Texas Public Radio (TPR) was organized in 1988 and formally incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization the following year. It grew out of a merger of two separate organizations, the Classical Broadcasting Society of San Antonio and San Antonio Community Radio. Its name was chosen anticipating eventual expansion of service to listeners throughout the state. It is an independent, non-profit organization governed by a board of directors composed of residents from the service area.
Texas Public Radio operates five non-commercial radio stations:
- KPAC 88.3 FM and KSTX 89.1 FM broadcast to San Antonio and South Central Texas
- KTXI 90.1 FM, broadcasting to the West Central Hill Country
- KTPR 89.9 FM, broadcasting to Snyder and the Big Country
- KVHL 91.7, which is broadcast to the Llano and Highland Lakes area
KTPR's weekday schedule is composed mainly of programs produced by NPR such as the flagship news magazines All Things Considered and Morning Edition. The day also includes The Diane Rehm Show, Here and Now and Fresh Air, with listener-favorite Science Friday airing on Friday afternoons.
Weekends include entertainment programs including public radio favorites like A Prairie Home Companion, Car Talk, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me and This American Life.
Weekends also include TPR-produced shows Texas Matters, a statewide news program that spends half an hour each week looking at the issues and culture of Texas, and Fronteras, a show with emphasis on Latino and Native American life and border issues affecting American politics, social order, economics and the environmental landscape.
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Frequency: 89.9 MHz
Antenna: 5-bay, Non-Directional
Height: 139 meters above average terrain
Power: 19,000 watts effective radiated power
Format: News and Information