Boise State Public Radio Expands News Coverage During Pandemic

Apr 12, 2020

Update: Beginning Monday, April 13, we will be re-adding 1A to our morning progamming lineup and Fresh Air will resume its afternoon broadcast at 2 p.m. during the week.

Original post:

In order to better respond with the latest information on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, both across the globe and here in our state, Boise State Public Radio News is adjusting its broadcast schedule, effective Monday, March 23.


We are committed to bringing you live and up-to-date information around-the-clock. We will continue to broadcast and stream important press conferences, both locally and nationally. We are making schedule adjustments in order to do so. 

Here is the new weekday schedule:

  • Morning Edition, 4 to 10 a.m.
  • Here & Now, 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Idaho Matters, Noon to 1 p.m.
  • BBC, 1 to 2 p.m.
  • All Things Considered, 2 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Marketplace, 6:30 to 7 p.m.
  • National Conversation with All Things Considered, 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Idaho Matters (replay), 8 to 9 p.m.
  • BBC, 9 p.m. & overnight

Here's an addition to weekends:

  • Coronavirus - A Weekly Report From NPR News, Sundays at 8 p.m.


Starting March 23, we are offering a new program special, called "The National Conversation with All Things Considered," each weekday evening at 7 p.m. This live national conversation, anchored by NPR hosts, is focused on the global coronavirus crisis. Our once-a-week specials, such as Science Friday and Readers Corner, will continue to appear. We have also added Coronavirus - A Weekly Report From NPR News on Sunday nights at 8.


We have made temporary changes on Boise State Public Radio Music, as well. These changes have been made based on our internal guidelines and health protocols, and also in order to enhance our public mission of service to provide breaking news and emergency information at Boise State Public Radio News. For example, evening and Sunday afternoon programs hosted by Arthur Ballinger on our Music station have been put on hold temporarily. We are also broadcasting archived programs on Saturday morning of Private Idaho and Open Range Radio.


These changes will be reflected on our Boise State Public Radio News stations across the region, such as KBSX 91.5 FM in the Treasure Valley. We will also carry this schedule on KBSW 91.7 FM in Twin Falls. 


As we all know, this breaking news situation remains fluid. We will make further adjustments to our programming schedule as news warrants. 


On our News stations, throughout the day, you can find brief NPR news updates at the beginning of each hour.