Anna Rader

Digital Media Manager And Wyoming Sounds Host

Phone: 307-766-4180
Email: arader1@uwyo.edu

Anna Rader is the digital media manager at Wyoming Public Media. Anna is a born and bred Wyomingite and graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in Journalism in 2012. She started out as an intern for Wyoming Public Media in 2011 and during her time as an intern developed a new found passion for public radio. After being an intern for WPM, she became the content producer for Morning Music Host and Program Director Grady Kirkpatrick. She helps shape what you see on this website as well as social media outreach and branding. Anna is now a host on Wyoming Public Media's new 24/7 music station, Wyoming Sounds

In addition, she helps produce the station's podcast HumaNature, the music series Studio Sessions, assists with programming, hosting, content production and many other tasks. When she’s not geeking out over Star Wars and everything in the Joss Whedon universe, she enjoys being a cinephile, baking, going to concerts, and has a passion for wanderlust.

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Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter is a singer, songwriter, musician, and author who performs and records with The Royal City Band. He is known for his distinctive Americana style and narrative lyrics, and a few of his most well-recognized songs include “Girl In The War,” “Getting Ready to Get Down,” among many others.  

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Huzzah! The Wyoming Public Media 2016 Spring Membership Drive has officially wrapped up.

Thank you to all of our listeners who made a pledge and supported all of our services. We truly have the best members in the country.

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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.

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Several recent movies have been set in Wyoming. Now, the state stars in a video game, too.

Anna Rader

The first snow storm of the season has arrived in Laramie! Here's what the University of Wyoming campus looks like this morning. How about your neck of the woods?

Let us know on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram! Share your photos and comments.

Despite this winter storm being relatively small by Wyoming standards, love it or hate it, winter is coming. 

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It's the most wonderful time of the year... Halloween! With the arrival of All Hallows' Eve comes Morning Music's annual scream montage. We're playing it on the airwaves today and we want you to have some spooky fun. Who do you hear screaming in the music montage? 

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Huzzah! The Wyoming Public Media 2015 Fall Membership Drive has officially wrapped up.

Thank you to all of our listeners who made a pledge and supported all of our services. We truly have the best members in the country.

Anna Rader

Singer-songwriter and blues violinist Anne Harris, who hails from Chicago, played live on Morning Music along with Wyoming blues guitar great Taylor Scott. They blew us away with their talent and great live performances. See them play at the Snowy Range Music Festival, happening this weekend. 

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Every year, the University of Wyoming has a presence at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Wyoming Public Media's Anna Rader asked UW's Institutional Communications Specialist Milton Ontiveroz about the university's involvement. 

Anna Rader: How did the University of Wyoming become involved with Cheyenne Frontier Days?

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The WYOmericana Caravan pulled into Wyoming Public Radio on May 28th to kick off their third summer of touring across Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, and Utah. Their first show is tonight in Denver at Syntax

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Huzzah! The Wyoming Public Media 2015 Spring Membership Drive has officially wrapped up.

Thank you to all of our listeners who made a pledge and supported all of our services. We truly have the best members in the country.

Anna Rader

We're doing something new during our Spring Membership Drive! Today is #WPRBookMonday.

Call 800-729-5897 to pledge in honor of your favorite book  or donate here. 

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:

 

Paul Montoya

WPR receives all NPR programming via a satellite dish atop one of the buildings on the University of Wyoming campus.  As part of our membership with the Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS) dishes are replaced periodically at NPR stations.  This week the WPR dish was replaced.  We are now operating on the new dish.  We pay membership to PRSS on an annual basis.  Your membership with WPR radio helps enable us to receive this service and NPR programming.

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The sun is shining and the phones are ringing! Our Spring Membership Drive must be underway. Here's a look at what goes on during the drive. Morning Music Hosts Grady Kirkpatrick and Micah Schweizer are hard at work cranking out the tunes and our phone volunteers are taking your pledges in our spring themed pledge room. 

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Our Cultural Affairs Director, Micah Schweizer, used a recent lunch break to create some culture at this spring's BioMusica concert at UW's Berry Biodiversity Center. Here he is, performing on the baritone ukulele with Sharon Martinson from the Littlest Birds

 

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The Best Music Of 2014

We received a record amount of votes this year! Thanks to everyone who voted and thank you for listening to Morning Music. Here are WPR's Top 20 CD's of 2014 from listener votes:

Thanks for voting for the Best Music Of 2014

We added up listener picks, compiled the Top 20, and played all the tunes on Morning Music during December 31st and January 1st.

See the results!

Paul Montoya

Another Halloween came and went, along with our event with author and humorist David Sedaris. We asked attendees to show up up in their best dressed for Wyoming Public Media's first ever costume contest. We were astounded by how many amazing costumes we saw, which made it nearly impossible to choose a winner. Thank you to everyone who came to David Sedaris and participated in our Halloween costume contest, it was a blast!

If you attended the event and wore a costume, please send us your photo to be included in this post: arader1@uwyo.edu

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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.

Anna Rader

Georgia native Danny Brewer is the front man of indie-folk band Besides Daniel. His songs are deeply emotionally, with natural acoustic riffs and soulful melodies. His third album release, This Marvelous Grief, has been featured on NPR.

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. 

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