TUNED IN: How To Listen To Your Favorite Public Radio Station Across HPPR Land

Feb 1, 2019

A faithful listener reached out this week with a request: "As someone who lives out here 'in the middle of nowhere' with limited radio reception it would be SO helpful if your call letters for every station in your area was plastered everywhere."

Great idea.

The handy map above illustrates how to listen to High Plains Public Radio across the .. um ... High Plains. (Of course, you can listen to HPPR or HPPR Connect online anywhere by clicking here.)

Thanks for the suggestion, Shirley. And thanks for adding that "we do appreciate your dedication and commitment to a public radio station that is developed specifically for the 'People of the Prairie.' "

Don't miss Garden City Arts' First Friday Art Walk this evening (Friday, Feb. 1).

Swing by HPPR's Garden City offices (210 N. 7th St.) from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. (Central) to check out the artwork.

Full details here.

HPPR Haiku


To serve the High Plains

Is HPPR’s mission,

A labor of love.


Now it’s your turn, gentle readers.

For a donation of $20 or more, your message of Valentines love will be broadcast on the air (20 words or less - hey, our poetical turn above was only 12 words) on Thursday, February 14 during High Plains Morning (9 am to Noon CT). Host Jenny Inzerillo will be airing Valentine Messages.

The deadline to submit your message is 5 p.m. CT, Friday, February 8.

To schedule your HPPR RADIO VALENTINE, please click here, (kkennedy@hppr.org) or call Kay Kennedy at 806-367-9088.  

Listen To ‘Oleander’ Commentaries on HPPR

HPPR listeners can now enjoy a Prairie Home Companion-esque monologue during the second hour of Stephen Johnson’s Open Range. You can hear/read the first installment here.

Oleander - Thoughts From Here are four- to five-minute commentaries that will be heard on the first and third Saturdays of the month in the 3 o’clock hour (CT) of Open Range. The program bills itself as “regional commentary by a fictional Kansan, William Jennings Bryan Oleander of Here, Kansas.”

It continues, “Oleander attempts to tease out the essence of place. It springs from the mind of author Thomas Fox Averill, an O. Henry Award winner and Professor Emeritus of English at Washburn University of Topeka. For more than 25 years, Oleander has become a tradition that honors and examines life in Kansas and on the High Plains.”

Don’t miss it.

Best-Read Stories At HPPR.org

HPPR.org is your go-to spot for the latest news from the High Plains region, as well as our events, exclusives, and features. You’ll also find the latest national and international news. Here are this week's TOP STORIES from our website.

1. These 3 Former Kansas Republicans Say They No Longer Felt At Home In The GOP

2. What The So-Called Gun Show Loophole Really Looks Like

3. Sister of murdered Garden City woman on a mission to keep murderer behind bars

4. Kansas Men Sentenced To Prison In Garden City Bomb Plot

5. People Of The Plains: A Lost Cause

6. Seeking Citizenship For His Adopted Daughter, A Kansas Army Veteran Fights The Government

7. Southwest Kansas Is Seeing Fewer Refugees, And A Shift In The Agencies Supporting Them

8. Immigration stories, caricatures and stereotypes at the Stauth Museum

9. High Plains Outdoors: What Constitutes A Trophy Buck?

10. Hard-Boiled and Noir Fiction

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