Listener Announcements

Southern Oregon University and Jefferson Public Radio will host a town hall meeting with Oregon State Senate District 3 candidates Jessica Gomez and Jeff Golden on Thursday, October 11th at the SOU Music Recital Hall at 7:00 pm.

Excerpts from the town hall meeting will be broadcast on the Jefferson Exchange on October 12 at 9:00 am.

To submit question suggestions for the candidates email your questions to townhall@jeffnet.org.

Jefferson Public Radio (JPR) seeks a Broadcast Engineer to assist the Director of Engineering in maintaining, operating and developing the technical systems that enable JPR to fulfill its public service mission. 

A New Normal

Sep 1, 2018
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During the past several weeks the JPR news department has been at work covering one of the most active and destructive fire seasons in Southern Oregon and Northern California history.  

A New Chapter

Aug 13, 2018

After years of planning and a year and a half of construction, JPR is ready to move into our new studio facility. By the time this issue of the Jefferson Journal lands in homes and businesses around the region we will be completing the final stages of our move, transitioning our daily service from our old facility in the basement of Central Hall on the Southern Oregon University (SOU) campus to our newly constructed studios just a stone’s throw across the campus.

JPR and the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University present Flamenco Pacifico Sunday night, October 14th at the SOU Music Recital Hall in Ashland at 7:30pm.  

Take an unforgettable journey into the fascinating world of flamenco! Featuring flamenco guitarist and composer, Berto Boyd, guitarist Grant Ruiz and percussionist Terry Longshore with dance performances by Elena Villa and Melissa Cruz, Flamenco Pacifico is a dynamic, professional performance group dedicated to bringing the art of flamenco music and dance to audiences in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. 

JPR Gets A New Home

Jun 29, 2018

Update 7/11/2018 | 9:00am -- Our engineer continues to work to return all our services to normal. These are the issues we are currently aware of:

Online: Some programming is interrupted by static.

Classics & News:  In some regions the programming is airing at a higher volume than the announcements. 

Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve these issues.

JPR invites you to the 2nd Annual Great Umpqua Food Truck Competition, Battle of the Bands, & Roseburg Hometown Fireworks, July 4th from 2-11pm at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Good Listening

May 1, 2018

Over the past several years, I’ve written extensively in this space about collaborations that have been developing among public radio stations and NPR which are creating better and more efficient news coverage for public radio listeners. The idea is pretty simple—local stations and NPR can accomplish more with fewer resources if we work together, share content and create an organizational framework to coordinate and leverage the work of our journalists and reporters.

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Woolly Mammoths and another First Friday Arts segment headline another full week of Jefferson Exchanges, April 30-May 4.

What follows is a partial list of confirmed guests; content may change without notice.

Monday, April 30, 8 a.m. — Sexual Harassment Common In Restaurant Business    

Spring Fund Drive Ends Successfully!

Apr 12, 2018

From all of us at JPR, thanks so much for your generous support during our Spring Fund Drive!  We appreciate your vote of confidence and commitment to our work. Although we landed just shy of our goal of $200,000, we were able to welcome 325 new members to the JPR family and our base of sustaining members continues to grow. 

Thanks again for being such a responsive and supportive public radio community! We look forward to creating more inspired radio for you in the months ahead.  Stay Tuned!

Funds Raised: $195,069

New Members: 325

Forging Ahead

Mar 1, 2018

As we get our feet under the new year here at JPR, we’re looking ahead to a number of service improvements for listeners.

While projects change from year to year, our efforts to improve our service consistently focus on three main objectives: strengthening our technical plant to serve our current audience better and reach new listeners; improving our programming, both on radio and in digital platforms; and becoming more effective raising funds to support our work.

Wineries

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On Thursday morning at 10am, JPR will broadcast California Governor Jerry Brown's State of the State address. Scott Shafer, senior editor for KQED's California Government and Politics Desk, will host the program which will include the governor's speech in its entirety followed by reporting and analysis from in-studio guests and reporters and newsmakers in the field.

Coverage can be heard on JPR's News & Information Service beginning at 10am, right after The Jefferson Exchange.

I admire the skills of accomplished interviewers. The ability to formulate a logical set of questions that tells a concise, interesting story while cutting to the heart of a complex issue is truly an art. Add to this the interviewer’s role as an active listener who must be able to veer from a planned narrative direction when the interview subject reveals something unexpected or presents a complex or questionable set of data.

2017 Holiday Specials

Nov 29, 2017

This holiday season, JPR has a big bag full of special programming for your enjoyment. Here's what we've got planned...

Classics & News
December 25

7am - A Christmas Carol
An updated version of a public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. Also featuring Mimi Kennedy. From NPR and KCRW.

This Thanksgiving, JPR is serving up a few helpings of special programming for you. Here's what we've got planned...

JPR's 37th Annual Wine Tasting

Nov 6, 2017

The 37th Annual JPR Winetasting and Silent Auction, generously sponsored by the Ashland Food Co-op and Gastroenterology Consultants, takes place Thursday ~ February 15 6-9 PM at Ashland Springs Hotel. PURCHASE TICKETS

It’s been an interesting time to work in public media. On the up side, there’s been an amazing renaissance in the oral tradition.

Podcasts, public radio and other on-demand audio platforms have attracted new and younger audiences for the art of audio storytelling, fueling a surge in the innovative and creative work of artists, journalists and audio producers. 

On Saturday, October 6th at 11am, JPR will debut NPR's new program Hidden Brain on the News & Information Service.  Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.

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