Inside HPPR

CD of the Week
11:17 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Featured CD for the week of September 16 on High Plains Morning

Missy Raines has won the International Bluegrass Music Association's Bass Player of the Year Award 7 times during her career.  On her new record New Frontier,  Missy and her band The New Hip stretch out a bit.  With a batch of songs from Pierce Pettis, Sarah Siskind and Missy herself, she's created a beautiful new work.  We will listen to it track by track this week on High Plains Morning, heard Monday through Friday from 9am to noon cst.

Inside HPPR
11:55 am
Wed September 11, 2013

HPPR Community Advisory Council

HPPR’s Community Advisory Council, as required by federal law, reviews the programming goals established by HPPR, the service provided by HPPR, and the significant policy decisions rendered by HPPR, and assesses whether the programming and other policies of the station are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities served by HPPR.  The CAC deliberates independently of station management and HPPR’s Board of Directors, determining its own agenda and electing its own leadership.

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Special Programming
10:38 am
Tue September 10, 2013

NPR News Special Coverage: President Obama's address tonight at 8pm

President Obama walks toward the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday.
Credit Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

HPPR will be carrying live coverage of President Obama's address to the nation tonight. The president is expected to make his case for military action against Syria in response to reported use of chemical weapons.

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CD of the Week
10:39 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Featured CD for the week of September 9 on High Plains Morning

Over The Rhine is an Ohio-based band consisting of husband-and-wife team Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist.  Their brand new release Meet Me at The Edge of The World is the follow up to their critically-acclaimed release The Long Surrender. The band has again teamed up with Grammy -winning producer Joe Henry to record timeless and vivid songs with striking harmony vocals.  We will listen to it track by track this week on High Plains Morning, heard Monday through Friday from 9am to Noon cst. Tune in!

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Living Room Concert
7:50 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Jerry Barlow returns to Amarillo on Saturday, September 14

HPPR proudly welcomes Jerry Barlow back to our Amarillo studios for a Living Room Concert on Saturday, September 14!

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Guests on High Plains Morning
6:38 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Guests in the studio on Friday's High Plains Morning

Credit Steve Andrew

For the past 3 weeks, I have had guests come in on Friday morning to talk about the upcoming Friends Of Fogelberg show on Thursday, September 5 at the Globe-News Center in Amarillo.  This Friday, my guests will be Jackie Anderson, Bob Flesher and Woody Key, collectively known as AFK!  We'll talk a little about the show, which is the 4th in the series, and it's purpose, which is to raise awareness about prostate cancer.  They will play a couple of songs live in the studio.  Tune in!

6:56 am
Wed August 28, 2013

The music of Linda Ronstadt on HPM this Friday

Linda Ronstadt was not only the voice of California in the 70’s; she had a huge impact on an entire generation of singers and songwriters and became a cultural icon in the process. Whether you were a die-hard fan, a casual listener, or an avid hater, you couldn’t ignore her influence or deny her talent.  She had an uncanny knack for knowing a great song when she heard one, regardless of the genre.

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HPPR Network Status
5:12 am
Fri August 9, 2013

89.5 KTOT Spearman: Off the Air

*This issue has since been resolved.*

89.5 KTOT Spearman/Perryton is off the air due to storm-related issues.  An engineer is en route to the transmitter site to assess the problem.  91.5 KZNZ Elkhart is also affected by this outage.

Song Premiere
8:14 am
Thu August 8, 2013

The Avett Brothers, 'Another Is Waiting'

The Avett Brothers will release 'Magpie and the Dandelion' on Oct. 15.
Credit Courtesy of the artist

It hasn't even been 11 full months since released The Carpenter, the North Carolina band's most recent collection of poignant and infectious, bluegrass-inflected folk-rock. And, given the lengthy touring cycle that each major album release generally spawns — the Avetts of last month's Newport Folk Festival with songs from The Carpenter — fans had no reason to expect new music this year.

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HPPR Programming
1:01 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Amarillo Symphony Presents Returns August 4th

Tune in as highlights from some of the finest performances in our region return to HPPR.

The 2013 broadcast season of the Amarillo Symphony begins with an all-Brahms program, Sunday, August 4th at noon.  Hear the First Symphony of Johannes Brahms in C Minor, Opus 68 as performed October 19th and 20th, 2012 by the Amarillo Symphony.

