General Manager Newsletter | September 2016 
Celebrating 50 Years
"Wyoming Public Radio is an important source of news and information for everyone throughout the state, particularly in a time when it is harder and harder to find news that is balanced and fair. A great attribute of Wyoming Public Radio is that it serves all of Wyoming; large towns, small towns, and the rural ranching community. It is a real asset to our state. "
Former Governor of Wyoming,
Dave Freudenthal

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50 Years Of Service To Wyoming
Wyoming Public Media celebrated its official 50th Birthday on September 14, 2016. To the left are a few memories collected over the years including: KUWR's opening day, 1986 Staff Member Beth Brown, current News Director Bob Beck, and former Education Reporter Aaron Schrank.
Pledge Drive Preparation
In preparation for the Fall 2016 Pledge Drive, Wyoming Public Media's Business Manager, Laura Rehmeier, worked with Wyoming Public Media Member Associate, Andrew Mittlestadt to set up the accounting procedure and practice for fund drive. Earlier this year, Laura attended the Public Media Business Association's annual meeting on CPB and FCC regulations.
Achievements
HumaNature Mentioned At PRPD Conference
At the 2016 Public Radio Program Directors conference, This American Life's Ira Glass, spoke on local station-produced podcasts during his presentation he played a clip of from HumaNature's 11th episode.                                                             
Fund Drive Week One
The Fall drive began with a healthy $60K of $380K already collected thanks to sustaining donors and early renewals. As we enter the second half of the Fall 2016 pledge drive, we look forward to adding new members and renewing previous donors. Thank you for your continued support! Check for updates here.
Hiring Progress
Wyoming Public Media is excited to progress in hiring donor supported positions in general and education reporting. We hope to have names to share soon.
New Faces
Wyoming Public Media would like to officially welcome a new member to our team.
Artifacts Indicate Prehistoric People Visited Glaciers
It’s late afternoon at the base of Dinwoody Glacier, and its creek is roaring with melted ice nearby. It's been a long day of digging for archeology students Crystal Reynolds, Morgan Robins and Nico Holt.

UW Athletics Budget Becomes A Hot Button Issue
Many programs on the University of Wyoming campus are facing budget cuts, but there are those who believe that academics is suffering more than it should.

UW Proposes Degree Program Cuts
The University of Wyoming says it is considering the elimination of six bachelor’s degrees, eight master’s degrees, and two doctoral degrees as part of its mandated budget cuts.   

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WPM In The Press
Western States Face Challenges Cleaning Up After Coal Mining
Wyoming Public Media's Natural Resources and Energy Reporter, Stephanie Joyce, was featured on NPR's All Things Considered.
Put Your Podcast On The Map
Wyoming Public Media's HumaNature podcast was featured as Wyoming's podcast in an advertisement for Satchel, an app dedicated to finding podcasts in your locale.                                                          
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Must-Listen Podcasts
Wyoming Public Media's HumaNature podcast was mentioned by Wired magazine. Its most recent episode, Hoofprints on the Heart, was number two on the list of podcasts that, "promise a good time."

Glass: Stations Must Create To Survive
Current mentioned HumaNature in a follow-up article regarding Ira Glass's speech at the Public Radio Program Directors conference.

Appeals Court To Hear Challenge To Obama Power-Plant Emissions Rule
Wyoming Public Media's Natural Resources and Energy Reporter, Stephanie Joyce, was interviewed by NPR's Morning Edition.

Listen Here
Worland and Torrington Update
Paul Montoya (left) installed the antenna for the new Wyoming Sounds translator and added equipment to the Worland signals. He also worked with the engineering team to fence off the Torrington signal in order to prevent cattle from damaging the satellite dish and tower.
Christina Kuzmych
General Manager
Wyoming Public Media
"Fund Drive is in full swing as I write this note.  Thank you for your pledge. You’re invited to make a pledge at wyomingpublicmedia.org if you haven’t already.  Our quest for new donors continues, particularly during these times of budget cuts when every dollar is precious. This month, though, I’d like to introduce you to something a bit off the beaten radio track -- WPM's Photography Contest administered by Diana Denison. Photographers of all stripes are invited to submit their best works while our listeners are enlisted to vote for their favorite composition. Photos are also selected to grace our WPM Thanksgiving and Christmas cards with a short biography about the photographer. WPM staff are always keen to pick out their favorites to use as notes, business cards, and stationery. What a wonderful way to honor photographers in our audience and thrill recipients with an inspiring card and message! If you’d like to view submissions from 2016 as well as earlier years, please visit wyomingpublicmedia.org with a click on the Photo Contest tile.  Who said that radio was for ears only!? "
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