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.
SACU, Texas Public Radio (TPR) and community partners sponsored a volunteer community project to recreate the savanna that once covered much of Phil Hardberger Park, planting native grass sprigs in a grassland restoration. This was an official event of National Public Lands Day, postponed due to heavy rains on Sept.
See how unused sand volleyball courts became convenient public seating for community events. Texas Public Radio, the City of San Antonio, the Project for Public Spaces and the AIA San Antonio present the terraced seating at Lockwood Park -- the winning design in the Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper! initiative. Special thanks to Keith Zars pools for building the terraced seating.
The Lockwood Park Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper! project repurposes unused sand volleyball courts to create terraced seating with flat ledge rock and grass seating areas. The terraces are wide enough to spread a blanket or to set up temporary seating for community events. Texas Public Radio presents the official unveiling of this winning design in the Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper! initiative in partnership with the City of San Antonio, the Project for Public Spaces and the AIA San Antonio.
Texas Public Radio invites listeners to attend the 2012–2013 season of “Carnegie Hall Live” from the comfort of their own homes. Presented by Carnegie Hall, American Public Media and WQXR-FM, the series includes eleven live broadcasts through April 2013.