Transmitter Status

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:

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.

Update: KBSX Returns To Air

May 12, 2014
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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. 

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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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.

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.

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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