General Manager Newsletter | January 2018
Christina Kuzmych | General Manager
AARP Forum With Governor Mead
In December, WPM News Director, Bob Beck, hosted an AARP Forum with Wyoming Governor Matt Mead.
Former WPM Intern Headed to D.C.
Former WPM Cultural Affairs intern Sam Eagan has been accepted by American University in Washington, D.C., where he will pursue a Master’s degree in journalism. We wish him all the best!
HumaNature Episodes Selected To Play At Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
WPM is pleased to confirm that HumaNature Episodes, "Dogs Are People, Too" and "Hoofprints On The Heart" have been selected to play at the 15th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (BSDFF) in Missoula, Montana in February 2018
Title Change
WPM's Morning Edition Host and Reporter, Caroline Ballard, will be changing to Morning Edition Host and Editor. She will continue to be on Morning Edition, but will be editing more and aiding with story oversight.
A Friendly Cup
Brian Franklin with the Double Shot Coffee Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma sent WPM's HumaNature a tasty bag of coffee.
"I just want to support a group I know doesn't get the accolades you deserve for creating a really cool thing that I enjoy." - Brian Franklin
HumaNature Donors
This month HumaNature had a total of 46 donors from 20 different states.
Station Visit
WPM Education Reporter, Tennessee Watson, gave three high school music students, Ethan Cox, Kagan Sims, and Kalab Charles, and their teacher, Meghan Goodner, from Rock River a tour of WPM on January 26th.
Heavy Rotation Contribution
December 23 | Wyoming Sounds host Micah Schweizer made another contribution to NPR’s Heavy Rotation feature, highlighting the French-American band Joon Moon... Read More
HumaNature Featured On The Pulse
January 1 | WHYY Philadelphia’s, The Pulse, released a version of HumaNature’s Episode 27: “What Her Cells Knew” on their New Year’s episode.
Before Huntington’s: Seeking Adventure While She’s Able
January 4 | WPM's Broadcast Associate, Erin Jones's story, "Before Huntingtons: Seeking adventure while she's able," was featured on WHYY Philadelphia’s, The Pulse... Read More
How Much Pot Is In That Brownie? Wyoming Moves To Toughen Edible Marijuana Laws
January 24 | WPM's News Director, Bob Beck's story about Wyoming edible marijuana laws was aired on NPR's All Things Considered... Listen Here
Lawmakers Move Forward Dam Project On Colorado River System
Last week, lawmakers on the Select Water Committee agreed to put $40 million in their budget to build a new dam in southern Wyoming, but only if all the money for the project is identified first.... Read More
Game And Fish Pursuing Grizzly Bear Hunting
The hunting of grizzly bears in Wyoming may start as early as this fall... Read More
Yakama Nation's First Bison Hunt In West Yellowstone
In 2006, Montana granted permission to two tribes to hunt on federal public lands near Yellowstone National Park... Listen Here
New & Renewing Underwriters!
HiQ, Inc. dba, Nebraska State College System d.b.a. Chadron State College, Grand Teton Music Festival,
Highlands Presbyterian Church, Cheyenne Civic Center, Wyoming Arts Council, Gryphon Theatre, Ceili at the Roundhouse Celtic Festival
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