Alpine resident, Bob Austin, recalls the early years of Wyoming Public Radio (KUWR) where he served as Program Manager and hosted both a classical music and a jazz program with reel to reel tape machines and turntables. (1967-68)
Susan talks about her connection to WPR and how she always listens, no matter when or where. She talks about its importance to American history and culture and to her personal life. Susan listens, donates, and volunteers with WPR, and she believes that we should all give back to the station however we can.
I had the wonderful privilege of working in the newsroom from 2011-2013. I was also there for one of the early Pet Wednesday pledge drive promotions. It was so much fun to hear how excited the listeners got about shout-outs for their cats and dogs (and sheep and horses and goats and chickens and iguanas)! The News team even dressed up as animals once!
We are snowbirds so we stream Wyoming Public Radio every morning to keep in touch with state news, including the work of the Wyoming Legislature.
At this time in our country's history, it is especially important to find news that we can trust. As a lifetime journalist I cannot listen to clearly biased media on either side, but NPR satisfies my need to hear viewpoints from across the political spectrum. Plus your weather reports shame us into not whining about weather down here on the Colorado River. Marjane Ambler & Terry Wehrman