I Love Wyoming Public Radio

Thank you for your interest in telling us why you love Wyoming Public Radio. Please call our Google phone number to record your statement: (307)-223-1795  

I Love Wyoming Public Radio is a project raising awareness for Wyoming Public Radio that started September 7, 2014.

In our first few years, we have been hugely successful and taken your comments to heart to keep improving and expanding. We received numerous testimonials and Proclamations, with more still coming!

Be a part of this campaign by considering what you love about WPR and let us know! This year’s I Love Wyoming Public Radio week is February 12 - 18, 2018.

To make your contribution, all it takes is a minute of your time. It's simple; just think what it is you appreciate about WPR and jot it down. You can record your thoughts by calling 307-223-1795 or call our office to schedule an interview with a Wyoming Public Radio staff member!

Most of our testimonials from the past are proudly displayed below where you can read and listen, either to gather inspiration or hear why other listeners value the same service you do! We will continue to make these testimonials available online and on-air as they come in. We will also refer to these testimonials as support material for grants and other instances where strong community engagement is needed to show WPR's value to Wyoming. This is a very important program to WPR. Granting organizations, as well as state and federal entities, want to know that their resources are being spent on a service that people value. This is where you come in. By making the testimonial you show that you value WPR.

Join fellow listeners, community leaders, city and county officials, Wyoming celebrities, and all friends of WPR and provide YOUR testimonial, recorded or written, reflecting the benefits of Wyoming Public Radio to you. We welcome your support!

Schedule a time to come into our studios: (307)-766-4240

Email us: ilovewpr@gmail.com

Phone number to record your testimonial: (307)-223-1795

Please leave your name, where you're from, and tell us your testimonial. In addition, email us at ilovewpr@gmail.com and send us a photo of yourself to accompany your testimonial when we put it on the website.

Advocacy For WPR: Federal Delegation

A-Z Testimonials 

A selection of testimonials from Wyoming listeners:

Communities across the state also issued official proclamations.

A-Z Proclamations

Sherril Bailey - Rawlins, WY

22 hours ago
Sherril Bailey

Sherril is a retired teacher from Michigan who moved to Rawlins in 2000. She feels that her experience of moving across the country has allowed her to gain a greater appreciation for Wyoming Public Radio's eclectic mix of news and programming because she's heard other stations first hand. Sherril says she was encouraged by her father to set aside money for entertainment, and for her, that money becomes her Wyoming Public Radio sustaining donation.  

Mike Ellerd - Bozeman, MT

Feb 19, 2018
Mike Ellerd

Mike Ellerd from Bozeman, MT talks about why he loves and supports Wyoming Public Radio, even thought he and his wife don't live in the state. Mike says Wyoming Public Radio hosts and personalities are a family for him, and the unbiased news and great music makes it the best public radio station he has come across.

Emily Shaw - Reston, VA

Feb 19, 2018

Emily Shaw is a student at the University of Wyoming from Reston, VA. She talks about her favorite programs, why she loves volunteering and contributing to Wyoming Public Radio, and how listening on her smart speaker starts her day off right.

Nicholas Taylor - Savannah, GA

Feb 7, 2018
criticalzone.org

Nick is a huge fan of Jazz Wyoming and loves being able to connect to his Georgia Roots while earning a  masters in passive seismology from the University of Wyoming Department of Geology and Geophysics. 

Terry Roark - Laramie, WY

Feb 5, 2018
uwyo.edu

Terry Roark, President Emeritus of the University of Wyoming, talks about the importance of keeping Wyoming connected to national and state updates in the times of financial uncertainty.

Rosalind Schliske - Cheyenne, WY

Feb 5, 2018
Rosalind Schliske

Leadership Circle donor Roz Schliske uses Wyoming Public Radio's eclectic programming to fill the void that television used to. She says she loves that her brain is engaged and entertained. 

Rosalie Nelson - Casper, WY

Feb 5, 2018

Rosalie has listened to WPR since moving to Wyoming 1988 and contributes because, honestly, she doesn't want to listen to anything else.

Rollin Abernathy - Laramie, WY

Feb 5, 2018
uwyo.edu

Retired UW professor Rollin Abernathy speaks on the importance of Wyoming Public Radio to the daily life of he and his wife Carolyn and why they chose to donate to the Leadership Circle.

Nancy Ayers - Jackson, WY

Feb 5, 2018

Nancy talks about why she and her husband became members of the Leadership Circle and the importance of non-partisan news.

Michelle McCormack - Wilson, WY

Feb 5, 2018

Michelle talks about her love for local music programming and sends a shout out from herself, her husband Shannon, and their dog Stella.

Larry Wolfe - Cheyenne, WY

Feb 5, 2018

Leadership Circle Member Larry Wolfe talks about the interconnectedness provided by Wyoming Public Radio's ability to "knit" the state together.

Katie Hogarty - Sheridan, WY

Feb 5, 2018
lightfolly.com

Katie Hogarty talks about how important it is to stay connected and get involved with trustworthy news in our state's communities. 

Jon Wiebe

Jon Wiebe talks about the role public radio played in his childhood and the family bonding it inspires. 

