Press Room

The press releases and media advisories in the Press Room are official documents generated by Texas Public Radio and are intended to provide information about TPR’s programming, events and initiatives. If you have any questions regarding permitted distribution or use of these materials, please contact Carin Lamontagne, Public Relations Associate,  at


New TPR Station in Snyder, TX
1:13 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Coming Soon: Public Radio for The Big Country

Texas Public Radio to Launch News and Talk Station at 89.9 FM

Texas Public Radio (TPR) is excited to announce it will soon be able to provide public radio service to the Texas Big Country. Broadcasting from Snyder, the new non-profit FM station will reach Sweetwater, Colorado City, Big Spring, and surrounding areas which are presently out of range of other public radio providers. This is the first major expansion for Texas Public Radio’s services since the debut of KTXI 90.1 FM in the Texas Hill Country in 1998.

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Press Room: New Website
1:24 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Texas Public Radio Launches Enhanced Website

New Interface Improves User Interaction with Local and National News, Arts and Classical Music Coverage

Texas Public Radio (TPR) proudly announces the launch of our improved website. Visitors to the updated will notice several significant enhancements.

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11:14 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Texas Public Radio Partners With Local Organizations to Create Online Archive of Local Events

HearSA Audio Library Showcases Presentations and Events Recorded in the San Antonio Area

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KPAC 30th Anniversary
1:35 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

KPAC 88.3 FM Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Texas Public Radio celebrates a milestone this month. On November 7, 1982, KPAC signed on for the first time, broadcasting classical music 24 hours a day to San Antonio. Thanks to the vision and determination of Wilford Stapp, J.C. Stromberger, B.J. McClain and countless other heroes of classical music, the groundwork was laid for Texas Public Radio as it exists today, broadcasting NPR News and classical music programming to San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country.

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AccessAbility Fest 2012
10:09 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Texas Public Radio and Present AccessAbility Fest 2012

A group of friends pose for a photo at AccessAbility Fest 2011 at Morgan's Wonderland.
Texas Public Radio

Resources and Recreation for People with Disabilities and Their Families

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5:22 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

TPR Helps Restore Natural Grass for National Public Lands Day at Hardberger Park

The rain on September 29th delayed the work until October 6th, but couldn't dampen the enthusiasm. Volunteers planted native grass plugs at Phil Hardberger Park in a grassland restoration project.
SACU, Texas Public Radio (TPR) and community partners sponsored a volunteer community project to recreate the savanna that once covered much of Phil Hardberger Park, planting native grass sprigs in a grassland restoration. This was an official event of National Public Lands Day, postponed due to heavy rains on Sept.
Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper!
5:08 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Unveiling of Terraced Seating at Lockwood Park to Coincide with Dignowity Hill Pushcart Derby

Lockwood Park Terraced Seating
Credit Carin Lamontagne / Texas Public Radio

The Lockwood Park Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper! project repurposes unused sand volleyball courts to create terraced seating with flat ledge rock and grass seating areas. The terraces are wide enough to spread a blanket or to set up temporary seating for community events. Texas Public Radio presents the official unveiling of this winning design in the Lighter! Quicker! Cheaper! initiative in partnership with the City of San Antonio, the Project for Public Spaces and the AIA San Antonio.  

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Carnegie Hall Live
1:03 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Live Broadcasts from Carnegie Hall Featuring Renowned Soloists and Ensembles

Texas Public Radio invites listeners to attend the 2012–2013 season of “Carnegie Hall Live” from the comfort of their own homes. Presented by Carnegie Hall, American Public Media and WQXR-FM, the series includes eleven live broadcasts through April 2013.

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KSTX Town Hall: Voting Rights Act
1:28 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Texas Public Radio Hosts the KSTX Town Hall on the Voting Rights Act

Credit Todd Wiseman / Texas Tribune

Texas Public Radio (TPR) continues its signature KSTX Town Hall series with a community conversation that examines the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and its relevancy in today’s dramatic political climate. The forum takes place on Tuesday, March 20, at the Pearl Full Goods Studio, 200 E. Grayson St., Suite 105. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The discussion begins at 7 p.m.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965

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1:01 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Local Couple Featured on StoryCorps This Friday, February 17

Gwendolyn Diaz and Henry Flores
Credit StoryCorps

This Friday, StoryCorps will feature a San Antonio couple during its weekly segment on NPR’s Morning Edition, airing locally on Texas Public Radio’s KSTX 89.1 FM.

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