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Posts published in “Day: May 19, 2009”

40 years of the sound of Jefferson

The state of Jefferson - that area taking in part of southwest Oregon and California north of Redding - may be more a state of mind than it is anything else. But there is a media presence. At least one California weekly proclaims itself the newspaper of Jefferson.

And there's Jefferson Public Radio, now celebrating its 40th anniversary. A fine piece today in the Medford Mail Tribune runs through its history.

Based at Southern Oregon University at Ashland (at the FM station KSOR), JPR has helped keep that southern region a region apart from the rest of Oregon (the rest of which is served by Oregon Public Broadcasting). It does something else too in this time of large-scale broadcasting: It brings a genuinely local flavor to radio in the area.

You can celebrate too: Give 'em a listen.