Wyoming Public Radio

Nancy Watkins

My husband and I are North Carolina residents, but have had a home in Jackson for many years. Until our recent retirement, we were not able to spend extended time in Wyoming.

This is our first winter stay and for the first time, we brought our “girls” with us. Even though we have had an excellent caretaker at home, there was no way we were going to leave Lily, 12-years-old and blind, and Roxie, 9-years-old, for the winter.        

Courtesy of the Wyoming State Archives

This week we have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of Wyoming Public Radio and in that time we’ve encountered some interesting characters, dignitaries, and just plain interesting folks. One person that qualified for all three of those categories was former Governor Ed Herschler. 

Peter O'Dowd Reflects On His Start At Wyoming Public Radio

Sep 15, 2016
WBUR

  

WBUR's Peter O'Dowd wishing us a happy 50th anniversary and reflecting on his start at Wyoming Public Radio.

Wyoming Public Radio celebrates its fiftieth anniversary Wednesday, September 14th 2016. Station News Director Bob Beck joined Morning Edition Host Caroline Ballard to reflect on his time at the station, the changes that have taken place, and what the future might hold.

Today on Open Spaces: A transgender Laramie high student is now running for a seat on the school board.

Budget cutting is the topic of the day in state government and the latest debate over the management of wolves.

Join us Friday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at Noon for Open Spaces from Wyoming Public Radio News. You can listen to archived programs at www.wyomingpublicmedia.org.

Wyoming Public Radio Wins Three 2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards

Apr 19, 2016
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The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced that Wyoming Public Radio is the winner of three regional Edward R. Murrow awards. 

The highly coveted awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world.

Coal Creek TAP

Wyoming Public Radio celebrated 50 years of service and the release of a new brew from Coal Creek TAP, The HumaNature Spring Hefeweizen on March 22nd, 2016.

Jim Kearns

The Wyoming Public Radio News Department was awarded three Regional Edward R. Murrow awards today. WPR competes in region three in the small market category. 

News Director Bob Beck said that everyone is excited about the news. "These are highly sought after awards and are difficult to win. I am extremely proud of our news team for their commitment to excellence. To win three awards in one year is amazing." 

Special Premium: The Best of WPR Package

Mar 26, 2015

Good news Wyoming Public Media listeners! We have a brand new thank-you gift for the Spring Membership Drive. Drum roll..."The Best of WPR Package!"

For a pledge of $480 or you can break it down to $40/month, you'll receive:
• 2 Chico Bison bags 
• 1 Bison ceramic mug
• 1 Bison T-shirt
• 1 I Heart Pet Bowl

Liz Rader

Check out slideshow above to see the menagerie of pets who listen to Wyoming Public Radio! Thank you to everyone who posted pictures of your pets on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for Pet Wednesday. 

 

Here's a fun story from two of our listeners that was too good not to share! Photos of their pets are in the slideshow above:

 

WPM 2014 Photo Contest Winners

Nov 3, 2014
by Shaun Peterson

Wyoming Through Listeners’ Eyes!

Congratulations to this year’s Wyoming Public Media Photo Contest winners!

Click the arrows on the photo above to see listeners' top pick in each category.

To see more winning pictures, click here. (4 winners in each category)

Luke Bell: Rattlesnake Man

Oct 6, 2014
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Mountain Dog by Katie Roenigk

Check out the menagerie of pets listening to Wyoming Public Radio! Thanks to everyone who posted pictures of your pets on our Facebook for Pet Wednesday and for our photo contest.

The "My Pet Loves Wyoming Public Radio Contest" ran from Oct. 1st-Oct. 8th.

"My Pet Loves Wyoming Public Radio" Photo Contest site.

Pamela Ten Eyck

Anna Rader

Erin O’Doherty and photographer Dan Hayward, whose image we're using on our Fall 2015 gifts, proudly model the new bison long sleeve t-shirt and mug that we are offering as thank you gifts for membership donations to Wyoming Public Media. 

