Hey Utah! The computer that streams UPR's audio live on the web is broken. It will not be up and working until at least Tuesday, when our engineer returns to town and can work on getting a new computer.
Please bear with us this weekend, we are so sorry. In the mean time, enjoy this last weekend of August!
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.”
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.
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.
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:
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.
Oil and gas industries have been rising in the United States. Employment in the oil and gas industry has increased by 40 percent in the past seven years. That has led to dramatic growth in many regions around the country. Duchesne County in Utah, for example, is the second fastest growing county (compared to counties of similar size) in the United States. Utah Public Radio wants to hear about how you're experiencing the boom in your part of the country.
Has it affected your community positively or negatively? Do you or someone you know commute long distances for oil or gas jobs? Are you noticing more people coming to your town?