Wyoming Public Media http://wyomingpublicradio.net en 89.9 Signal In Torrington Stronger Than Ever http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/899-signal-torrington-stronger-ever <p>Our Engineers Shane Toven, Reid Fletcher and Ben Slater were hard at work replacing our transmitter and antenna to upgrade the 89.9 signal in Torrington. It's now running at 6000 watts, up from 250 watts.</p><p>For all our listeners in the Torrington area, 89.9 should be much stronger in the region.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:37:55 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 54963 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net 89.9 Signal In Torrington Stronger Than Ever Volunteer For Our Spring Membership Drive http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/volunteer-our-spring-membership-drive <p><span class="userContent">Are you looking for a way to become more involved with <strong><a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=538938216143906&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/WyomingPublicMedia">Wyoming Public Media</a></strong>? </span>Do you love listening to WPR, Classical, or Jazz Wyoming? Do you like meeting new people? Enjoy Laramie restaurants and free food?</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:20:40 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 54804 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Volunteer For Our Spring Membership Drive Wyoming Stories: Wyoming Makes An Impression On Walt Niekamp http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-stories-wyoming-makes-impression-walt-niekamp <p>Walt Niekamp and his wife, Dorothy, lived in Casper years ago where they taught in the Natrona County schools. He has never forgotten Wyoming’s hospitality and landscape. Walt describes how his love for Wyoming, as well as his own career in media, inspired him to support Wyoming Public Media.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:23:26 +0000 Cordelia Zars 54522 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming Stories: Wyoming Makes An Impression On Walt Niekamp Travelers Between Casper and Buffalo Can Now Enjoy Uninterrupted WPM Service http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/travelers-between-casper-and-buffalo-can-now-enjoy-uninterrupted-wpm-service <p>WPM completed installation of a new transmitter and antenna near Kaycee that bridges the stretch of Interstate 25 between Casper and Buffalo.&nbsp; The new signal provides a good amount of overlap with the 91.3 signal from Casper and fades where the 90.5 Buffalo signal begins. &nbsp;A number of new areas between the 90.5 Buffalo and 90.9 Gillette signals along Interstate 90 are also now covered.</p><p>“The new signal, 88.7 KUWK, improves listening in an area that historically has suffered&nbsp;weak coverage” says Shane Toven, WPM Director of Engineering.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:30:42 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 53583 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Travelers Between Casper and Buffalo Can Now Enjoy Uninterrupted WPM Service Wyoming Public Media Received Grant To Fund An Education Reporter http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-public-media-received-grant-fund-education-reporter <p>Wyoming Public Media received a CPB grant to strengthen education reporting in Wyoming as part of the national <em>American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen</em> program. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:27:19 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 53582 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming Public Media Received Grant To Fund An Education Reporter WPM Strengthens Cultural Affairs Reporting http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wpm-strengthens-cultural-affairs-reporting <p>Micah Schweizer, an award winning radio producer from Indiana, joined the staff as the WPM Cultural Affairs and Production Director.&nbsp;</p><p>Schweizer’s task is a broad one—he reports on anything and everything cultural, and includes orchestras, ensembles, bands, museums, artists, writers, among others.&nbsp; Online programs, such as <em>Single Shot Live</em>, are part of his beat. &nbsp;&nbsp;As an introduction to Wyoming, he was assigned the task of driving through the state and recording people for the <em>Wyoming Stories</em> series.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:24:23 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 53581 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net WPM Strengthens Cultural Affairs Reporting WPM Expands Natural Resources And Energy Reporting In Wyoming http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wpm-expands-natural-resources-and-energy-reporting-wyoming <p>Stephanie Joyce joined our reporting staff in the George B. Storer Foundation funded position of National Resources/Energy Reporter.&nbsp; Stephanie is an award-winning reporter from Alaska.&nbsp; Her reporting focuses on issues that impact Wyoming’s natural resources and energy extraction and use.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>“Wyoming is at the vortex of natural resource protection and energy production and research.&nbsp; This is an exciting area to cover because it brings so many disparate interests together,” says Stephanie Joyce, WPM Natural Resources/Energy reporter.