Paul Montoya

Director of Engineering & Morning Music Co-Host

Phone: 307-766-4265
Email: pmontoy1@uwyo.edu

Paul Montoya has been involved in radio for over 40 years working in Albuquerque, Las Vegas. Phoenix, Denver and Cheyenne.  He met his wife Lynn while working at KBPI radio in Denver in 1982.  They have four children and four grandchildren.  He and Lynn purchased a couple of radio stations in Cheyenne in 1995.  They sold them in 2006 and began construction on their Bed and Breakfast near Vedauwoo.  

Paul enjoys the outdoors and especially hiking and skiing.

Paul has continued his love affair with radio and music and appreciates the opportunity to work with Grady Kirkpatrick and Wyoming Public Radio.

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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? Let us know in the comments section below. Have a Happy Halloween!

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After months of construction and operating at low power, the KUWZ and KZUW Rock Springs / Green River transmitter site is operational again. The KUWZ signal is now operation at it’s full licensed power of 35,000 watts. This will now allow listening along the I-80 corridor from the Rawlins area to the east to the Evanston area to the west and also provide a listenable signal to many small towns along the Wyoming / Utah border. KZUW (Classical Wyoming) is also operating with it’s new...

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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: Rosanne Cash - The River and the Thread Black Keys - Turn Blue Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes Nickel Creek - A Dotted Line Tom Petty - Hypnotic Eye Keb Mo - Bluesamericana Willie Nelson - Band of Brothers Beck - Morning Phase John Butler Trio - Flesh and Blood Big Todd And The Monsters - Black...

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! Loading... Loading...

"Off-the-Air" Situations around the Network There are no signals currently off the air. HD-high definition radio We have added HD Classical to Gillette, Sundance and Buffalo. If you have any questions or are experiencing a signal issue not listed here, please contact us at 307-766-4265 or e-mail pmontoy1@uwyo.edu . Thanks, --
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WPR's Top 20 CD's of 2013 from listener and staff votes. Thanks to everyone who voted: 1- Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Old Yellow Moon
2- Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
3- Trombone Shorty - Say That to Say This
4- Patty Griffin - American Kid
5- Jason Isbell - Southeastern
6- Paul McCartney - New
7- Steve Martin and Edie Brickell - Love Has Come For You
8- Arcade Fire - Reflektor
9- Eric Clapton - Old Sock
10- Della...

Labor Day weekend provided a great opportunity for everyone to attend the 5th Annual Snowy Range Music Festival in Laramie. Highlights of the weekend included the March Fourth Marching Band, and Leftover Salmon with guests musicians Sam Bush and Bill Payne (Little Feat). Also Travis Tritt, Jalan Crossland, Canned Heat and many more great musicians. WPR's Paul Montoya was on hand to help MC the event. Attending enjoyed great music, great food, and lots of sunshine.