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!


Things just got a whole lot better for classical music fans in Shasta County. Jefferson Public Radio is thrilled to announce that their Classics and News Service is now available at 101.1 FM in the Redding area. The new frequency, KWCA, is a full power FM station operating at almost 5,000 watts, which will provide a significant improvement in coverage and audio quality to the region. 

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.

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.