General Manager's Leadership Circle Newsletter | August 2018

Rodeo, political debates, and a new signal in northwest Wyoming. All in July! Wyoming Public Media broadcast the Wyoming Sounds service live from Frontier Days, and we met many listeners and visitors to Cheyenne, some of whom recorded testimonials for our collection of Wyoming voices. Staff snuck in a bit of shopping between greeting listeners.. Continue reading
GTMF Broadcasts Kick Off With A Patriotic Pop Wyoming Public Radio audio engineer Ben Slater and host Micah Schweizer traveled to Jackson for a special live broadcast of the Grand Teton Music Festival’s ‘Patriotic Pops’ concert on July 4. It kicked off the annual Wyoming Public Radio tradition of broadcasting the summer GTMF concerts. Tune in every Wednesday evening throught September 29 at 8 pm to listen. 
Live Broadcasts From Frontier Days Brings Music Across The State On July 26th and 27th, Wyoming Public Media's Christina Kuzmych, Grady Kirkpatrick, Paul Montoya, Ben Slater, Anna Rader, Dianne Burner, and Mary Grace Bedwell headed to Cheyenne to meet and greet travelers from around Wyoming and beyond. Each day featured a live performance broadcast with bands The Lonesome Heroes and Samantha Rise.
Music Festivals Bring Out Public Radio Fans Throughout July, Wyoming Public Media Staff have been out and about in the state visiting music festivals and events. From Jackson to Centennial, from Cheyenne to Buffalo, we've enjoyed meeting Wyoming Public Media friends from around the state and hearing what they love about programming, music, podcasts, and more!
Rebroadcast Episode of HumaNature Skyrockets Listens After winning the First Place PRNDI for Best Division B Station Podcast in Through the Keyhole, Episode 22 of HumaNature was added into rotation on NPR One, which allowed it to quickly skyrocket to over 44,000 listens, making it the most listened to episode of the program since its inception in August of 2015. If you haven't listened yet, listen to it here.
Wyoming Fossil Discovery Wows Scientists  On July 2nd, Wyoming Public Radio's Cooper McKim was featured on NPR's Here & Now for his story about how the discovery of a 50 million-year-old mammal fossil in the Green River Formation could lead to new information on the evolution of rhino and tapir species. This rare mammalian find could be the largest specimen ever from the formation.
Grizzly Permits Draw Mixed Hunters On July 26th, Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska's report on anti-grizzly-hunting activists applying for hunting permits in Wyoming was picked up on NPR's website. Only 22 permits were given out for grizzly hunting in Wyoming, so when activists receive the tags and do not take a bear, it creates tension around the ongoing grizzly de-listing controversy.
HumaNature: Episode 22 Listed As Best of July Each month, podcast review website Audible Feast "curates a list of the handful of episodes that simply rise to the very top over the whole month", and in July, Episode 22 ranked as #4 of last month's top ten. View the full list Best of > Audible Feast’s Best Podcasts of July 2018 Audible Feast’s Best Podcasts of July 2018" data-type="url" data-name="here">here. Additionally, HumaNature recieved spolight from three other podcasts in July: 51%, Ocean Sailing Podcast, and Sasquatch Syndicate.
Click the images below to learn more about this month's top stories.
More Than A Dozen Indigenous Women Went Missing In Montana In 2018 How Social Media Could Be Changing Fly Fishing
Famous Grizzly Photographer Wins Bear Tag Biodiversity Institute Shut Down By UW Administration
Thanks to our new and renewing underwriters!

Campbell County Health, Serve Wyoming, Bomgaars Corporation,
Wyoming Humanities, Coal Creek TAP, Old Bill's Fun Run, Trailside Galleries,
Cheyenne Civic Center (Phillip Phillips), Nowoodstock Music Festival, Big Horn Mountain Festival,
City of Green River--Art on the Green, and Pinedale Half Marathon

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