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 KRTS 93.5 FM, KRTP Alpine at 91.7 FM, KDKY Marathon at 91.5 FM, and KXWT Midland-Odessa at 91.3 FM. Coming in 2019: 95.3 KOJP Presidio.
Award Winning Public Radio
Marfa Public Radio is the recipient of numerous journalistic awards. The station has received 44 Regional Murrow Awards since it began entering the competition in 2012. Most recently, the station won 7 Regional Murrow awards for its reporting in 2018, (the most of any small station in the country). In 2017, the station won and 3 national PRNDI awards.
Public Radio For Far West Texas
Our mission is to be a public service and 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.
Marfa Public Radio 2019 Board Members
Al Davis, President
Kristina Van Dyke Fort, Vice President
Ginger Griffice, Secretary
Cory Van Dyke
Lee Anna Good
Barbara Fountain Love
These are the organization’s most current audited financial statements: MPR 2017 Audit. Here is our latest EEO Annual Public Report 2018-2019 (1).
Here are our latest reports for CPB: MPR FY 2017 Form 990 and KXWT AFR 2015. You can find the 2018 MPR board minutes here: 2018 Board Minutes. Board meetings are open to the public.
The next meeting of the Board of Directors is Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 10 am at Marfa Public Radio – 106 E. San Antonio St., Marfa, TX 79843.
For information on other reports, please contact the station at 432-729-4578.
Marfa Public Radio Staff
Elise Pepple – General Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Kettyle – Office Manager email@example.com
Ian Lewis – Operations Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlos Morales – Morning Edition Host/Reporter email@example.com
Diana Nguyen – Producer/Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally Beauvais – Reporter/Producer email@example.com
Jackson Wisdorf – All Things Considered Host firstname.lastname@example.org
Mitchell Borden – Reporter/Producer email@example.com
Marfa Public Radio Community Advisory Board Members
Oscar N Aguero
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, KXWT, 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 is the News Department and the weekly talk show, West Texas Talk, produced by Diana Nguyen
Marfa Public Radio will begin accepting intern applications late spring 2019.
Marfa Public Radio Volunteers
Dallas Baxter, David Beebe, Julie Bernal, David Branch, Michael Camacho, Gabriela Carballo, Primo Carrasco, Dan Chamberlin, Laurel Coniglio, Carol Fairlie, Chloe Gallagher, Tim Johnson, Roseland Klein, Billy Marginot, Joni Marginot, Joe Nick Patoski, Natalie Melendez, Rachel Monroe, Ryan Paradiso, Chris Ruggia, JP Schwartz, Dan Shiman, Drew Stuart, Lonn Taylor, Nick Hurt, Lisa Kettyle, Charlie Ewing.