Boise State Public Radio welcomes the public to tour its new broadcast facility from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd. in Boise.
KBSX and KBSU studios, newsroom and production spaces will all be open for informal tours.
The new $1.1 million broadcast facility represents the first time in the station's nearly 60-year history that it has had a permanent broadcast space under one roof.
Open house guests will be able to meet and mingle with KBSX reporters, producers and staffers. Boise band Shakin' Not Stirred will play and the B-town Bistro food truck will provide lunch.
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More on the new space, which was donated to the station by Boise State University:
— Construction on the broadcast center began in August 2013. All staff were moved in by March 2014.
— Since 2011, Boise State Public Radio had been operating from two locations.
— For more than two decades shows like Morning Edition and All Things Considered were hosted locally in small, 8-by-6 sound booths that were meant as temporary studios.
Boise State Public Radio is Idaho’s largest NPR affiliate, reaching a million Idahoans throughout the state.