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Emily Fisher Thu, 09/15/2022 - 00:00

Kansas Public Radio began our first day on the air as KANU on September 15, 1952, and this year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the station that has brought you the music, news, and entertainment you've known and loved for seven decades. Help us commemorate this special milestone with a year of exciting events! And be sure to check out our new, limited-edition 70th anniversary merchandise in the KPR Online Store at the link here.

KPR Staff Wed, 09/07/2022 - 00:00

This is a big moment for all of us who love public radio: September 15 marked the 70th anniversary of Kansas Public Radio's (KANU) first on-air broadcast.

Emily Fisher Fri, 08/26/2022 - 14:55

Please help us welcome the newest addition to the KPR development department, Membership Director Max Paley!

Emily Fisher Thu, 08/25/2022 - 09:13

Join host Kaye McIntyre for the latest installment of KPR Presents Book Club on Sunday, September 18. This month, Kaye will visit with author Lucas Bessire about

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J. Schafer Thu, 06/30/2022 - 18:53

Using a donated FM transmitter that a commercial radio station was throwing out, Kansas Public Radio began its life as KANU FM 91.5 in 1952

Emily Fisher Mon, 06/20/2022 - 13:25

Unfortunately due to illness, Sky Smeed is unable to perform at this year's KPR Ice Cream Social. Please join us instead as we groove to the sounds of Retro

KPR Staff Mon, 06/20/2022 - 13:01

Written by Bella Koscal, KPR Intern

Your donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar June 21-24!
KPR Staff Tue, 06/14/2022 - 00:00

YOUR support is now more important than ever. KPR is still striving to overcome a $216,571 budget cut from the University of Kansas, made effective last July.

From Left to Right: Jake Jacobson, Joanna Fewins, Feloniz Lovato-Winston, and Emily Fisher. (Photo by Jake Jacobson)
Feloniz Lovato-... Tue, 05/24/2022 - 09:54

If you are a Kansas Public Radio member or corporate sponsor, or support us by coming to our concerts or get-togethers, you've surely met someone from the KPR Development Department. We're the team that works with our members and sponsors, designs KPR graphics and plans events.

J. Schafer Thu, 04/21/2022 - 12:56

Thanks to a successful transmitter campaign, #MyKPR engineers will soon install a shiny new transmitter at KANV, FM 91.3 in Junction City.

J. Schafer Thu, 04/21/2022 - 12:53

Repairs have been made to our two Manhattan frequencies - FM 99.5 and FM 97.9 - so... feel free to listen up!

KPR Staff Mon, 04/04/2022 - 00:00

YOUR support is now more important than ever. KPR is still striving to overcome a $216,571 budget cut from the University of Kansas, made effective last July. That is why we come to you, our loyal listeners, for the support we need to keep this station running strong, because your contributions, along with underwriting, now make up more than 84% of our annual budget.

Emily Fisher Thu, 03/31/2022 - 09:35

Kansas Public Radio has received a $100,000 gift from longtime KPR donor and listener Don Marquis that will be used to create an endowed fund for classical music

Emily Fisher Thu, 02/17/2022 - 16:23

Mark your calendars for the next Virtual Cinema a Go-Go, presenting a Dino Double Feature at

Emily Fisher Thu, 02/10/2022 - 14:30

Support Kansas Public Radio and Statehouse News during One Day.

Laura Lorson Sat, 02/05/2022 - 00:00

2021 was kind of a strange, disconnected year for a lot of us.

Emily Fisher Fri, 01/28/2022 - 14:21

Grab your tinfoil hat and prepare for an alien invasion during this month's Virtual Cinema a Go-Go! Join us on Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., for a night of When Aliens Attack, featuring Devil Girl from Mars (1954) and Night of the Blood Beast (1959).  Register here for your virtual ticket.

Emily Fisher Mon, 01/03/2022 - 14:03

The KPR Presents Book Club is back for another year of exciting stories and engaging conversations. Join host Kaye McIntyre and author Timothy Schaffert for a conversation about The Perfume Thief on Jan. 30 during KPR Presents.

Emily Fisher Mon, 01/03/2022 - 13:32

It's another treat for lovers of film noir at KPR's next Virtual Cinema a Go-Go! Join us on Jan. 14, at 7 p.m., for a virtual screening of director Phil Karlson's low budget thriller Kansas City Confidential (1952).

Emily Fisher Tue, 12/07/2021 - 14:45

Starting Dec. 16, Kansas Public Radio brings you a full line-up of special programming that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit!


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