Volunteer Profile

11:25 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Remembering Margaret Stapp, Who "Answered The Call"

Margaret Stapp, in December 2012.
Credit TPR

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.

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12:45 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Volunteer Profile: Scott Raley

"Volunteering for TPR feels way more like fun than work!"
Credit 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.

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11:47 am
Thu March 27, 2014

TPR Mourns The Loss Of Volunteer Roger Miller

Lead in text: 
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.
A former La Vernia and San Antonio Police Officer was killed in a car crash Thursday morning. La Vernia Police Chief Bruce Ritchey confirmed Roger Miller died in a crash on Highway 97. Miller was also a former La Vernia city council member. There were no other details of the wreck were immediately available.
11:57 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Volunteer Profile: 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:

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3:55 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Volunteer Profile: Sherry Heffner & Steve Sozanski

TPR Volunteers Sherry Heffner and Steve Sozanski.
Sherry Heffner and Steve Sozanski

Sherry and Steve have been volunteering for TPR since 1997. In addition to volunteering, Sherry and Steve are avid readers and runners. Sherry enjoys making wreaths, taking Oasis classes, seeing films, doing crossword puzzles (especially acrostics), and taking quizzes on Sploofus. Steve enjoys Sudoku, motorcycling and bicycling.

We asked Sherry and Steve to answer a few questions about themselves and their volunteering experiences with TPR. Sherry responded to our questions.

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12:02 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

Volunteer Profile: Katie Larson

TPR Volunteer Katie Larson
Credit Katie Larson

Katie Larson generously gives her time to TPR. From taking calls during pledge drive to checking people in at member events, Katie represents the best in Texas Public Radio volunteers. 

Katie agreed to answer some questions about her experiences as a volunteer.

What is your background?

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