Adam Vos

Operations Coordinator and Amarillo Symphony Presents host

Adam manages a variety of operational tasks as HPPR's Operations Coordinator, keeping the programming you hear reliably on the air and technically sounding good 24 hours a day.   Adam enjoys wearing multiple hats at HPPR, working in areas such as computerized automation and audio production.

A native Iowan, Adam transplanted to Kansas soil to follow his passion for the public radio sound and the unique relationship listeners have with public radio programming.

Before joining HPPR, Adam worked in public radio in Iowa.   He is a graduate of Iowa State University, where he studied journalism and mass communication.

When he's not busy keeping public radio in the air on the High Plains, Adam enjoys playing string bass, bicycling, and discovering new music.

Location: Garden City, KS studios

Phone: (800) 678-7444 or (620) 275-7444


Special Programming
6:56 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Special from HPPR: Midterm election coverage tonight at 7pm

Tonight beginning at 7pm CT, HPPR brings you special election coverage. Join us for national analysis from NPR News plus updates on regional and statewide elections from HPPR.

Listen for coverage of regional and statewide races in Kansas, Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma from HPPR's Deb Oyler, Dale Bolton, Cindee Talley, and Adam Vos.

Midterm election coverage from NPR and HPPR begins tonight at 7pm CT, on High Plains Public Radio.

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Clean Water Act
8:01 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

EPA Tries To Sell Farmers On Clean Water Rule Change

A proposed change to the Clean Water Act has some farmers worried they'd be subject to more regulation.
Credit Amy Mayer/IPR file photo

Proposed changes to the Clean Water Act have some Midwest farmers worried that, if enacted, they could be subject to additional regulation. 

Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency are trying to assuage those fears.

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HPPR Briefly
1:27 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Uber, Lyft and Tesla twist the Texas idea of business; and other stories

The Tesla Model S.
Credit Tesla Motors

Getting legislative permission to do business: an analysis
Sometimes innovation in new technologies or new ways of doing business runs into hurdles in the form of regulation, and that's no exception in Texas, as the Texas Tribune reports.

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special programming
1:06 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Texas governor's debate live Tuesday at 8pm on Texas HPPR

Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis will meet for their second debate on Tuesday, Sept. 30. Listen on HPPR in Texas.
Credit Laura Buckman & Bob Daemmrich/The Texas Tribune

Tuesday evening at 8pm, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and State Senator Wendy Davis will face off in the second debate in this year's governor's race, and you can hear the debate live on HPPR's Texas stations.

This one-hour debate be hosted by KERA-TV in Dallas and will be broadcast on radio and television across Texas, including these Texas HPPR stations: 105.7 KJJP Amarillo, 91.5 KTXP Bushland, 89.5 KTOT Spearman/Perryton, 89.3 KTDH Dalhart, and online at

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HPPR Network Status
5:23 am
Mon September 29, 2014

All HPPR stations operating normally

Based on remote monitoring and listener reception reports, all of HPPR's transmission sites and digital streams should be operating normally.

If you notice any problems, please report them to us. Here's how.

90.1 KZNK Brewster returned to the air Friday evening after a week-long outage. Thank you for your patience.

HPPR Network Status

Refer to this page for information regarding the status of HPPR's transmitters and web stream. This page will be updated when issues occur with any of our stations.

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Amarillo Symphony
9:12 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Triumph: A concert celebrating 90 years of the Amarillo Symphony

Garrick Ohlsson performs.
Credit Opus 3 Artists

This weekend, the Amarillo Symphony provides more than one compelling reason for joining them for the opening of the symphony’s 90th concert season, a landmark for the organization.

The concert, “Triumph,” will feature internationally-recognized, award-winning pianist Garrick Ohlsson on Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The composer wrote this concerto with large hands in mind, and Ohlsson has the reach to execute this technically challenging concerto.

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Tonight on HPPR
5:02 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Special Coverage: Obama to address the nation, tonight at 8pm

Credit Pete Souza

Listen to HPPR tonight at 8pm CT as President Obama addresses the nation from the White House. He will outline his administration's strategy for fighting the militant group, ISIS.

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HPPR Briefly
8:18 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Briefly: Kansas ranks poorly in a measure of elder care

Credit Huffington Post UK

Overuse of antipsychotic drugs in some Kansas nursing homes endangering patients
Powerful antipsychotic drugs are used too much and inappropriately to manage the behavior of elders with dementia in under-staffed care facilities, according to reporting by the Kansas Health Institute. Kansas ranks 47th worse for use of these drugs. The drugs carry serious side-effects, and reports say as many as 1 in 12 elders taking antipsychotics die from use of the drugs for dementia.

