Local News Hour

Weekdays 8AM

Morning Edition & The Local News Hour with Leslie Thatcher

NPR's national show Morning Edition is interspersed with Park City's only daily local news source, live every weekday morning from 6 to 8 AM. Whether recapping the previous night's School Board meeting, informing listeners on a recent development on a government project or a featured story on a piece of local color, veteran news anchor Leslie Thatcher delivers the news that makes Park City a community.

The Local News Hour follows Morning Edition and is KPCW's flagship news program, also hosted by KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher, every weekday from 8 to 9 AM. Get the information directly from the people who are making the news with live interviews.

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Weekly Segments:

  • Mondays - Ember Conley, PCSD's Superintendent, before Park City School Board's Board of Education Meeting.
  • Tuesdays - Tom Fisher, County Manager of Summit County
  • Wednesdays - Diane Foster, City Manager of Park City
  • Fridays - City Council member from Park City (after City Council meetings only)

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On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County manager Tom Fisher, Bill Rock COO of Park City Mountain Resort and Mark O'Connor CEO of skipatrol.net talk about the close vote authorizing the Park City Ski Patrol to unionize. Recycle Utah director Insa Riepen has her monthly update and Automotive Journalists Paul Schmucker and Todd Deeken talk about the new film Pilgrimage, which has a free screening Wednesday 6:30 pm at Jim Santy Auditorium.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Acting Superintendent Todd Hauber about Tuesday's meeting. Tom Kelly with USSA has results from the weekend competitions. Bob Radke and Brian Hanton with Basin Rec are in with their monthly update and Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez talks about the Code Red snafu.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with Nicky DeFord, Senior Manager of Charitable Contributions for Vail Resorts, Park City Mayor Jack Thomas, Midway Author Dean Hughes about his new book, Home and Away and local author Terry Sidford about her new book, One Hundred Hearts.

On today's program Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member Kim Carson. Five local youth actors are performing in "It Happened One Christmas" at Pioneer Memorial Theater - four of them help get us in the Christmas spirit. Park City Planning Commission Nann Worrel served at her last meeting before joining the Park City Council in January. The Egyptian's Youtheater Program Director Jamie  Wilcox along with two of the actors talk about this fall's production of MacBeth and Debbie Drain of Cycling Chicks has information on the organization and an upcoming fundraiser.

Monika Guendner / KPCW

The management of KPCW has announced it's come to a landmark agreement with a Salt Lake media group. In exchange for KPCW moving one click away from its historic home on the FM dial, the station is acquiring an FM station in Salt Lake City as an asset, is improving its broadcast infrastructure and amping up its coverage.

KPCW Receives an Early Christmas Gift: A Donated Salt Lake City FM Radio Station and a New Transmission Facility For KPCW

KPCW-FM, the nonprofit community radio station serving Summit and Wasatch Counties since 1980, has entered into an agreement with Salt Lake City-based Broadway Media to acquire its FM station KUDD, operating along the Wasatch Front on 107.9 FM.  Broadway Media is donating the radio station at no cost to KPCW.

On today's program Summit County Budget Manager Matt Leavitt previews the 2016 county agenda. Park City Resort COO Bill Rock talks about opening day on Saturday for the county's largest ski resort. Sherrie Wellman has details about getting inspections and business licenses for nightly rentals. Recycle Utah Director Insa Riepen has her monthly update and Richard Bullough and SaRene Brooks with Summit County Health Department have details on a diabetes prevention and education initiative.

On today's program, Wasatch County Planning Director talks about new projects proposed for the 248 corridor. Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley previews the agenda for Tuesday's school board meeting. Katy Wang and Ryan Walsh have details about Thursday's 5 Point Film Festival and Victoria Conleavas has details on Wednesday's Holiday event at Temple Har Shalom.

ON today's program, Destry Pollard has an update on this week's bus accident and information about bus driver recruitment. Park City Police Captain has details about a deer that was shot illegaly within city limits. Mark Anderson is the first speaker at this season's Park City Institute Strategic News Service Speaker Series. Richard Hodges has details about tonight's soup fundraiser and US Ski Team Nordic Combined Olympian Bryan Fletcher talks about his new non-profit organization, CC Thrive, to help childhood cancer survivors.

On today's program, Kathy Donnell has her monthly Utah State Parks report. St. Luke's Pastor Charles Robinson talks about tonight's forum on The Decline of Organized Religion in the West. Park City Planning Commissioner Steve Joyce recaps Wednesday's meeting. Jill Orschel previews the  10th Annual Filmmakers Showcase and Daniel Charon promotes the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company's shows at the Egyptian Theater this weekend.

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