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KPR Staff Mon, 08/03/2020 - 00:00

Are you a KPR member? We want to know what inspires you to support Kansas Public Radio financially so we can share your thoughts with all of our listeners during our fall membership drive.

Bobbi Washechek Fri, 07/24/2020 - 00:00

Cinema a Go-Go is back in July with a tiki twist! Join us on Friday, July 24, 7 p.m., for two titanic tiki treats from 1958 - The Wild Women of Wongo and She Gods of Shark Reef.

Bobbi Washechek Tue, 07/14/2020 - 11:38

https://twitter.com/KPRInfoDue to concerns surrounding COVID-19, KPR has decided to cancel this year’s event. KPR plans to bring Big Band Christmas back in December of 2021.

Bobbi Washechek Tue, 07/14/2020 - 09:23

Cinema a Go-Go is heading back to the big screen at the Theatre Lawrence Drive-In Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8, for the 1951 film classic - The Royal Wedding.

Bobbi Washechek Fri, 06/26/2020 - 00:00

Cinema a Go-Go is back in June with our first virtual double feature!

KPR Web Operations Wed, 06/24/2020 - 09:50

Alexa-powered smart speakers like the Amazon Echo are a great way for you to listen to shows, podcasts, radio stations and more by only using the power of your voice. 

KPR Staff Thu, 06/11/2020 - 09:48

KPR will be taking to the airwaves Friday, June 26, asking for your support to recoup lost funds due to COVID-19.

Bobbi Washechek Fri, 05/22/2020 - 00:00

Please join KPR when Retro Cocktail Hour host Darrell Brogdon holds a watch party from the Underground Martini Bunker on Friday, May 22, at 7 p.m. This time featuring a real classic - The Blob (1958) starring Steve McQueen. This event is free of charge.

KPR Staff Tue, 05/05/2020 - 00:00

How are YOU coping with the COVID pandemic? Whether you’re sheltering at home or an essential worker, Kansas Public Radio wants to hear from you! KPR is collecting your self-recorded stories of living through this challenging time, in partnership with the Kansas Historical Society, the Watkins Museum, the Lawrence Arts Center and the Lawrence Public Library.

Bobbi Washechek Tue, 05/05/2020 - 00:00

Times are changing and so are we. Kansas Public Radio's Trail Mix presents our first virtual concert with the talented duo, Ordinary Elephant. The virtual concert will take place Thursday, May 28, at 7 p.m., with a portion of the ticket sales going to support KPR.

KPR Staff Fri, 05/01/2020 - 12:00

The Kansas State Department of Education and the Kansas Public Broadcasting Council have teamed up to create the Continuous Learning Alliance. Look for statewide educational programs and projects for students pre-k to 12th grade over the coming days and weeks.  

Bobbi Washechek Tue, 04/28/2020 - 00:00

Retro Cocktail Hour host Darrell Brogdon is trying his hand at Virtual Cinema a Go-Go night, and we'd love to "see" you there! Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m., KPR is live hosting a watch party for Phantom from Space (1953).

Bobbi Washechek Thu, 04/23/2020 - 12:00

The KPR T-shirt Sale Day is back by popular demand! This KPR T-shirt was designed by local artist Jen Gabriele and makes a great addition to the closet of any public radio fan.

Bobbi Washechek Mon, 04/20/2020 - 16:39

The 2nd annual KPR Mug Design Contest took place this March and KPR received an excellent batch of mug design submissions from local 3rd grade teacher Shane Heiman's class. The students found ways to incorporate the KPR instructions and tied their unique perspective of what Kansas, community connections, and radio looked like to them. Before the pandemic, Mr. Heiman sent the students' designs out to be printed on mugs in the hopes that he'd have them ready upon students' return from spring break. While they were not able to get together again in the classroom, Shane did not let that stop him from brightening students' days by making home deliveries of all of their designed mugs.

KPR Staff Fri, 04/03/2020 - 00:00

Thank you all for your listenership and support for KPR as we navigate through this challenging time in our nation and our community. As the world around is changing - daily - we have determined that it is in the best interest of our community to suspend the Spring Membership Drive.

Bobbi Washechek Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:09

In times of trouble it can often be difficult to think about the bright moments in life.

Bobbi Washechek Fri, 03/20/2020 - 16:36

Talented local artist Joanna Beard is featured in the KPR Green Room this month with her paintings that truly inspire whimsy in us all.

KPR Staff Sun, 03/15/2020 - 00:00
Thank you to everyone who entered the 2020 KPR Mug Design Contest. We saw such incredible talent from local artists in our listening areas.
Bobbi Washechek Thu, 03/12/2020 - 11:06

First a blizzard/ice storm cancelled our night of Teenage Rebellion and now a pandemic. We are thinking Date Bait and High School Confidential may not be meant to hit the big screen at Liberty Hall again just yet. Unfortunately, due to health and safety concerns for our listeners, members, sustainers, and Cinema a Go-Go fans, we have decided to cancel the April 10 Cinema a Go-Go. We will keep you all updated on the next available date.

Bobbi Washechek Thu, 03/12/2020 - 09:25

Kansas Public Radio is hitting the road and bringing KPR mugs to YOU. The KPR Coffee Shop Tours are March 6 at Radina's in the 'Ville in Manhattan; March 13 at McLain's in Overland Park; and March 20 at Juli's Coffee Shop & Bistro in Topeka.

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