Behind The Scenes http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en NPR's CEO Jarl Mohn Stops By Wyoming Public Media http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/nprs-ceo-jarl-mohn-stops-wyoming-public-media <p>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.&nbsp; No disappointment if it didn’t happen!</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:48:50 +0000 Christina Kuzmych 62004 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org NPR's CEO Jarl Mohn Stops By Wyoming Public Media Family From Staten Island Visits Wyoming Public Media http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/family-staten-island-visits-wyoming-public-media <p>The Kass family from Staten Island, NY are WPR members and part of the "Greater Cowboy Diaspora."</p><p>They visited Wyoming Public Media in July on their summer trip.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:37:39 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 61657 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Family From Staten Island Visits Wyoming Public Media Colorado Bluegrass Band Thunder And Rain On Morning Music http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/colorado-bluegrass-band-thunder-and-rain-morning-music <p><span class="userContent">Golden, Colorado bluegrass band <a href="http://thunderandrainmusic.com/home" target="_blank"><strong>Thunder and Rain </strong></a>are known for their "Mountain Made Colorado Country" music. Three of the five band members, guitarist and vocalist Erinn Lukes, mandolin player Pete Weber, and <span class="userContent">banjo player and vocalist </span> R.P. Oates stopped by Wyoming Public Media on June 6. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:43:00 +0000 Anna Rader 59464 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Colorado Bluegrass Band Thunder And Rain On Morning Music Local Cub Scout Troop Tours Wyoming Public Radio http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/local-cub-scout-troop-tours-wyoming-public-radio <p>Pat Gabriel, Wyoming Public Radio’s Afternoon Host, showed Shawn’s cub scout troop the ropes in the broadcast studio and recording rooms. Reid Fletcher, Chief Engineer for WPM, shed some light on the intricate circuits transmitting radio signals across the state.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 16:49:49 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 58908 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Local Cub Scout Troop Tours Wyoming Public Radio Seattle Musician Jill Cohn On Morning Music http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/seattle-musician-jill-cohn-morning-music <p>Seattle singer-songwriter <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/JillCohnmusic1">Jill Cohn</a></strong> and her guitarist Dave Sampson stopped by <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/WyomingPublicMedia?ref=stream">Wyoming Public Media</a> </strong>on May 22 and played a live set on Morning Music with Paul Montoya. Jill played at Laramie's Coal Creek Coffee Company the night before. They were accompanied by Jill's well traveled pup Simone.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 22:38:27 +0000 Anna Rader 58729 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Seattle Musician Jill Cohn On Morning Music The WYOmericana Caravan Kicks Off Its Summer Tour In Laramie http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyomericana-caravan-kicks-its-summer-tour-laramie <p><a href="http://www.wyomericana.com/"><strong>The Wyomericana Caravan </strong></a>pulled into Wyoming Public Radio on May 21 ahead of their kickoff show in Laramie at the <strong><a href="http://www.gryphontheatre.org/" target="_blank">Gryphon Theatre</a></strong>.&nbsp; <strong><a href="http://www.jshogren.com/">J Shogren</a></strong> from Centennial, <strong><a href="http://www.pattifiasco.net/" target="_blank">Patti Fiasco</a></strong> from Laramie/Fort Collins, and <strong><a href="http://screendoorporch.com/">Screen Door Porch</a></strong> from Jackson. Wed, 21 May 2014 19:38:42 +0000 Anna Rader 58647 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org The WYOmericana Caravan Kicks Off Its Summer Tour In Laramie Experiencing Carl Kasell's Last Show On Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/experiencing-carl-kasells-last-show-wait-waitdont-tell-me <p>Wyoming Public Media supporter and listener Tara Kuipers happened to be in Washington D.C. this week. She was one of the lucky few who attended Carl Kassell's last <strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/" target="_blank"><em>Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!</em></a></strong> show on May 15. Read all about her once in a lifetime experience:</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 21:12:29 +0000 Anna Rader 58412 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Experiencing Carl Kasell's Last Show On Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! UW Songwriters Record For WPM's Single Shot Live http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-songwriters-record-wpms-single-shot-live <p>Four students from Julian Saporiti's 'American Popular Music: Songwriting' class at the University of Wyoming stopped by the WPM studios on May 8 to record two songs they wrote during the class.</p><p>Billing themselves as 'The Millenials,' the group performed a song written in the style of a '60s girl group but with lyrics written from the perspective of a 21st century woman.</p><p>Stay tuned for an upcoming feature on <strong><a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/programs/single-shot-live" target="_blank">Single Shot Live</a></strong>!&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 20:46:04 +0000 Micah Schweizer 58061 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW Songwriters Record For WPM's Single Shot Live UW Engineering Students Tour Wyoming Public Radio http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-engineering-students-tour-wyoming-public-radio <p>University of Wyoming Electrical Engineering students tour Wyoming Public Radio.