Listener Announcements

2019 Holiday Specials

Dec 4, 2019

We've got another big bag of goodies for you this holiday season. Here's what we have planned...

Update 12/5/2019 | 2:37 pm -- Service has been restored in Eureka. Our engineer is finalizing repairs on 1300 AM in Mendocino.

Update 12/4/2019 | 2:07 pm -- Our Classics & News service in Eureka has been restored, and our News & Information service in Eureka is expected to be restored by the end of today. Our Mendocino News & Information service should be restored by the end of tomorrow.

In appreciation for the generous support of our members, JPR is celebrating Giving Tuesday with an open house at the JPR Broadcast Center. Join us on Tuesday, December 3rd between 3pm and 6pm to meet JPR staff, take a tour of our broadcast center and enjoy complimentary wine from Troon Vineyard. Rogue Creamery will be serving cheese and and the JPR staff is whipping up savory bites featuring Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish!

JPR and the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University present The Weepies in concert Saturday night, March 28th at the SOU Music Recital Hall in Ashland at 8pm.

The 39th Annual JPR Winetasting & Silent Auction takes place on Friday, February 7th 6-9pm at Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites.

This Thanksgiving day, JPR will be serving up a few seasonal specials for your enjoyment.

As JPR completes its 50th anniversary year and NPR looks ahead to marking its golden anniversary in 2020, I thought it would be interesting to visit some of the founding documents that established public broadcasting as an American institution.

Newsroom News

Sep 1, 2019

It’s been a busy time at JPR. We’ve made significant progress advancing the expansion of our newsroom, with the goal of strengthening our local and regional journalism for both our radio listeners and digital audience.

JPR is giving away a pair of weekend passes* to the 2019 Pickathon Music Festival. All new members who join by Noon on July 8th will be entered into the drawing.

Click HERE to participate by making a new member pledge to JPR. 

And as a thank you to all of our current members, JPR will hold a separate drawing for a second pair of weekend passes that includes all current members! We'll announce the winners on Open Air on July 9th.

JPR is adding The Daily to the Classics & News and News & Information schedules beginning Monday, July 1st.

JPR Pioneers

Jun 13, 2019

On May 21st JPR celebrated its 50th anniversary.  50 years is a long time in the media world.  Programming tastes change, technology changes -- and through the decades every successful media organization has needed to evolve and adapt.  At the same time, every media enterprise that has endured has needed to remain true to itself -- to know who it is and what it’s trying to accomplish.

JPR is expanding its award-winning news department and is seeking two Regional Reporters. The Regional Reporters will work from JPR’s newsroom in Ashland, OR. Reporters produce high-quality in-depth features, newscast spots, interviews, photos, videos and other news content for JPR’s air and digital platforms, including social media. 

For complete position details and to apply CLICK HERE.

JPR invites you to the 3rd Annual Great Umpqua Food Truck Competition, Battle of the Bands, & Roseburg Hometown Fireworks, July 4th from 2-11pm at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

I’ve been thinking a lot about citizen-funded journalism recently.  Likely, it’s because we’re in the midst of our Spring Fund Drive making the case to our listeners for our public service mission.  

But, deeper than that, I’ve been observing momentum within a broader segment of institutions supporting the idea that citizen-funded journalism, stewarded by non-profit organizations, should become a more prominent and important part of our journalism ecosystem.

Spring Fund Drive Ends Successfully!

Apr 11, 2019

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. We reached our goal of $150,000 and we were able to welcome 246 new members to the JPR family.  

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: $150,039

New Members: 246

New Sustaining Pledges: 91

NPR | Stephen Voss

During the coming months, NPR will be convening leaders of stations around the country to explore a new way for member stations and NPR to work together in the years ahead.

Dubbed “The NPR-Member Station Compact” the effort seeks to replace the current relationship, that is primarily a producer-purchaser model in which NPR produces programs and stations buy them, with one that is deeper, more interdependent and dynamic.

The goal of the compact is to achieve three objectives:

JPR is expanding its award-winning news department and seeks a News Director (ND) to lead and manage JPR news content across broadcast and digital platforms.   

The ND reports to the Executive Director, serves on the senior management team and works with station leadership and staff to support JPR's public service mission. 

For complete position details and to apply CLICK HERE.

Tonight at 6pm , JPR will broadcast President Trump's State of the Union address as well as the Democratic Party response by Stacey Abrams, who recently ran for governor in the state of Georgia. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly will host the coverage, with help from National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, Congressional Correspondent Susan Davis and White House Correspondent Scott Horsley.

NPR Head Steps Down

Jan 1, 2019
Steven Voss | NPR

In early December, NPR chief executive Jarl Mohn announced that he would be stepping down as head of the network this coming June. In the years before Mohn took the helm at NPR, the NPR chief executive was a relatively distant and disconnected player for most local public radio stations.