TPR Events & Initiatives

Message from the President 12.17.15

Dec 17, 2015

Dear Friends,

One of the things I love about this time of year is watching old movies while making holiday preparations, and one that I particularly look forward to is “White Christmas.” My favorite scene is when Bing Crosby sings to Rosemary Clooney about what he does when he can’t sleep – “I count my blessings instead of sheep, and I fall asleep counting my blessings.”  Good advice for all of us, don’t you think?

The Sounds Of The Season On TPR

Dec 15, 2015
Courtesy St. Olaf College

Texas Public Radio celebrates the season this month with programming to get you into the spirit.

On KPAC 88.3 FM, holiday music will be broadcast throughout the day on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Beginning at 3 p.m. on KPAC 88.3 FM, we'll broadcast "A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols." The annual Christmas Eve service held in King's College Chapel was introduced in 1918 to bring a more imaginative approach to worship. It was first broadcast in 1928 and is now broadcast to millions of people around the world.

Enjoy an Evening at the Briscoe

Dec 9, 2015
Kasey Rives

Tuesday, January 19, you're invited to spend a unique evening strolling the galleries of the Briscoe Western Art Museum, enjoying light refreshments, and learning more about the museum and its special exhibit of student art from across Texas.

Message from the President 11.19.15

Nov 24, 2015

Dear Friends,

These are exciting times at Texas Public Radio. We have recently welcomed three new people to our newsroom staff. You have likely already heard Virginia Alvino on air. Virginia joined us as Host & Producer of Fronteras and is doing a great job at that, as well as some general assignment reporting. If you haven’t already heard Louisa Jonas’s reporting, you soon will. Louisa is a seasoned reporter and producer and has also served as an instructor for college classes on the craft of public radio production. You will hear Tricia Schwennesen on air from time-to-time, but her influence will be most felt on our website in her role as Digital Producer & Editor. We are very pleased with these recent additions.


UPDATE, 12.9.15: This event is being postponed due to a weather forecast that calls for a 100% chance of rain on Saturday night. We will reschedule the event for spring, 2016. Stay tuned for details!

Calling all stargazers, philosophers, and astronomers, join us as we tour the night sky at TPR Presents: Stargazing with TPR at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center.