I Love Wyoming Public Radio

I Love Wyoming Public Radio is an initiative to raise awareness for Wyoming Public Radio in Wyoming. You can be a big part of this initiative and help WPR. All it takes it a minute of your time! It's simple; just think what it is you appreciate about Wyoming Public Radio and fill out the form below.

We include these testimonials as support material for grants and other instances where strong community engagement is needed to show Wyoming Public Radio's value to Wyoming. This is very important to Wyoming Public Radio. Granting organizations, as well as state and federal entities, want to know that their resources are being spent on a service that people value. This is where you come in. By making the testimonial you show that you value Wyoming Public Radio.

Wyoming’s I Love Wyoming Public Radio grassroots initiative works in conjunction with the national Protect My Public Media initiative. You can participate in this broad initiative as well, and check out national activity in support of public broadcasting.

Join fellow listeners, community leaders, city and county officials, Wyoming celebrities, and all friends of WPR and provide YOUR testimonial, recorded or written, reflecting the benefits of Wyoming Public Radio to you. We welcome your support! Listen to past testimonials below. Or browse our A-Z list of testimonials.

Advocacy For WPR: Federal Delegation

A selection of testimonials from Wyoming listeners:

Communities across the state also issued official proclamations:

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Jonathan Updike - Palo Alto, CA

Mar 27, 2019

Jonathan loves Wyoming Public Radio because he realized that it helped him view the wider world around him when he was younger. Wyoming Public Radio keeps Jonathan connected to the state of Wyoming after moving. 

Lori Bantekas - Jackson, WY

Feb 8, 2019
Lori Bantekas

Lori is a member of the leadership circle. She loves WPR because she depends on it for her news and entertainment during long drives. 

Caitlin Tan - Pinedale, WY

Feb 8, 2019
Caitlin Tan

Caitlin has grown up listening to WPR and has continued to do so. She loves WPR because of the outreach into arts and culture stories and in-depth feature stories. 

Tony Hoch - Centennial, WY

Feb 8, 2019

Tony has been listening to WPR for thirty years. He loves WPR for all the programs it offers like Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me and Science Friday.  

Paul Heimer - Laramie, WY

Feb 8, 2019
https://unitedwayalbanycounty.org/contact-us/

Paul loves WPR because he loves listening to Wyoming Sounds and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me, as well as all the national and local news coverage. 

University of Wyoming

Laurie believes that every time a person listens to WPR something can be learned. She loves WPR because it is an extension of our education. 

Wyoming Arts Council

Michael loves that WPR is focused on arts and culture. He believes that WPR's focus helps drive people to arts and cultural events in the community.  

Susan Moldenhauer - Laramie, WY

Feb 8, 2019
Susan Moldenhauer

Susan loves WPR because it offers programs like Wyoming Sounds. She thinks that Wyoming Sounds gives people around the country the opportunity to hear musicians from around the state along with well know music. 

Evan Gwin - Laramie, WY

Feb 5, 2019
https://evangwin.bandcamp.com/

Evan is a local musician, he listens to WPR every day. He loves WPR because he believes it is by the people, for the people and helps keep our community connected. 

Elijah True - Buffalo, WY

Feb 5, 2019

Elijah grew up listening to WPR and never stopped. He loves WPR because he enjoys several of the programs including A Way With Words and the state and regional news.  

Deb Smith - Laramie, WY

Feb 5, 2019

Deb is a sustaining member of WPR. She loves WPR because she enjoys the jazz station and news she can count on. 

Dan Hayward - Laramie, WY

Feb 5, 2019
http://wyomingarts.blogspot.com/2012/04/twenty-one-new-artists-join-2012-2013.html

Dan has been listening to WPR for twenty-three years. He loves WPR because he can listen to it and Wyoming Sounds anywhere he goes on his travels. 

Brittany Laughin - Jackson, WY

Feb 5, 2019
https://gtmf.org/contact/

Brittany loves WPR because she believes it is a valuable resource and outlet for the world. 

Bonnie Heidel - Laramie, WY

Feb 4, 2019
http://www.uwyo.edu/wyndd/staff/bonnie-heidel.html

Bonnie believes that WPR is one of her basic needs next to air and water. She loves WPR because it captures the best of Wyoming. 