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live remote broadcast
8:55 am
Fri August 22, 2014

HPPR live from Tubleweed Festival this weekend

Performers on stage at the Tumbleweed Festival in Garden City, KS August 24, 2013.
Credit Adam Vos / HPPR

Stop by and say hi to us at the Tumbleweed Festival in Garden City this weekend as Western Swing and Other Things and Silver Rails broadcast live from the festival grounds, Saturday, August 23 from 10am to 3pm.

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HPPR Briefly
8:01 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Unemployment remains low; not all quakes created equal


Kansas Chamber snubs seven Republicans in state House endorsements
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce announced candidates it's endorsing for Kansas House of Representatives in November, and some western Kansas Republicans are not included. Don Hineman of Dighton, J. Russell Jennings of Lakin, and John Doll of Garden City are among seven republicans not endorsed by the Chamber. All but one of the seven are running unopposed. In all of these races, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce opted not to endorse any candidate, according to reports by the Hutchinson News and Wichita Business Journal.

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HPPR Briefly
8:01 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Briefly: Texas water, Texas Confidential, Texas solar energy, guns and booze

Credit Michael Glasgow/Texas Tribune

In Panhandle, a Growing Need for a Shallow Lake's Water
Lake Meredith, previously empty, is only 4% full, but those 2.8 billion gallons are enough for the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority to start pumping water from the lake. The authority supplies water to Amarillo, Lubbock, and surrounding areas. The low water means higher sediment levels, which will affect the water's taste and cause higher treatment costs. More from the Amarillo Globe-News.

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Amarillo Symphony Presents
2:45 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

Bairos speaks Innovators this week on Amarillo Symphony Presents

Jacomo Rafael Bairos, musical director of the Amarillo Symphony.
Credit John Graham

This week on Amarillo Symphony Presents, hear the Symphony No. 7 of Ludwig van Beethoven and listen to a chat with Amarillo Symphony musical director Jacomo Rafael Bairos as he draws the connection between Beethoven and Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla Motors and SpaceX.

The performance of Beethoven's 7th is from the symphony's "Innovators" concert in September of 2013, the opening to the symphony's previous concert season.

Also hear a selection from the Symphony No. 5 of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, a performance from November of 2012.

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HPPR Programming
5:58 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Amarillo Symphony returns to HPPR July 6

The Amarillo Symphony with musical director Jacomo Rafael Bairos in the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts in Amarillo.

A brand new season of performances from the Amarillo Symphony premieres on HPPR this Sunday.

The season begins Sunday, July 6 at noon with a performance of Velocity Festivals by Paul Dooley, a work commissioned for the opening to the symphony's 2013-14 concert season. Hear commentary from the Amarillo Symphony's 17th musical director Jacomo Rafael Bairos, who began his debut season with the symphony with this performance. Also hear the Symphony No. 8 of Antonín Dvořák.

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Holiday Programming
7:53 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Special Programming this Fourth of July

This Independence Day, tune in to HPPR for a diversion from the standard weekday public radio fare. Enjoy comedy, farce, and good music with Capitol Steps' Politics Takes a Holiday 4th of July edition and Front Porch Fourth of July with HPPR's own Cindee Talley and Stephen Johnson.

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HPPR Briefly
8:00 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Briefly: Supercharged in Hays, Fizzy in Amarillo

Credit Hays Area Chamber of Commerce

Potter County OKs tax break for Coca-Cola, paves the way for ballpark
Potter County is the final jurisdiction to pass a tax abatement for Coke to move from downtown Amarillo to the CenterPort Business Park to make way for a future hotel/ballpark development. Read more from The Amarillo Globe-News.

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Oil & Gas in Oklahoma
8:01 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Oklahoma oil and gas production tax cut passes legislature

Credit auvet/Flickr

The Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill making tax incentives for oil and gas production permanent.

Governor Mary Fallin is expected to sign the controversial legislation, despite threats of a constitutional challenge posed by an Oklahoma City attorney.

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9:05 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Runoff election day in Texas today has six statewide races

Lead in text: 
In Texas, Democratic and Republican voters both have somebody to vote for in today's runoff election, which will finally decide the victors from the March primaries. Statewide races include the Republican ballot for Lieutenant Governor, attorney general, railroad commissioner and agriculture commissioner. On the Democratic ballot, races for agriculture commissioner and U.S. Senate.
The long primary election season that began late last year ends with today's runoffs, topped by four particularly noisy statewide Republican races, a couple more involving Democrats and about a dozen and a half legislative contests around Texas. The Republicans have been hogging the spotlight, with four hard-fought races on an uncharacteristically competitive primary ballot.
Strengthening Service
12:15 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Expanding public radio in SE Colorado

A map of the proposed expansion to the KCSE Lamar coverage area.

