Loralee Cooley

Member, Board of Directors

Community: Pampa and Canadian, TX
Profession: professional storyteller, musician

Loralee Cooley is in her second term as an HPPR board member.  Though she currently resides outside the listening area, she continues to listen via HPPR’s internet stream.  (She's in the service area for KCCU, Lawton OK).  Having lived in Pampa TX from 1994 to 2007 and Canadian TX from 2007 to 2009, she was heavily involved in the promotion and fundraising for construction of KTOT, HPPR’s station serving the northeast Texas Panhandle.  Her affection for public radio goes back to her younger days when she lived in Charleston IL and listened to WILL at the University of Illinois campus in Urbana.  Her attachment to public radio followed her when she and her husband lived in Louisville KY, Chattanooga TN, the Washington DC area and Atlanta GA. 

Public radio has been a part of her life for so long she wouldn't want to have to do without it.  Imagine the surprise when she and her husband arrived in the Texas panhandle in 1994 and tried to find All Things Considered en route from Amarillo to Pampa.  When it wasn't there, she vowed to try to help get it there!  It was a proud day for her when HPPR came to the Texas Panhandle, especially when KTOT went on the air.