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HPPR Network Status
1:05 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

94.9 Amarillo: Impaired Signal

*This issue has since been resolved.*

94.9 Amarillo is experiencing an impaired signal due to equipment problems at the transmitter site.  Listeners may periodically hear static or poor quality audio on this station.

Listeners in the Amarillo area can tune to 105.7 KJJP Amarillo to hear HPPR programming.  This problem may persist for a short period of time until engineers can make repairs.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Living Room Concerts
6:26 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Lipbone Redding comes to Amarillo on Friday, August 2

HPPR welcomes singer-songwriter, guitarist, human beat-box, throat singer, lip trombonist Lipbone Redding to our Amarillo studios for a Living Room Concert on Friday, August 2!  We are located at 104 SW 6th Ave, on the NW corner of 6th and Polk, in the basement of Amarillo National Bank's Special Assets Center.  The doors will open at 7:00, and the show will start at 7:30.  This is Lipbone's first visit to Amarillo- don't miss it!

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This Week on Open Range
8:14 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Open Range - live this week!

Open Range this week

This week I'll be hosting "Open Range" live with Cindee Talley as part of our Summer Mini-Drive. I can't give you a playlist this time, beacuse Cindee and I  rather enjoy surprising each other! One of the reasons I love doing this show is that it not only allows, but welcomes surprises. 

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This Week on Open Range
11:40 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Cool Down on Open Range This Week

Mix your Margaritas and hang the hammocks! We're escaping these long, hot days with a little cool down retreat on "Open Range." We'll be joined by Ella Fitzgerald, Quincy Jones, Sammy Davis, Jr....and even Robert Mitchum! The B52's convey the horrors of "Party Gone Out of Bounds," and we'll join Peruvian Princess Yma Sumac on "Huachina(Enchanted Lake)" and the Buena Vista Social Club promises a visit! Saturday 3pm CT repeated at Midnight.

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Living Room Concerts
11:20 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Adam Gardino & Kelly Champlin on HPPR mini-tour!

Guitarist Adam Gardino and Violinist Kelly Champlin will be performing Living Room Concerts in both HPPR facilities on the same weekend: Friday, July 19 in Amarillo and Saturday, July 20 in Garden City.

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Special Programming
7:32 am
Tue July 2, 2013

A Capitol Fourth: July 4 at 7pm

Credit Courtesy of Capital Concerts

This July 4, America's national Independence Day celebration broadcasts live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol.  Hosted by Emmy Award-winning TV personality Tom Bergeron and NPR's Korva Coleman, the event features performances from some of America's best known celebrities and musical artists.

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Special Programming
7:15 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Capitol Steps, Politics Takes a Holiday: July 4 at 11am

This just in:  The Gang of 8 has announced that in order to be a citizen of the United States, you have to listen to the Capitol Steps 4th of July special, "Politics Takes a Holiday!"

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Special Programming
7:02 am
Tue July 2, 2013

The Joni Mitchell Special: July 4 at 10am

Jian Ghomeshi in conversation with Joni Mitchell in her Los Angeles home.

Join HPPR for this hour-long special with the legendary and highly influential Canadian folk music icon Joni Mitchell.

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More live music on the High Plains
8:01 am
Sat June 29, 2013

Upcoming Living Room Concerts Schedule

Friday, July 18  hONEyhoUSe CD Release Party @ The Fibonacci-Amarillo

Saturday, August 2 Rodney Branigan @ The Fibonacci-Amarillo

Friday, September 5 Sonwriters In The Round @ The Fibonacci- Amarillo

Saturday, September 20 Dana Hubbard- Amarillo

Thursday, September 25  Tia McGraff-Garden City

Saturday, October 25 Jon Brooks-Amarillo

Living Room Concerts
8:00 am
Sat June 29, 2013

Past Living Room Concert performers

Ordered by group name or performer last name.


Adam Gardino and Kelly Champlin, Andy Chase Cundiff, Ann Zimmerman


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Special Programming
6:57 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

NPR News Special Coverage: Supreme Court Wrap-Up, 7pm Tonight

It's been a busy week for the U.S. Supreme Court.  The court has finished its year with rulings on three major cases:  affirmative action in college admissions, the pre-clearance requirements of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the status of gay marriage (Prop 8 and DOMA).

