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“It’s about time for a fishing show.”

With that, Luke Clayton kicked off his weekly High Plains Outdoors segment last weekend.

What followed was a description of a recent trip to Texas’ Lake Tawakoni “to catch a bunch of ‘eater’ size blue catfish.”

TUNED IN: Take A Stroll Through The Headlines

May 10, 2019

Here are some fun facts to know and share from this week’s news on High Plains Public Radio and HPPR Connect:

 

“Walk into your local medical clinic and you’re increasingly likely to be seen by a nurse practitioner instead of a physician. In the span of about a decade, the number graduating from nursing schools has more than tripled.”

Your decoder ring should spell out:

 

 

The 2019 Spring Read on-air book discussion is Sunday, May 5 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Don’t miss it!

(Pro tip: You can catch up on all the books and reviews here.)

 

Also, Don't Miss So. Much. Music.

HPPR's Living Room Concerts In Amarillo and Garden City: Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp perform Friday, May 3, at the Gallery on 7th (Monroe & 7th) in downtown Amarillo.

KMUW and the Kansas News Service received a total of three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for excellence in journalism.

TUNED IN: HPPR Honored For Supporting The Arts

Apr 26, 2019

High Plains Public Radio was recognized for its coverage of the arts by the Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council Golden Nail Awards Arts Committee at the Derrick Event Center in downtown Amarillo Thursday night.

A can-do spirit is built into the DNA of the High Plains.

It was this pioneering mindset that inspired a set of dreamers four decades ago to create something the naysayers predicted was impossible - community-supported public radio on the High Plains.

5/4/19 UPDATE

KANZ now at 30% of normal power. New components have been installed allowing  the main transmitter to be connected to the backup antenna and line. Repairs will continue with the goal of reaching 100% of licensed power.

!!!UPDATE 4/18/19!!!

Tower climbers are scheduled to assess the damage to the KANZ transmission tower on Friday, April 19, 2019. During the time when climbers are near the antenna, the transmitter power will have to be reduced or shut off. Work is expected to begin around 11 am central time on Friday. The transmitter may be off for as long as two hours. This outage will affect a large area of southwest Kansas including Garden City, Liberal, Tribune, Ashland and the surrounding areas. Listeners in Dodge City can tune to KONQ, 91.9 fm. We will post an update as soon as new information becomes available

Spring is planting time on the High Plains. It’s a season of hope.

Seeds are placed in the ground with the expectation that over time a hearty crop will emerge, decorating the landscape and nourishing those in need.

Place defines us.

One of the first questions we usually ask after meeting someone for the first time is, “Where are you from?”

C'mon, Folks, I Mean Show Us Your Photos Of HPPR Land

Two of your faithful correspondent’s favorite things are (a.) riding his bicycle and (b.) taking pictures of places he rides his bicycle. (You can find most of the pics on my blog - www.editorbobdavis.com.)

 

TUNED IN: News and notes from High Plains Public Radio

Students and teachers - grades 5 through 12 - have until March 31 to enter the first-ever NPR Student Podcast Challenge. More info from NPR:

Here's how it works: Put together a podcast with your class or extracurricular group. Then your teacher can submit it to us.

.... High Plains Public Radio offers two services?

High Plains Public Radio is a mix of news and unique musical offerings. Call it Public Radio Classic. 

This week I stumbled upon some fascinating research about people who listen to National Public Radio stations like High Plains Public Radio. Among the findings in a 2018 report:

TUNED IN: Notes from Bob Davis, executive director of High Plains Public Radio

It’s March already.

Today we offer a  few quick recaps of shows even the most loyal listener of High Plains Public Radio might have missed in February.

 

TUNED IN: Let Us Know What You’re Listening To

Feb 22, 2019

When it comes to public radio, we all have our favorites, right?

Of course, HPPR’s locally hosted music shows - take a bow,  High Plains Morning, Songbirds, Open Range, Western Swing & Other Things, and so on - fill my speakers with a bounty of awesome tunes.

But, my heart and ears are devoted to On The Media, the WNYC program heard on High Plains Public Radio on Sundays at 6 p.m. (Central) and Mondays at 3 a.m. (Central).

