Marfa Public Radio is an award winning, non-profit, listener supported radio station serving Far West Texas. We broadcast to Marfa and Fort Davis at 93.5 FM, Alpine at 91.7 FM and Marathon at 91.5 FM.
If you’re in the Permian Basin and the Midland-Odessa area, you can also tune into our sister station West Texas Public Radio on 91.3 FM.
Public Radio For Far West Texas
Our mission is to be a lifeline for our community, to unify and promote cultural enrichment through presentation and focus on the importance of art, education, science, quality of life and the local economy.
KRTS Board Members
Al Davis, President
Royce Mitchell, Treasurer
Ginger Griffice, Secretary
Lee Anna Good
Cory Van Dyke
Barbara Fountain Love
Emeritus Board Member
Elise Pepple – General Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Kettyle – Office Manager email@example.com
Carlos Morales – Morning Edition Host/Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Nguyen – West Texas Talk Coordinator email@example.com
Jackson Wisdorf – All Things Considered Host firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally Beauvais – Reporter and Producer Sally@marfapublicradio.org
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Marfa Public Radio is not currently accepting applications for the internship program.
The KRTS Youth Media Project
The KRTS Youth Media Project began in 2012 as an after-school storytelling intensive for students at Marfa Public Schools. Now, it’s an in-school daily academic program. This year’s broadcasting class is led by Sally Beauvais.
Student producers pitch, write and produce their own radio stories. Since 2014, we’ve partnered with PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs. The KRTS Youth Media Project believes in empowering youth to tell the stories they want to tell.
Code of Ethics
Marfa Public Radio supports the values represented by the Public Media Code of Integrity. It is a family-friendly organization that offers healthcare benefits to its employees and an environmentally-conscious workspace that encourages recycling.
Code of Diversity
Marfa Public Radio knows that a diverse workforce, management team, governing body, and Community Advisory Board contribute greatly to our knowledge and understanding of the diverse communities in West Texas, and to our ability to deliver content and services that will help us attract, grow and engage audiences and help them to achieve their full potential. We endeavor to recruit from a broad pool of candidates enabling us to hire and promote qualified candidates with a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, personal experiences and characteristics, and talents that reasonably reflect the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by KRTS and its repeaters.
Marfa Public Radio will continue to explore new opportunities for achieving and promoting this diversity and to monitor and evaluate our success. Marfa Public Radio meets the standards of federal and state law, our Equal Employment Opportunity policy, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Diversity Eligibility Criteria.
Marfa Public Radio broadcasts public service announcements, with a specific, formal component designed to be of special service to the educational communities, to minority communities, and to diverse audiences. We broadcast community activities information and host community events that serve these communities in West Texas. We also partner with area schools and community non-profits. The radio network was founded in 2005; continuous broadcasting began in Fall 2007. One of the key points of local service are the News Department and the weekday talk show, West Texas Talk, produced by Diana Nguyen
KRTS Advisory Board Members
Dallas Baxter, David Beebe, Julie Bernal, David Branch, Michael Camacho, Primo Carrasco, Dan Chamberlin, Carol Fairlie, Chris Hillen, Tim Johnson, Maiya Keck, Roseland Klein, Dave Leonnig, Ian Lewis, Billy Marginot, Joni Marginot, Joe Nick Patoski, Rachel Monroe, Steve Rabourn, Chris Ruggia, JP Schwartz, Katherine Shaughnessy, Dan Shiman, Lana Straub, Drew Stuart, Lonn Taylor, Leslie Wilkes
These are the organization’s most current audited financial statements: MPR Audit FY 2017. Here is our latest EEO document: EEO_Report_2015-16. Here are our latest reports for CPB: MPR FY 2017 Form 990 and KXWT AFR 2015. These are the MPR Board Minutes for 2017: Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4. 2018 Board Minutes to date. The next meeting of the Board of Directors are slated for Friday, October 12, 2018.
For information on other reports, please contact the station at 432-729-4578