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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

  • Interconnect Adventure Tours for 2 people from Ski Utah
  • Dinner for 4 at Adolph's Restaurant
  • Admissions to Outerbike Moab Fall event from Western Spirit Cycle
  • Raku Pottery Piece by Kevin Frazier donated by Living Life

More on its way!

If you're a business, and want to donate to our online auction or pledge drive, read more.

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.

Please help us thank these great businesses that donated to this summer's pledge drive:

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.”

Donate to KPCW's Pledge Drive

Jul 14, 2015

Get your business on the air: KPCW is preparing for its pledge drive August 17 through 21 and we’re looking for businesses to help us by donating products and services that we’ll use as thank you gifts to our donors. Business donations of $500 and above receive frequent on-air and online mentions before and after the drive. To find out more, email donate@KPCW.org.

More information here.

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.

KPCW Turns 35

Jul 2, 2015

Thirty-five years ago today, KPCW gave residents of Summit and Wasatch counties the first radio station built and broadcasting just for them .

Thank you to all our listeners, founders, contributors, volunteers, staff and local businesses who have supported the station over the years and shaped it into a gem that reflects its community on an unrivaled leveled in the country.

Mark Maziarz

KPCW staff and listeners are mourning the loss of the station's program director Andy Martin. Leslie Thatcher has more.

A memorial service for Andy will be held Saturday, June 20 at 11 AM at the LDS Kilby Road church. Thank you to Bill White Enterprises for offering to provide refreshments following the service. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to
KPCW FM radio because Andy loved working here.

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