TUNED IN: ‘I'm In Love. What's That Song?’

Feb 15, 2019

Music To Fill Our Living Rooms:

Up first is Paul & Lezlee (of En Power & Light) on Friday, February 15 at the HPPR Studios—Garden City (210 N. 7th St.)

Show starts at 7 p.m. (Central).

Suggested Donation: $15 (Make life easy. Please bring cash!)

Some dude named Phil promises an early spring. In the meantime, enjoy this snowy scene of your favorite radio station.  

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Valentine's Day approaches. (Psst. It's this coming Thursday, Feb. 14!) Looking for ideas on how to celebrate? We've got you covered.  

Wikimedia Commons

ENERGY - originally aired 7 p.m., TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2018 


Public Domain

In case you missed it, HPPR journalist Jonathan Baker presented a fantastic exploration of the roots of crime fiction this week - Poe Started It All.

Here’s a snippet:

Mystery fiction as we know it today was invented and popularized by an American, Edgar Allen Poe. There were, of course, stories featuring crime before Poe, but it was Poe who came up with the whole 'detective using logic and perceptiveness to unravel a mystery' thing.

Angie Haflich / High Plains Public Radio

TUNED IN: Notes from Bob Davis, executive director of High Plains Public Radio

The new face at the studios of High Plains Public Radio is Corinne Boyer. She joined us earlier this month as the reporter covering western Kansas for the Kansas News Service, “a collaboration of public media newsrooms delivering critical reporting of sound and substance.”  

Corinne agreed to tell us a little more about herself, so here goes:

The theme of the HPPR Radio Readers Book Club's 2019 Spring is It's a Mystery to Me!

Titles include:

The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain

The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas & Mark Olshaker

 

Thanks to the generosity of HPPR's supporters, High Plains Public Radio made its December 2018 fundraising goal of $50,000. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the listeners who helped us kick off the new year in the right way.  If you didn't get a chance to support HPPR before the start of 2019, don't worry. You can still pledge to public radio on the High Plains by clicking here.

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TUNED IN: Notes from Bob Davis, executive director of High Plains Public Radio

TUNED IN: Notes from Bob Davis, executive director of High Plains Public Radio

 

High Plains Public Radio presents an exclusive, live performance of the timeless classic, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  It will be BROADCAST LIVE from the Chamber Music Amarillo's Fibonacci Space on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.  That's this Saturday!  Please spread the word to your friends, neighbors and coworkers.

TUNED IN: Notes from Bob Davis, executive director of High Plains Public Radio

This weekly update is out a day early because I wanted to share some exciting news:

The Final Installment of HPPR Connect's Community Conversations Series is Today

Yummy! Enter Our Gingerbread House Contest

Nov 27, 2018

Submit your entry by clicking here. Be sure to include:

> Name of your business/organization

>  Contact and his/her phone and email

 

 


Date: Tuesday, November 27

Time: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on-site

Place: Western Kansas Community Foundation, 402 N. Main in downtown Garden City or donate online at www.wkcf.org anytime from 12 a.m.-11:59 p.m.

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TUNED IN: Notes from Bob Davis, executive director of High Plains Public Radio

Connections: A Special HPPR Connect Series Dedicated to Issues in the Amarillo Area

 

WHAT: Conversations with community leaders focused on energy, education and economic development

WHEN: Tuesday, November 27th through Thursday, November 29th

 

Connections:

A Special HPPR Connect Series Dedicated to Issues in the Amarillo Area

 

WHAT: Conversations with community leaders focused on energy, education and economic development

WHEN: Tuesday, November 27th through Thursday, November 29th

WHERE: On air at 94.9 FM (HPPR Connect) in the Amarillo area and streaming online at www.HPPR.org

 

DETAILS:

7 p.m., TUESDAY, NOV. 27: ENERGY

I’m so excited to share some big news with you! This holiday season High Plains Public Radio will present  – and BROADCAST LIVE from the Chamber Music Amarillo's Fibonacci Space on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.  – an exclusive, live performance of the timeless classic, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

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