Signal Status & Impairments

JPR Engineer Darin Ransom climbs the KSOR tower on King Mountain to make a winter repair.

JPR operates one of the largest terrestrial broadcast networks in the United States.  Much of our equipment is housed in remote mountaintop communication facilities that can be difficult to reach during harsh weather conditions.  And, very few of these facilities have back-up electrical power making them susceptible to service interruptions when commercial power fails.  Additionally, many listeners receive JPR via low-power FM translators which are not able to be monitored in our studios.

Because of these factors, JPR relies heavily on listener reports of service anomalies, impairments and outages. Known impairments and/or outages will be posted to this page.

If you're experiencing an interruption in your service please submit your report using the form below-- this will alert our chief engineer and also other key staff about issues that need to be addressed. When in doubt please let us know!


Service Alert 1300 AM

Jun 17, 2019

Update 5/3/2019 | 8:30 am -- Service will continue to experience interruptions as we adjust to our new equipment.

Update 5/3/2019 | 8:30 am -- After switching from our T1 line to a satellite, we have discovered the new equipment has inadequate capacity to carry our signal. A second satellite will be installed this Friday and our engineers will travel to the site next week to complete setup. 

Update 5/3/2019 | 8:30 am -- Another issue is affecting KPMO. Our engineers are looking into it and will restore service as soon as possible. 

Update 6/17/2019 | 9:30 am -- Our service will continue to experience interruptions while we actively work to resolve issues with our equipment.

Update 6/14/2019 | 9:00 am -- Our engineers are travelling to the site early this afternoon to diagnose the issue. They will return to the site early next week to begin repairs.

Both JPR services in Eureka are experiencing issues due to a utility outage earlier today. After power was restored, our internet service failed to come back. We will restore service as soon as possible.

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 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.