Grady Kirkpatrick

Program Director and Wyoming Sounds Host

Phone: 307-766-6624


Grady has taken a circuitous route from his hometown of Kansas City to Wyoming. Sometime after the London Bridge had fallen down, he moved to Arizona and attended Arizona State University and actually graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. ("He's a Lumberjack and he's OK……..!") He began his radio career in Prescott in 1982 and eventually returned to Kansas City where he continued in radio through the summer of 1991. Public Radio and the Commonwealth of Kentucky beckoned him to the bluegrass state where he worked as Operations/Program Manager at WKMS in Murray and WNKU in Highland Heights just across the Ohio from Cincinnati.

After 16 great years in Kentucky, Grady & Cheryl packed the family (2 kids, 2 cats, and a dog) and headed for Wyoming in the middle of winter to hire on as Music Director for Wyoming Public Media. He hosted Morning Music and now Wyoming Sounds and was also hired as Program Director. Besides radio, Grady has worked in construction and likes to play outdoors. (camp, fish, bike, hike, ski, golf). He loves music, of course, traveling, stargazing and American history.

Ways to Connect

Aug. 30- Sep. 01- Snowy Range Music Festival featuring Leftover Salmon and Friends with Sam Bush, Keller Williams and Bill Payne, Canned Heat, Roy Rogers, Tab Benoit, BeauSoliel avec Michael Doucet, Reverend Peyton and His Big Damned Band, A.J. Croce,  Soul Rebels,  Susan Gibson,  Jay Shogren, Jalan Crossland,  Billy Branch & the Sons of the Blues,  the March Fourth Marching Band,  Blinddog Smokin' and more. Laramie WY

Elk Attack performed live on WPR’s Morning Music

Wyoming Public Media

Wyoming Public Media captured the oral history of Wyoming’s families, farms and ranches during the 2012 Wyoming State Fair. WPM set up a booth giving away fans for the hot summer day and did a live broadcast with Grady Kirkpatrick’s Morning Music featuring an acoustic performance from Wyoming’s Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band.  WPM recorded Wyoming Oral Histories of fairgoers that stopped by to chat. Enjoy a few of these engaging stories on the link below…

State Fair Interviews

Vote for your Top 3 CD picks of 2012. (Read More)

Vote for your Top 3 CD picks of 2012. Vote below the list in COMMENT section. Please include your NAME, TOWN AND E-MAIL. We’ll add up listener picks and compile the Top 20 CD’s of 2012 to play back on Morning Music.  Our list of 2012 CD’s played this year is displayed below.  Thanks for listening and sending in your favorites of 2012.

Choose your Top 3  favorites of 2012. You may have heard something this year that is not on this list.  Write-ins are welcome. Entry deadline is 11:59pm on Dec 25th

Grady Kirkpatrick talked with film producer Jennifer Tennican about documenting the  historic watering hole in Wilson, Wyoming. Includes music from the soundtrack.

The year is starting off with a number of fine new music releases we're featuring on Morning Music

This One's For Him - A Tribute to Guy Clark  celebrating his  70th birthday.  Clark was born in Monahans, Texas on November 6, 1941.