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Featured events
5:38 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Carter Sampson returns to Garden City to perform at HPPR's studios June 28th

Credit Lauryn Shapter

HPPR welcomes Carter Sampson to our Garden City studios for a Living Room Concert on Friday, June 28!  We are located at 210 N 7th St.  We'll open the doors at 7:00, and the show will start at 7:30.  Carter performed at last year's Tumbleweed Festival, and this is her first visit to HPPR.  Don't miss it!

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Featured events
5:45 am
Sat June 15, 2013

Dana Hubbard's first Living Room Concert on June 28th in Amarillo

HPPR proudly welcomes Dana Hubbard to our Amarillo studios for a Living Room Concert on Friday, June 28!    We'll open the doors at 7:00, and the show will start at 7:30.  We will have the usual great coffee courtesy of the folks at Evocation Coffee Roasters, and Molly's cookies will be available as well.   To make a reservation for this show, give us a call at 806-367-9088 or send an e-mail to  Dana has recently re-located to Amarillo-let's make him welcome!

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Inside HPPR
11:57 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Keep the Home Fires Burning:This Week on Open Range

It's Memorial Day Weekend and there's an abundance of wonderful music to celebrate with on Open Range. We'll be hearing from Savage Garden, Joni Mitchell, Flobots, Charlie Christian with the Benny Goodman Sextet, Bette Midler and a slew of others. Also, we thank the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces with songs from Trace Adkins and Michael Feinstein. See you Saturday! 3pm CT repeated at Midnight.

This Week on Open Range
10:11 am
Thu May 16, 2013

From Eartha Kitt to Eminem: "Open Range" This Week

There's an hour's worth of righteous records lined up for "Open Range" this Saturday. In addition to Eartha and Eminem, we'll hear from the Church, Sheryl Crow, guitarist Manuel Barrueco, Ben Taylor and others... Rod Stewart begins the show with a cut from his brand-new Capitol CD, "Time." Saturday 3pm CT repeated at Midnight.

This Week on Open Range
9:02 am
Tue April 30, 2013

News from "Open Range"

Hi, Friends...While preparing this week's program I encountered a couple of CD's well worth checking out...With his brand new release on Rounder Records, Tom Jones reinvents himself completely as he confronts the "Spirit in the Room." Jones covers Tom Waits, Joe Henry, Bob Dylan and others as if every word were etched on his soul and each  note on this disc is right as rain.  Next is  an older (1996 ) Nonesuch Records release,  in which  jazz pianist Fred Hersch presents a dazzling collection of Billy Strayhorn tunes titled "Passion Flower-Fred Hersch Plays Billy Strayhorn" that range from

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Growing on the High Plains Episode
8:01 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Up From the Roots

Today, I'm thinking about how the plants, in my garden, are similar to public radio on the prairie.  Some of my plants come from seeds, some are off-shoots of parents plants, some started as cuttings or grafts relocated from other gardens and plants.  Some are divisions, where I have dug up the parent plant, divided it, and then planted the "kids" in a new spot.  

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Upcoming Meetings
6:25 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Upcoming Community Advisory Council and Board Meeting

HPPR board meeting in Colby, KS

The Community Advisory Council meets via conference call or in-person periodically throughout the year.The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 16 at 6pm via phone conference. Contact Deb Oyler, Executive Director, at 1-800-678-7444 or for more information.

KANZA Society Inc (governing board for HPPR) will meet Saturday, July 19th at 9am in Hays, KS. The Annual Meeting will be Saturday, July 19th at 1pm in Hays, KS.

Special Programming
8:14 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Christmas Day special programming

St. Olaf Christmas Festival from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN

Stay tuned to HPPR throughout Christmas Day and enjoy a full schedule of special programs drawn from the greatest Christmas traditions of music and words spanning the centuries of time and the continents of the world.

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Inside HPPR
8:13 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Board of Directors officers and members

Wayne Hughes, Amarillo, TX, President

Rod Buchele, Garden City, KS, Vice President

Paul Phillips, Hays, KS, Treasurer

Charles Kessie, Canadian, TX, Secretary

Louise Berning, Scott City, KS, Member

Barbara Clinkscales, Hays, KS Member

Loralee Cooley, Cordell, OK, Member

Lon Frahm, Colby, KS, Member

Tony Hardman, Goodwell, OK, Member

Don Harness, Garden City, KS, Member

Joel Herndon, Dighton, Member

Linda Schlegal, Garden City, Member

Brian Weber, Dodge City, KS, Member