Testimonials

I Love Wyoming Public Radio: Written Listener Testimonials

Mar 3, 2021

Thank you to the many listeners who wrote us why they love public radio in Wyoming!

Patrick Crow - Newcastle, WY

Feb 18, 2020

Pat has loved WPR since he served as a newscaster for the station in 1968. He loves how the once small station on the University of Wyoming campus has grown into a statewide media source. 

Ken Bader - Former KUWR Director of Programming

Jan 30, 2017
Ken Bader

 

I was KUWR's Director of Programming from 1977-78. During my tenure, KUWR became a 50,000-watt NPR affiliate. Mick McLean was in charge of news, Curt Snook programmed classical music, and John Baxter coordinated the students. Our guiding light was General Manager and public radio pioneer John McMullen, one of the coolest guys on the planet.

I went on from KUWR to be an anchor, writer, and editor for the Voice of America. I then became Senior Editor of Monitor Radio, The World, and NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Rev. Marilyn Engstrom - Speech Team Aired On KUWR - 1967

Sep 27, 2016
Marilyn Engstrom

This is Marilyn Engstrom. I live in Laramie, Wyoming, and I remember in the fall or in the winter of 1966-67, in that era. WPR joined with the Wyoming high school speech association and they had a radio broadcast as part of the speech team here on campus and the students that competed. We were given a piece of teletype. They had to quickly edit that news and present that along with a 5 minute commentary or editorial. It was a great fun, and I remember climbing up to the 4th floor of the Wyoming Union and getting to see the facilities and participate in that contest.

Frank Imhoff - Former KUWR News Director

Sep 22, 2016
Frank Imhoff

I was coordinator for news and public affairs for KUWR roughly during the Reagan years. I arrived in August 1980 and succeeded Abby Kendrick, who left to teach broadcast journalism at Howard University. John McMullen was the general manager, Mick McLean the program director, Dave Worley the chief engineer, Curt Snook the fine arts coordinator, and Tom Wilhelm was the king of bluegrass as long as I can remember.

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Don Woods served as the Chief Engineer and Morning Host for KUWR   (1984-2007). 

When I arrived in October 1984, the drives were once a year. My first two years at WPR (84-86) I did not participate in the fund drive, for I was the Chief Engineer and only air staff and students took part.

Will Murphy

I miss my time at KUWR, working with Frank Imhoff, Don Woods, Charles Pelkey, Lee Christian, and Audrey Waldock. There was Pete Buchin the opera guy, and Tom Wilhelm with “Ranch Breakfast,” amazing even back then, Chris Heck and Dave Worley, also a few of my favorite KUWR-ers, and Marci, the Morning Edition host.

Pat Wolfinbarger, Designer Of WPR's First Website

Mar 9, 2016
Pat Wolfinbarger

The First WPR Website

As Wyoming Public Radio, i.e. Wyoming Public Media, celebrates its 50th anniversary, it has been involved with the ever changing online world for more than a third of its existence.

Public Radio, KUWR, first developed a website in 1997-98. It was created by Grafikat Design Company. It was a simple site, like many at the time, featuring links to programming information, weather and road condition, the University of Wyoming, and most importantly, membership pledge and associated gift levels.

Jim Kearns

Matt Mead, Former Governor Of Wyoming

Jan 26, 2015
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Wyoming Senator John Barrasso

Sep 18, 2014

Wyoming Public Radio provides high-quality, locally focused programming that isn't offered anywhere else.

With a statewide broadcast, WPR plays an important role in keeping people across the cowboy state informed on what’s going on in Wyoming and the world.

Thanks to your dedication, folks in Wyoming know they can rely on Wyoming Public Radio for news and programming that matter to their lives.

Dave Freudenthal, Former Governor Of Wyoming

Sep 11, 2014

Wyoming's Former First Lady Carol Mead

Sep 9, 2014
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Wyoming Brothers Al And Pete Simpson

Sep 8, 2014
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Wyoming Senator Cynthia Lummis

Sep 4, 2014

Former Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi

Sep 4, 2014
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Pete and Lynn Simpson - Cody WY

Feb 19, 2014
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This is Pete and this is Lynn Simpson.

Lynn: With Wyoming Public Radio we can participate as members of the world, as members of our nation. We can be informed; we have access, what is happening in our lives as Americans.

Pete: It isn’t shrill, it’s reasonable. And in a world of shrillness and sharpness and sound-bites, point is there’s language. There’s depth, there’s reason. This station, this connection, does not abandon reason or thoughtful consideration.

This is Pete and this is Lynn Simpson.

WPM Testimonials

Dec 5, 2012

“I’ve listened to you since probably the early ‘70’s. To me, it’s a lifeline to reality. You’re intelligent, and you can be trusted, I believe. I depend on you for that. To the day I die, I will be listening to public radio, no doubt.”

Annika

“We have it on, like, all day at my house. My family kind of listens to it together. There are no ads, and that’s really helpful. WPR just helps with letting people know what they need to know.”

Bronwyn