HPPR has had a presence in SE Colorado dating back to the mid 1980s and now we plan to expand and strengthen that service to the region.

Our objectives and benefits for this project are expansion and enhancement. This project has four primary objectives:

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Marijuana in Colorado
8:15 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Developing pot industry in Colorado causes regulations to adjust

A medical dispensary in Denver.
Credit CPR / Irvin Coffee

Do federal regulations allow banks to deal with marijuana dispensaries? And how high is too high to drive?

These are two of the questions pressed by a developing recreational marijuana industry in Colorado.

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Black History Month Special
7:29 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio: Friday at 7pm

Legendary Philadelphia disc jockey Georgie Woods

The story of Black radio in Philadelphia is actually the story of Black music, of civil rights and progress in the African-American community, and of how the radio medium has changed in the last century.

Today, a lot of people don't know what the term "Black radio" means. But starting in the 1950s, Black radio used to be one of the most important institutions in the Black community, not only in Philadelphia, but in cities across the U.S.

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Classical Music
6:43 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Symphony to "step out of the box" for concert "Reimaginings"

The Project Trio

In what may be called the apex of the symphony's vision to rejuvenate the traditional symphonic experience, the Amarillo Symphony's "Reimaginings" this weekend presents a concert full of reconception.

Project Trio, comprised of a string bass, cello and flute, joins the symphony, adding an eclectic flavor of musical styles to the concert.

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Texas Election 2014
5:16 am
Wed February 19, 2014

7 primary candidates seek 3 open seats on Texas criminal court

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Three of the nine seats on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals are up for grabs, and a fourth seat will be if its current judge succeeds in being elected to the Texas Supreme Court.

Seven Republican candidates are vying for those seats.

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Texas Panhandle
7:47 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Black History Month: Teacher turned community activist, Marvell Ervin White

Marvell Ervin White
Credit Amarillo Globe-News

Marvell Ervin White is remembered in Amarillo as a community organizer and community activist.

Among her most notable accomplishments include organizing for a community center in Amarillo's North Heights district. White was honored as co-founder of the Amarillo United Citizens Forum, which saw the Cultural Center built in the early 1990's.

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Dodge City
6:17 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Black History Month: Ben Hodges, cowboy of dusty Dodge City

Ben Hodges
Credit The Wichita Eagle

Contrary to the impression you might get from some of the old Hollywood Westerns you may have seen, cowboys of the Old West were not all white men.

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Farm Bill & Housing
6:02 am
Thu February 13, 2014

A Kansas influence to the Farm Bill may change the housing market

Garden City, KS
Credit Adam Vos / HPPR

The southwestern Kansas housing market may benefit from a small portion of the Farm Bill signed into law Friday. The trillion-dollar piece of legislation that is largely associated with agriculture also has something to say about who gets USDA home loans in rural America.

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Criminal Law
5:27 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Exonerations in Texas at record high

Watchtower at Huntsville Prison.
Credit Caleb Bryant Miller / KUT News

Texas exonerated more people than any other state last year.

13 Texans who were wrongly convicted of crimes were officially absolved of wrongdoing in 2013, for crimes ranging from murder to drug possession. They spent a matter of months to more than a decade in prison, the Texas Tribune reports.

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Energy, Politics & Environment
5:00 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Anti-regulation politics affects the energy industry in Texas

A natural gas compressor station located near La Grange, Texas.
Credit Spencer Selvidge / Texas Tribune

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the state agency responsible for issuing permits for greenhouse gas emissions in the state, has refused to issue the permits until recently, leaving industry in the state in a difficult position.

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Texas Panhandle
5:24 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Black History Month: Jerry Calloway, Amarillo's first

Jerry Calloway, standing in back of the Mount Zion Usher Board.
Credit Amarillo Globe-News

One year after Amarillo was first settled in 1887, Jerry Calloway moved to Amarillo.

Recognized as Amarillo's first black resident, Jerry Calloway moved to the city with a white family from Georgia, living as a domestic in the home of his employer J.C. Calloway.

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8:01 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Half of Texas households one crisis from poverty

Credit Ben Hasson / Texas Tribune

50% of households in Texas are "liquid-asset poor," or lack the savings to pay for three months of basic expenses, according to a report released last week by a non-profit that seeks to alleviate poverty.

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Wind Energy
8:01 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Tax credit expiration leads to wind farm construction boom in Oklahoma

The 147-megawatt Weatherford Wind Energy Center.
Credit Travel Aficionado / Flickr

On December 31, the federal production tax credit for renewable energy expired. In Oklahoma, this stimulated 12,300 megawatts of wind projects to begin construction ahead of the deadline.

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