Transmitter Status

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

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.

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.

Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

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.

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:

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.

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.

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!

KBSU HD Returns To Air

Dec 31, 2013
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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.

Albion Tower, transmitter
Rick Strack / Boise State Public Radio

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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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.

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.

UPDATE: NPR Satellite Broadcast Issues

Nov 13, 2013

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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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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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.

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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