Testimonials

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 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.        

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.

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.

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

    

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