A signal receiver has failed again, leaving the Bellingham translator unable to broadcast a clean feed of the NPR News service. We are working with the manufacturer to get a replacement as soon as possible, but briefly, 104.7 will air the NPR and Classical Music service instead.

We are deeply disappointed in the repeated equipment problems associated with this translator, and apologize for any inconvenience.

During this period, you can listen to the NPR News service on this page.  

The Mayor’s office has released a report detailing the potential economic impacts of coal exports on Seattle. The report looked at how an increase in coal train traffic through the city would affect property values, roads, traffic and local businesses.

The translator carrying our NPR News service to the Bellingham area on 104.7 FM will be off the air for about an hour beginning at 8 PM. This is to allow the owners of the site to carry out maintenance work.

During this outage, Bellingham listeners can still tune in to the NPR News service online on this page.  Another choice is to tune in to the NPR and Classical Music service at 91.7 FM, KZAZ. 

We regret any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.  

Photo by John Ryan / Northwest News Network

Problems in Puget Sound have led Shell Oil to cancel its plans for drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean this year. KUOW's John Ryan reports from the Bellingham waterfront.

The Arctic Challenger is Shell's oil-spill containment barge. It's here behind me at the Bellingham Shipping Terminal. It's supposed to be in place in the Arctic to help mop up any oil spills. It's been under construction here at the Bellingham Shipping Terminal for months.