In HPPR’s early days, hardly anyone had FM radios. They were considered luxury add-ons in vehicles. Most people on the High Plains hadn’t heard of All Things Considered or NPR.
But still they gave, they worked and today, despite the ongoing challenges of sustaining operations, HPPR exists as an essential part of the rural landscape. Technically, we were the FIRST station licensed to a rural community rather than to a tribe or educational institution.