HPPR hosts & contributors
As the host of "Open Range" Steve Johnson brings a lifetime of hearing and performing a wide variety of music to this unique program. Growing up in a home where everything from opera to Bill Evans and the Beatles were heard and embraced, he studied piano in college where he became passionate about free-form radio where you might hear everything from punk rock to classic country or jazz in the course of a few hours."Open Range" is your invitation to an hour of radio unleashed- presented with heart and humor. All you need for this adventure is an open mind and open ears.
Community: Garden City,S
Phone:(800) 678-7444 (Garden City studios)
Host Mark Haslett has been a part of the HPPR family since 2006, when he started as host of All Things Considered. Haslett became the station's News Director in 2007 and later served as Director of Programming. Haslett also produces and hosts the occasional classic jazz special program Reflections on HPPR.
Home community: Commerce, TX
As part-time contract engineer, Joe is responsible for maintenance, repair and improvement of HPPR’s six Texas Panhandle transmitter sites and Amarillo studios.
Location: Amarillo, TX
Dean Yates has served as HPPR’s Texas Underwriting Representative since 2011, supporting businesses, organizations and individuals across the Texas Panhandle with program underwritings sales and service. If you are located in the Panhandle and would like to learn more about promoting your business to HPPR’s growing audience, please contact him at (806) 640-4946(cell).
Dean has a long history of community involvement and sales experience in Amarillo and the surrounding region. He is also lead guitarist for popular Amarillo band, Insufficient Funds, and a founding member of ROA, a new band performing innovative arrangements of traditional Christian music.
Location: Amarillo, TX studios
Phone: (806) 640-4946(cell) or (806) 367-9088 (Amarillo studios)
As Executive Director, Deb reports directly to HPPR’s board of directors and is responsible for developing and managing the network’s overall strategic direction, hiring and managing department heads, provide direct leadership for development initiatives with a special focus on the development and implementation of major giving initiatives, evaluating the overall quality and effectiveness of HPPR’s program schedule, communicating with member listeners, overseeing financial budgeting and management, and ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
Deb began her career with High Plains Public Radio as a volunteer Webmaster in 1999. She was hired as the Promotions Director in 2000. Over the years, she worked in every department and in 2006 was named Senior Director of Development. In 2008, Deb was promoted to Executive Director and currently holds that position.
Prior to her work in public broadcasting, Deb worked in the education field and specialized in deaf/blind education. She holds a B.S. from the University of North Dakota and deaf/blind education credentials from Northern Illinois University and the Helen Keller National Center.
Deb and her husband, Rex, live in Garden City, KS. They have a blended family with 5 daughters and 3 sons ranging from 31 – 9 years of age.
Location: Garden City, KS studios
Phone: (800) 678-7444 ext 11 or (620) 275-7444 ext 11
As Regional Programming Director, Cindee develops and produces HPPR’s regional information and feature programming, including working closely with volunteer individuals and organizations from across the region with knowledge, experience and perspectives to share.
Cindee is a native of Western Nebraska and a graduate of the University of South Dakota who followed her love of public radio and passion for rural life to High Plains Public Radio. She joined HPPR in August, 2010, assuming the role of Regional Programming Director. Simply put, she strives to provide listeners a sense of the High Plains- in all its dimensions of environment, history, enterprise, and culture that stretch beyond geography.
Location:Garden City, KS studios
Phone: (800) 678-7444 or (620) 275-7444
Location:Garden City, KS studios
Phone:(800) 678-7444 ext 24 or (620) 275-7444 ext 24