Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 | noon
* at the top of their industry
* under the age of 40
Congratulations to all the honorees in this celebration of the vitality of our business community! We at Nevada Public Radio are thrilled to realize that we exemplify these qualities as well.
This year, Nevada Public Radio reaches a major milestone, 30 years on the air. News 88.9 KNPR is home to Morning Edition, Marketplace, Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! and KNPR’s State of Nevada. Classical 89.7 KCNV FM offers serenity and sanctuary for our listeners. More audiences are finding us through online audio, designing their own listening schedules and helping us shape even more compelling content. Our magazine Desert Companion is quickly becoming the city/regional magazine reflecting the shared aspirations for this place we call home.
Thanks to support from individuals, corporate underwriting and private foundation giving, this region can claim one of the highest-performing public radio organizations in the nation. Recently, New York Festivals honored us for the documentary series Belonging Las Vegas, and the Western Region of the American Institute of Architects recognized our contribution to public understanding of the built environment. Desert Companion was honored with a 2009 Maggie publishing award of excellence.
By supporting public media, philanthropic corporations magnify their impact on all causes that matter to them. Nevada Public Radio is our name, but we are in the business of building community for everyone through our on-air, online and publishing initiatives. Our longevity and stability allow us to be generous with our airtime to other nonprofits, and aggregate online community resources at www.knpr.org.
Yes, we’re barely 35 when you add in the years before we went on air — when a band of passionate public radio enthusiasts sought and built support for launching KNPR FM. As we mark 30 years on the air on March 24, 2010, all of us at Nevada Public Radio look with optimism to what we can achieve while we’re still “under 40.”
President & General Manager
Nevada Public Radio