Our Purpose: Be at the civic, cultural and intellectual forefront of our community to create an informed, engaged public.

Our Mission: Produce, acquire and distributes distinctive programs and services that stimulate, educate, inform, and entertain those we serve using all appropriate media. Reach out to the community through strategic partnerships. Enables listeners to learn about issues and ideas that affect our communities, our nation and our world.

Our Vision: We will build a stronger community-centered broadcasting organization by focusing the station's new and existing resources where our listener and membership base is the strongest. Our goal is to build a more effective service emphasizing national and local programming that deepens the relationship between us and our listeners.

Our Values: Integrity, tolerance, professionalism, transparency, respect of our co-workers and respect for our audience

Three New Schools Approved By Twin Falls Voters: Twin Falls voters on Tuesday approved the biggest local school district bond ever — nearly $74 million to build three schools and pay for other facility projects. The total vote reached 67.7 percent — the required supermajority — with 3,079 voters supporting the request and 1,469 voters opposed. - Times-News

Jeff Crosby, Idaho Music
Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Singer-songwriter Jeff Crosby is a native Idahoan, but now calls Los Angeles homes.

Crosby is back in Idaho for a series shows in Boise and Sun Valley. Crosby recently stopped by KBSU 90.3 fm to perform on Idaho Music.

Crosby plays at Boise's The Reef Friday night. He'll be in Sun Valley and Ketchum on Saturday. Crosby is also touring in Montana, Washington and Oregon. You can find his tour dates and download music, here.

music, Idaho music
Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

Boise band Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats describe their music as "progressive psycobilly folkgrass." It's an amalgamation of many things, as their self-described genre suggests.

The three band members (which includes a cello!) stopped by KBSU 90.3 to perform music from their latest album, "On This Very Evening."

We know public radio is important to you. Boise State Public Radio's audience continues to grow as we reach more Idahoans over the airwaves and right here online. In order to keep our signal strong across the southern and central part of the Gem State, we need your help in making sure lawmakers know how important this public service is to you.

Microphone, radio, stock
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Become part of our Public Insight Network and join more than 200,000 people who help make Boise State Public Radio's network of sources and experts even stronger.

The Public Insight Network, operated by American Public Media, was founded in 2003 as a way to strengthen resources for journalists. You can find more information, and read the privacy policy, here.

building, sheetrock
Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

We want you to follow along with us as we head into the home stretch of building Idaho's 21st Century radio station. We'll post photos of the progress at our Tumblr site. By the start of 2014, Boise State Public Radio will be in our new digs and all under one roof.

Threadless, tshirt design contest

NPR, with the help of, is hosting a T-shirt design challenge. From now until Aug. 26, NPR wants to see your designs based on the theme "My Sound World".

Protect my public media, logo
Protect My Public Media

Dear BSPR members and listeners,

The 170 Million Americans campaign has a new name, but its mission is the same, to protect public media. The website, “Protect My Public Media”,  has a whole set of tools for you to interact with your elected officials here in Idaho, and in Washington D.C., to tell them why public media means so much to you.  You can also connect with your friends through Facebook and Twitter and let them know why it is so important to support Boise State Public Radio.

Boise 150, Community Conversation
Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

This year, Boise turns 150-years-old. When it comes to national top 10 lists, the town has been competitive with much bigger cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and even New York City. But what exactly is it about Idaho’s capital city that makes it a place people love to call “home”?

During a community conversation hosted by the KBSX newsroom, Boiseans dug in to what makes the city tick.

This American Life
Tattoo by Claire Keane

This American Life will air its 500th episode this week. The "best of" edition will feature a behind-the-scenes look at the longtime public radio show.  

Idaho Press Club Award
Emilie Ritter Saunders

Boise State Public Radio's news team took home 18 local and regional journalism awards this weekend.

At the annual Idaho Press Club awards banquet, we received nine 1st place honors, three 2nd place, and two 3rd place. Here are our winning entries:


StoryCorps has recorded and archived more than 45,000 personal stories since the oral history project launched in 2003. Now, you'll have an opportunity to add your voice.

StoryCorps has partnered with Boise State Public Radio to bring the mobile recording studio to Boise from June 10 through July 6.

Larry Chase

Oct 4, 2011

Before Bronco Nation was a nation, while it was just a territory, Larry Chase and a small group of dedicated sports lovers dared to bring the sights, the sounds, the plays and all the action of the gridiron to the masses.

Seana Young

Oct 4, 2011

How many engineers, techies, geeks and managers does it take to program a printer to create the letter ‘y’?  Seana Young knows.

Talitha Neher

Oct 4, 2011

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you followed in your dad’s footsteps?  Talitha Neher is glad she did.