on air by Monday afternoon.

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10:05 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Understanding The Technical Transition At Boise State Public Radio

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This post was updated on March 31, 2014

As we've detailed here, Boise State Public Radio is in the midst of moving into our new broadcast facility. The move isn't just a physical one, it's also a transition from analog to digital radio. The moves, both physical and technological, have created intermittent audio dropouts across the Boise State Public Radio network. Our engineers are aware of the disruptions, and we're moving closer to a permanent fix.

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3:08 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Updated: Brief Outage To Occur In Twin Falls, McCall

Updated 4:02 p.m.: Engineers have finished moving the Twin Falls and McCall equipment. All stations are on the air. Original Post: As part of Boise State Public Radio's move into our new broadcast facility, engineers are about to move the circuits that feed our stations in Twin Falls and McCall. We anticipate those stations will be down for less than an hour as we make the switch. The stations impacted include:

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3:47 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

After Outage, KBSW 91.7 Twin Falls Returns To Air

Boise State Public Radio's KBSW 91.7 in Twin Falls was off the air part of March 11 and 12. It is back on the air now.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we're in the process of moving Boise State Public Radio's broadcast equipment to a new space. There may be bumps along the way, but our engineers are working to keep those to a minimum.

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1:15 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Update: HD Stations Return To Air

Updated Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m.:

Boise State Public Radio's HD stations are back on the air.

Thank you for your patience as our engineers were working to solve the issue.

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Boise State Public Radio's HD Jazz Station is off the air. Engineers are aware of the issue and are working to fix the problem.

In the meantime, you can still listen to the jazz station live at our web stream.

Thank you for your patience.

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2:46 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Jazz Web-Stream Gets An Upgrade

This post was updated Jan. 9 at 3:00 p.m.

Boise State Public Radio's online jazz stream has been upgraded and is fully functional.

Original Post: Boise State Public Radio engineers are upgrading the jazz web-stream, which means you can expect intermittent outages.

Work to upgrade the jazz web-stream will begin  Monday and should be finished within a couple of days.

Thank you for your patience as we work to make the jazz web-stream even better!

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12:21 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

KBSU HD Returns To Air

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Updated Jan. 2 10:15 a.m. 

KBSU HD2 returned to air this morning.

Thanks for your patience.

Original Post Dec. 31

Boise State Public Radio's HD Jazz station has been off the air for several days and engineers are working to fix the problem.

The HD Jazz station includes KBSW HD2 91.7 in Twin Falls and KBSS HD2 91.1 in Sun Valley.

We're sorry for any inconvenience. Remember, you can listen live online right here.

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11:15 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Update: KBSY Returns To Full Power

Here's a view from the top of the repaired Albion tower antennae.
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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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2:35 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Updated: KBSX Returns To Air

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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.

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11:17 am
Sat November 30, 2013

Update: HD Jazz Station Back On Air

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.

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6:33 am
Wed November 13, 2013

UPDATE: NPR Satellite Broadcast Issues

NPR Satellite services is having a tuning issue.  We lost the signal just before the 6 AM hour and are currently taking the Morning Edition feed off the internet.  NPR is working on the issue and will hopefully have it fixed for later broadcast.  Programing may be affected until this issue is fixed.

UPDATE 11/13/2013 7:02 AM  It appears that the tuning problem has been fixed and we should experience regular programing from here.

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8:08 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Update: Scheduled Power Outage Doesn't Impact Programming

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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.

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9:28 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Update: Salmon, Challis Stations Back On Air

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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.

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8:17 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Update: KBSU HD2 Jazz Station Returns To Air

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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12:56 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Update: Maintenance Wraps Up, KBSY Back On Air

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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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3:48 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

KBSY Is On Reduced Power

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.

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