Transmitter Status

KBSW, KBSJ and KBSY are all currently off the air due to a power outage in the Twin Falls area.

Update: As of 3:25 p.m. Thursday, CenturyLink has made their repair and resolved the T-1 issue. Our engineers are currently reconfiguring our program streams back to quality levels. We appreciate your patience during this outage.

Original Post: There has been a CenturyLink T-1 Outage that is affecting the entire Parkcenter area. What does this mean? 

We have lost connectivity to Twin Falls, KBSW, KBSJ and KBSY since 6 a.m. Saturday. We also lost our connection to Deerpoint, KBSU and KBSX. We are operating on the backup STL to Deerpoint so KBSX & KBSU are on the air. 

Good news: K216CD Lower Stanley is back on the air on 91.1 FM. Our engineers were able to get the translator back up with KBSU streaming at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. They have since tweaked audio levels and processing to assure a quality signal.

Due to a record-breaking winter and a rather wet spring, we continue to experience issues on KBSS (91.1 FM) with our T-1 connection in Sun Valley. At times, the audio drop-outs have been constant. Some listeners have had success with our alternative signal at 100.3 FM.

Currently, water from the 10 feet of melting snow migrates into riser boxes on site and into the wiring, which is happening frequently this season. The dropouts in the audio are exacerbated by snow cats plowing mountain roads, which creates vibration and earth movement that interfere with our digital feed.

We are experiencing dropouts on KBSS 91.1 FM today. Our chief engineer is in touch with Century Link and they are working on the problem. We hope to have a fix later Friday afternoon. 

In the meantime tune to 100.3 FM for an alternate signal, or use our web stream to stay connected to your favorite NPR shows.

Rick Strack / Boise State Public Radio

Update: KBSS is back on the air as of 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Original post: Our chief engineer powered down KBSS at approximately 1:30 p.m. Tuesday while a technician performs work at the site. We apologize for the inconvenience and will have everything back up once the work is completed.

Update: KBSS and K213EN in Sun Valley are both back on the air as of 2 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Original post: KBSS Sun Valley is off the air right now while Syringa and PMT are doing some invasive testing of the T-1 circuit feeding the Seattle Ridge site.

K262BZ on 100.3 is still on the air and working properly as well as 93.5 at Hemingway School.

We will update this post as the work wraps up.

Update: As of Monday afternoon, the problem has been resolved.

Original Post: We are currently experiencing intermittent broken signals on all three McCall stations. Our engineers are aware of the issue and are en route to perform repairs. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Update: As of 3:03 p.m. Monday, April 3, the T-1 circuit and telephone lines have been restored. Our engineers are currently working to switch both KBSU and KBSX over to the T-1 for our normal signal strength.

Update: As of 5:35 p.m. Thursday, KBSX is back on air. Just after 8 p.m., KBSU was up as well. Both of these fixes are temporary workarounds until our service providers can correst the issue.

UPDATE: Wednesday, February 22 - As of 2:50 p.m. KBSS is back on air.

Original post: KBSS 91.1 in Sun Valley is currently off the air. Our engineer made it to the site Monday afternoon, but the mountain was closed. Until he can service the area on Tuesday, area listeners can tune in at 100.3 FM instead.

KBSW Out In Twin Falls

Feb 15, 2017

UPDATE: Tuesday, February 21 at 5 p.m. - KBSW is back up to full power.

UPDATE: Tuesday, 3:56 p.m. - KBSW is back on the air via the backup antenna, with the transmitter operating at approximately 250 watts. Our chief engineer is still troubleshooting the main issue.

Original post: Since Tuesday morning's power outage, our signal in Twin Falls has been off the air. We have an engineer en route to address the issue with KBSW.

Thank you for your patience.

Due to a power outage that affected much of the Boise metro area, all Boise State Public Radio services were down from approximately 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. today. 

Power was restored and all services are now back up and running. We apologize for this inconvenience. 

Off The Air In Stanley Area

Feb 13, 2017

We have been off the air in the Stanley area for several weeks now on both K292EK 106.3 and K216CD 91.1.

The snow at our site at Basin Butte Lookout is so deep that it has covered the solar panels and the batteries have discharged to the point that the entire site is down.

Our engineers are waiting to hear back from officials regarding access to the site. We are currently exploring alternative feed options to get the translator back on air in Stanley.

Thank you for your patience as we troubleshoot the issue.

Due to current weather conditions, KBSX cannot pick up Morning Edition. Our engineers are at work addressing the issue and will have the feed back up as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience during this inclement winter weather.

Our BSPR engineers are currently placing a borrowed Crown on KBSX in the air chain. There will be brief interruptions in audio as they move sources around, but there should be very little long term off-air time.

Work began at 10:30 a.m. and should take around two hours to complete. Your patience is appreciated during this time.

KBSY Burley Off Air

Nov 29, 2016

As of Monday morning, we are off the air in KBSY Burley. Our engineers have determined we lost an antenna, so a site visit is in order this week to implement the repairs.

We appreciate your patience during this time.

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