Diana Denison

When Jarl Mohn, NPR’s new CEO, first mentioned that he planned to make a short trip across the U.S in a single-engine plane, dropping in on stations along the way, Wyoming Public Radio got on the list. We were warned that if selected, we would have to be ready immediately, and we would have to flexible just in case weather and flight logistics got in the way. In short, the plan needed to be quick, simple, and adjustable.  No disappointment if it didn’t happen!

NPR CEO Jarl Mohn is visiting NPR member stations across the country and recently stopped by Wyoming Public Media. Mohn took over his position July first. He has worked in commercial broadcasting in both radio and television and has experience with MTV, the E television network, and even XM. He tells Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck how that background will help him guide NPR.

Family From Staten Island Visits Wyoming Public Media

Jul 21, 2014
Diana Denison

The Kass family from Staten Island, NY are WPR members and part of the "Greater Cowboy Diaspora."

They visited Wyoming Public Media in July on their summer trip.

Wyoming Public Radio Signal Improves West Of The Tetons

Feb 6, 2014

Wyoming Public Radio’s signal has moved from 91.3 FM to 91.7 FM.  Responding to public comments about signal deterioration, Wyoming Public Media applied to the FCC and was granted a modification for translator station K217ED.  The signal is boosted from 99 to 250 watts, and the transmitter will be raised higher.  This should improve both the quality and the signal strength of Wyoming Public Radio for listeners in the west side of the Tetons.

The Beatles In America - 1964: On Wyoming Public Radio

Feb 5, 2014

The Beatles in America - 1964 on Wyoming Public Radio

  • Friday Feb 7 at 11am
  • Sunday Feb 9 at 2pm (repeat)

Celebrate the British Invasion and the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles first trip to America.

As part of the UW request to the Wyoming legislature, WPM requested $2.5 million in the 2014 legislative session for critical infrastructure upgrades and replacements. WPM operates sites throughout the state.  Many of them are operating on equipment far past its useful time.  The most critical sites serve Laramie/Cheyenne and Rock Springs. 

“Wyoming Public Radio” is a state treasure.  Every Wyomingite should be able to access on ratio the public programming it provides, as well as critical emergency broadcasts,” says Christina Kuzmych, WPM General Manager.

The Ranch Breakfast Show Celebrates 33 Years

Jan 8, 2014
Jeremy Martin/Boomerang photographer

Host Tom Wilhelm of the "Ranch Breakfast Show" is celebrating 33 years of being on air with Wyoming Public Radio. The bluegrass radio show started in the early 1980s and has continued to be a great local music program.

Jeff Lockwood interviewed on Science Friday

Jan 3, 2014
Erin O'Doherty

Jeffrey Lockwood, University of Wyoming professor, entomologist and author of The Infested Mind: Why Humans Fear, Love, and Loathe Insects, was interviewed on Science Friday via one of Wyoming Public Radio's studios.

The Wyoming Public Radio news team offers some holiday memories.

Pet Wednesday! Pledge your support to Wyoming Public Radio!

Oct 9, 2013
Kathy Dempsey

Join the fun by making a pledge!

News reporters Bob Beck and Willow Belden were in the studio this morning. Pet Wednesday is a fun tradition during Wyoming Public Media's Fall Membership Drive.

"Like" us and post a picture of you and your pet(s) on the Wyoming Public Media facebook page.

Willow Belden

Wyoming Public Radio’s news director, Bob Beck, has been with the station for 25 years this month. During that time, the station has received 81 national, regional and state awards. Bob himself is a two-time winner of Edward R. Murrow awards and has contributed to two Emmy-award-winning television projects.

Wyoming Public Media Holiday Open House

Dec 7, 2012
Wyoming Public Media

Wyoming Public Radio celebrated the holidays at our Open House  Dec. 7 from 11 am - 4 pm.