Inside HPPR

Dollar for Dollar Match
12:16 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Final Day Challenge -- Help HPPR Unlock $2,500!

Help HPPR unlock $2,500!

Thanks to the generous support of Amarillo Wireless, every pledge made until 7 p.m. will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $2,500!

Make your pledge of support now!

We want to be able to take full advantage of this generous offer, but it's only possible through the support of listeners like you!

If you've been contemplating becoming a member of, renewing your gift, or even making an additional contribution, now is the time to make a big impact for HPPR. 

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11 new members to go ...
6:41 am
Wed October 22, 2014

New Member Pledges of $50 or More, Matched With $100!

Become a new member today!

Thanks to a generous gift from long-time HPPR supporters, Quentin Hope and San Ong of Denver, Colorado and Lon Frahm of Colby, Kansas, every new member who pledges their support at the $50 or higher level will have their gift matched with an additional $100, up to 50 new members!

Pledge now to become a new member!

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Fish out of water
5:07 am
Wed October 22, 2014

"Pescados Sin Agua" Print Set


These limited edition prints, hand signed, numbered, titled, and stamped by their artist Michael Bishop, were donated in support of HPPR for its Fall Membership Campaign.

While there's no pledge necessary to enter the drawing, your pledge will automatically enter you to win this set of five prints. Each print comes on 500 gram Somerset Velvet Paper with 8" x 10" mats. 

Click here to pledge / enter the Drawing. The drawing takes place at 12 p.m. (CDT).     

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10:57 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Antique Pocket Watch Drawing

The staff of WatchFixers, located on Bell at I-40 in Amarillo, understands how urgent and vital it is to keep HPPR on time when it comes to reaching its Fall Membership Campaign goal of $85,000.

That's why they've generously donated an antique Elgin National Watch Company pocket watch to be given away to one lucky HPPR listener at the end of Sinfonia at 4 p.m. (CDT), and encourage your gift of support. 

Pledge/Enter the the drawing here. 

While there's no pledge required to enter the drawing, your contribution today will help to keep your favorite public radio programs going strong for you and your entire community and get you automatically entered to win. 

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Progressive Drawing
5:02 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Win CDs From Mike's Collection

Progressive Drawing

Ever wish you could get your hands on a portion of Mike Fuller's cd collection? Well, you may just get that chance now! 

Now until the end of High Plains Morning 12 p.m. (CDT) Mike Fuller will place one CD in a drawing for every HPPR member who renews their support or makes an additional gift and place two CDs into the drawing for every new member who joins HPPR by making a contribution. 

Pledge / Enter the drawing here. The drawing takes place at 12pm (CDT). 

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Pledge / Enter Drawing Now
5:07 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Tony Bennett -- Autographed Album

Tony Bennett's album, With Love.

From now until the end of High Plains Morning (10 a.m. CDT), we'll be entering names into a drawing for a chance to add an autographed copy of Tony Bennett's album, With Love, to your personal collection. 

Pledge / Enter the drawing here. 

There's no pledge necessary to enter the drawing, however, pledging your support now is a great way to ensure that your favorite HPPR programs can keep going strong. 


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Tickets, Lodging, Dinner
9:20 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Amarillo Symphony Package

See the Amarillo Symphony Live!

 You enjoy listening to classical music and the Amarillo Symphony on HPPR. Now's your opportunity to hear the Amarillo Symphony live and enjoy a night in Amarillo, courtesy of the Sleep Inn and Suites in Amarillo!

Click here to pledge / enter the drawing. 

       From now until 1 p.m. (CDT), we'll be entering names into a drawing to win two tickets to an Amarillo Symphony performance of your choice, an overnight stay at the Sleep in Suites in Amarillo, as well as a gift certificate for dinner at Leal's Mexican Restaurant. 

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Pledge / Enter Now
6:13 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Amarillo's Route 66 Store Gift Basket Giveaway

Route 66 Gift Basket

Thanks to our friends at Amarillo's Route 66 Store, we'll be giving away an entire basket of Route 66 themed memorabilia. 

Click  here to pledge / enter the drawing. 

You can get entered to win between now and just before the end of High Plains Morning at (12pm CDT). And while there's no pledge necessary to enter the drawing, we hope you'll take a moment ensure that HPPR can continue to cover many miles of historic Route 66 and the High Plains!


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Freelance opportunity
8:00 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

HPPR seeks informed, inquisitive and digitally savvy curator of regional stories


Do you have an abiding interest in the High Plains region, a talent for synthesizing, writing and editing, and familiarity with web sources and digital media?  Are you interested in doing more, learning more and working with others in these areas?  If so, HPPR is seeking a freelance curator to help with its growing regional news, information and story service.

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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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Members tell us ...
10:58 am
Tue September 30, 2014

How does HPPR keep you in touch with the world?

We've asked members to let us know how HPPR keeps them in touch with the world at home in their community and why they support. The response has been overwhelming.  
Check out what these HPPR member-listeners have to say, then use the comments section below to tell us what HPPR means to you!

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CD of the week
6:20 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Leonard Cohen's 'Popular Problem' is CD of the week

Canadian singer/songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen celebrated his 80th birthday last week by releasing his 13th studio record.  It’s called ‘Popular Problems’ and it features 9 new songs from one of the most revered songwriters of our generation.   It was produced by Leonard and Patrick Leonard, whose credits include Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Carly Simon and Cohen’s 2012 release ‘Old Ideas’.  We will listen to ‘Popular Problems’ all this week on High Plains Morning. 