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:16:13 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 53579 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net WPM Expands Natural Resources And Energy Reporting In Wyoming Wyoming Public Media Expands Energy Reporting Through A Multi-State CPB Grant http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-public-media-expands-energy-reporting-through-multi-state-cpb-grant <p>WPM will partner with Wyoming PBS in a two year grant awarded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to report on energy-related issues in the Rocky Mountain area. &nbsp;Wyoming will join public broadcasters in Colorado and North Dakota to provide coverage of energy that explores tradeoffs and opportunities, and the effects of energy policy, production, use and innovation.</p><p>While originating with a focus on the energy boom states of Wyoming, Colorado, and North Dakota and Wyoming, the reporting will explore issues of national interest and importance.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:13:51 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 53578 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net WPM News Department Captures Multiple Awards http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wpm-news-department-captures-multiple-awards-0 <p>In 2013 WPM’s award-winning news department added several more plaques to its wall of awards.&nbsp; Led by veteran news director Bob Beck, the news team brought home awards in a variety of categories:</p><p>Best News Program:&nbsp; Open Spaces “The Uranium show.”</p><p>Best Investigative Story:&nbsp; Carbon Sink</p><p>Best Writing: &nbsp;Douglas residents fear flaring</p><p>Soft Feature:&nbsp; Carp can be composted&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:09:51 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 53577 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net WPM News Department Captures Multiple Awards Lander/Riverton and the Wind River Reservation Received Stronger Wyoming Public Radio Service http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/landerriverton-and-wind-river-reservation-received-stronger-wyoming-public-radio-service <p>Wyoming Public Radio is now heard on 90.9 in the Wind River corridor. &nbsp; Classical Wyoming, WPM’s classical music service, is now heard on 91.9.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Wyoming Public Media (WPM) changed frequencies in the Lander/Riverton area.</p><p>“The stronger KUWW 90.0 ensures an improved signal and has a broader reach.&nbsp; The new signal represents a power increase from 10 watts to 8,000 watts,” says Shane Toven, WPM Director of Engineering.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:59:40 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 53575 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Spring 2014 Community Recordings Schedule http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/spring-2014-community-recordings-schedule <p><strong>Jackson: </strong>January 3 – <strong><a href="http://tclib.org/" target="_blank">Teton County Library</a></strong></p><p><strong>Evanston: </strong>February 27 &amp; 28 – <strong><a href="http://www.uintaeducation.org/" target="_blank">Uinta Boces Education Center</a></strong>, room 202</p><p><strong>Rawlins: </strong>March 13 &amp; 14 – <a href="http://carboncolibrary.state.wy.us/siteshours/rawlinslibrary.html"><strong>Rawlins</strong><strong> Library</strong></a>, Carbon Room</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:04:25 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 53024 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Spring 2014 Community Recordings Schedule WPM MLK Day Specials - Monday Jan. 20th http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wpm-mlk-day-specials-monday-jan-20th <p><strong>2pm - King’s Last </strong><strong>March</strong></p><p>Although it was one of the most challenging and controversial chapters of his career, the final year of King's life has not been the focus of significant public attention. This dramatic and illuminating documentary uses a rich mix of archival tape, oral histories and contemporary interviews to paint a vivid picture of what may have been the most difficult year of Dr. King's life.</p><p><strong>8pm - A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. </strong></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:36:38 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 52746 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net WPM MLK Day Specials - Monday Jan. 20th Reverend Freakchild: In My Time Of Dying http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/reverend-freakchild-my-time-dying <p>New York-based bluesman<strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reverend-Freakchild/137706819606417" target="_blank"> Reverend Freakchild </a></strong>brings some old-time religion to Single Shot Live.</p><p>http://youtu.be/5UtcQM0rSHE</p><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/129356442&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:30:13 +0000 Micah Schweizer, Ben Slater & Anna Rader 52563 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Reverend Freakchild: In My Time Of Dying 88.7 FM: Our Newest Frequency http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/887-fm-our-newest-frequency <p>Construction of the new signal to serve Kaycee and I-25 between Casper and Buffalo is complete.&nbsp; The new 1,600 watt signal can be heard in many areas where no other WPR service was previously available.&nbsp; We are already receiving reports from a number of listeners about the new signal. Turn your dial to 88.7 FM if you happen to be traveling in that part of the state, or if you live in or near Kaycee.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:20:56 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 52149 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net 88.7 FM: Our Newest Frequency Wyoming Stories Podcast #1 http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-stories-podcast-1 <p>Stories about domestic abuse, burlesque dancing, Buffalo Bill’s chef, and learning to read.