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. Over the next few weeks, we'll work with our antenna manufacturer to fabricate a more robust backup antenna system and get that installed -- which will improve signal strength yet again.  Long term, we'll need to wait until all the ice melts off the tower to assess the damage to our main antenna system and make repairs, which will cost tens of thousands of dollars.  This will take several months.



Update 3/6/2019 | 11:15 PM-- Engineers have discovered extreme damage to the auxillary and primary antennas on King Mountain. While the Illinois Valley and Cave Junction are receiving an audible signal, many listeners are still experiencing static. Engineers hope to have the auxillary antenna fully functioning by the end of the week which will improve signal quality for many listeners. However, to restore the Classics & News service to normal will require extensive repairs on the antenna which may take 6-8 weeks.


Update 3/4/2019 | 4:30 PM-- JPR Engineers found there has been extreme damage to equipment due to icing on King Mountain site. Our engineers plan on returning to the site tomorrow to begin interim repairs to restore service at a low power. The damaged equipment will require more extensive repairs to restore service to normal.

Update 3/4/2019 | 9:40 AM--  Engineers will attempt to reach the King Mountain tower site again today. They look forward to restoring the main transmitter pending snow conditions.

Update 2/28/2019 | 11:15 AM  -- The Classics & News service in the Rogue Valley on 90.1 FM as well as parts of the Northern California coast are experiencing problems. KSOR is operating on our auxillary transmitter at low power which may impact signal quality in these areas. Our engineer will attempt to reach the site to restore our main transmitter once snow conditions are safe.

Update 2/27/2019 | 4:15 pm -- Due to unsafe snow conditions our engineers were unable to reach the King Mountain tower site from which KSOR broadcasts. Areas affected by this outage include: 

  • Brookings
  • Canyonville
  • Crescent City
  • Green Springs 
  • Gasquet
  • Grants Pass
  • Illinois Valley
  • Rogue Valley
  • Scott Valley
  • Wolf Creek  

Classics & News service KSOR 90.1 FM is off the air in the Rogue Valley due to a power surge which caused equipment at the tower site to fail. Our engineers are not able to reach the site due to unsafe snow conditions at the tower site. They plan to attempt to reach the site on Wednesday, Februrary 27th by snow mobile to diagnose the issue. 

In the meantime, most Rogue Valley residents can listen to Classics & News KSRG 88.3 FM. You can also listen to all three of our services using the Listen Live feature at the top of the page.

Thanks for your patience!