Listener Announcements

Service Alert 1300 AM

Apr 15, 2019

The T1 line that feeds our News & Information service in Mendocino is currently out of service, and installation of a backup system has been delayed. Our engineering team is working to restore service as soon as possible.

In the meantime, you can listen live at or using the JPR app.

Thanks for your patience!

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:

Service Alert: Classics & News Oregon and California

Feb 27, 2019

Update 3/11/2019 | 10:30 AM -- Our engineers were able to get back to the site on Friday to assemble and install a new antenna section on the tower, which enabled us to raise the power of the station further and improve its reach significantly.

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. 

West Coast Live Signs Off

Dec 20, 2018

After 25 years as West Coast Live, Sedge Thomson has announced that he's ending production of the program at the end of December. His signature red shoes are moving on to other projects.

Hey students and teachers -- what are you doing next term? NPR's Education Team has launched the first-ever NPR Student Podcast Challenge – an opportunity for students across the country to create their own podcasts for a chance to appear on NPR in the spring.

JPR and the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University present Darlingside with special guest River Whyless in concert Monday night, March 4th at the SOU Music Recital Hall in Ashland at 8pm. Tickets are available online by CLICKING HERE.  

JPR favorite Darlingside is known for their lush choral harmonies and dynamic performances. NPR has called their music "exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop." River Whyless is another string-based band that has become a regular on JPR playlists and NPR says they combine "exceptional songwriting talent and unexpected sounds for something truly singular."  Both bands have performed NPR Tiny Desk Concerts and have been featured prominently as World Cafe "Essential and Emerging Artists." Join us for a special evening of music featuring two bands making a name for themselves on the contemporary music scene.

JPR and the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University present Jake Shimabukuro in concert Wednesday night, January 30th at the SOU Music Recital Hall in Ashland at 8pm. Tickets are available online by CLICKING HERE.

Virtuoso ukulele rock star (yes, that’s a thing), Jake Shimabukuro is a musical force.  With his lightning-fast fingers, innovative playing techniques and contagious enthusiasm, Jake Shimabukuro has singularly altered expectations for his instrument. 

2018 Holiday Specials

Nov 30, 2018

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

Classics & News
December 25

We have joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that inspires individuals, communities and organizations to give back to the charities and causes they celebrate to help create a better world. The idea is simple. Giving Tuesday is a day developed to balance the commercialism of Cyber Monday and Black Friday. 

                                                                           GIVE Today! 
                                                               Tuesday, November 27th

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

The 38th Annual JPR Winetasting & Silent Auction, generously sponsored by the Ashland Food Co-op and Gastroenterology Consultants, takes place Thursday | February 7 | 6-9 PM at a brand new location, Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites, just off exit 14 in south Ashland. This new venue, still part of the Neuman Hotel Group, provides a much larger space for our event which has grown over the years.

Over the course of the last year, there has been a conversation taking shape among NPR and member stations to define the “culture of journalism” that exists within our national public radio system. 

Central to this conversation are several questions being discussed by journalists and public radio leaders from across the public media landscape. A piece written earlier this year by NPR Standards and Practices Editor Mark Memmott lays out these questions:

• Is there a “culture of journalism” at NPR and those member stations that operate local newsrooms?

JPR and the Oregon Center for the Arts at SOU are holding a Grand Opening Celebration and Open House at the new JPR Broadcast Center and SOU Theater Building on Saturday, November 10th. 

The JPR Foundation is seeking an Audience Service Coordinator for Jefferson Public Radio (JPR). The position works out of the brand new JPR Broadcast Center on the Southern Oregon University (SOU) campus in Ashland, Oregon. The JPR Foundation is dedicated to raising funds to support JPR’s mission to feed the human intellectual and creative spirit of Southern Oregon and Northern California communities.