Transmitter Status

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
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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.

Transmission tower
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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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