Volunteer Profile

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.


A longtime TPR volunteer, and instrumental element of KPAC’s birth in 1982, passed away on September 10, 2014. Margaret Stapp was 91. As the wife of KPAC founder Wilford Stapp, she was there at the beginning when the station signed on in November, 1982. For many years Margaret served as “pledge captain” during the twice yearly fund drives.

“She was extravagant in her commitment of time and her talent,” says Joe Gwathmey, TPR’s first General Manager.

Photo courtesy of Scott Raley

Scott Raley began volunteering for TPR in 2010. At the time, his budget wouldn't allow for a paid membership, but he wanted to give back to the radio station he valued. Now a full-fledged member, Scott continues to volunteer because he enjoys it so much.

Texas Public Radio learned late Wednesday night that one of our volunteers, Roger Miller, was killed in a head-on collision near Floresville. Roger was truly a civic-minded individual. A former SAPD officer, Roger started volunteering at TPR last year. Please join us in thinking of Roger's friends and family at this time.

Denise and Jim Schneider
Denise and Jim Schneider

Denise and Jim Schneider volunteer their time during pledge drives. Jim takes calls from new and renewing members, and Denise helps with data entry.

Without volunteers like the Schneiders, pledge drive would be a much more daunting task. The Schneiders, and others like them, make it fun and efficient.

Here's what the Schneiders had to say when asked about their TPR volunteer experiences: