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Nuanced Reporting Matters in a Complex World: Keep it Thriving in West Texas!

It’s that time of year again. Time for you to invest in high-quality, nuanced, detailed, independent journalism in West Texas. Marfa Public Radio’s biggest source of funding comes directly from individual listener contributions. It’s that simple – we exit because you … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio Names Maine Producer Elise Pepple as General Manager

Elise Pepple, a producer of community outreach programming for public radio and podcasts will become the general manager of Marfa Public Radio (KRTS) and West Texas Public Radio (KXWT) this fall. She has produced for the nationally recognized Story Corps … Continue reading

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Vote For Your Favorite Elections Question For Our “Texas Decides” Project

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been compiling questions about this year’s election sent to us by voters across Texas. It’s part of a project we’re calling “Texas Decides.” Now, it’s time for you to help us decide which questions we answer! Vote for the … Continue reading

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Got Questions About The 2016 Election? We Want To Answer Them

In Texas, there’s far more at stake in the 2016 election season than who takes the White House. The state is battling with federal courts over the voter ID law. Demographic change is accelerating. In one West Texas congressional district, … Continue reading

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Lorne Matalon, Texas Fronteras Desk Correspondent, Chosen as 2016-2017 UT Energy Journalism Fellow

Lorne Matalon, the Fronteras Desk correspondent for Texas based at Marfa Public Radio and West Texas Public Radio, has been selected as the next Energy Journalism Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin for 2016-2017. Matalon was awarded the fellowship opportunity … Continue reading

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Public Radio Collaborative In Texas Gets Its First Leader

Press Release from NPR Member Station KERA in North Texas The Texas Station Collaborative — a combined effort of the four largest public radio stations in Texas — has hired its first leader. Rachel Osier Lindley, news director of WBHM in Birmingham, … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio Wins 6 Awards from Public Radio News Directors Incorporated

Marfa Public Radio has won six awards from the public media group Public Media News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI). The station was awarded for its radio work on a variety of topics, ranging from arts and breaking news to sports. The … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio Wins National Murrow Award

Marfa Public Radio is the recipient of a 2016 National Edward R. Murrow Award. That marks the first time the station has achieved such an honor. The awards are given by the Radio Television Digital News Association and are among the the … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio Founder Accepts New GM Role in Idaho

Marfa Public Radio General Manager Tom Michael is leaving West Texas, more than a decade after founding the station in 2005. Michael has accepted a position as General Manager of Boise State Public Radio in Idaho. Since starting the region’s only source … Continue reading

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Marfa Public Radio To Launch Host Exchange Program with WCAI of Cape Cod, Mass.

This public radio network in West Texas and WCAI in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, is separated by 2,300 miles. One radio station lies next to an ocean, the other sits in a desert. But in April, a public media exchange experiment called “Radio Hometown: Two … Continue reading

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