Listener Announcements

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    

Fall Fund Drive Ends!

Apr 12, 2018

From all of us at JPR, thanks so much for your generous support during our Fall Fund Drive!  We appreciate your vote of confidence and commitment to our work. Although we landed just shy of our goal of $175,000, we were able to welcome 317 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: $167,010

New Members: 317

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.

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.

The Classics & News service at 101.5 FM in Grants Pass will be off the air for several hours this afternoon while our engineer is working at the site. Service should return to normal by this evening.

During this outage you can listen online using the listen live feature at the top of the page.

Thanks for your patience!

Pushing People Up

Sep 1, 2017

In the alphabet soup of public broadcasting acronyms, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), often takes a back seat to more familiar organizations like NPR, PBS and even well established local stations. 

Moving Forward

Jun 29, 2017

It’s been a busy time at JPR with numerous projects moving forward. I thought it might be useful to share a glimpse of some of the major initiatives and developments in which we’ve been engaged that will allow us to advance our service to the region. 

Federal Funding

For over thirty years, Tom and Ray Magliozzi, better known as "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers," entertained listeners nationwide with a unique combination of wit, charm, love and laughter. Along the way, they shared countless stories all things automotive, of life, and of loss.  This post is is of loss, as we say farewell to one of the all-time favorite shows in public radio. Car Talk ends its three-decade run on JPR at the end of the month. The show ends production later this year.

On March 16th, the Trump administration released its FY2018 budget outline which includes a provision to eliminate annual grants to public radio and television stations through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).  Ultimately, Congress will make the final decision on continuing the annual federal investment that supports JPR and other public radio and television stations across the country. This support totals $1.35 per citizen per year for all public radio and television stations, and just 30 cents per citizen annually for radio stations alone.

On Friday night, March 31st at 10pm, JPR's Rhythm & News Service will present this year's edition of Sleazy Listening with host Ed Polish. Sleazy Listening is our annual showcase of music perfect for an April Fool's Day.

JPR Seeks Jefferson Exchange Producer

Mar 3, 2017

Jefferson Public Radio (JPR) seeks a producer for its regional civic affairs program, The Jefferson Exchange. The producer’s main duties include identifying issues and topics of regional interest, booking knowledgeable and interesting guests, overseeing Southern Oregon University interns working on the program, occasionally operating the control board, screening calls from listeners and steering overall program direction in collaboration with the program’s host.

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