94.9 HPPR Connect will be on and off the air this Thursday and Friday as work is done to replace the transmitting antenna and transmitter. We apologize for this disruption, though the work is being done to improve the station's overall signal quality and reliability. You can always listen to HPPR Connect using the player above.
Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.
San Antonio cosmic country guru Garrett T. Capps took some time out of his tour to stop by the studio with his pals Heavy Meddo (San Antonio / Austin). They talked a little about hitting the road, and we got some deep intel about Capps's latest album, People are Beautiful. Click the blue button above to listen to the full in-studio performance, featuring Capps + Heavy Meddo. For the phone interview with Capps, scroll down — we had a great chat about songwriting, San Antone, spotlighting the greats, and the gnarl of a summertime tour.
I caught up with brilliant songwriter Jake Ybarra this week as he traveled through the High Plains. We spoke about his new album, Something in the Water — and he even played a few tracks for us live in the studio. Click the link on this page to hear the full interview.
Nashville-based Ziona Riley came into the studio to share her story and play a few songs. This stop was during her first-ever tour, hitting the road with her dog and brother. Hear the full interview on the link at the top of this page.
HPPR wants to thank Jill Riley, a Texas Panhandle-born troubadour visiting her old stompin’ grounds from her home in Nashville. She stopped by High Plains Morning today for a live, in-studio set and to share details of her new album, video shoots, and live performance TONIGHT (6/9/23) in Amarillo.
Thanks to Duke Weddington of Higher Ground Bluegrass for spending some time with High Plains Morning this week to talk about their upcoming show in Panhandle, TX, which is part of their 25th anniversary tour and launch for their latest album, Blue & Gray.