While it isn’t safe to go to parties right now, HPPR listeners are invited to a one-of-a-kind, on-air birthday celebration this Saturday, June 6th from 1 to 3 p.m. CT – socially-distanced and broadcast right into your ears! Don’t miss a special, two-hour Songbirds with Valarie Smith in celebration of High Plains Public Radio’s month-long 40th Anniversary! Throughout June, we’re looking back on how “The Little Station That Could” persevered over obstacles and kept news, music, and regional perspectives on the airwaves—all thanks to your generous support. Plus, believe it or not, this Saturday is Valarie’s ACTUAL 40th birthday! (Yes, Val and HPPR literally grew up together.) To mark this good fortune – and odd coincidence – she’ll have limited-edition Songbirds t-shirts marking the event (for a $40 contribution). But get ‘em while they’re available! As we look back at four decades of your support, HPPR sends up the deepest gratitude and congratulations for an accomplishment few communities could have pulled off. THANK YOU, HIGH PLAINS, and Happy 40th!