</p><p>Subscribe to the <em>Wyoming Stories</em> podcast<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wyoming-stories/id766036813"> </a><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wyoming-stories/id766036813"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:48:44 +0000 Micah Schweizer & Willow Belden 49169 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming Stories Podcast #1 Gooding: I'm Not Listening http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/gooding-im-not-listening <div class="col1"><div class="pageSection" id="pageSection_columnOne"><p><a href="http://www.goodingmusic.com/"><strong>Gooding</strong></a> is soul-stirring, animated Rock ‘n’ Roll from the plains. Guitarist/Singer and namesake “Gooding” and his band of brothers, Jesse Rich and Billy Driver, have been touring nonstop for 8 years. Their live shows are infused with the confident energy and heart-on-your-sleeve emotion that only comes from 3 childhood friends living out their dream on the road.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5irOlojj7Qc</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:00:18 +0000 Micah Schweizer, Ben Slater & Anna Rader 48354 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Gooding: I'm Not Listening Record goal of $340,000 for the Fall Fund Drive, raised! http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/record-goal-340000-fall-fund-drive-raised <p><span class="userContent">We did it! Wyoming Public Media made our record goal of $340,000. Thank you to all of our listeners who called and made a pledge to <a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=538938216143906&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/WyomingPublicMedia?directed_target_id=0">Wyoming Public Media</a> and supported all of our services.&nbsp; It was possible thanks to your m</span><span class="userContent">embership</span><span class="userContent"> support! Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:44:07 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 48255 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Record goal of $340,000 for the Fall Fund Drive, raised! 2013 Fall Membership Drive: Pet Wednesday http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/2013-fall-membership-drive-pet-wednesday <p>Thank you to everyone who posted their pictures for our 2013 Fall Membership Drive during our fun tradition of Pet Wednesday! Check out these Wyoming Public Media listeners and their public radio loving pets.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:45:31 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 48141 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net 2013 Fall Membership Drive: Pet Wednesday Lynn Miles: More http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/lynn-miles-more <p><strong><a href="http://www.lynnmilesmusic.com/">Lynn Miles </a></strong>is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. With seven albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, and a 2003 Juno Award for Roots &amp; Traditional Solo Album of the Yea<span class="text_exposed_show">r, she has certainly found her strength over time.</span></p><p><br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtcIbOTJHsc</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:12:54 +0000 Micah Schweizer, Ben Slater & Anna Rader 48023 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Lynn Miles: More General Manager Letter, Fall 2013 http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/general-manager-letter-fall-2013 <p>Dear WPM Members and Listeners --</p><p>Thank you for your dedication and support for Wyoming Public Media!&nbsp; You often hear us say that YOU, the individual, are our most stable source of revenue.&nbsp; I can&#39;t stress this point enough.&nbsp; While state and federal funding reacts to the economy, your individual support remains&nbsp;true.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:49:59 +0000 Christina Kuzmych 47924 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net There Is No Mountain: Waterbound http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/there-no-mountain-waterbound <p><strong><a href="http://www.thereisnomountain.com/">There Is No Mountain</a></strong> is a reference to a Zen koan, a lyric from a Donovan song, and an Americana/psych-pop duo known for its catchy off-kilter sonic adventures. The Portland, Oregon based band are married couple Kali G<span class="text_exposed_show">iaritta</span><span class="text_exposed_show"> and Matt Harmon. African rhythms, jazz harmonies, classical arrangements, theatrical melodies, and psychedelic sounds are all a part of There Is No Mountain. </span></p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FATICBF0V0</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:38:42 +0000 Micah Schweizer, Ben Slater & Anna Rader 47688 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net There Is No Mountain: Waterbound Underhill Rose: Little House http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/underhill-rose-little-house <p>Asheville based Americana band <strong><a href="http://www.underhillrose.com/">Underhill Rose</a></strong> kicks off our new web music series, Single Shot Live. Grab a cup of coffee (or your drink of choice) and listen to Underhill Rose and their heartfelt country tune, "Little House".