TPR Events & Initiatives

Volunteer Profile: Meghan Pelley

Feb 24, 2015
Courtesy of Meghan Pelley

For San Antonio realtor Meghan Pelley, involvement with TPR is a family affair. Not only is she a valued volunteer and TPR business member, but her husband Damian Rodriguez is a business member and her mother and pets are all members, too.   

“We’re expecting our first child in early summer and he or she has probably already learned the voices of the on-air staff at TPR and NPR,” said Meghan.

Cindy Kelleher Photography

On February 22, 2015, Texas Public Radio partnered with the Briscoe Museum and the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo to raise awareness of the talented artists participating in the Student Western Art Contest, Exhibit and Auction. TPR listeners were invited to a private viewing of the exhibit at the Briscoe Western Art Museum, where they browsed the galleries and learned more about the talented student artists.

Think Science: 'Citizen Science'

Feb 10, 2015
Courtesy of Jason St. Sauver

Did you know you can help scientists analyze the nesting habits of penguins by looking at online photos? Or that your computer can help search for intelligent life on other planets? With the help of "Citizen Scientists" just like you, researchers are able to crowd-source data collection. From harnessing the power of interconnected computers to mass bird and butterfly counts, Citizen Scientists work as individuals or in teams to provide researchers with the vast amounts of data needed for today's scientific studies.

Meet Host Mindy Ratner At Our Open House

Jan 27, 2015

Classical Music fans, you're invited to meet on-air hosts Mindy Ratner, James Baker, and Nathan Cone on Sunday, February 8 at the Pearl Stable from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Open House is for all KPAC listeners and members, and immediately follows the Sounds Like KPAC Talent Competition earlier in the afternoon.

Light refreshments will be served at the event, which is free and open to the public. Reservations have closed, but we will have room for walk-ups. Please join us!

Over 60 entries were submitted for our first ever talent competition for area students, SOUNDS LIKE KPAC. Our Final Round competition takes place on Sunday, February 8 from 3-5 p.m. at the Palmetto Center for the Arts on the campus of Northwest Vista College. The public is invited to the concert, which will be recorded for later broadcast on KPAC 88.3 FM.