UPR Station News

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.

>>DONATE NOW<<

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UPR Station News
9:48 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

UPR Wins 2013 Associated Press Awards

Credit APTRA

Utah Public Radio is pleased to be among the winners of the Associated Press Television and Radio Association 2013 awards for excellence in broadcast journalism.

KUSU-FM received two awards in the annual competition that brings together TV and radio journalism from across the western United States.

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Become A Source
10:29 am
Thu April 17, 2014

How Do Oil And Gas Industries In Utah Affect You?

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?

Click here to share your story.

Pledge Drive
4:56 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

March 2014 Pledge Drive Winners Announced

CHOCOLATE
Box of Gourmet Chocolates from Chocolot Artisan Confections
     April Conner, Paradise
     Jessie Cammack, St. George
     Carolyn Brittain, Providence
     Chad Hamblin, Roosevelt
     Byron Sessions, Hyde Park

TICKETS

Garrison Keillor, 1 pair of tickets, April 3 Performance, Park City
     Jeneile Tams, Paradise

Ira Glass, 1 pair of tickets, April 12 Performance, Salt Lake City
     Cindy Perry, Vernal

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Driveway Moments
6:00 am
Sat March 29, 2014

Driveway Moment: The Future of Public Radio

Credit Elisabeth Gee / Utah Public Radio

Kerry Bringhurst is the interim station manager and news director at Utah Public Radio. 

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Pledge Drive
5:31 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Join UPR Now, Become A Member

Fill out the online form before 11 a.m. and be entered to win Finn Brewer's hat, as well as an iPad 3.

>>BECOME A MEMBER NOW!<<
 

It's the last day of the spring membership drive, and if you've been waiting to make your contribution, now is the time to step forward and throw in your hat (contribution). Everyone who completes the online form today will be entered to win one of two (1 of 2) iPad 3s.

If you don't have a hat, you can also enter the drawing to receive Finn Brewer's hat, between 9 and 11 a.m.

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Driveway Moments
4:01 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Driveway Moment: The Future of Public Radio

Credit Elisabeth Gee / Utah Public Radio

Kerry Bringhurst is the interim station manager and news director at Utah Public Radio. 

"I listen for reasons that may not be the reasons others listen.  Working with students is thrilling.  When I hear their reports, I know what they have been through to capture the audio, write the script, and produce and edit.  I can measure their learning through their content. When I hear a catchy edit and a quality quote I feel a thrill that is beyond explanation.  Our student interns are the future of public radio.  I take pride in knowing UPR is contributing to the academic future of these creative and curious members of society."

Southern Utah Getaway
4:59 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Enter Drawing for Southern Utah Getaway -- Contribute Now

>>PLEDGE NOW<<

Help Us Meet Our Goal - $70,000:  Make a  difference with your sustaining membership or one-time gift, and we’ll tip our hats to you. Complete the online form today to enter yourself into a drawing for a southern Utah vacation.

Getaway Package in Southern Utah
    (1) Pair of tickets to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, Ivins UT
    (1) $25 gift certificate to Xetava Gardens Café, Ivins UT
    (1) Two-night condominium stay with amenities, Coral Ridge Community, St. George

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Driveway Moments
6:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Driveway Moments: Time With My Son

Credit Elisabeth Gee / Utah Public Radio

Bryan Earl is on the Development team at UPR, and has had many driveway moments over the course of his life. Here, he shares just one.

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