Service Alert: Redding

Jan 15, 2020

Update 3/5/2020 | 1:00 pm -- Our engineer was able to restore power to our News & Information service on 1330 AM. Our Rhythm & News service on 89.7 FM remains at low power. The damage to the main antenna system is severe and we are assessing all our options for repair.

Update 1/28/2020 | 11:45 am -- Our engineer is travelling to our Hatchet Ridge site on Wednesday, February 26 to work on repairing the damaged equipment. He will need to shut off power to the site while he works and expects service to be down between noon and 4pm.

Update 1/28/2020 | 9:15 am -- On Thursday our engineer was able to reach our Bear Springs site on Hatchet Ridge by snowmobile and discovered significant damage to the site, including a microwave antenna that became dislodged due to a severe weather event. Our Rhythm and News Service at 89.7 FM is currently operating on a backup transmission system at 20% of its normal strength until repairs to the main system can be completed. Parts are currently being manufactured but work may need to continue throughout the winter and early spring. In addition, our News & Info service on 1330 AM is impaired and we are working to diagnose the problem.

Update 1/24/2020 | 8:30 am-- Our engineer succeeded in restoring News & Information on 1330 AM and Classics & News on 96.9 FM. 

Update 1/23/2020 | 1:45 pm-- Our engineer has discovered significant damage to our KNCA transmitter site. A microwave antenna has become dislodged due to a severe weather event. The antenna facing Redding and Southfork has also suffered damage. He has relocated our transmitter link to another antenna and succeeded in restoring Classics & News on 96.9 FM. He is continuing to assess damage to the site and will restore Rhythm & News and New & Information as soon as possible. 

Update 1/22/2020 | 3:45 pm-- Rhythm & News on 89.7 FM is back off the air due to ice. Our engineer plans to visit the site tomorrow to assess the damage.

Update 1/20/2020 | 9:00 am-- On Monday our engineer was able to reach our site by snowmobile and discovered severe icing on the tower. He brought the site to low power, restoring Rhythm & News on 89.7 FM for some listeners. However, News & Information on 1330 AM and Classics & News on 96.9 FM remain off the air. The site will need to operate at low power until conditions improve.

Update 1/16/2020 | 9:45 am-- Road conditions are too severe for our engineer to visit the site today.

All three services in Redding, California are experiencing issues. Our engineer surveyed a site today to try and locate the issue and will visit another site tomorrow, road and weather conditions permitting. 

In the meantime, you can hear all three of our service using the Listen Live feature at the top of this page, or the JPR app.

Thanks for your patience!