KPCW

Last week the greater Park City and Heber Valley communities came together as they do every six months and responded to KPCW’s call to donate to our community radio station.  Few communities our size in America have a locally focused station like ours, and we are humbled and inspired by the community’s response whenever we have this crazy pledge week.

We received 778 calls and over $100,000 in pledges.  This level of support is necessary to meet our budget, which is spent almost exclusively on local content and content providers like our great news and public affairs staff.

KPCW Birthday Pledge Drive Starts Today

Aug 17, 2015

The KPCW Pledge Drive starts today!

Join us for the first day of the pledge drive. The excitement of a big birthday is swirling throughout the stations with balloons, tiaras and presents for everyone!

Check in throughout the day to hear specials from:

  • National Ability Center - entries and swag for this Saturday's Summit Challenge
  • Miller Orthodontics - sonic toothbrushes and teeth whitening pens
  • Fairweather Natural Foods - lunch for two

CHALLENGE HOURS:

Challenge Grants

Aug 13, 2015

    

Businesses are coming out in force to support KPCW - and they are challenging the public to join them and call in.

You can make a donation any time through our website and write the name of the Challenge Grant in the comments box.

DONATE HERE

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Nick Schou, Conservation Director of Utah Rivers Council, about how to order a $40 rain barrel. Summit County Manager Tom Fisher reviews Wednesday's County Council agenda, including a discussion about the proposed tax rates. Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter introduces two newly hired police officers Dan Cherkis and Zach Nakasishi. KPCW Marketing Director Monika Guendner has information about how your children can participate in the KPCW Water Waste Photo Contest and win cash and prizes!

courtesy Western Spirit Cycling

We have some crazy good deals on our online auction, including

We couldn't have the unique pledge drives we do without the TREMENDOUS support of our business community. Sometimes it's just a quick phone call asking, "You in?" and sometimes it's a longer conversation discussing times, exposure and response. Whatever length of the initial conversation, everyone here at KPCW is so grateful for the businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals who allow our thanks you gifts to be something different from a tote bag or coffee mug.

Take a photo of water being wasted outdoors, along with why it’s wasteful and how to be more water-wise. Our judges will pick one winner every week, who will get a prize of passes or gift certificates. 10 winners over the summer and one cash prize for the grand prize at the end of summer. All the rules and information here.

Shay Dilloway

Judges have chosen another winner for the KPCW Summer Water Waste Photo Contest.

Thirteen-year-old Shay Dillloway sent in a photo from his neighborhood. In the photo, you can see water spewing into the street.  He wrote that water is being wasted because it’s shooting off the law and going down the gutter to a storm drain and then to the water treatment plant. Not only is water being wasted, but energy is being waster too. He suggests that the sprinkler owners turn down the water pressure so that water only hits the law and not the driveway and gutter. 

KPCW has been nominated for the second year in a row for the radio industry’s most prestigious award.  The National Association of Broadcasters Tuesday named the Park City community station one of five finalists for the Marconi Award for “overall excellence in broadcasting.”

Michal Biskup

This week, KPCW is proud to announce that Michal Biskup is the winner of the KPCW Water Waste Contest.

Twelve-year-old Michal found his entry while on his way to a school sport:

"I took this photo while I was biking to soccer practice, when I passed Ecker Hill Middle School, I noticed that the sprinklers were set up so that they watered the concrete more than the grass. this is a problem because less water got to the plants and more got to the concrete, where it would evaporate or go into a sewer.

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