General Manager Newsletter | October 2017 
Christina Kuzmych | General Manager
Fall Fund Drive 2017
WPM's Fall Fund Drive 2017 met goal thanks to listeners around Wyoming and the globe. It is an honor to have such wonderful supporters!
Launch Of The Modern West
WPM's Digital Media Manager, Anna Rader, WPM's Cultural Affairs Director, Micah Schweizer, and WPM's General Manager, Christina Kuzmych, completed the The Modern West website. This project was funded by Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, and focuses on Wyoming's stories and culture.
WPM Reporter Attends Solutions Network Inc. Meeting In Seattle
WPM's Education Reporter Tennessee Watson was one of 14 education reporters from leading news organizations around the US selected to participate in a workshop on solutions-oriented education reporting hosted by The Solutions Journalism Network and The Seattle Times.  Over October 2-3, participants shared their work, their best practices and how they've used solutions journalism to enhance reporting.
2017 UW Homecoming – WPM’s Tailgate
On October 28 WPM staff participated in the 2017 University of Wyoming Homecoming celebrations by hosting a tailgate table. Hundreds of Cowboy fans stopped by the WPM tables to pick-up backpacks, bracelets and to visit. WPM's Program Director and Wyoming Sounds Host, Grady Kirkpatrick , took this opportunity to take a few photos of WPM's Corporate Development Manager, Dianne Burner , as well as our listeners and members wearing game day swag. Go Pokes!!
WPM Receives Murrow Award
WPM's Education Reporter Tennessee Watson went to New York City to accept the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Radio News Documentary, recognizing her work with Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting on " Dropped and Dismissed: Child Sex Abuse Lost in the System." The documentary combines Watson's personal experiences with investigative reporting.
Volunteers
Rollback Of The Clean Power Plan
NPR aired a few spots and Q by WPM's Natural Resources and Energy Reporter Cooper McKim for the newscast on the rollback on the Clean Power Plan.
Controversy Over Grizzly Bear Protection Continues
NPR's Here & Now picked up WPM's Natural Resources and Energy Reporter Cooper McKim's story about grizzly bears being removed from the endangered species list in a Northern Montana Region... Listen Here
Peabody, Recently Out Of Bankruptcy, Announces $200 Million Q3 Profits
NPR's Newscast aired a story by WPM's Natural Resources and Energy Reporter Cooper McKim about Peabody Energy. The largest privately held coal company in the world, experienced it’s third straight quarter of sizable profits with revenue totaling $1.48 billion this quarter - a 22% increase from last year’s third quarter. Total profit this fiscal year adds up to around $500 million... Listen Here
Archeologists Race To Find Artifacts Melting Out Of Mountain Ice Fields
We drive for hours on a terrible dirt road to reach the ice patch, but Colorado State University archeology professor emeritus Larry Todd says, heck, this is nothing... Listen Here
Sexual Assault Survivor Wishes UW Paid Attention
Halloween is a holiday Sarah Jackson Weber wishes she could forget... Listen Here
UW's Pi Beta Phi House Housed Fraternity Sisters…And Some Unexpected Guests
As we head deeper into October, the nights get longer, a chill fills the air, and the time is right for telling scary stories... Listen Here
New & Renewing Underwriters!
Account Name, Long Reimer Winegar Beppler, Insurance Solutions 4 You, Wyoming Primary Care Association, Wyoming Business Alliance, Wyoming Heritage Foundation, Coal Creek Coffee Company, University of Wyoming Saturday University, Skinny Skis, Robbins Dermatology, Whitney Center for the Arts, ANB Bank, Anton's Musical Instrument Repair, Historic Governors' Mansion, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laramie, University of Wyoming Center for Global Studies, University of Wyoming Symphony Association, Wyoming Community Foundation, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Jackson Hole Community Band, Montessori School of Cheyenne
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