TPR Events & Initiatives

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Each year, we say thank you to businesses and professional members and community partners that support TPR throughout the course of the year with the Annual Salute to Business Supporters event. Held March 10 at Los Patios, approximately 325 TPR Business members, underwriters, and community partners turned up, in spite of the weather.  TPR's business, professional, and community partners help us bring public radio to San Antonio, the Hill Country, and surrounding areas.

For years, TPR fans (not the least of whom is our own Joey Palacios) have asked for a Texas Public Radio-themed Fiesta medal, and this year, we’re proud to unveil our first one ever! The medal features our signature purple-shaded ribbon with the words “hear yourself think” on the medal itself. 

A Message from Our President

Mar 10, 2016

Dear Friends,

This past weekend, I had the honor of addressing some 650 attendees at TEDxSanAntonio. For those who may not be familiar with TEDx San Antonio, it is an offshoot of the international TED conference, founded in 1984 for the single purpose of spreading ideas. The acronym stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. The TEDx program gives communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialog through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDxSanAntonio is planned and coordinated independently.


The StoryCorps Mobile Booth recently traveled to San Antonio to collect personal stories that will be archived at the Library of Congress. It was an opportunity for Mary Pritchard and her teenage daughter Samantha to talk about a difficult time, when Mary had to tell five-year-old Samantha that her father had died. 

"You just stared straight ahead out that floral window, and you smiled. And I remember thinking, 'Does she understand?'"

A Message from Our President

Feb 26, 2016

Dear Friends,

The importance of storytelling is a constant theme for anyone working in public radio, but it’s been a particular focus for me in recent days.