Marfa Public Radio broadcasts from Marfa/Fort Davis, Texas at 93.5 FM and also in Alpine, Texas at 91.7 FM and in Marathon, Texas 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 provide radio that unites the community and promotes cultural enrichment through presentation and focus on the importance of art, education, science, quality of life and the local economy.
KRTS Board Members
Jim Byerlotzer (President)
Royce Mitchell (Treasurer)
Ginger Griffice (Secretary)
Lee Anna Good
Cory Van Dyke
Katie Ray Kucera
Barbara Fountain Love
Emeritus Board Member
Elise Pepple, General Manager email@example.com
Sara Melancon, Office Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlos Morales, Morning Edition Host/Reporter email@example.com
Diana Nguyen, West Texas Talk Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackson Wisdorf, All Things Considered Host email@example.com
Laurel Keenan-Coniglio, Development firstname.lastname@example.org
John Cone, Engineer email@example.com
Bayla Metzger, Intern firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Trovall, Intern email@example.com
Caroline Halter, Intern firstname.lastname@example.org
KRTS welcomes Carolie Halter and Elizabeth Trovall to the Second Session of 2017.
Marfa Public Radio is currently putting a pause on the internship program. Check back in Spring 2018 for new information.
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, in 2016, 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 by Tom Michael (who served as General Manager from 2005-16); 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, which Michael launched and served as executive producer in its first decade.
KRTS Advisory Board Members
Dallas Baxter, Sally Beauvais, 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-2015 and MPR_990_FY15. Here is our latest EEO document: EEO_Report_2015-16. Here are our latest reports for CPB: KRTS FSR 2015 and KXWT AFR 2015. These are the MPR Board Minutes ALL 2015 and MPR Board Minutes 2016 to date. For information on other reports, please contact the station at 432-729-4578. The next meetings of the Board of Directors are slated for Friday, August 19 and Friday, November 11.