UPR Station News

Membership Drive
9:17 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Volunteer for Utah Public Radio Membership Drive

Utah Public Radio is looking for volunteers during our semi-annual membership drive! To volunteer, sign up in the appropriate time slot here. The drive runs from Monday, Sept. 15 - Saturday, Sept. 20.

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Pledge Drive
1:48 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Win A Magic Of The Senses Package For Two At Green Valley Boutique Hotel & Spa

Fill out the online form today, and be entered into the drawing for a 3-day, 2-night stay at Green Valley Boutique Hotel & Spa in St. George. Included in the package are spa treatments and all meals. This package is valued at $1,600.

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3:21 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

UPR Streamer Fixed

UPR's streamer has been fixed. Our engineer Friend Weller has been working with IT super-man Ken Andersen on the project for the last few days, and it is now up and running. Thank you for your patience.


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Station Manager Search
11:34 am
Fri August 22, 2014

New General Manager Announced: Peg Arnold Arrives Sept. 22

Peg Arnold has been named general manager for Utah Public Radio at Utah State University. UPR is part of USU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences, where Arnold will also be a faculty member in the Department of Journalism and Communication.

Dean John Allen of Utah State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences named Peg Arnold the new general manager of Utah Public Radio. Along with her duties as head of the campus National Public Radio affiliate, Arnold also will serve as a faculty member in the Department of Journalism and Communication.
“Peg Arnold has a long history of successful management of public radio stations and I’m excited to have her join us as manager of Utah Public Radio,” Allen said. “I believe her addition to our community will lead to a solid statewide structure linking to our regional campuses and supporting President Albrecht’s mission of a statewide land-grant university.  I believe there is a very bright future for UPR under the leadership of Ms. Arnold.”

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Station Events
10:56 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Paula Poundstone Performance & Reception – UPR Exclusive

Credit Paula Poundstone

You hear Paula Poundstone as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! Now you can see her live!


Join UPR for an evening of comedy and a private reception with Paula on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan.

While available, UPR has 10 packages which include:

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Team UPR
3:01 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Gran Fondo Bike Ride

Join Utah Public Radio and Logan Regional Hospital in raising funds for breast cancer screenings in Cache Valley.

Cache Gran Fondo – Saturday, July 12 - Logan

Expo and Outdoor Show - Downtown Logan

Friday, July 11 – 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday, July 12 – 6 am (race start) to 4 pm

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Angie's Dinner
12:02 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Thank You Angie's And UPR Community!

UPR supporters and staff clean the sink at Angie's.
Credit Kerry Bringhurst / Utah Public Radio

Thank you to Angie's Restaurant for hosting and helping UPR raise $1,000! And thanks to each of you who attended the benefit dinner. It was lots of fun to share time together. We appreciate your support. Click "read more" to see UPR pictures from Angie's.

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UPR Station News
10:20 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Join Bryan Earl At The Penstemon Festival June 20-21

Credit Wikipedia

UPR's Bryan Earl is the host of the Zesty Garden, a weekly garden show that reaches statewide. He will be the keynote speaker at this years' Penstemon Festival in Richfield, Utah.

The festival celebrates Utah's natural beauty, with events Friday and Saturday June 20-21. The festival includes speakers, a plant sale, vendor booths, a potluck dinner on Friday, and a wildflower hike Saturday morning.

Friday, June 20th:

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Community Outreach
11:44 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Sound Beginnings Comes To UPR

Sound beginnings team Yellow watches a recording.
Credit April Ashland / Utah Public Radio

Sound Beginnings at Utah State University is an early education program that provides home and center-based services to children with hearing loss whose families want their children to learn to listen and talk.

About 80 children signed up this year, and they came to the UPR studios. You can listen to their team chants below:

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Tech Drive 2014
9:00 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

TECH DRIVE 2014: Throwback Thursday

Utah Public Radio must raise $25,000 to replace two essential pieces of equipment before we wrap up the fiscal year on June 30th: KUSR’s transmitter and an equipment cooling unit. Make a special gift in support of our Technology Fund Drive today! Make a gift right now by clicking here.

In 1998, UPR installed the KUSR transmitter, which now needs to be updated. Much like phones, computers, and boomboxes (sorry, walkmans...er...CD players... mp3 players) needed to be updated, so does our technology. We need a new transmitter to stay up-to-date and on-air. The cost is $19,000. The one we have is on its last leg.


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