Transmitter Status

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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Update July 19: We resolved a lightning-caused problem in the microwave system at the Salmon site, and the station returned to the air at approximately 11:00 a.m. today.

Original Post: Boise State Public Radio stations in Salmon (91.9 fm) and Challis (89.7 fm) are currently off the air.

The translator in Salmon was hit by a major lightning strike last night.

Our engineers are en route to the translator to assess the damage and make repairs.

KBSU HD is down, Now back!

Jul 15, 2013

Update:  Monday 5:34 PM KBSU HD is back up

Previous (Monday July 15th) KBSU HD is done.  We are working on getting someone up to the transmitter site and it should be back up today or tomorrow.

You can listen to the streams here

UPDATE JULY 2: The KBSX News 91.5 web stream is now fully functioning. Thank you for your patience and happy listening!

ORIGINAL POST: The KBSX News 91.5 web stream is currently unavailable. The computer that supports the KBSX News live web stream failed.

We're in the process of moving the system onto a different computer. We hope to have the KBSX News 91.5 web stream up and running by Tuesday.

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Updated May 30: Our stations in Lower Stanley and Salmon have been repaired.

We are still experiencing technical issues with our stations in Ketchum and Challis.

The station in Challis (91.9 fm) is still off the air due to a lightening strike last week. We're working to fix the outage as soon as possible.

Our station in Ketchum (93.5 fm) is currently experiencing low audio levels. Again, we're working to fix the problem.

All Transmitters Are Operating Normally

Feb 13, 2013