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JPR Station KSJK Destroyed In Almeda Drive Fire

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Darin Ransom
KSJK transmitter building in Jackson County destroyed by the Almeda Drive Fire.

JPR's Rogue Valley News & Information Service station KSJK/1230AM was destroyed last night in the Almeda Drive fire.

While the tower located just off I-5, Exit 19 remains sound, the equipment building and all the equipment necessary to operate the station are a total loss. According to JPR Director of Engineering, Darin Ransom, the transmitter and equipment were reduced to "a pile of electronic ash."

JPR Executive Director Paul Westhelle says that rebuilding the station will take several months and require exploration of funding sources to purchase a new transmitter and equipment.

JPR's News and Information Service remains available at 102.3 FM in the Ashland/Medford area. It can also be streamed at ijpr.org or accessed via JPR's mobile apps or by using a smart speaker.