Ranch Breakfast Show

Saturday 11:00AM-1:00PM

Credit Credit Jeremy Martin/Boomerang photographer

I started the Ranch Breakfast Show in 1984 as a half hour live segment at the end of his Saturday regular bluegrass/folk show Pickin’ and Singin’ AM.  When the run of that live show ended in 1985, I decided to keep the name Ranch Breakfast for the 3 hour show that started at 8:00 and ran to 11:00.

Over the years the time has been moved back to accommodate Car Talk and Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me. Bob Beck, our News Director, thinks I should call it Ranch Brunch, but I know that someday when Click and Clack retire and the satire of Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me has lost its appeal, Ranch Breakfast may be returned to its morning slot.  

Get in your requests by e-mailing them to onair@uwyo.edu

Colorado-Based Indie Rock Trio Edison On Wyoming Sounds

Mar 19, 2018
Indie rock trio Edison playing live
Grady Kirkpatrick

Edison live on The Ranch Breakfast Show recorded on 3/17/18. 

Ben Slater

Dakota Dave Hull is one of America’s premier finger-style guitarists. Based in Minnesota, Dakota Dave logs a lot of miles touring, so here’s a composition that fades out like the highway receding in the rear-view mirror.

The Big Horn Mountain Festival in Buffalo celebrates ten years of roots, bluegrass and Americana music at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, July 11 through 13. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer asked one of the organizers, Paul Jarvis, to remember the festival’s early years.


WPM’s Ranch Breakfast show recently had a visit from the Grammy Award-winning bluegrass sextet the Steep Canyon Rangers. Here’s a live performance of an original song from their newest album, Tell The Ones I Love.

WPM Music Hosts Introduce The Steep Canyon Rangers

Mar 3, 2014

Grady Kirkpatrick and Tom Wilhelm, Wyoming Public Media hosts of Morning Music and the Ranch Breakfast Show, showed off their music industry connections. They were lucky enough to introduce the Steep Canyon Rangers at the Gryphon Theatre in Laramie during their show on March 1st.

The Ranch Breakfast Show Celebrates 33 Years

Jan 8, 2014
Jeremy Martin/Boomerang photographer

Host Tom Wilhelm of the "Ranch Breakfast Show" is celebrating 33 years of being on air with Wyoming Public Radio. The bluegrass radio show started in the early 1980s and has continued to be a great local music program.

Ranch Breakfast Blog

May 1, 2012

Tune in for these upcoming Ranch Breakfast programs. 

·        May 5  Water Music with songs about rivers, lakes and oceans and the people who make their living on them.  A few rain songs thrown in to coax some spring showers on our dry state.

·        May 12 Get ready moms for a special Mother’s Day Salute.  You’ll hear “Medals for Mothers” from the Osborne Brothers and “Mothers, Don’t Let your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys.”

Upcoming shows

Mar 22, 2012

Laramie now has two bluegrass jams going.  The Bluegrass Jam at Coal Creek Coffee House happens the third Wednesday of every month from 7:00 till 10:00. (Hey, that’s March 21st.)  Beginners are welcome.  So bring your instrument or come to listen.  The other Bluegrass Jam happens the first Thursday of the month at Night Heron Books on Ivinson Avenue in Laramie.  Let me know if your community has a bluegrass/folk jam and we’ll get it posted.