Ken DavisProgram Director
Born and raised in Champaign, Illinois, Ken hosted his first public radio air shift as a jazz host in September of 1988, leading to a lifetime love of public radio. As program director, Ken oversees the programming and operations in Garden City and Amarillo, joining HPPR in May of 2020 after previously acting as Assistant PD/Operations Manager/On-Air Fundraising Producer at St. Louis Public Radio until 2000.
In between, he co-designed a software system now used by NPR and over 100 member stations nationwide, consulted on recording studio design and acoustics, and engineered and produced a variety of musical and experimental recordings.
Ken was attracted to the blend of music and news programming at HPPR and Connect, and as a musician, to the vibrant arts communities in the High Plains region. When he’s not listening to or thinking about radio, he’s spending time with the family, playing bluegrass music or recording local musicians.
If you'd like to share feedback on HPPR programming on our main signal or HPPR Connect, or if you have questions, please reach out to Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we celebrate the anniversary of our nation's founding this summer, join High Plains Public Radio and HPPR Connect for some holiday specials!
HPPR is thrilled to announce that our Kansas News Service reporter, David Condos, won big at this year's national Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) awards, as well as the regional Edward R. Murrow awards, for his coverage of the Sunflower State.
Juneteenth falls this Sunday, June 19th. Be sure to join us!