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:46:05 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 57052 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW Engineering Students Tour Wyoming Public Radio Larry Nance Jr., Cowboy Basketball Player And DJ On Morning Music http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/larry-nance-jr-cowboy-basketball-player-and-dj-morning-music <p class="artist-songlist"><span>Wyoming Public Radio welcomed All-Mountain West First Team <a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=149637968562696&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/uwpride">University of Wyoming</a> Cowboy basketball player Larry Nance Jr. as guest DJ on Morning Music.<br /><br />Grady Kirkpatrick talked with Larry about Final Four weekend basketball and played some of his favorites in good old R&amp;B:</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:12:14 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 56341 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Larry Nance Jr., Cowboy Basketball Player And DJ On Morning Music Goal Of $340,000 For The Spring Membership Drive, Raised! http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/goal-340000-spring-membership-drive-raised <p><span class="userContent">We did it! <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> made our goal of $340,000. Thank you to all of our listeners who made a pledge and supported all of our services.<br /> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:20:38 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 56292 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Goal Of $340,000 For The Spring Membership Drive, Raised! Help WPM Reach Our Fund Drive Goal! http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/help-wpm-reach-our-fund-drive-goal <p>Help us make our overall goal and reach the top of our fund drive thermometer! Our Membership Drive ends on April 1st.</p><p>Wyoming Public Media is a valuable resource in Wyoming. You listen at work, in the car &amp; at home. Public radio provides the soundtrack to your life.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:12:01 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 55852 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Help WPM Reach Our Fund Drive Goal! 2014 Spring Membership Drive: Pet Wednesday http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/2014-spring-membership-drive-pet-wednesday <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thank you to everyone who posted their pictures for our 2014 Spring Membership Drive during our fun tradition of Pet Wednesday! Check out these Wyoming Public Media listeners and their public radio loving pets.</div></div></div></div></div></div><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:46:53 +0000 Anna Rader 55890 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 2014 Spring Membership Drive: Pet Wednesday 89.9 Signal In Torrington Stronger Than Ever http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/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://wyomingpublicmedia.org 89.9 Signal In Torrington Stronger Than Ever WPM Music Hosts Introduce The Steep Canyon Rangers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wpm-music-hosts-introduce-steep-canyon-rangers <p><span class="userContent">Grady Kirkpatrick and Tom Wilhelm, Wyoming Public Media hosts of <em>Morning Music</em> and the<em> Ranch Breakfast Show</em>, showed off their music industry connections. They were lucky enough to introduce the Steep Canyon Rangers at the <strong><a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=214905318586767&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/gryphontheatre">Gryphon Theatre</a></strong> in Laramie during their show on March 1st.</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:40:29 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 54785 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WPM Music Hosts Introduce The Steep Canyon Rangers Spotted In Downtown Evanston http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/spotted-downtown-evanston <p>When our Cultural Affairs and Production Director Micah Schweizer was out and about in Evanston, he found evidence of the <strong><a href="http://www.jamaicabobsleighteam.com/">Jamaica Bobsleigh Team</a></strong>. This small Wyoming town helped train and send the Jamaican team to the 2014 Olympics.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:32:38 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 54784 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Spotted In Downtown Evanston Jeff Lockwood interviewed on Science Friday http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jeff-lockwood-interviewed-science-friday <p><strong><a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/philosophy/faculty/lockwood.html">Jeffrey Lockwood</a></strong>, University of Wyoming professor, entomologist and author of <strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/0199930198/sciencefriday/" target="_blank"><em>The Infested Mind: Why Humans Fear, Love, and Loathe Insects</em></a></strong>, was interviewed on <strong><a href="http://www.sciencefriday.com/">Science Friday</a></strong> via one of Wyoming Public Radio's studios. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:43:22 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 52167 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jeff Lockwood interviewed on Science Friday 88.7 FM: Our Newest Frequency http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/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://wyomingpublicmedia.org 88.7 FM: Our Newest Frequency A cappella vocal ensemble The King's Singers performs at WPM http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cappella-vocal-ensemble-kings-singers-performs-wpm <p>On a snowy and cold Thursday morning, the British a cappella vocal ensemble the <strong><a href="http://www.kingssingers.com/">King's Singer's </a></strong>warmed up the Morning Music studio. The King's Singers are on tour of festive performances across the United States. One of their stops includes a performance in Laramie at the University of Wyoming's <strong><a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/foundation/performing-arts/" target="_blank">Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall</a></strong>.