Transmitter Status

Down On 91.1 In Stanley

Oct 21, 2016

Our service in Stanley is currently down on 91.1 due to a broken antenna that has now been removed. Our engineers are at work finding and hanging a replacement.

Stanley still has service on 106.3.

K262BZ 100.3 Bellevue in the Wood River Valley has been off air since approximately 7 p.m. Thursday. Our engineers are on site working on repairs and will aim to have the signal back up next week.

We appreciate your patience.

Outage In McCall

Sep 21, 2016

Update at 1:42 p.m.: The power outage affecting our transmitter in the McCall area has now been resolved.

Original post: It appears that there has been a power outage in McCall affecting our transmitter site, this is for KBSM, KBSQ and KBSK.

The information so far:

Outage started: September, 21 2016 09:00:00

Customers Affected: 26

Status: Crew is onsite at event.

Update at 3:44 p.m.: The issue in Twin Falls has been resolved.

Original post: Intermittent outages continue today, affecting the eastern side of the state. We are working on alternate transmission sources this morning.

Smartphone Streaming Links

Sep 19, 2016

We regret to report that smartphone connections to our web stream player are temporarily impaired. However, you can still connect by clicking on one of the following direct links:
Stream News 
Stream Classical
We are working to solve this issue and very much regret the inconvenience.

Third-party maintenance on our Salmon/Challis translator is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. The outage should last around an hour. Thank you for your patience.

Several repairs and maintenance are scheduled for later this evening that could cause interruptions on the station, as well as our web streams.

Our engineers will be performing an equipment swap between KBSX and KBSS, which will cause periods of silence as they switch the antenna from one transmitter to another.

We will also be doing maintenance tonight on the T-1 connections to Twin Falls and to Deer Point, rebooting the streaming encoders and fully testing the switches that have been deployed.

From 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, our engineers will be in the field performing scheduled maintenance to KBSX in attempt to address the static dropouts that have been occurring. Although this work will not take us off-air, it may affect reception in some areas.

We appreciate your patience while we work to resolve this issue.

KBSS Currently Off Air

Jul 22, 2016

​Update, 1:50 p.m.: KBSS is back on air. 

Our engineers found the cooling fans had failed. While repairs are made, KBSS is back on the air with a backup at full power of 2KW.

Original post: KBSS is currently off air. Our engineers are en route to assess the issue.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will update this post when we know more.

Around midnight on Tuesday, July 19 our T-1 vendors will be shutting down the circuit to Twin Falls to conduct maintenance on the link.

We will be off air on KBSW, KBSY, KBSS, KBSJ and multiple translator at the time. Work is scheduled to being close to midnight. We do not have a return time yet, but hope to have everything back online before Morning Edition. There is a backup plan, should we need it.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Update: As of 10:48 a.m. Thursday, July 14th, KBSX is running at full power. We appreciate your patience throughout this repair process.

Back On Air In Salmon

May 19, 2016

Update: As of 9:45 Thursday night, Salmon is back on the air. A lightning strike touched down at the Summit Reservoir site, which took some time to get to and repair.

​Original post:
BSPR is off air in Salmon. It appears that the microwave sending our audio to Salmon has an outage somewhere before Grouse Peak. This is likely due to weather and there is already a technician in the field scouting out the issue.

Update:  Our engineer was able to reset the UPS that powers the FM150 Exciter, the phone and the Sine Remote. As of 2:08 p.m. Sunday, KBSJ is back on air at full power.

​Original post:
KBSJ went off air Friday afternoon. The outage is most likely related to the weather we experienced in the area. Our engineers plan to get to the site Sunday morning to get it back on air. Thank you for your patience.

Our engineers have scheduled routine maintenance for our web stream Wednesday, May 4 beginning at 2:30 p.m. An estimated time frame for this work is not available at this time.

From approximately 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Boise State Public Radio's live web stream will be down. During that hour, NPR will be performing routine maintenance on our stream encoders. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

There will be tower work performed by another station at Deer Point tomorrow, starting around 11 a.m. and estimated to last about four hours. They will reduce power on all stations on the Sutro and LLC towers as work starts, and bring everything back up when work is concluded.

We do not expect to be off-air in any way, but this will affect our coverage area in the Treasure Valley for the interim. Thank you for your patience.

UPDATE: As of 3:06 p.m. Tuesday, we are very pleased to announce that regular KBSS programming service to the Wood River Valley has been restored. Today, technicians from CenturyLink repaired the leased T-1 line that provides our programming service audio feed to the Seattle Ridge KBSS transmitter, which service the greater Wood River Valley.

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. 

Update: KBSJ Off Air Again

Apr 17, 2016

UPDATE: At 1:50 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 we received a call that KBSJ was off air again. Our staff engineers attempted to call in and bring it back up remotely without success. They are currently gathering materials for a site visit early in the morning. 

UPDATE: As of 7:30 Saturday evening, KBSJ is back up to full power. There is still a low level buzz in the audio that needs further attention, but the transmitter is fully operational again.

Original Post:

NPR Digital Services will be performing routine maintenance on the DS streaming encoders on Tuesday, March 29.

In an effort to lessen the impact on station listeners, the scheduled maintenance will occur outside of local standard drive time hours.

Maintenance Window:

5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please note, the stream may go down temporarily while the system processes the updates and reboots. We will closely monitor the situation. Thank you for your patience.