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.

The 4th Annual WYOmericana Caravan

May 5, 2016
Anna Rader

The WYOmericana Caravan pulled into Wyoming Public Radio on May 5th to kick off their fourth summer of touring across Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, and Utah. Described as “a traveling concert circus of sorts” by The New York Times , WYOmericana is made up of musical groups The Littlest Birds , Screen Door Porch , and Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons .

Ben Slater

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. It was possible thanks to your membership support! In addition, huge thanks to all of our staff, reporters, phone volunteers, food donors, businesses and foundations who made our pledge drive a success. Our goal was met thanks to YOU. If you haven't made a pledge yet, don't...

Wyoming Public Radio Wins Three 2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards

Apr 19, 2016
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The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced that Wyoming Public Radio is the winner of three regional Edward R. Murrow awards. The highly coveted awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. Wyoming Public Radio won the region three best feature reporting award for a story by Aaron Schrank that explored the relationship gay athletes and fans have with rodeo. Schrank explored the issue...

2016 Spring Membership Drive: Pet Wednesday

Apr 13, 2016

Check out slideshow above and below 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. [ View the story "2016 Spring Membership Drive: Pet Wednesday" on Storify ]

Spring 2016 Membership Gifts

Mar 24, 2016
Wyoming Public Media

Check out the many thank you gifts we are offering this spring for membership donations to Wyoming Public Radio. We would be happy to send you a thank you gift if you renew or become a member .

Coal Creek TAP

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.

Thank you so much to Coal Creek TAP for providing the beer, the...

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. So it’s a great honor to have HumaNature featured on Poynter.org ! Caroline and Micah were interviewed by Melody Kramer (one of the most imaginative and forward thinking people in public media) about the show’s unusual approach to hosting, and you can read all about it here .

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. 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 who made our pledge drive a success. Our goal was met thanks to YOU. If you haven't made a pledge yet, don't...

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? Today is your second chance to help Wyoming Public Media meet its goal for the Fall Membership Drive. Call 800-729-5897 or donate here to get your pet's name read on-air if you missed it last week. We're calling it "Roundup Wednesday" and we need you! It's all about doing it together. You can also join in on the fun with social media: 1. Post a picture of your pet(s) on Facebook
2. On Twitter using ‪# ‎...

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...

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. Tune in! @anneharrismusic jamming on Morning Music. pic.twitter.com/ms90u1AdVa Wyoming Public Radio (@WYPublicRadio) September 4, 2015

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. We ended a busy and western filled week with live music from Sheridan Country band Tris Munsick and the Innocents . We had a great time meeting listeners, members, the tourists for CFD, and residents of Cheyenne. See ya'll again next year! Check out our videos from the event: Morning Music LIVE from #CheyenneFrontierDays with country...

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 . Described as “a traveling concert circus of sorts” by The New York Times , WYOmericana is made up of musical groups Patti Fiasco from Laramie/Fort Collins, Screen Door Porch from Jackson, and Canyon Kids from Jackson. The Caravan each played their own Wyoming brand of Americana on Morning...

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. 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 who made our pledge drive a success. Our goal was met thanks to YOU. If you haven't made a pledge yet, don...

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. Similar to Pet Wednesday , but this time around post a picture of yourself with your favorite book(s) or if you're a little selfie shy, you can take a picture of just the book. Don't forget to tell us why it's your favorite read! You can post it: On the Wyoming Public Media Facebook page Twitter with the hashtag #WPRBookMonday Or...

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: Last spring Membership Drive, Edgar the Maine Coone cat had been reigning as the Supreme Leader of Pookistan. Sam the Blue Heeler had assisted him loyally as Chief...

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. We'd love to hear from you! Call us at 800-729-5897 or give online by clicking here.

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 . (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}...

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...

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." Her owner Diane Peterson of Jackson says "Olive is a 10 year old black pug and is every bit the personality...

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. Our goal was met thanks to YOU. If you haven't made a pledge yet, don't fret! Make an online pledge here or you...

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. Meet and Greets usually take place during optimal driving seasons, and have included Casper, Jackson, Cody, Sheridan, Meeteetse, Thermopolis, Lander, Dubois, Riverton, Rock Springs, with more locations...

Pamela Ten Eyck

Altitude Chophouse and Brewery is keeping the pub in public radio. You’ve heard Open Spaces the show ; now try Open Spaces the beer! In early September, Head Brewer Jared Long invited Wyoming Public Radio staff to help make this special beer at Altitude Chophouse and Brewery in Laramie. Listen in as we experience the art of brewing and experience one of our state’s treasures: the local brewery, with Jared as our guide. And you can taste the result on tap at Altitude, starting with the Open...

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