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Boise State Public Radio News has won three regional 2019 Edward R. Murrow Awards.

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), which oversees the awards, announced winners of the regional contest Tuesday.


Boise State Public Radio announced Tuesday the honor of a Gracie Award for Amanda Peacher’s radio feature on a homeless student in Boise. The story that won the national honor is called “Evicted And Homeless, This 14-Year-Old Describes Every Day As 'A Fight’.” It was broadcast on September 25, 2018, across the four-state region of the Mountain West News Bureau and later carried nationally on NPR’s Morning Edition on October 9.

What's on Tap: A chance for us to connect and unwind over some delicous local brews! Come get wonky with Legislative Breakdown podcast co-hosts Samantha Wright & Gary Moncrief, and learn what it's like to report from the Idaho Capitol with reporter James Dawson. 

When: Thursday, Feb. 21 from 6-9 p.m.

Discover McCall

We want to meet the people who make everything we do possible. That’s you. Boise State Public Radio is hosting Another Round in McCall and we’d love to see you there. Join us for drinks and conversation and meet your local public radio team on Thursday, Oct. 18!

Boise State Public Radio announced Wednesday it has hired Heath Druzin as a member of the inaugural cohort of Audion Fellows, who will spend two years reporting on the role of guns in American life as part of a new national “Guns & America” reporting collaborative. All 10 fellows have been hired by participating public newsrooms across the country.

What better way to spend an autumn evening than sipping adult beverages while listening to music by the Boise Philharmonic Chamber Players in some of downtown Boise's most popular bars? On Thursday, September 27, Boise State Public Radio will be joining our friends from the Boise Philharmonic for an iconic event filled (to the brim) with classical music.

On Saturday, the Boise State Public Radio News team brought home 21 Idaho Press Club awards, including 10 first place prizes.

Boise State Public Radio News has won five regional 2018 Edward R. Murrow Awards.

The Radio Television Digital News Association, which oversees the awards, announced winners of the regional contest Wednesday.


Boise State Public Radio has been selected to participate in Guns & America, a two-year, national reporting collaborative of 10 public media stations, funded by a $5.3 million grant from The Kendeda Fund.

Boise State Public Radio joins five other public radio stations to launch a regional news consortium.

Boise State Public Radio's newsroom, KBSX, took home 17 Idaho Press Club awards on Saturday, including eight first-place prizes.

KBSX content was entered in radio, online and print categories.

Here is a full list of winners.

General Excellence – Radio

  1. Matt Guilhem – KBSX
  2. Samantha Wright – KBSX

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Boise State Public Radio's KBSX newsroom has won six regional 2017 Edward R. Murrow Awards.

The Murrow Awards, presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association, RTDNA, announced winners of the regional contest Tuesday.

Boise State Public Radio's entries were judged alongside submissions from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

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Boise State Public Radio’s new podcast Some of the Parts just launched. It tells the stories of small groups of people in Idaho. It’s hosted by KBSX’s reporter-turned-podcaster Adam Cotterell. He told Morning Edition host Matt Guilhem that the project was born from a desire to do what Cotterell likes to call, “founding principles reporting.”

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Boise community activist Marilyn Shuler passed away this morning. She was 77.

Shuler is best remembered for a number of accomplishments. She led the Idaho Human Rights Commission for 20 years, from 1978 to 1998. Former Governor Cecil Andrus called her “(an) influence at the moral center of Idaho.”

State Of The Station: BSPR's Look Ahead At 2017

Jan 6, 2017

The new year is a time for fresh starts and big plans. As 2017 kicks off, we check in with Boise State Public Radio General Manager Tom Michael for a chat about what’s ahead for the station. Ahead of Monday’s state of the state address by the governor, Tom sat down with Matt Guilhem for a state of the station.

For more local news, follow the KBSX newsroom on Twitter @KBSX915

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Last month, we asked you to join us in welcoming two of our newest Boise State Public Radio team members. Sadly, we're asking you to do the opposite this month as we bid farewell to our News Director and former Morning Edition Host, Scott Graf. His last day with the station was Thursday, November 17. 

Scott came to us from WFAE in Charlotte, N.C. in 2012. Since then, he has made his mark in Idaho, both professionally and personally. Though we'll miss working with him, we wish him the best of luck in his new endeavor. Before packing up his things, Scott sat down to write this:

It's a long story, but here it goes: NPR Digital Services recently announced its transition from Limelight to Triton Digital to host its streaming service. Because both Boise State Public Radio's news and classical streams are hosted via NPR, we've undergone updates regarding our streaming player and URLs.

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Boise State Public Radio has announced the hiring of Tom Michael as its next general manager.

Michael is the founder and general manager of Marfa Public Radio and West Texas Public Radio. Considered to be the preeminent small market public radio station in the country, Marfa Public Radio has won 16 Edward R. Murrow awards the last two years.

Prior to founding the station in 2005, Michael was a freelance writer and editor. He also served as an editor for Encyclopedia Britannica in the 1990s. He’s a 1991 graduate of Loyola University of Chicago.

Good news, web stream listeners: Boise State Public Radio's classical stream has been updated to a more reliable streaming service. This means your online listening experience should be a better one.

We've also added a fourth stream for your enjoyment: Radio Bilingüe, the National Latino Public Radio Network.

These changes mean your Internet browser may have saved a previous version of one of our web streams.

Don't fret - there's a quick fix to clear that saved browser or cache.


Boise State Public Radio's KBSX newsroom has won five regional 2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards. The awards, presented annually by the Radio Television Digital News Association, were announced Tuesday.

Boise State Public Radio's entries were judged alongside submissions from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

“I’m especially pleased with this year’s list of winners,” News Director Scott Graf says. “Every single member of our news staff was involved in the winning entries. These awards symbolize KBSX’s dedication to telling important and interesting stories.”