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:54:31 +0000 Anna Rader 50855 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org A cappella vocal ensemble The King's Singers performs at WPM UW creative writing class records their work http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-creative-writing-class-records-their-work <p><span class="userContent">To end the fall semester, University of Wyoming Professor <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/philosophy/faculty/lockwood.html" target="_blank">Jeff Lockwood</a>’s <em>Creative Nonfiction: The Short Form</em> class recorded their final pieces for our literary series <a href="http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/programs/spoken-words"><strong>Spoken Words</strong></a></span><strong>.</strong></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:06:33 +0000 Micah Schweizer 50847 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW creative writing class records their work Record Goal Of $340,000 For The Fall Fund Drive, Raised! http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/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 Anna Rader 48255 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Record Goal Of $340,000 For The Fall Fund Drive, Raised! 2013 Fall Membership Drive: Pet Wednesday http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/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 Anna Rader 48141 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 2013 Fall Membership Drive: Pet Wednesday Pet Wednesday! Pledge your support to Wyoming Public Radio! http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/pet-wednesday-pledge-your-support-wyoming-public-radio <p><a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/wpr/Multi-Station/form.pledgemain"><strong>Join the fun by making a pledge!</strong></a></p><p><span class="userContent">News reporters Bob Beck and Willow Belden were in the studio this morning. Pet Wednesday is a fun tradition during Wyoming Public Media&#39;s Fall Membership Drive. </span></p><p><span class="userContent">&quot;Like&quot; us and post a picture of you and your pet(s) on the <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/WyomingPublicMedia?hc_location=timeline">Wyoming Public Media facebook page</a>.</strong></span></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:25:44 +0000 Wyoming Public Media 48127 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Pet Wednesday! Pledge your support to Wyoming Public Radio! Atop Mccullough Peak, A WPM Transmitter Site http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/atop-mccullough-peak-wpm-transmitter-site <p>Engineers Shane Toven and Reid Fletcher spent last week on the road, servicing WPM transmitter sites around the state.</p><p>They stopped in Cody to upgrade some equipment at that area’s transmitter site and to give Arts and Culture Producer Micah Schweizer a ride back to Laramie.</p><p>Here are some photos from atop Mccullough peak.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 22:40:05 +0000 Anna Rader 46345 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Atop Mccullough Peak, A WPM Transmitter Site 5th Annual Snowy Range Music Festival http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/5th-annual-snowy-range-music-festival <p>Labor Day weekend provided a great opportunity for everyone to attend the 5th Annual Snowy Range Music Festival in Laramie. &nbsp;Highlights of the weekend included the March Fourth Marching Band, and Leftover Salmon with guests musicians Sam Bush and Bill Payne (Little Feat). &nbsp;Also Travis Tritt, Jalan Crossland, Canned Heat and many more great musicians. &nbsp;WPR's Paul Montoya was on hand to help MC the event. &nbsp;Attending enjoyed great music, great food, and lots of sunshine.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 22:08:28 +0000 Paul Montoya 46343 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 5th Annual Snowy Range Music Festival Spring 2014 Membership Gifts http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/spring-2014-membership-gifts <p>Grady Kirkpatrick and Bob Beck were the first guys on the block to receive (and model) the new pronghorn&nbsp; shirts that we are offering as thank-you gifts for <strong><a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/wpr/General/pledge.pledgemain" target="_blank">membership donations </a></strong>to Wyoming Public Media.</p><p>We would be happy to send you&nbsp;a&nbsp;thank-you gift if you<strong>&nbsp;<a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/wpr/General/pledge.pledgemain" target="_blank">renew or become a member&nbsp;</a></strong>.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:15:40 +0000 Anna Rader 45629 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Spring 2014 Membership Gifts Coming in September: Single Shot Live http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/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://wyomingpublicmedia.org Coming in September: Single Shot Live StoryCorps Folks At Cheyenne Frontier Days http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/storycorps-folks-cheyenne-frontier-days <p>StoryCorps Bi-Lingual Facilitator Anna Berlanga and Facilitator Callie Thuma, had a chance to take a much needed break during their busy citizen interview schedule. They were able to experience the excitement of a Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo on July 23rd thanks to sponsor CenturyLink.</p><p></p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:42:55 +0000 Anna Rader 44624 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org StoryCorps Folks At Cheyenne Frontier Days HD Radio Drawing Winner, Marsha Knight http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/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://wyomingpublicmedia.org HD Radio Drawing Winner, Marsha Knight Weekend At The Big Horn Mountain Festival http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/weekend-big-horn-mountain-festival <p><big><font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">The 9th Annual <strong><a href="http://www.bighornmountainfestival.com/">Big Horn Mountain Festival </a></strong>was held July 12, 13, and 14, </font></big><big><font face="Times New Roman, Times, serif">at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Buffalo Wyoming. Wyoming Public Media's Morning Music hosts Grady Kirkpatrick and Paul Montoya traveled to the festival and enjoyed the summer sun and the many bands that played. Here are a few pictures from their weekend at the Big Horn Mountain Festival</font></big>.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:53:23 +0000 Anna Rader 43817 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Weekend At The Big Horn Mountain Festival