KVLA in Coachella Valley is down due to storm damage

Update: KVLA is back online and broadcasting as of 2:43pm, 7/21/15.

PASADENA – July 21, 2015: Due to heavy rains that pounded the region this past weekend, KVLA 90.3 FM is temporarily out of service. 

KVLA serves the Coachella Valley communities of Indio, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and Indian Wells, and is owned and operated by Southern California Public Radio (SCPR). 

Repairs are underway, and the signal is scheduled to be in working order by the end of the day. 

“We apologize for the disruption of our service to all of our listeners in the region” stated Edgar Aguirre, Managing Director of External Relations and Strategic Initiatives for SCPR.  “The heavy damage was to the access road to the transmitter, and that has caused delays to the repairs.  Nevertheless, we should be back on the air by the end of the day today.”

About Southern California Public Radio

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public radio network that operates 89.3 KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 89.1 KUOR-FM in the Inland Empire, 90.3 KVLA in the Coachella Valley, 89.9 FM in Santa Barbara, and 89.5 KJAI Ojai in Ventura County. Reaching more than 700,000 listeners every week, SCPR is the most listened-to public radio news service of any kind in Southern California. SCPR serves the diverse communities of Southern California with award winning local news coverage as well as the most National Public Radio (NPR) content available anywhere in the region. SCPR's flagship station, KPCC, has garnered more than 300 journalistic honors since 1999, more than all of the other radio stations in Los Angeles combined. SCPR features signature public radio programs from APM, the BBC and PRI. Listeners around the globe can access news, join blogs, download podcasts, as well as hear a live web stream at www.scpr.org.

  • Contact:         Edgar Aguirre
  • Phone:           626.583-5277
  • Email:            eaguire [at] scpr.org