General Manager's Newsletter | June 2018

Pardon our dust!
You may be experiencing a higher volume of glitches on all 4 WPM radio signals – Wyoming Public Radio, Classical Wyoming, Jazz Wyoming, and Wyoming Sounds. We apologize profusely, but there is a good reason. WPM is replacing obsolete automation equipment with an up-to-date system that will improve statewide service as well as our connectivity to national program providers such as NPR Morning Edition and others. Every local break you hear during programs is made up of dozens of discrete elements and with 4 channels, the complexity increases. Our Director of Engineering, Paul Montoya, explains further: Continue reading
Watson Receives National Geographic Grant Wyoming Public Radio Reporter Tennessee Watson's upcoming film Deer 139 received a grant from National Geographic last month. The film follows the migratory path of a pregnant mule deer as she moves throughout the Wyoming wilderness. Watson is one of five women working on the 20 minute film that is set to release in late 2018.
Edwards Helps Celebrate City of Laramie's 150th Anniversary Wyoming Public Media Reporter Melodie Edwards participated in the Laramie Community Quilt Project to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the city of Laramie. The project was hosted by Art and Action, an art group that hopes to use the quilting community to promote civil discourse in the community. 
StoryCorps Kicks Off In Jackson The StoryCorps Mobile Tour stop at the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum kicked off with an on-air broadcast, live music, booth tours, and recordings with Pete Muldoon and Pepi and Seppi Stiegler. StoryCorps will record Jackson's oral history through June 22nd. Don't forget to sign up to record with someone you love by clicking here and check out more photos here.
The Month of the Story Begins Wyoming Public Radio News Director Bob Beck launched the Month of the Story Series with his presentation on What Makes a Good News Story at the Teton County Library on May 24th. Beck's Seminar looked at hard hitting and human interest news and how he approaches the issues. This was the first in a month long seminar series at the library's Ordway Auditorium.
Wyoming Stories Shared By Mountain West Wyoming Public Radio Reporter Maggie Mullen's stories on tribal requests for name changes in Yellowstone and the recent increase in bear attacks in the western states were featured in the Mountain West News Bureau station collaboration. Mullen's stories were shared to audiences of six stations across the region.
Opening Day Cover Story in Jackson Hole Daily Wyoming Public Media's partnership with StoryCorps drew attention in the Teton region. The event was attended by reporters and photographers from around the area and was featured as the cover photo of Jackson Hole Daily on May 25th. Both the StoryCorps and Wyoming Public Media teams are excited for the opportunity to record oral history in the region.
New HumaNature Episode Reaches New Audience In the most recent episode of HumaNature, Paul Steklenski tells the story of his flights with furry co-pilots as he transports dogs that need rehoming. Steklenski's program Flying Fur has been featured on news programs across the country, and his feature on HumaNature was seen by thousands of fans on his Flying Fur Animal Rescue page.
Grizzly Hunt Gains National Attention Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck and Kamila Kudelska's reports on the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission's grizzly hunting decision were featured nationally in May. Kudelska's coverage of the challenges to the new regulation was featured on Here & Now, and Beck's report the final decision by way of unanimous vote was featured on NPR.
Click the images below to learn more about this month's top stories.
Thanks to our new and renewing underwriters!
American Heritage Center, Cheyenne Greenway Foundation, Contour Investment Properties, Converse County Tourism Board, Dubois Telephone Exchange, Halloran Farkas + Kittila LLP, Lander Community Concerts Association, Laramie County Community College, Outlaw Partners, JH PBR, St. John's Medical Center, Teton County Fair, Teton County Library, The Pronghorn Agency, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laramie, University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, UW NPS Research Station, Whitney Center, Wyoming Community Foundation, Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium, Wyoming Weed & Pest Control
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