TUNED IN: Notes from Bob Davis, executive director of High Plains Public Radio
GREETINGS FROM THE NEW GUY
Introductions are in order. I’m Bob Davis, the executive director of HPPR since the first of June. I’m enjoying getting to know the people of the High Plains and am thrilled to be a part of High Plains Public Radio, a nearly 40-year-old institution dedicated to serving the people of this region.
What follows is the first of what we hope will be a weekly visit about what’s going on with HPPR, HPPR Connect, our all-news and talk station, and the communities we serve.
Your feedback, ideas, thoughts, suggestions, criticisms and news tidbits are welcome. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 678-7444.
WE HEART LIVE MUSIC
Here’s a sample of what we can expect:
SO MANY SHOWS
Twenty live-music performances. That’s how many concerts High Plains Public Radio will deliver to the High Plains over 2018.
Below is a look at 2018 concerts, including seven that are still to come. Note: The shows marked with an * denote those supported by a grant from the Texas Music Office. Special thanks to Center City of Amarillo for its assistance in sponsoring this grant.
2/9 Korby Lenker
3/2 Caroline Cotter / Michael Howard
4/13 Claude Bourbon
4/21 Record Store Day: Clarke Paige / Keitha Jones / Lynn Phipps (*)
5/19 Christy Hays (*)
7/1 Little Mazarn (*)
8/10 Bob Livingston (*)
8/11 Chase the Sunset: Rhonni Pletcher (*)
9/8 Giulia Millanta (*)
9/28 Sarah McQuaid
11/9 The Rifters
12/1 Dana Cooper
2/10 Korby Lenker
2/24 Rupert Wates
6/16 Claude Bourbon
7/20 Bittersweet Highway
8/4 Dana Cooper
8/17 Heart Society
9/15 Hiroko Tsukamoto
11/10 JF Stover
INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING LIVING ROOM CONCERTS AS AN UNDERWRITER?
Contact Ruth Ellen Lynch, our Texas Underwriting Representative, to learn how your business or organization can become our partner in providing unique live music for the High Plains.
You can reach her at:
Phone: (806) 367-9088 or (800) 678-7444
TUMBLEWEEDS ON THE AIR
Next weekend is the Tumbleweeds Festival in Garden City. The festival’s promoters promise acts suitable to fans of “country, rock, bluegrass, Americana, folk, or that hard-to-classify sound.”
High Plains Public Radio will be broadcasting from the festival on Saturday, Aug. 25. More info to come next week.