Behind The Scenes

Behind The Scenes shares with listeners the process of  day to day life in news, travels, and other on-goings of Wyoming Public Media's staff and reporters. Behind The Scenes will showcase a variety of events including what goes into creating an Open Spaces story, traveling across Wyoming for a music festival, and even the start and finish of our member supported fund-drives.

HumaNature Gets National Press

Jan 20, 2016
Poynter.org

For media types (like us), The Poynter Institute is one of those places we look to for new ideas and a deeper understanding of the work we do—and how best to do it.

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. 

Wyoming Public Media

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.

2015 Fall Membership Drive: Pet Wednesday

Sep 30, 2015
Wyoming Public Media

Is your pet bugging you to pledge? Perhaps you forgot to donate in their honor?

Paul Montoya

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 transmitter and provides service primarily in the Rock Springs and Green River area.

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. 

Morning Music Live From Cheyenne Frontier Days: Part 2

Jul 24, 2015
Wyoming Public Media

Morning Music's last day at Cheyenne Frontier Days was a success! Take a look at the second day of Morning Music's live show, playing tunes at Old Frontier Town.

Morning Music Live From Cheyenne Frontier Days: Part 1

Jul 23, 2015
Wyoming Public Media

A behind the scenes look at the first day of Morning Music's live show at Cheyenne Frontier Days. It was a fantastic Thursday with live music from Fort Collins Americiana band No Fences! We had a great time meeting listeners, members, the tourists for CFD, and residents of Cheyenne.

Aaron Schrank

A look at what our news team has been up to during Cheyenne Frontier Days as well as the various stories being gathered and experienced. 

Casper Buddy MacDonald Concert

Jul 15, 2015
Wyoming Public Media

Wyoming Public Media hosted a summer concert and reception featuring Buddy MacDonald, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia singer/songwriter, accompanied by WPM's Micah Schweizer on June 20, 2015 at the Scarlows Gallery.

Anna Rader

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

A Pledge Drive Proposal

Apr 2, 2015
Rob Kulze

A must hear pledge drive first! During Wyoming Public Radio's on-air fund drive, a listener called in to have us broadcast a proposal to his girlfriend. What was her answer? Take a listen. 

Paul Montoya

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.

Paul Montoya

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. 

Melodie Edwards

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

 

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

Mulligan Stew

Thank you for posting your many delightful photos of four-legged Wyoming Public Radio fans!

The winner of this year's  "My Pet Loves Wyoming Public Radio" photo contest that received the most listener votes is…

Olive, Office Director, who may "...run the office, but Wyoming Public Media is in charge of our national news and music. They deserve a raise! Thank you Wyoming Public Media."

Goal Of $300,000 For The Fall Membership Drive, Raised!

Oct 6, 2014
Ray Mitchell

You did it! Listeners made Wyoming Public Media's goal of $300,000. Thank you to all of our listeners who made a pledge and supported all of our services.

It was possible thanks to your membership support! In addition, a huge thanks to all of our staff, reporters, phone volunteers, food donors, businesses and foundations for making the 2014 Fall Membership Drive our best to date.

Mountain Dog by Katie Roenigk

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.

Terry Allen

The Meet-and-Greet is a WPR tradition that takes the General Manger out of the office and into Wyoming’s cities and towns to meet with listeners and hear their thoughts. Often other WPR staff members traveling through the state on assignments join in the fun and add to the conversation.

Pamela Ten Eyck

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. 

The Meet-and-Greet is a WPR tradition that takes the General Manger out of the office and into Wyoming’s cities and towns to meet with listeners and hear their thoughts. Often other WPR staff members traveling through the state on assignments join in the fun and add to the conversation.

Diana Denison

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.  No disappointment if it didn’t happen!

Family From Staten Island Visits Wyoming Public Media

Jul 21, 2014
Diana Denison

The Kass family from Staten Island, NY are WPR members and part of the "Greater Cowboy Diaspora."

They visited Wyoming Public Media in July on their summer trip.

Micah Schweizer

Golden, Colorado bluegrass band Thunder and Rain 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 banjo player and vocalist R.P. Oates stopped by Wyoming Public Media on June 6. They played a live set on Morning Music ahead of their show on June 7 in Woods Landing.

Local Cub Scout Troop Tours Wyoming Public Radio

May 27, 2014
Pat Gabriel

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.

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