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

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.

Rev. Marilyn Engstrom - Speech Team Aired On KUWR - 1967

Sep 27, 2016
Marilyn Engstrom

This is Marilyn Engstrom. I live in Laramie, Wyoming, and I remember in the fall or in the winter of 1966-67, in that era. WPR joined with the Wyoming high school speech association and they had a radio broadcast as part of the speech team here on campus and the students that competed. We were given a piece of teletype. They had to quickly edit that news and present that along with a 5 minute commentary or editorial. It was a great fun, and I remember climbing up to the 4th floor of the Wyoming Union and getting to see the facilities and participate in that contest.

Frank Imhoff - Former KUWR News Director

Sep 22, 2016
Frank Imhoff

I was coordinator for news and public affairs for KUWR roughly during the Reagan years. I arrived in August 1980 and succeeded Abby Kendrick, who left to teach broadcast journalism at Howard University. John McMullen was the general manager, Mick McLean the program director, Dave Worley the chief engineer, Curt Snook the fine arts coordinator, and Tom Wilhelm was the king of bluegrass as long as I can remember.

Peter O'Dowd Reflects On His Start At Wyoming Public Radio

Sep 15, 2016
WBUR

  

WBUR's Peter O'Dowd wishing us a happy 50th anniversary and reflecting on his start at Wyoming Public Radio.

Al Schaake

Al Schaake served as KUWR Sports Director & Reporter (1975-1977).

Al Schaake visits Wyoming Public Radio in September 2016, forty years after his radio coverage of the Fiesta Bowl - UW against the Air Force Falcons, and recalls the cold winters on UW's Campus.

UW Archives

Don Woods served as the Chief Engineer and Morning Host for KUWR   (1984-2007). 

When I arrived in October 1984, the drives were once a year. My first two years at WPR (84-86) I did not participate in the fund drive, for I was the Chief Engineer and only air staff and students took part.

Will Murphy

I miss my time at KUWR, working with Frank Imhoff, Don Woods, Charles Pelkey, Lee Christian, and Audrey Waldock. There was Pete Buchin the opera guy, and Tom Wilhelm with “Ranch Breakfast,” amazing even back then, Chris Heck and Dave Worley, also a few of my favorite KUWR-ers, and Marci, the Morning Edition host.

Pat Wolfinbarger, Designer Of WPR's First Website

Mar 9, 2016
Pat Wolfinbarger

The First WPR Website

As Wyoming Public Radio, i.e. Wyoming Public Media, celebrates its 50th anniversary, it has been involved with the ever changing online world for more than a third of its existence.

Public Radio, KUWR, first developed a website in 1997-98. It was created by Grafikat Design Company. It was a simple site, like many at the time, featuring links to programming information, weather and road condition, the University of Wyoming, and most importantly, membership pledge and associated gift levels.

Susan Simpson - Laramie WY

Feb 23, 2016
Susan Simpson

    

Ruth And Pete Arnold - Cheyenne WY

Feb 18, 2016

We wake up and go to bed listening to WPR. In the morning we can get local and national news, at night it is frequently BBC! We learn about what is happening in far away places like  the reports from Ofeibea Quist-Arcton. Even though we live in Wyoming, WPR enables us to be up to date on world wide events! We love WPR!  

Ruth & Pete Arnold, Cheyenne

Jeff And Janie Edgens - Thomasville, GA

Feb 18, 2016
Jeff and Janie Edgens

We listen every morning from Thomasville, Ga using the WPR app. Thank you for all of the excellent programs. Soon to be Wyoming residents!

Jeff and Janie Edgens

Scott And Diane Seville - Casper WY

Feb 24, 2015
Scott and Diane Seville

WE LOVE WYOMING PUBLIC RADIO                 

A love note from Diane and Scott Seville, Casper WY.

For over 30 years for us Wyoming Public Radio has been a central part of living in Wyoming.  Morning Edition has been our close neighborhood friend joining us each morning for breakfast to stimulate conversation and share the news, the issues, and raise awareness on the state of the state, nation, and world.

I Love WPR Wright Proclamation

Feb 18, 2015
Town of Wright and Wyoming Public Media

Darcy B. Gardiner - Laramie WY

Feb 16, 2015
Darcy Gardiner

I love Wyoming Public Radio – and I couldn’t live without it. It’s on in my house 24/7 – and at my sheep barn. It not only insures that I have the most intelligent sheep in Laramie – it also keeps those nasty predators away!

Shannon McCormick

    

Mindy Kraft - Pinedale WY

Feb 13, 2015
Wyoming Public Media

    

Peggy Rosentreter - Cheyenne WY

Feb 13, 2015

WPR is one of our strongest bastions of democracy. Those who can afford it, pay; those who can't or won't , don't; but all can listen free & all can benefit from this shared resource.

Betsy Krahenbuhl - Cheyenne WY

Feb 11, 2015
Betsy & Dick Krahenbuhl

Shortly after I first moved to Cheyenne (from New York and Vermont) in 1978 I asked at the local news store if they carried the New York Times; the clerk, admittedly young, asked: "Is that a newspaper?"

Debra Swedberg

Why do I love WPR? Where to begin? The morning without Morning Edition leaves me feeling empty and detached. Just to hear the voices of my friends, David Green, Renee Montaigne, Steve Innskeep, Melanie Edwards and Bob Beck helps me get out of bed! Well, that isn’t completely true – I have a morning version of the “driveway moments”. I will finish listening to a story before I put my feet on the ground. 

Shannon Smith

    

Linda Baker - Pinedale WY

Feb 10, 2015
Linda Baker

    

Katharine Conover

Deb Olson, Owner Of Laramie Travel

Feb 5, 2015
Deb Olson

Bruce Richardson, Lecturer In English For UW In Casper

Feb 5, 2015
Bruce Richardson

Bev Bell

Ann Noble - Cora WY

Feb 5, 2015
Ann Noble

Mary Ellbogen Garland - Laramie WY

Feb 5, 2015
Mary Garland

Diana Denison

Liz Rader - Houston TX

Feb 4, 2015
Liz Rader

My name is Liz Rader, I am a fifth generation Wyomingite from Cheyenne and I currently live in Houston Texas.

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