</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04trdjSbobo</p><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/110081203" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:42:26 +0000 Micah Schweizer, Ben Slater & Anna Rader 46798 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Underhill Rose: Little House Wyoming Stories featured in the Los Angeles Times http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-stories-featured-los-angeles-times <p>Wyoming Public Media's project, <strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/programs/wyoming-stories">Wyoming Stories</a></strong>, was recently featured in an article by the Los Angeles Times by reporter <span class="toolSet" style="width: 335px;"><span class="byline" itemprop="author">John M. Glionna</span></span>. <strong><a href="http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-wyoming-stories-20130905,0,3869092,full.story">Click here</a></strong> to read the full story.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:50:14 +0000 Anna Rader 46637 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming Stories featured in the Los Angeles Times WPM Meet and Greet http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wpm-meet-and-greet-0 <p>Wyoming Public Media’s General Manager Christina Kuzmych, Director of Engineering Shane Toven, and WPM Engineer Reid Fletcher will be in Sheridan for a Meet and Greet, Friday August 30th, from 7:30-9 am.</p><p>The Meet and Greet will be held at <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/JavaMooon">Java Moon</a></strong>, located on 170 North Main in Sheridan. Stop by to chat about WPM, ask questions, have coffee, and meet a few other public &nbsp;radio listeners in your area.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:29:14 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 45691 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net WPM Meet and Greet Coming in September: Single Shot Live http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/coming-september-single-shot-live <p>Music is just the thing to perk up your day! <strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/programs/single-shot-live">Single Shot Live</a></strong> will bring you one song recorded live at the WPM studios and the artist’s comments about the song, plus a slide-show of the performance. If you know a musician or group that you’d like to hear (and see), let us know. And if you’re a musician or group that would like to be featured, that’s right, let us know.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 22:22:40 +0000 Micah Schweizer & Anna Rader 45142 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Coming in September: Single Shot Live HD Radio drawing winner, Marsha Knight http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/hd-radio-drawing-winner-marsha-knight <p>Congratulations to our HD Radio winner, Marsha Knight, Professor of Theatre &amp; Dance at the University of Wyoming. She took a break from this summer’s Snowy Range Dance Festival to pick up her new HD Radio she won in the year-end membership drive drawing.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:26:23 +0000 Anna Rader 44262 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net HD Radio drawing winner, Marsha Knight News Director Bob Beck reflects on 25 years at WPR http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/news-director-bob-beck-reflects-25-years-wpr <p>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.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:08:53 +0000 Willow Belden 42645 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net News Director Bob Beck reflects on 25 years at WPR Wyoming Public Media's Shades of Ireland Tour http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-public-medias-shades-ireland-tour <p>WPM’s Shades of Ireland tour landed in Dublin on June 10<sup>th</sup> following an overnight flight from Denver. Our group included twelve Wyomingites, yours truly and my wife Cheryl, Rick Dowe, Jim and Carol Jacobs, Ron and Brenda Delaney all from Laramie, Rick and Sue Chambers from Cheyenne, Sue Ann Robertson from Casper along with her sister Grace Robertson from Wilson and Glen Mooney from Sheridan.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:15:35 +0000 Grady Kirkpatrick 42587 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming Public Media's Shades of Ireland Tour StoryCorps coming to Cheyenne July 12. Reservations are now open http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/storycorps-coming-cheyenne-july-12-reservations-are-now-open <p><strong>To make a reservation for StoryCorps stop in Cheyenne, click</strong> <a href="http://storycorps.org/stops/cheyenne-wy/"><strong>here </strong></a><strong>or call 800-850-4406.</strong></p><p><strong><a href="http://storycorps.org/">StoryCorps</a></strong>, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs, will record interviews in Cheyenne from Fri. July 12 to Sat. Aug. 3 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:28:48 +0000 Anna Rader 42543 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net StoryCorps coming to Cheyenne July 12. Reservations are now open Sonnet: “Dispatches from the Western Front” http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/sonnet-dispatches-western-front <p>In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, University of Wyoming student Zack Anderson began advertising his services around campus. The English and French major is offering customized sonnets for a fee. Wyoming Public Media requested that Anderson write a love poem… for us.</p><p></p><p>Here, nigh the end of our postmodern age,</p><p>the news is bred on free-range server farms</p><p>and in the brains of citizenry rage</p><p>incertitude, distress, ennui, alarm,</p><p></p><p>complacency.&nbsp; These bitter villains leach</p><p>the human spirit from our cynic scene.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:49:03 +0000 Zack Anderson 36091 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Sonnet: “Dispatches from the Western Front”