Wyoming Public Media launched Wyoming Sounds, an additional all-music station on August 24, 2016. The service was made possible by a grant from the Guthrie Foundation.
Wyoming Sounds extends the popular Wyoming Public Radio Morning Music program 24/7. Music continues to simulcast on WPR’s statewide network from 9am to 12pm but listeners who prefer hearing music throughout the day and evening now have another option. The service broadcasts from the Wyoming Public Media studios on 103.5 FM in Laramie and serves Albany County. It can also be picked up on 97.3 in Jackson, 102.9 in Riverton & Lander, 89.5 Torrington, 94.1 Worland, 89.1 Rawlins & Cody, 97.1 Shoshoni &Thermopolis and 93.5 Evanston. Wyoming Sounds is available in many Wyoming locations via HD radio. All Wyoming and worldwide listeners can pick up the service online here.
Wyoming Sounds offers a popular format with emphasis on singer-songwriters and a wide variety of styles including acoustic, folk, blues, soul, reggae and world music. It adds elements of Americana along with Wyoming and regional musicians. It provides a platform for the growing music scene happening across the state and collaborates with many Wyoming artists, organizations and events. Wyoming Sounds appeals to a wide audience in Wyoming who enjoy the Morning Music format. The service is dedicated to helping listeners discover new music with a significant portion of the playlists reserved for up and coming artists. It features many well-known favorites hosted by announcers Grady Kirkpatrick, Melaina Nielsen, Paul Montoya and Dr. Robert as well as other hosts joining the roster.
Wyoming Sounds along with other services under the Wyoming Public Media umbrella is donor and grant supported. WPM invites listener donations, feedback and suggestions as well.