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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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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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CD of the week
5:00 pm
Sun September 7, 2014

Mark Erelli's tribute to Bill Morrissey is CD of the week on High Plains Morning

  Singer-songwriter Mark Erelli has a brand new CD called 'Milltowns' due to be released on September 9.  It is a tribute to his mentor, the late Bill Morrissey.  All of the track except one were written by Bill.  Erelli compares the process of creating 'Milltowns' to painting- " put something on the canvas, step back for perspective, then add another layer..."  We will listen to each track this week on High Plains Morning.

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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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CD of the week
6:33 am
Mon August 11, 2014

'No Fools No Fun' is CD of the week on High Plains Morning

Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper have been playing together since 2008, under several different band names before finally settling on Puss n’ Boots. Their first record together ‘No Fools No Fun’ is a collection of original songs and covers, some recorded live in a Brooklyn club.  We will listen to ‘No Fools No Fun’ all this week on High Plains Morning.

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Western Swing and Other Things
8:00 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Marshal Allen Bailey inducted into Wild West Walk of Fame

Allen Bailey

Marshal Allen Bailey was inducted into the Wild West Walk of Fame in Dodge City.  The event took place on August 3, 2014 during Dodge City Days. 

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CD of the Week
4:24 am
Mon August 4, 2014

New music from Eric Clapton and Friends this week on High Plains Morning

Exactly one year after JJ Cale passed away, Eric Clapton has released a tribute to his friend-16 tracks all written by Cale and recorded by Clapton and friends including Tom Petty, John Mayer, Derek Trucks, Mark Knopfler and more.  Eric has recorded several of Cale’s tunes over the years including Cocaine and After Midnight, and has cited him as a huge influence on his own style.  We will listen to The Breeze-An Appreciation Of JJ Cale all this week on High Plains Morning.

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Inside HPPR
8:00 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Open Range This Week

"Open Range" this week features two great Ry Cooder-produced cuts: Buena Vista Social Club's "Chan Chan" and "I'll Be Rested" from the great Mavis Staples. Also, new music from Johnnie Lang and London Grammar. As an added bonus, local poet Ms. G. Dunbar will be reading from her work.

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Featured Artist
8:00 pm
Sun July 20, 2014

The music of Cat Stevens this week on High Plains Morning

This week on High Plains Morning, instead of our usual CD of the week, we will feature the music of Cat Stevens and Yusuf, as he is now known.  From his early recordings in the mid 60's to his massive hits in the 70's, and music from the current phase of his career after his return from retirement in 2004. Cat Stevens and Yusuf-all this week on High Plains Morning. 

Living Room Concert
8:00 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

HPPR welcomes Rodney Branigan on Saturday, August 2

HPPR and Process Art House welcome Amarillo native Rodney Branigan to The Fibonacci for a Living Room Concert on Saturday, August 2!

This is Rodney's first appearance at an HPPR event!

The Fibonacci is located at 3306 SW 6th Ave. We'll open the doors at 7:00, and the show will start at 7:30. We'll have the usual great coffee from the good folks at Evocation Coffee Roasters and cookies from Kristy Fuller, who has taken over baking duties from Molly.

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CD of the week
5:32 am
Mon July 14, 2014

'New Constellation' is CD of the week on High Plains Morning

It's been almost 17 years since Toad The Wet Sprocket released their last record 'Coil', and it feels like they never left.  The new record 'New Constellation' is familiar enough to be instantly recognizable yet different enough to realize that the band has matured gracefully.  We will listen to this new music from the Santa Barbara based quartet this week on High Plains Morning, heard Monday through Friday from 9am to noon.

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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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Inside HPPR
5:18 am
Fri July 11, 2014

hONEyhoUSe show in Amarillo on July 18 is sold out!

This is another first for HPPR's Living Room Concert series- we have sold out this performance on July 18.  We are taking stand by reservations, and will accommodate  as many people as possible.  We thank you for the great response and for your continued support of HPPR and live music!

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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Living Room Concert
6:28 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

hONEyhoUSe returns to Amarillo on Friday, July 18

HPPR welcome hONEyhoUSe back to Amarillo for a Living Room Concert at the Fibonacci, located at 3306 SW 6th Ave.

We'll open the doors at 7:00, and the show will start at 7:30.

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Summer Membership Campaign
4:16 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Thank you

Thank you for making public radio possible!

Thanks to the support of many HPPR member-listeners, we were able to raise nearly $25,000 during our Summer Membership Campaign. 

Membership support is key to bringing public radio to the communities of the High Plains and makes up the largest percentage of HPPR's annual operating budget. 

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Pledge your support now
5:02 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Help Close the Gap -- $10,740 remains ...

Help HPPR close the gap on its summer membership campaign by pledging your support now!

We're down to the wire , having met $25,260 of HPPR's June goal of $36,000.

With only one day left in the month to close the gap, please take a moment to pledge your support here now

Your gift will help HPPR keep its on-air fundraising to a minimum, and ensure that all your favorite programs are there for you each time you tune in.

As a community licensed public radio station, HPPR  doesn't have any larger institution, such as a university to fall back on for support. 

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