After six years of leading the organization, Texas Public Radio's President and General Manager Dan Skinner issued his resignation to the TPR Board of Directors effective November 9, 2012.
During his tenure, Skinner was instrumental in leading TPR’s strategic direction. Under his stewardship, TPR saw dramatic growth in audience and services, particularly the expansion of local news coverage and the development of an award-winning newsroom.
Texas Public Radio celebrates a milestone this month. On November 7, 1982, KPAC signed on for the first time, broadcasting classical music 24 hours a day to San Antonio. Thanks to the vision and determination of Wilford Stapp, J.C. Stromberger, B.J. McClain and countless other heroes of classical music, the groundwork was laid for Texas Public Radio as it exists today, broadcasting NPR News and classical music programming to San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country.
You can listen to KSTX and KPAC via the "Listen Live" button at the top of the web page -- click the button and select which station you want, which will open the pop-up Flash player in a new window.
The "Now Playing" block on the right hand side of the page shows you what is on the air at that moment on each station (including KTXI, KTPR & KVHL) and also includes listen live links for each station. The iTunes and Windows links will open the stream in the associated players.
AccessAbility Fest 2012 was a fun- and information-filled event on Sunday, October 28. More than 3,000 people (and zombies!) filled HemisFair Park. Even the Sith Shadow Council of Texas was on-hand, making children and adults smile and reach for their light sabers.
Victor J. Settles provided the following video of Darth Vader's AccessAbility Fest experiences:
Texas Public Radio joined community partners in a National Public Lands Day event at Phil Hardberger Park. Postponed to October 6 due to rain, the event invited volunteers to plant thousands native grass sprigs to restore the park's natural savanna.
The event was sponsored by the San Antonio River Authority, SAWS, SACU and Whole Earth Provision Company.
Phil Hardberger Park is located ay 8400 NW Military Highway.