General Manager Newsletter | November 2017 
Christina Kuzmych | General Manager
National Society Of Broadcasters Convention
WPM's Director of Engineering & Wyoming Sounds Host, Paul Montoya, and WPM's Broadcasting Engineer, Ben Slater, attended the National Society of Broadcasters Convention in Denver.
I Respectfully Disagree Series
As part of her series, "I Respectfully Disagree," WPR Reporter, Melodie Edwards, hosted an event on November 27 at the Rockpile Museum in Gillette where she brought together community leaders from across the political spectrum--a union coal miner/single mom, a faith leader, a Muslim community member, a senator, leaders from both parties, a Trump supporter/coal miner, a youth/poverty advocate, a Hispanic faith leader, and a college administrator-- to break bread together and visualize how to heal the community and move forward.
WPM Hosts Leadership Laramie
Leadership Laramie visited WPM as part of their goals and strategic planning observations. Members met with key WPM areas and learned how WPM plans strategy. Corporate Membership Officer, Dianne Burner, is a member of this year's class.
Third Coast Conference
WPM Morning Edition Host, Caroline Ballard, WPM Broadcast Associate, Erin Jones, WPM Reporter, Maggie Mullen, and WPM Cultural Affairs and Production Director, Micah Schweizer, attended the annual Third Coast Conference in Chicago. They attended breakout sessions on topics relating to reporting and production, heard keynote addresses from Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad and This American Life’s Ira Glass, and networked with other audio producers from around the country.
WPM Attends Governor's Business Forum
WPM General Manager, Christina Kuzmych, Member Officer, Ry Woody, and Corporate Membership Officer, Dianne Burner, attended the annual Forum.
WPM's Giving Tuesday A Success
On Giving Tuesday, more than 300 WPM listeners responded to honor charities and non-profits, giving them a shout-out on-air and online.
Wyoming Tribes Want U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Tribal Border Case
National Native News aired a story by WPM Reporter, Melodie Edwards, about the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that Riverton, Wyoming is not in the Wind River Reservation boundary... Listen Here.
For Native Americans Facing Sexual Assault, Justice Feels Out Of Reach
NPR's Morning Edition aired a story by WPM Reporter, Melodie Edwards, about Justice Discrimination on the Wind River Reservation... Listen Here
For Native Americans, Sexual Assault Cases Are ‘Falling Through The Cracks’
WPM Reporter, Melodie Edwards, was interviewed live on PBS News Hour for her story about Native Americans not reporting crimes due to fears of discrimination and unfair treatment by the courts... Read More
Heavy Rotation: The Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
WPM's Cultural Affairs and Production Director, Micah Schweizer, contributed to the November Edition of NPR's Heavy Rotation... Read More
"Wind River" Movie Royalties Donated To Native Women's Group
After allegations of sexual assault piled up against Harvey Weinstein, Wind River movie director Taylor Sheridan announced he would donate all future royalties to a Montana-based Native American women’s advocacy group... Read More
WyoTech Owner Pulls Out Of Laramie
For over 50 years, students from Wyoming and across the country have come to Laramie to learn automotive skills. But on November 8, the Zenith Education Group, which owns colleges across the country announced plans to close 21 campuses, including WyoTech... Read More
Wyoming Residents May Get A Pleasant Surprise When Shopping For Health Insurance
Subsidy payments for those in the marketplace have increased and so in many cases, people can get more affordable and possibly better coverage... Listen Here
New & Renewing Underwriters!
Northridge Liquors, Friends of a Legacy, Gallery West and the Frame Plant, Snowy Range Ski Area, Serve Wyo Billboard Contract, Jackson Hole Writers
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