Jill Baldauf - Jackson, WY

Feb 5, 2018
Jill Bauldauf

Jill Baldauf speaks on Wyoming Public Radio and its intellectual stimulation, unbiased discussion, and importance to future generations.

Jennifer Tennican - Jackson, WY

Feb 5, 2018
jentenproductions.com

Filmmaker Jen Tennican shares what she loves about Wyoming Public Radio and why she thinks YOU should donate.

J Shogren - Centennial, WY

Feb 5, 2018
jshogren.com

J Shogren talks about how his contribution has changed since his days as a student at the University of Wyoming.

Dr. Mark Dowell - Casper, WY

Feb 5, 2018

Mark Dowell tells Wyoming Public Radio why he donates at the Leadership Circle level to keep Wyoming Public Radio's funding stable.

Dr. Brent Blue - Jackson, WY

Feb 5, 2018
inspiredpilot.com

Dr. Brent Blue calls in from Jackson, WY to tell us about his appreciation for state and national news.  

Dan Brecht - Wheatland, WY

Feb 5, 2018

Dan Brecht rode in from Wheatland to tell us about his love for Wyoming Public Radio and how his contribution to unbiased news and great entertainment has changed over time.

Christa Branch - Laramie, WY

Feb 5, 2018

Christa Branch stopped in for a quick testimonial before her move to Ranchester, WY. She uses the WPR App to listen to news and programming no matter where she goes!

Even Brande - Laramie, WY

Nov 14, 2017
Wyoming Public Radio & Media

Even Brande describes why he listens to Wyoming Public Radio. Shown here in the studio with Grady Kirkpatrick, co-hosting Wyoming Sounds on the anniversary of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album release, May 30, 2017.

Nancy Leon - Wilson Listener

Apr 3, 2017
Nancy Leon

My husband and I listen to WPR first thing every day, as a well-balanced , reliable source of local, regional, national and international news. We listen in the car and while we prepare our meals.

WPR connects us with other people and current events in WY, the only radio station to provide good coverage across our state.

We also listen to NPR as our first choice when we travel to other states, as our most valuable and reliable source of news and current affairs.

Rebecca Martinez Fitzgerald - WUNC ME Producer & Former WPR Reporter

Mar 31, 2017
Rebecca Martinez

Hi, WPR Team!

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!

Nancy Watkins

My husband and I are North Carolina residents, but have had a home in Jackson for many years. Until our recent retirement, we were not able to spend extended time in Wyoming.

This is our first winter stay and for the first time, we brought our “girls” with us. Even though we have had an excellent caretaker at home, there was no way we were going to leave Lily, 12-years-old and blind, and Roxie, 9-years-old, for the winter.        

Judy Lurie - Jackson Listener

Feb 23, 2017
Judy Lurie

It’s like starting my day with a friend.

NPR makes the news come alive, makes me feel connected. 
Were there no NPR, I’d be lonely.

Judy Lurie

Jackson, WY

Katie Younger - Hulett Listener

Feb 15, 2017
Katie Younger

See, I would have missed that wonderful interview with Ramon Djawadi if not for you!! When I moved here from Utah I was SO afraid I wouldn't have my NPR out here in the boonies (Hulett)...but imagine my surprise at your AMAZING statewide coverage. I love being treated like an adult with your thought-provoking interviews and reporting; I very much appreciate your in-depth coverage of Wyoming issues; and I can't do without my "Wait, wait" fix or your morning music. Thanks for keeping me thinking, smiling, crying, and jiving!

Marjane Ambler & Terry Wehrman - Listening From The Banks of Colorado River

Feb 14, 2017
Marjane Ambler & Terry Wehrman

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

Ken Bader - Former KUWR Director of Programming

Jan 30, 2017
Ken Bader

 

I was KUWR's Director of Programming from 1977-78. During my tenure, KUWR became a 50,000-watt NPR affiliate. Mick McLean was in charge of news, Curt Snook programmed classical music, and John Baxter coordinated the students. Our guiding light was General Manager and public radio pioneer John McMullen, one of the coolest guys on the planet.

I went on from KUWR to be an anchor, writer, and editor for the Voice of America. I then became Senior Editor of Monitor Radio, The World, and NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Tory Taylor - Dubois Listener

Jan 12, 2017
Tory Taylor

Like most Wyoming people who live in the country, I usually get up early in the morning when the eastern sky starts to glow. I stumble blurry-eyed into the kitchen, make a pot of strong coffee, and listen to the news on Wyoming Public Radio while planning my day. Listening to the news is important to me. It keeps me informed about international, national, and Wyoming events and issues. And this is real, old-fashioned news, not this newfangled "fake news" currently causing a buzz. I want facts. Wyoming Public Radio provides the accurate information I need in order to be a better citizen.

Naomi Stone - Mountain View Listener

Nov 16, 2016
Naomi Stone

NPR is pretty much all I listen to!  I was accused of being old and listening to talk radio last week at a trivia contest.  On my way to the contest there was a story about a composer who had died and there was a question in the trivia contest about one of the songs he wrote.  If I had not had the radio on I would not have had a clue!  How about that?  And I am proud to say that my two 30 something daughters are listeners as well.  Thanks to all of you who make public radio available and worthwhile.

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