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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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Update, Nov. 1, 1:45 p.m.: Routine maintenance on KBSY 88.5 fm's transmitter wrapped up mid afternoon, putting the station that serves Burley, Idaho back on the air. 

Thank you for your patience. If you notice any disruptions or changes to the signal, please let us know through this web form.

Original Post: KBSY 88.5 fm in Burley, Idaho will be off the air this afternoon for routine maintenance.

KBSY Is On Reduced Power

Oct 16, 2013

KBSY is operating on reduced power right now, which means some people in the Burley/Rupert area may notice an issue with their signal.

Engineers have ordered replacement parts to fix the transmitter.

In the meantime, you can always listen live via our web streams.

Boise State Public Radio

The Boise State Public Radio engineering team recently completed the installation of a new 125 watt translator at the top of Bald Mountain in the Wood River Valley. This means listening will be more reliable in the area, and our signal will reach more places, particularly north of Ketchum.

Weds 9 October 11 AM.  The KBSU HD's are now up and running.

KBSU HD's are down and will require a trip up to the mountain.  The engineer will be going up Wednesday.

In the meantime, you can always listen to Boise State Public Radio's webstreams.

Update: Full power has been restored to KBSJ.

Original Post: KBSJ is currently running at reduced power.  

Most listeners will not notice any change.  An engineer is en route to the transmitter site.

Update, 7:20 a.m.: KBSX 91.5 returned to air at 7:18 this morning. The outage was due to an equipment malfunction at Boise State Public Radio headquarters.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

6:07 a.m.:  We're encountering technical problems with our KBSX programming this morning.  Our engineers are diagnosing the problem and hope to fix it quickly.  We apologize and will bring you Morning Edition as soon as possible.

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Update, 3:40 p.m.: Our news, classical and jazz stations are now fully functioning for listeners in McCall.

Thank you for your patience.

Update: Our news channel serving McCall, KBSQ is fully functioning, but KBSM and KBSK are off the air. 

Our engineers are working to resolve the issue. In the meantime, you can always listen live at our website.

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UPDATE 1:50: Our web streams are now available. Thanks for your patients.  

UPDATE | Aug. 9 at 10:30:  Our live web streams are again unavailable. We are working quickly to resolve the issue.

We are working with Time Warner, the company that operates our Internet circuit.

You can still listen to us on your FM radio. Find your local frequency here.

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We're upgrading our live web streaming service to make it more reliable, and allow more people to listen to Boise State Public Radio at the same time.

The upgrade means you may experience brief outages or disruptions over the next several hours.

We hope to keep these outages to a minimum and have our news and music web streams running at full capacity by the end of the day.

Thank you for your patience.

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