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5:22 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Regularly Scheduled Programming Interrupted On KBSW

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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4:54 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Late Night Outage Planned To Repair Electrical Equipment

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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.

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Web Streams
9:56 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Update: KBSU Classical Music Web Stream Is Back Online

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.

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9:00 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Outage Planned To Repair Electrical Equipment

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.

HD Signal
10:50 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Intermittent Distortion Issues Return To KBSX

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.

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2:58 pm
Sun July 20, 2014

KBSS, KBSW Return To Air

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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.

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1:00 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Boise State Public Radio's KBSU HD2 Jazz Station Returns To Air

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.

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11:25 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Updated: KBSW Twin Falls Returns To Full Power

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

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3:41 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Planned Power Outage Could Impact Salmon Listeners

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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10:50 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Update: McCall Stations Return To Air

This post was updated May 31.

Boise State Public Radio's McCall stations returned to air Saturday afternoon.

Our three frequencies, 89.9 FM, 90.7 FM and 91.7 FM, were back on the air by 5:30 p.m.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

This post was updated May 30.

Boise State Public Radio's McCall stations are still off the air.

Syringa booted 89.9 FM, 90.7 FM and 91.7 FM off the air May 29 during network maintenance. The company is still working to restore Boise State Public Radio's stations.

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7:31 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Update: KBSX Returns To Air

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Updated at 8:30 a.m.:

KBSX 91.5 FM is back on the air.

Thank you for your patience.

Original Post:

KBSX is currently off-air. Our online stream is also down. Our engineers are working to rectify the problem as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

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2:03 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Signal Problems In Challis Have Been Fixed

This post was updated May 13, 2014 at 12:50 p.m.:

Boise State Public Radio's news and classical music hybrid station 89.7 FM in Challis is back to normal.

Thank you for your patience as engineers fixed the issue.

Original Post:

Boise State Public Radio's news and classical music hybrid station 89.7 FM in Challis is experiencing signal problems.

Our engineer is planning a trip to the site in order to install a new transmitter. We hope to have the issue resolved this week.

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4:22 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Boise State Public Radio’s New Translator Reaches More Wood River Valley Listeners

The new translator sits atop Bald Mountain which will allow its signal to reach more people in the Wood River Valley.
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Boise State Public Radio’s newest 125 watt translator at the top of Bald Mountain is now live after last year’s federal government shutdown delayed the launch of the signal.

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Web Streams
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.

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.

Original Post:

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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