Anne Mason - Laramie, WY

Feb 4, 2019
http://annemason.weebly.com/bio.html

Anne listens to Morning Edition every day. She loves WPR because it became a part of how she understands the world, and what it means to be a Wyomingite.  

Angela Flint - Lander, WY

Feb 4, 2019

Angela has been living in Wyoming for sixteen years now. She loves and supports WPR because she believes that it is a true representation of Wyoming. 

Andrew Carson - Jackson Hole, WY

Feb 4, 2019

Andrew and his wife are members of the leadership circle, supporting WPR. He loves WPR because of its accurate and objective news coverage as well as its statewide coverage. 

Amy Albrecht - Sheridan, WY

Feb 1, 2019
Amy Albrecht and www.sheridancvc.org/who-are-we/

Amy is a Wyoming transplant and listens to WPR all day, everyday. She loves WPR because she feels like she gets so much more out of public radio and donates regularly.  

Angela DeWolf King - LaPorte, Indiana

Jan 31, 2019
University of Wyoming

Angela listens to WPR daily, and often reccomends Wyoming Sounds to friends and family traveling within the state. She loves that WPR is commited to sharing the music of local artists. 

Tim Sullivan - Laramie, WY

Jul 9, 2018
Albany County, Wyoming

Lifelong Laramie resident and long time Wyoming Public Radio listener Tim Sullivan speaks on his connection to the value public radio holds. From touring the towers when KUWR began when he was in high school to listening to new programs like Wyoming Sounds, Tim enjoys the programming and enjoys having Wyoming Public Radio as a friend.

Bob Austin

Alpine resident, Bob Austin, recalls the early years of Wyoming Public Radio (KUWR) where he served as Program Manager and hosted both a classical music and a jazz program with reel to reel tape machines and turntables. (1967-68)

Ron McIntosh - Laramie, WY

Apr 5, 2018

Ron McIntosh, a Laramie artist, recalls his music show, Night Waves, that he hosted on Wyoming Public Radio in 1985.

Walt Gasson - Laramie, WY

Mar 7, 2018
Walt Gasson

Walt Gasson is 4th generation Wyomingite, a husband, a father, a grandfather, and a conservationist. He supports news where truth takes a back seat to profit and bias. He believes that Wyoming special and its public radio station gets that.

Timothy Link - Laramie, WY

Mar 7, 2018

Timothy moved to Wyoming 22 years ago, and he donates because not only listens, but relies on WPR for so many sources of entertainment, news, weather, and music. He invested in WPR with the time was right, and now maintains his sustaining membership to keep this community institution alive.

Dale Strickland - Cheyenne, WY

Mar 7, 2018
Dale Strickland

Dale has been listening to WPR since 1972 when he came to graduates school at the University of Wyoming. He listened for free for a few years, but realized that the things he treasured most about public radio were only available due to donor funding. He recently joined the Leadership Circle because he realized that it was more affordable than he thought and understands how it maintains the quality of Wyoming Public Radio and the detailed news it provides. 

Sarah Gadd - Cheyenne, WY

Mar 7, 2018

Sarah has began listening to WPR in 1994, and it's been her primary source of news and its context since then. She finds time to listen all throughout the day, and she often finds herself sitting in the driveway waiting for a story to end. She supports WPR at the Leadership Circle level because since she listens so frequently, it's a no-brainer!

Nathan Maier - Laramie, WY

Mar 7, 2018
Nathan Maier

Nathan Maier is a New Jersey transplant that loves how public radio gets him thinking about issues he may not normally be exposed to, and it makes his world a little bit bigger than just Laramie. 

Lois Mottonen - Cheyenne, WY

Mar 7, 2018

Lois is a Wyoming native who find WPR to be an important part of her life with its supply of culture, music, and Wyoming news. She donates at the Leadership Circle level because she wants to keep public radio strong, no matter what happens in Washington, DC.

Mark Bedwell - Summerdale, AL

Mar 7, 2018
Mary Grace Bedwell

Mark is the father of one of the WPR staff members, and began listening in 2014 when she started working here. Though he lives in a small town where he can listen to Florida and Alabama public radio signals, he still chooses to stream WPR at work because it provides that largest variety of local programming.

Marion Yoder - Cheyenne, WY

Mar 7, 2018

Marion remembers the days before WPR had a statewide network and says that this statewide networks knits the community together. She believes that the diverse listeners and stories keeps people open-minded and balanced. 

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